Mother’s Day Gift Guide from VinnieVanGO

There’s no better day than May 13th to show appreciation to the number one woman in your life: Your Mother! Isn’t this the perfect year to let her know how special she is and how much you appreciate her? Treat her to the ultimate weekend getaway, great food, a useful gadget or a one of a kind experience. VinnieVanGO has compiled the PERFECT experiences for moms who love to travel.

Celebrate Mom in a special way this year on the Paddle wheeler Creole Queen’s Mother’s Day Bubbly Brunch cruise in New Orleans! Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet and bottomless sparkling wine and mimosas. A lively jazz band will be on board for entertainment while you dine and stroll through the elegant rooms of the riverboat as it sails down the Mighty Mississippi.

Los Angeles

Set sail on Mother’s Day with a champagne brunch cruise or supper cruise in scenic Marina del Rey by Hornblower Cruises & Events. On Sunday, May 13, 2018. The brunch cruises depart at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. with boarding 30 minutes prior to departure.

Near North’s MOTHER’S DAY 5K Walk/Run is a family-friendly donation event where participants and patients can engage in accessible and affordable physical activity in the comfort of their community while honoring the women in their life. The routes cover the historic Kenwood, Oakland, and Bronzeville communities on the Southside with beautiful view of the lakefront. Cost to enter?

Kansas City

The Mother’s Day 5K is KC’s only race by women, for women, and brought to you by KC Express. This year there is an expected turnout of over 3500 women and girls supporting and honoring each other. Runners will receive sparkling tiaras, racing shirts and collectible daisy finisher charms. The race begins at 8 a.m.[WU2] on Indian Creek Parkway in Kansas >

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    New York

The Heart for Art gallery tour is a unique Mother’s Day gift! Heart for Art offers a two-hour hand-picked gallery tour daily at noon that explores galleries in the Chelsea or Lower East Side neighborhoods of New York. Your mom will love the fresh air and enjoy the neighborhoods as you walk from one gallery to the next, but don’t worry – nothing is more than five minutes away from one another. You can book the tour here and purchase a gift certificate here.


The stylish Hotel LeVeque is located in downtown Columbus, offering stunning views of the city’s vibrant new riverfront and a posh Celebrate Mom Mother’s Day package. Available May 10-13, the pampering escape offers a VIP experience that allows moms to solely focus on enjoying themselves. The package includes a luxurious overnight stay, gifts and amenities, late checkout for a relaxing leisurely morning and a tour of the renowned collections at Columbus Museum of Art with a curator.

New Hampshire

The Inn at Pleasant Lake in New London, New Hampshire is offering the Ultimate Mothers Day experience during May 11th-13th. The experience features a Five-Course Signature Dinner, Private Cocktail reception, Chef prepared breakfast and an exclusive Mother’s Day cooking class.

Unable to travel? Spend time with your Mom and loved ones in a whole new way by planning an epic meal from chefs featured in Saveur, BBC, and CNBC. Skype a Michelin Star chef from Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey or more into your home for a private cooking experience. Treat mom to a special day in her own home while the family learns some of the world’s most iconic dishes like Jambalaya, Bolognese Sauce and homemade pasta, Kebabs, Paella, Bento Box, and Hungarian Goulash. The chefs are there to help answer any questions you may have as you learn recipes that have been passed down by mother’s[WU3] around th

Snapchat (now Snap)’s fans will fall in love with the company’s newfangled video recording glasses called Spectacles. The product is not just cool and good looking, but it actually protects your eyes from the sun, too. Its main function, however, is to record snaps of your day and sync them to your Snapchat Memories, which makes it a fun travel accessory, whether you’re playing tourist in your own city or heading overseas. The eyewear comes in three colors (black, coral, and teal), and has a small camera built into the frame, allowing users to capture 10-second clips and send them to their iPhone or Android smartphone via the Snapchat app.

W&P’s slick Carry-On Cocktail Kit

What better way to get in the vacation spirit than with a portable cocktail kit, equipped with everything you need to craft two proper beverages in style, anywhere, anytime? Compact enough to fit in a pocket, W&P’s slick Carry-On Cocktail Kit is the best bet for mixologists on the go, offering a handy recipe card, stainless steel spoon/muddler, linen coaster, and all the ingredients for two proper in-flight concoctions. Depending on your preferences, there are a variety of travel sets to choose from, from Champagne and Bloody Marry to Gin & Tonic and the original Old Fashioned.


Small, smart, and stylish, VAGO is the ultimate travel portal steamer. Equipped with a pressure detecting sensor, this automatic vacuum pump removes all the air inside your suitcase, condensing the clothes to half their size, thus leaving plenty of room for souvenirs and other things you may buy on your trip. It’s an essential travel tool, especially if you’re adding a bit of shopping to your trip, or traveling somewhere cold and need to bring along some heavy winter wear. Featuring a 420-watt motor and three fabric heating levels, this mini travel steam iron is the smallest of its kind in the world.

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