Clearly moms should be lauded, celebrated and pampered throughout the year. But — speaking for myself — I'm happy to at least get one day. There are so many ways you can treat your mom to a special day in Providence and beyond, including brunches, lunches, museums, boat rides and more. If you're looking for a stellar gift or way to spend the day with mom (and really clinch your spot as her numero uno kid) here are some suggestions.

Providence Perfume Company
Providence Perfume Company

Select from Providence Perfume Company's assorted fragrances, handcrafted from natural botanical ingredients, including essential oils and real plants, flowers and more. Better yet, go with mom and have her design her own signature scent at Providence Perfume Company's Mother’s Day Custom Perfume Event on May 13, which also includes refreshments, a commemorative photo and more. Be sure to register ahead of time.

Domaine Designs
Domain Design

Domaine Designs Outlet is a hidden gem (pun intended) and a great spot to find fun jewelry pieces at amazing prices (we're talking 50-75 percent off retail). This is a go-to spot for gifts, so stock up on earrings, bracelets and more ... one for mom ... one for you ... one for mom ...

Seawater Spa at Gurney's Newport Resort & MarinaSeawater Spa

Ah, a spa day — the Holy Grail of motherhood. Join mom at the Seawater Spa at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina and sit back and relish a day of amazing water views and a range of treatments, including facials, massages, scrubs, wraps and aromatherapy.  

Dreamy Venice at Gallery Z
Dreamy Venice

Located in the heart of Federal Hill, Dreamy Venice features Italian-themed original art by Gallery Z's participating artists, as well as an array of stunning glass products imported from Venice, Italy. You'll also find unique jewelry pieces, great for gifts for mom.

Garden City Center
Garden City Center

Spend the day in Garden City Center in nearby Cranston strolling around and stopping into the dozens of shops and restaurants, ranging from the eclectic wares at Anthropologie to the always chic style of White House Black Market. Then have some lunch (and maybe an espresso and tiramisu) at Avvio Ristorante

Visit our Mother's Day page for more ideas on how to spend Mother's Day this year.