Because as the years go by, that bundle of red roses–as pretty and well-meaning as it is–isn’t going to boost collagen production in mom’s fine lines or release the tension out of her quarry-like back, which after three kids and five desk jobs, could use a little softening. This year, make it a Himalayan water treatment, a deep tissue massage and a long weekend in a Scottsdale vacation rental.
You can see her now: splayed out on the massage table, melting into a puddle of oohs and aahs.
Dads, you’ll have an ulterior motive for planning this spa trip, too. Scottsdale just also happens to be a mecca for golf.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.