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Patch Picks: Your Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Mom is going to need a gift to go with that breakfast in bed this weekend. Here are five ideas from around town.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and we’ve already told about , from afternoon teas to special Mother’s Day brunches at Birmingham’s finest restaurants. However, mom needs a gift, too. There’s no need to go to the mall, though; check out what Birmingham has to offer the moms we love:

Local author pens book for grandmothers

Bloomfield Hills resident and mom Deborah Zupancic has the perfect gift for not only mothers, but grandmothers as well. Zupancic’s You’re Going to be a Grandma! includes charming verses, a baby journal and photo pages, perfect for grandmothers-to-be. The book is available for $12.95 at THEGrandmaBook.com/44 or by calling 248-672-6996. Ten percent of all sales go to UNICEF’s Hope For Japan program.

Take her out for a round of golf

Dads aren’t the only ones into golf. Moms who play golf this Mother’s Day at any of five Oakland County golf courses will receive a coupon for $5 off green fees for a future visit during the 2011 season. Want to stay closer to town? Play a round of golf at or golf courses on Mother’s Day and receive free doughnuts and coffee from 6-11 a.m.

Dried flower arrangements from The Italian Dish

Fresh flowers will make her day, but a dried flower arrangement will be there for months. sells dozens of dried flower arrangements in a variety of containers. In addition, bring this coupon to purchase a flower arrangement and receive 20 percent off any additional item of your choice.

Treat mom to some spa time

What better way to show mom you appreciate her than a trip to the spa? Margot's European Day Spa, located in the , has a variety of Mother's Day packages available, including the affordable Mom's Mini Day Spa for $100, featuring a therapeutic massage, a manicure and champagne served with a rose. Want to splurge? Mother's Day Escape features a foot detox bath, three microdermabrashios with a facial, champagne lunch and rose massage — all for $650.

Bring her breakfast in bed without the cooking

Sometimes it's the simple things that make all the difference. Breakfast in bed is an easy way to say "I love you," and is turning up the volume with breakfast in bed gift baskets for $70-$80. Baskets include orange juice, bagels, pancake mix, jam, maple syrup and more.

Michele Kolier May 06, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Another fun (and affordable) last minute Mother's Day gift is a personalized magazine cover from www.yourcover.com. Upload mom's photo and customize the headlines to be all about her, the family and special family memories. You can download and print the magazine cover from home and then pop it into a frame for a unique, personalized "instant" Mother's Day gift.

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