You've lived up to the male stereotype and forgotten to buy your mom something nice for Mother's Day. No matter. Check out the ideas below if you want to salvage your mother-son relationship. Seriously, read on or it could be strained forever.
1. Flowers, you fool
You can't go wrong with flowers, and luckily for you, there's a florist in town----that can help you out in a pinch. You may have to pay a little extra for a special bouquet the day of, but hey--you deserve to! You can also grab some last minute stems at .
2. Massages and/or manicures
When in doubt, pamper. There are plenty of day spas in town that you can treat your mom to. Pick up a gift card at , , , or .
3. Get outside and enjoy the geraniums at the Arboretum
Here's an idea that's been Mother's Day tested and approved by yours truly in the past and I'm pleased to report that mom and grandma absolutely loved strolling around the Arboretum with the family, soaking in the sun and admiring the scenery. Doubly true for The Huntington.
4. Bask in Beethoven
Chamber music may be the answer if mom has a taste for classical arrangements. The Caltech Chamber Music Ensemble will perform for free at 3:30 p.m., so go enjoy the show.
Have you not heard? The the Frederick DuMond “Chateau des Reves” home will be on tour for the first time and will be open for viewing. The tour lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so don't miss it.