Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day: Cruise Away or Create a Spa Retreat at Home

Pamper Yourself sign in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

When Mother’s Day comes around, it is time to honor, celebrate, and thank the most important and special woman in your life – your mom. There are loads of ways to show her how much your care, from chocolate and flowers to jewelry and handmade crafts, but if you really want to push the boat out there’s nothing quite like an experience to give mom a day to remember.

If you want to create an unforgettable Mother’s Day, two options stand out – a cruise voyage or a home spa day. If your mom loves to travel then why not choose adventure and sail from Galveston, Miami, or your nearest port on a voyage filled with luxury and relaxation? On the other hand, putting together a soothing spa retreat at home is an incredible experience as well, the perfect way to pamper and spoil your mom, and show her how much you appreciate her.

Here are a few of the highlights of both options, to help you make your decision and give Mom something truly special this year.

Cruise Away: A Floating Celebration

A luxury cruise might just be the ultimate way to pamper your mom. It is an incredible combination of deluxe amenities, relaxation, exciting experiences, and convenience. Whether your mom loves the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean or the cultural capitals of Europe, a cruise is one of the best ways to get her to her dream destination in comfort and style. Most ships come prepared with onboard spas, incredible restaurants and gourmet dining experiences, and an array of exhilarating activities and scenic excursions to keep Mom occupied and entertained. From serene sunsets and rejuvenating massages to watersports and picturesque hikes, a cruise vacation is an amazing way to celebrate everything that your mom means to you.

Create a Spa Retreat at Home: Tranquility Awaits

However, not every amazing gift experience has to be one that takes Mom away from home. If traveling isn’t an option, or if your mom prefers to stay home, then you might like to think about transforming her home into a haven of serenity, tranquility, and self-care with a home spa retreat. This might sound daunting but it is actually relatively simple, and when done right can be something that really speaks to your appreciation and love for your mom. Start off by setting the mood with soft lights, candles, essential oil diffusers, and some ambient music. Then get her a selection of bath salts, pampering products, and luxury beauty essentials. Face sheet masks and scrubs are a wonderful addition, and you might want to throw in a glass of bubbly and a few chocolates as a treat! Finish off the experience with a home masseur or a mani/pedi, and your mum will have an extraordinary and rejuvenating experience worthy of a luxury resort without leaving the house!

Pros and cons

At-home spa

An at-home spa is a DIY delight that lets you treat your mom like a queen without having to go anywhere. It is convenient and affordable, and adds a handcrafted quality to the experience that makes it even more special. That said, it doesn’t quite have the ‘wow’ factor of a trip abroad.

Overseas cruise

Our Halong Bay Cruise with Dragon Deluxe

A luxury cruise lets you fulfill your mom’s wildest vacation dreams, taking her to her ideal destination or ticking off a long-awaited bucket list spot, while also offering world-class amenities and treatment. It is a truly spectacular gesture, something that combines breathtaking natural beauty, exciting experiences and activities, and incredible luxury and comfort. However, cruises are (obviously) expensive, and it is harder to surprise your mom with this gift as a cruise requires a certain amount of pre-planning and organization!

Whether you pamper Mom at home or send her off on the adventure of a lifetime, either one of these two Mother’s Day gifts will really show her how much you care.