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(Note: Mother's Day ideas listed below have updated for May 2017)

It’s that time of year again! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to get honest about what your mom really wants on her big day: a night away from the kids. Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store last minute, why not show her you care by gifting her a Mother's Day getaway? 

  • (No longer available) Airbnb Chicago-bound customers can book a real-life replica of Vincent Van Gogh's famous bedroom painting for just $10 a night. Commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago, local artists and designers recreated the iconic bedroom in the city's River North neighborhood, adding in modern ammenities such as plumbing, WiFi, and tickets to the Institute’s Van Gogh bedroom art exhibition. Book now at Airbnb.
  • If New York is your Mother's Day destination, take a walk off the beaten path at the Frieze Art Fair  (2017 dates: May 5th through 7th) held annually on historic Randall's Island. Art-loving moms will appreciate being in front of works by today's up-and-coming and renown artists, or take a moment to browse curated books in the fair's Reading Room. This year's food has also been expertly curated, with vendors including Frankies Spuntino, Marlow & Sons, Roberta's PizzaCafe Altro Paradiso, and Russ and Daughters
  • Need a lift to your getaway? Check out flights on Virgin America, recently named the 'Best Domestic Airline' for the fourth year in a row. [Note: Since this article's original publishing date, Alaska Airline, Virgin's parent company, has ranked number one, with Virgin America ranking in third place.] According to the press release on Alaska Airline’s website, the new airline will be one of the industry’s greenest – between Virgin America’s carbon offset program and Alaska Airlines’ efforts to propel the development of aviation biofuels, a shared commitment to the planet will continue to be a top priority. 

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