Teen Guide to Treating Mom Right

Aurelia and her mom
Aurelia and her mom, Joy Ji

By Aurelia Han / Special Contributor
Although we teenagers’ appreciation for our moms can get lost in translation with the hormonal bickering and moody eye rolls, there is no greater love than what we feel for the women to whom we owe everything. This Mother’s Day, May 8, these memorable gifts celebrate Mom without breaking a high schooler’s bank.

➊ Spa Kit
Moms truly are undercover superheroes. Today, let them hang up the cape and just relax. With only a $20 and a trip to your local Whole Foods or health food store, put together a stress-relieving spa kit which includes essential oils, an aromatherapy candle, and a bath bomb. To make it even more relaxing, play masseuse for a day and give Mom a well-deserved back rub.

➋ Cookbook
Don’t worry if you’re not a cooking connoisseur, this gift idea turns priceless when you test out a recipe or two from the cookbook for your mom — even if you serve the queen of the house a slightly burned or over-salted concoction.

➌ Run Her Errands
On Mother’s Day, the last thing Mom should think about is restocking the pantry or picking up the dry cleaning or any other errand. Imagine the look of surprise that will greet you when you come home with a carton of eggs, fresh clothes, and maybe even a bouquet of flowers that you conveniently bought at the supermarket.

Other Ideas

BRUNCH: At the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.

RELAX: With the “Celebrate Mom” special at Hiatus Spa.

AFTERNOON TEA: At the Adolphus Hotel. 2-4 p.m.

Han is a sophomore at Hockaday School.

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