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Your Guide to the Guides: Mother's Day

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Get mom some flowers (Photo by Kanko* via Flickr)


Get mom some flowers (Photo by Kanko* via Flickr)
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and while that definitely doesn't mean the same thing to everyone, there may be some of you who need some help navigating the city tomorrow in terms of what to do...or what not to do. This is your guide to the guides for Mother's Day.

Take Mom Out and Give Her Food and Drinks
It might not be too late to score a reservation somewhere, so put a call in to snag a table for your celebration. Brunch is usually the way to go, but you could follow up a breakfast in bed (ideally served by your adorable moppets, if this is your lady we're talking about) with a dinner out. There are several Restaurant Guides for Mother's Day out there, but none so comprehensive (exhaustive, even) as the one assembled by LA Mag's The Digest Blog. It is the mother of Mother's Day food listings, broken down into categories, including three tiers of brunches, dinner-only spots, and their top 5 picks.

Treat Her Like the Royalty She Is
You might be a total ingrate 364 other days a year, but on Mother's Day you can make her feel like a Queen. For in-town mom who enjoy pampering, check out Citysearch's list of Spas & Salons mom might be interested in hitting up. Maybe Mom's idea of a good time is getting out and doing something fun. If that's the case, Go Los Angeles has a few ideas on their Mom's Day roundup of some festivals and events you could check out.

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Flowers Usually Work
When it comes to getting mom flowers, you might not get the most cheerful greeting if you call up your favorite florist this evening to arrange for a delivery tomorrow morning. Unless your go-to florist owes you a favor, your best bet (besides, you know, Ralphs) might be to go to the LA Flower Market in Downtown. They will be open to the public on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and you can put together a kick-ass bouquet to impress the mom in your life.

Buy Her Something
Well, at least give her something, even if it's just a card or some of your time. Some last-minute and affordable tips come courtesy WalletPop, while one of our favorite Mother's Day 2010 lists comes from the Huffington Post, who help us all out by telling us the gifts NOT to give Mom this year. Shop now, and shop wisely.

Happy Mother's Day (as applicable)!