5 Ways to Make Your Mom Really Happy This Mother’s Day along the Emerald Coast!

Mother & Child

Mother’s Day is only a few days away, have you found the perfect gift yet? The Emerald Coast has seemingly endless options for you to pick from.

Sure, mom would love a box of chocolates and a handmade card for Mother’s Day, but if you’re spending Mother’s Day along the Emerald Coast and you REALLY want to knock her socks off, skip the ordinary options and let My Vacation Haven help you plan a Mother’s Day to remember with one of the following fun ideas:

Discover a new adventure together. Whether it’s exploring marine life while snorkeling, racing across the water on a jet ski rental, or learning to sail a sailboat, new adventures can be the key to a memorable vacation experience…and a Mother’s Day she’ll remember for years to come!

Mother’s Day in Destin Lunch Cruise | Sunday, May 8 from 12:30pm – 2:30 pm
How often does mom get to go on a 125-foot yacht? Give her an experience she’ll never forget this Mother’s Day. You could take mom to another typical restaurant along the Emerald Coast or you could give her an unforgettable experience aboard the SOLARIS. The culinary voyage begins with Garlic and Herb Knots of freshly baked bread. Entree options include Gulf Shrimp and Grits (local, organic stone-ground grits with zesty Shrimp and Andouille Sauce), Filet Oscar (6 oz. beef filet and sweet lump crab topped with Bearnaise sauce and herb-infused potatoes), Blackened Gulf Fish of the Day, Filet Mignon, Seared Breast of Chicken with herb-infused potatoes or Harvest Vegetables. Kids can enjoy Country-Style Chicken Tenders with mac-n-cheese and fresh vegetables. End with Chef’s special Mother’s Day dessert. They’ll treat your mom like our own. Reservations required online for the Mother’s Day Destin Cruise or by calling 850.650.2519.

Give Mom the Gift of Less Stress this Mother’s Day with Fusion Spa Salon
How are you planning to honor the Mother in your life this year? All Mom’s need a break –  no one works harder. Skip the flowers, jewelry and knick knacks. Give her what she really needs – the gift of relaxation! Fusion Spa Salon is making it easy for you to spoil her by offering a gift card special available April 24 – May 8, 2016. Purchase a $125 gift card and receive $25 FREE (total gift card value of $150). Gift cards may be used for products or services and are accepted at all of their Gulf Coast locations.

Be Creative “Family Photo session on the beach this Mother’s Day ($25 OFF Any Session Fee with Jubilee Photography)
Make it special. Take her to celebrate this special day to the beautiful beach and let Jubilee Photography capture these family loving moments. It is the perfect way to say “Mom, you are amazing! Look at this beautiful family you have created! Time never stands still and those moments that bring such joy will become a beautiful and lasting memory for the special Mom in your life.

Take her shopping.

You can do better than a dozen carnations for Mother’s Day this year to show Mom how much you love her and how well you know her. After all, she brought you into the world, so the least you can do is show your appreciation. Make sure to take her to the best shops for gifts, flower shops for the perfect bouquet—basically, how to spoil the most important lady you know.
The Destin Commons features All Dressed Up Boutique & Gifts, Kay Jewelers, and Reeds Jewelers. Buy mom a new Pandora charm or Alex and Ani bracelet for her collection! Or even start her a new collection. Fusion in Grand Boulevard has a wide selection of blown glass from perfume bottles to picture frames to stemware. They also have fine jewelry, necklaces and pendants to choose from. You can take advantage of the following discounts, if you are My Vacation Haven guest.

Baytowne Jewelers Buy One Charm, Get One Half Off (of equal or lesser value)
Beach Zone 15% off your purchase
Billy Harris Art 20% OFF price of artistic rendering of home, architectural landmark or landscape
Deliver My Wine 15% off
Donna Burgess Gallery Free Gift with purchase “Just the Two of Us”
Orvis Sandestin $25 off purchase of $75 or more; Promotion is only available in store.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets Free VIP Coupon Book worth hundreds of dollars of added savings


Lastly, remember moms are special all year around. Be sure to thank them for all they do every day, especially when they are not expecting it.


My Vacation Haven features more than 140 Emerald Coast vacation rentals in Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort, 30A, and surrounding South Walton areas. My Vacation Haven is known for its personalized customer care and awesome guest discounts for area attractions and businesses. For beachside fun at its best, every accommodation includes complimentary beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys and a boogie board for guest use. For your convenience My Vacation Haven is located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center. Our Rentals are available for a whole week or just for a short weekend. Check out our wonderful selections and see our great rental rates available this time of the year. Call up your friends and family and start making plans to come down for an awesome visit. You will be glad that you did!

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