Mother’s Day in Charleston

Mothers are special. They’d do nearly anything for their children and rarely ask for anything in return. But how do we show Mom she’s truly valued? One great way to show we care is by spending our most precious resource with her: our time.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 13th), and a quick search will reveal any number of gift ideas for mom. And, while that’s all fine and well, there are some things in life that are more precious than physical objects. This is especially true for older moms, as studies show that family becomes more and more important to the quality of life of senior citizens as they grow older. For Mom to get the most out of her special day, let’s focus not only on what we can buy, but how to maximize our time together.

If you’re struggling with how to spend quality time with the Mom in your life, here are some great ideas you can try this Mother’s Day:

Get a Mani-Pedi Together

There’s something utterly luxurious about getting a manicure and pedicure. It allows the person to relax and just enjoy being pampered. If you really want to give your mom a treat, why not spoil her by booking a manicure and pedicure for her? But, don’t just send her alone, give her a real surprise by having your manicure and pedicure done together. That way, you get to catch up on each other’s lives, swap stories and create an experience that she’s sure to treasure for a long time.

Book a Spa Appointment

Alternatively, you could plan a spa trip for Mother’s Day. There’s nothing like a nice massage to create a relaxing experience. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the benefits of massage includes stress relief. And let’s face it if anyone needs some stress relief it’s Mom. There are tons of spas in Charleston that offer different types of massage therapy. You can book a spa appointment for Mother’s Day and give her a nice surprise.

Get Your Hair Cut Together

According to, a haircut is a great way to completely transform your looks. A haircut does not just change our appearance, though. It can also provide a massive confidence boost. If you’re looking for a good idea for Mother’s Day, then plan to get a joint haircut with her. There’s something really nice about sharing such an experience with Mom.

Garden Together

Some moms may not be super keen on a makeover or massage, and that’s okay because, let’s be honest, everyone is different. If your mom has a green thumb, then a good way to spend Mother’s Day would be gardening together. Gardening is soothing and you can either spend the time catching up or basking in each other’s presence. If you’re new to gardening, this post has lots of great advice on planting a garden in Charleston.

Take a Walk Together

Charleston is a beautiful city with lots of picturesque routes. For Mother’s Day, you could plan a walking tour to experience the beauty of the city together. There are lots of guided walking tours and private and group options to choose from. However, if the purpose of this is just to get some quality time with Mom, then a self-guided tour might be the better option so that you can experience the charm of the city together without other people. There are lots of good ideas for self-guided walking tours of Charleston here.

Swim Together

A great way to help Mom beat the Charleston heat is going for a swim together. Swimming is a fun activity that is also good for your health. It is one of the best all-body workouts there is. And if one of you (or both) can’t swim, this Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to sign up for swimming lessons. This is something you can do together as it is a fantastic opportunity for regular quality time. You can also cheer each other on through the course of the lesson. As we head into the summer months and Charleston gets hotter still, Mom will appreciate her newfound confidence in cooling off.

Bring them to the Grandchild’s Swim Lessons

Grandmas love their grandchildren and love being involved in their lives, which is why bringing them along to the grandchild’s swim lesson is such a great Mother’s Day gift. They can watch the little one splash about in the pool (or join in) as they learn a life skill. Being included in the daily lives of their family is always a treat for grandparents.


Mother’s Day is about more than the gifts we give. Time with Mom (or our mother figure) is a gift that keeps on giving because it creates memorable experiences that we can both treasure. Whatever you do, stay safe and have a happy Mother’s Day!