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Mother’s Day in Gulf Shores, AL

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Although there isn’t a day off for Mother’s Day, (even if we think Mom definitely deserves it!) the middle of May is always a beautiful time to visit Gulf Shores, especially as you will be arriving and leaving before the Memorial Day crowds hit. Your mom has done everything for you over the years and she deserves something special in acknowledgement, even if she tries to shrug it off and tell you to stop spending your money on her, and we at Poole & Associates believe that the best way to show her you care is with an Alabama vacation and a stay in our Gulf Shores getaways. This guide to the fun you can have during a Mother’s Day out in Gulf Shores AL may just make you wish Mother’s Day was every day!

Spoil Her the Way She Has Always Spoiled You

Our moms worked hard to make sure we had everything we needed to be happy and healthy, even if it sometimes meant she had to go without, and now is the perfect time to show her how much you appreciated it. A spa day is every mom’s fantasy and the Gulf Shores area offers a plethora of ones just waiting to spoil your mom. CC’s Salon & Day Spa, located at 1556 Gulf Shores Parkway, is a full-service spa, attending to hair, nails, skin, and of course, offering massages that will make her feel like a new woman, and it is one of our favorite local businesses.

Teach Her the Joy of Making Her Own Souvenirs

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach, located at 26389 Canal Road, is the epicenter of art here on the coast of Alabama, offering not just a gallery of beautiful art to purchase, but classes that will encourage mom to make her own souvenirs! The Clay Studio teaches pottery throwing, the Hot Shot offers Make Your Own Glass Blowing classes, and a variety of painting classes allow her to paint the scenery she has fast become obsessed with, bringing home souvenirs that are unique and memorable.

SUP with Mom

Stand Up Paddleboarding, aka SUP, is a sport that is thousands of years old, having started out as a way to sneak up on enemies during war, but today, it is known for the strength it gives participants and the serenity paddling on the water can bring each person. Gulf Shores Boat and Paddlesports Rental offers paddleboards (and kayaks) for rent and will deliver the equipment to your door so you can spend less time meandering around town and more time on the water learning a sport that doesn’t require speed or agility, just a strong core and a willing heart.

Flowers, Jewelry, and/or Candy

This Alabama Mother’s Day is certainly going to wow your mom, but if you really want to blow her mind, continue the gifting every day of her stay, waking her up each morning with breakfast in bed (our fully equipped kitchens make it easy to cook) and a little gift-wrapped gift placed on her tray. We’ve listed some great places to purchase gifts below.

  • Kayden’s Homemade Candies & Ice Cream, 25241 Perdido Beach Boulevard Unit 107 in Orange Beach – When it is time to buy some sweets for your sweetest mom, Kayden’s is where all the smart shoppers go, and if you aren’t sure, ask for a sample and taste the difference yourself!
  • Roses & Blooms, 160 Cotton Creek Drive Suite 270 in Gulf Shores – Yeah, it is true that the flowers for mom thing can get to be overdone, but when it is just a small part of the gift she is receiving, we don’t think anyone (least of all mom) will accuse you of being redundant!
  • Frank & Co Fine Jewelry, 25814 Canal Road #7 in Orange Beach – We heard the little gulp you gave when you first read the words “fine jewelry,” but did you know that it is reputed to cost parents over $300,000 to raise a child from birth to 18 years? And that doesn’t count the cost of college, so if your mom has been the one to pay for it all, how can you not think about purchasing her a little something glittery during your stay with a visit to Frank & Co Fine Jewelry?

Living the Luxe Life with Poole & Associates

If we know your mom like we think we do, however, it will be the moments spent cocooning at home in our Poole & Associates holiday hideaways that will bring her the greatest joy. Sipping margaritas poolside with her grown daughter, watching the grandkiddos frolic in the crystal-clear waters, playing board games at the dining room table in much the same way you always did while growing up, or sitting out on balconies overlooking the sea, savoring the sunsets, serenity, and salt air; all of these activities are sure to show mom how much she is loved. Reserve your favorite escape today!

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