Mother's Day is this Sunday, and it's likely you haven't planned a luxurious and perfect day of bliss for your mommy dearest quite yet. No worries! Richfield Patch has you covered. There are plenty of great locations close by to get a great gift for your mom, without breaking the bank.
For the Sentimental Mom
If your mom counted the days until that Lifetouch school photo came home in your backpack, a portrait from is the perfect gift. Portraits of grandkids are also an ideal present for the grandma in your life.
"A portrait is a great gift because it's something you can look at every day and be reminded of your loved ones," said David Haines of Haines Photography. "We live in such fast changing times and portraits are a great way to freeze a moment of time so it can be savored over and over again whether it be framed on a wall, in a coffee table album, or shared online."
If you're short on time or if you don't want to ruin the surprise by letting her know what you're planning, you can always give her a gift certificate to schedule a photo shoot with the whole family.
You don't have to all match, we promise.
For the Fun Mom
Of course you swear she's embarrassing, but you know your mom has some comedy chops begging for a spotlight. Urge her to explore her creative side and give the gift of improv classes this year. offers classes in Minneapolis and Chanhassen, and teaches students of all ages.
If you don't think Mom is quite ready for the stage, you could always get her tickets to a Stevie Ray's cabaret show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres; running Thursday through Sunday nights. She can even bring Dad if she feels like it.
For the Coffee Mom
A caffeinated mom is a happy mom. Treat her to some quality coffee from , because you know she would never splurge on herself.
According to Caribou Coffee Manager Missy Beeze, getting a bag of coffee is a nice treat for a frugal mom.
"Our coffee is between $12.99 and $14.99 per pound," she said. "It's a luxury item that people don't usually buy themselves, but just because they may not want to spend $15 on themselves."
If you want to let your mom know just how special she is every time she takes a sip of her latte, Caribou also sells mugs that say "Super Mom" and "Not Every Hero Wears a Cape."
Plus, your mom will keep more cash in her purse; every time she brings her mug into Caribou, she receives 10 percent off her drink.
For the Active Mom
So, your mom can do a better downward dog than you. It's okay to be jealous. Fuel her fitness fire with new workout accessories from .
According to Manager August Johnson, there are a wide variety of gifts for moms.
"Elliptical trainers are the hot item as far as fitness is concerned," he said. "Free weights, stretch mats, exercise balls and more of the accessory type stuff [like] stability balls and yoga mats [are also good gifts]."
If you're looking to splurge or are going in on a gift with siblings, Johnson highly recommends the Power Plate, a vibrating exercise mat that is unique to 2nd Wind.
"A lot of women really like it because it works on whole body vibratation and you can do the same types of Pilates and yoga and strength training," he said. "Vibration enhances everything and helps with flexibility, strength, [and so on]."
Soon, people won't believe your mom had kids at all!
For the Whole Family
When Mom puts down the free weights and everyone gathers, there's nothing like ice cream cake. is the go-to place for the delicious treat.
General Manager Kevin Busch notices how popular their cakes are for Mother's Day.
"The DQ cakes are sweet and moms are sweet so they go hand in hand," he said. "We have lots of different sizes. We have smaller cakes to serve fewer amounts of people."
It's always fun to pick out the perfect cake design. DQ has many to choose from.
"We have lots of cool images for Mother's Day like teddy bears that say, 'I Love You, Mom.' Roses are a big hit," said Busch.
Don't forget; Mom gets the first piece!
Happy Mother's Day from Richfield Patch.