Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! It’s time to begin your frantic journey of finding the perfect gift that emulates all the love and affection your mother (or mother figure) has unconditionally given you. Luckily for you, Trapology has made it easy for you this year! Look no further than this list of 5 perfect Mother’s Day gifts.
1. Escape game at Trapology Boston
How better to celebrate your mother than by coming in with family to play Boston’s top rated escape room? Trapology was voted the hardest escape room in Boston, making this Mother’s Day the perfect opportunity to come in and show off some of the great life skills (teamwork, problem solving) that mom has taught you. Sure, your brother might be difficult to say the least, but for the sake of good ole mom, you can pretend to like each other for an hour. Who knows, maybe you’ll have so much fun that you’ll actually grow to stand each other! Wouldn’t that make mom happy?
The Drunk Tank
Break out of prison with mom in Trapology’s Drunk Tank. A fan favorite and a classic escape room experience, how better to celebrate your mother than a prison break? After all, if anyone can get you (in or) out of trouble, it’s mom.
Take your mother out for a nice dinner in Chinatown. After a lovely meal, the owners of the restaurant invite you and your mom to try your hand at some gambling. You play a little blackjack, some mahjong, and now you’re being held hostage until your debt is paid in full.
Treat your mom to a glamorous camping trip in Trapology’s camping escape room. Your supposedly relaxing glamping trip has taken an unexpected turn and now you’re locked in a tent, but at least you’re locked up with mom!
Take a tour of a decommissioned submarine in Trapology’s Crush Depth game. The submarine’s vengeful sea captain has returned from the grave and has mistaken you for his past crew. To avoid suffering a similar fate, you have one hour to commandeer the vessel back to the surface and rid the sub of the vindictive sea captain.
Engage in a train heist in Trapology’s Steampunk Train. You joined Jack’s gang and he’s sent you and your mom off on your first heist on board the train. Or maybe this isn’t mom’s first heist, you know she was a little wild in her day… After all, there’s a reason mom knows best.
Tickets are available at trapologyboston.com for $32 per person.
2. Something handmade
This may sound cliche, but mothers seem to always appreciate handmade gifts. Whether the gift is a beaded keychain, clay vase, or decorated photo album, your mother will treasure the thought and effort you put into this gift (or at least pretend to).
3. Breakfast in bed (with a hug)
One of our resident game masters, Patrick, insists that one of the best Mother’s Day gifts is a home-cooked breakfast in bed alongside a hug. Both wholesome and feasible, I’m sure this heartfelt gesture would be much appreciated. What are you waiting for? Grab an apron and get ready to whip up your mother’s favorite morning meal!
Children can be a challenge to take care of, so this year why not give your mother the gift of taking care of something easy? This gift is perfect for empty nesters, children who want to get their mother’s off their backs by purchasing an addition to the family, or plant loving mothers. Compared to human children, succulents require very little attention and nurture, and assuming you’ve made it this far, I’m sure your mother can handle a succulent. It’s harsh, but true.
5. Take your mother out to brunch
A Mother’s Day classic, treat your mother to a wonderful brunch. Boston is rich with delicious brunch locations, but of course after brunch be sure to check out Mother’s Day gift #1 on our list. A few brunch locations nearby Trapology include but are not limited to The Paramount, South Street Diner, Cafe 26 and Tatte Bakery & Cafe.
Now that we’ve shared these great ideas with you, you’ve got no excuse for skipping out on a great gift for your mom this year! All that’s left to do is choose which one to get her, there are no wrong choices. (But there is a right one, and it’s tickets to Trapology.) Just remember that above all, the most important thing to do this Mother’s Day is tell your mom (or other important female figure) how much she means to you!
-Blog is written by the lovely Leanne of Trapology.