Dallas is chock full of places to see, and things to do, especially when it comes to Mother’s Day on May 8. Here are some of carefully curated ideas to help toast mom on her special day.

Shopping in a leisurely fashion is at the top of the list for a number of moms. And it’d be difficult to picture a more ideal location than Dallas. A few favorites include Highland Park Village, with its exclusive array of designer boutiques such as Chanel, Fendi, Lela Rose, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Hermes, Cartier, Harry Winston, and more.

Nearby NorthPark Center is vast, and the perfect place to make a few stops. Neiman’s and Nordstrom, as well as a long line of luxury brands with international reputations including Balenciaga, CH Carolina Herrera, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Versace, and David Yurman.

A relaxing day at a local spa is always a treat. Try Body Lounge on Hillcrest Avenue in the Park Cities is a good place to start. With a full range of treatments such as vitamin IV therapy, skin rejuvenation, sports medicine, body contouring, medical aesthetics, athletic recovery, and more, all booked by appointment. 

You can also spa like a rock star at Hotel Zaza in Uptown Dallas. Choose from a nice combination of skincare treatments, massages, and body treatments. Pair it with a weekend for mom including a stop at the glorious Za Spa.

Mom might also like Vivian’s at Ross and Greenville Avenue or Hiatus Spa + Retreat on West Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. Plus, the Spa at the Crescent Court, as well as spas at the Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas and the Ritz-Carlton on McKinney Avenue are also wonderfully luxurious with brunch options at both.

Depending on the weather taking a relaxing walk along the calming shores of White Rock Lake at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden can be a beautiful experience. With spring in full force, the colors are gorgeous. There is even a special Mother’s Day Brunch at the DeGolyer Restaurant on Saturday, May 7, and on mom’s special day on Sunday.

Life and food pair well, especially on special occasions. The following are a few area favorites in the area perfect for a light luxurious brunch at The Bird Bakery, or early evening dinner at delicious Bistro 31, Café Pacific, or Fachini are all spot-on.

Stay on top of smart ideas for a Mother’s Day treat — and beyond — with these terrific options.

Don’t forget her flowers … Happy Mother’s Day!