The day of the mother is just around the corner. Here's a roundup of some sales and events (keep an eye on this post for updates) and gifts you can buy locally.
Dana Oland gave us a slew of places for the time-honored Mother's Day brunch and less-time-honored local wine tasting. If you're brunching, make reservations; it's the busiest brunch day of the year, and you don't want to make Mom wait for two hours.
Is your Ma up for a visual treat? Take her on a helicopter tour. You might wanna feel that one out first, though. Something tells me that "Surprise! Let's test your fear of heights!" won't be a gift slam-dunk for everyone.
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As Dana wrote, Sawtooth Winery is doing its 23rd annual Mother's Day tasting in Nampa.
But there's a bonus! Some vendors from Indie Made will be at the Sawtooth event, selling quirky handmade gifts. Paper flower bouquets made by Sailing Umbrella will be on sale there (full disclosure: the artist is a friend).
On Sunday, you can take Mom to the first day of this year's East End Market at Bown Crossing. Click here for details.
Shops at the mall are having sales. Among them:
- Romy's clothing store will give away $10 gift cards to the first five mothers to come in Sunday. They'll also have a drawing Sunday for a $50 gift card.
- A couple dollars off a $25 purchase at See's Candies.
- Free frame with purchase of a Mother's Day pendant at Fred Meyer Jewelers.
- A "queen for a day" sale at Banana Republic: get 40 percent off one full-priced item Saturday.
More ideas on the Statesman's website: