Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Whether traditional or more unique—we’ve found several ways to treat your mother to something special this year

By Helaina Hovitz

Course Horse Classes on the UES
www.coursehorse.com, $5 off any class with code: LOVEYAMOM.
Has mom always talked about wanting to learn something new, but can’t seem to find the time? Take the initiative for her and treat her to a class—or five—through Course Horse, a new online database that features more than 25,000 classes citywide, many of which are on the . From a drawing class at the MET to a photo safari in Central Park and a class on pairing wine & cheese, all local classes earn you points through the site’s rewards system, which gives you discounts on future classes.

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The Nail Place
791 Lexington Avenue 2nd Floor, 212-421-3434, thenailplacenyc.com, Jelly Pedicure $20 (reg. $26) or, Keratin Manicure and Jelly Pedicure for $35 (reg. $43) Be sure to mention New York Press! gift guide nail place_OT
As far as we know, The Nail Place is the only salon that’s ready for this jelly, cause they’re the only ones who have it. Aside from being, well, really squishy fun, the warm gelatin-like footbath is also infused with fragrant oils that soothe and relieve tired feet. Made of all natural ingredients, including ginseng and aloe vera extract, the jelly acts as both a hydration and exfoliating treatment that’s followed with fresh aloe (yes, the plant). Mom can choose from scents like watermelon, citrus and peppermint to spice up the caviar-like concoction. The Keratin Manicure softens and heals hands, but there is a downside: you’ll probably be the one washing the dishes that week.

Lenox Hill Florist
1140 Lexington Avenue, 212-744-1070, www.lenoxhillflorist.com, Arrangements starting at $75

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There are a slew of florists on the Upper East Side, but this is one of the best. Top sellers for Mother’s Day are arrangements that “bring the garden indoors” by utilizing a vast array of flowers like lilacs, garden roses, peonies and hydrangeas. From orchids to colorful arrangements with over 80 stems, there’s something artful, beautiful and unique for every mom. No idea what to ask for? They’ll help you figure it out!

Brunch Buffet at The Park Room at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park South, 212-521-6200, www.helmsleyparklane.com, $70 adult, $35 for kids under 12

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For the mom who can’t decide, or wants seconds…or thirds…this buffet is a high-class hit every year. The incredibly elegant but kid-friendly dining room overlooks Central Park and a pond right in the middle. Brunch fare includes hand-carved prime rib and clove-scented ham, shrimp cocktail, grilled free range chicken, broiled sole stuffed with crab meat, poached eggs Florentine, an array of imported cheeses, and much more! You’re going to need to walk off the decadent meal prepared by Sous Chef Michael Trimarchi, so take a long walk home through the park.

Satya Jewelry
946 Lexington Ave, 212-288-3292, www.satyajewelry.comgift guide satya necklace_OT
For the Zen mom who appreciates jewelry with a message, meaning, or mantra, the Mother’s Day Necklace Set gives twice, to both mother and daughter. The Hamsa symbol represents protection and blessings, the heart represents love and compassion, and the lotus is symbolic of new beginnings and infinite potential. Bonus: Satya, which means “truth” in Sanskrit, donates to children’s charities throughout the world. If you don’t have a girl to give the second necklace to, get mom the Thrive Necklace, which comes with a variety of different symbols, like the Tree of Life, which represents deep grounding and faith.

Mom’s Mouth Makeover: SmilesNY Cosmetic Dentistry
220 E. 63rd St, 212-752-6537, www.smilesny.com, $1,200 with touch-up trays to extend whitening, $750 without

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We know it sounds unconventional, but if you want to see mom smile more and can afford to go big this year, get her an appointment with Dr. Chase. He’s the only dentist in NYC to have a Trios Dental Scanner. Busy moms won’t have to be in the dental chair for long, because the new technology captures 3,000 oral images in twenty minutes. The scan finds imperfections, chips, cracks, and customizes your whitening. Whitening results last 18-24 months without the touch up trays, depending on what you drink, which is perfect for the mom who loves red wine but has little time to spare.

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