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Best DFW Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts

April 30, 2013 7:00 AM

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While mothers deserve to be appreciated everyday, it’s nice to let mom know she’s special by getting her an extraordinary gift for Mother’s Day. From making her feel pampered to giving her something with a little flair, buying a Mother’s Day gift from one of these DFW places will show her how much you truly care.

Carlyn Galerie Glass And Jewelry
6137 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-2828
www.carlyngalerie.com

For the mom who appreciates beautiful things, Carlyn Galerie carries a variety of stunning items made by artists from around the country. Moreover, the shop offers a dazzling array of gift possibilities that can fit any budget. There’s everything from blown glass that looks like Chihuly masterpieces to objects made from ceramic, fiber and wood, at prices starting from $24. You can also find gorgeous and reasonably priced, one-of-a-kind jewelry — like a pair of Patricia Locke’s metal and colored stone earrings for $77 or a black druzy agate necklace, by Arivka, for $121. Whether you’re looking for something functional or frivolous, Carlyn Galerie is a perfect spot to gift shop.

Hiatus Spa And Retreat
5560 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 352-4111
www.hiatusspa.com

Treat mom like a queen by giving her a spa service at this luxurious oasis right in the heart of Big D. This Zen like retreat offers an array of diverse services, ranging from nail and body treatments to massages, facials and acupuncture therapy. It’s not just the services that sets this place apart. It’s all about taking a sensory journey. From customized Aveda aromatherapy oils and complimentary foot baths to having nail treatments in zero gravity chairs and massages on warmed tables. There’s a service that fits every budget from $25 manicures and $55 massages to hot stone treatments for $165 and the works for $239. You can build a package just how you like it with a variety of add-ons too. Which ever way you package it, mom will certainly enjoy taking a hiatus at Hiatus.

CocoAndre Chocolatier
831 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-3030
www.cocoandre.com

Famous for her dazzling designer shoes made in chocolate, Andrea Pedraza is also a master at making European style truffles and a variety of specialized chocolate creations. Pedraza’s truffles are all-natural using 100% cocoa butter chocolate and are infused with such unique flavors as, rosemary ginger, raspberry lavender, spicy chili and cafe con leche. Not sure about what to select? Pedreza will happily let you taste until your heart’s content. Customize a box of mom’s favorites, or select a 16 piece set for $30. Pedreza will also create custom molded pieces, including those lovely chocolate shoes that start at $65.

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Bastion Restaurant Cooking Classes
2100 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, TX 76110
(817) 913-6972
www.bastionrestaurant.com

If mom’s a foodie who likes to cook, then she’ll love expanding her culinary repertoire with an in-depth cooking class at the Bastion, located in the Fairmont-Southside Historic District. Owner and chef, Chandra Riccetti, takes up to six students on a hands-on three-hour culinary adventure. Riccetti’s passion for cooking stems from her formal training at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu and her experience working in Michelin star restaurants around the world. For $90, students learn to prepare a variety of gourmet global cuisine, ranging from Italian and Spanish to Indian and Thai. In addition, students learn about tools and techniques, then at the end, everyone retires to the dining room for a private dinner party featuring their creations. Choose from a variety of monthly classes or reserve a private class and customize your own.

Kitchenwares On The Square
213 N. Kentucky St.
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 400-0348
www.kitchenwaresonthesquare.com

From cookware and cutlery to gadgets and gizmos, this culinary toy store has it all and at unbeatable prices. Every brand you can think of is represented, including Le Creuset, All-Clad and Wusthof. In addition, the shop carries unique items ranging from dumpling presses and chili seeders to unusual cookie cutters and ice cube molds. The shop’s owner, Karen Chandler, knows her products well, after all— she spent years as a major housewares rep and she’s personally tested every item in the store. Mom can do her shopping online, but she’ll probably have more fun spending the day rummaging through the store.

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Ilene Jacobs is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. Ilene enjoys writing about a variety of topics, ranging from food, fitness and travel, to kids, pets and senior care. You can find some of her work at Examiner.com.

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