Mothers are fabulous; how else could we become the fabulous people we are? 

We love mothers every day at Town Center of Virginia Beach. But on Mother’s Day, May 13, the Town Center will shine its shoes, display its best company behavior, and celebrate mothers of all kinds. 

At Town Center of Virginia Beach, mothers are anyone who puts the needs of others before their own. That could be mothers to kids, pets, friends in crisis, elderly neighbors, and often our own mothers who now need the help they’ve always provided. 

Mother’s Day is the time we collectively say, “Thanks, Mom.” Here are some special ways Town Center of Virginia Beach can help you – or your children (hint, hint) — show love and gratitude. 

1) Paper Source

The Paper Source’s mission is to inspire patrons to “Do Something Creative Every Day.” And who’s more creative than Mom – in the procreative and craftsy sense of the word? 

 At Paper Source, Moms can explore their inner greeting card creator selecting from the store’s more than 500 single cards, rubber stamps and fine paper imported from throughout the world. 

Every day, the store hosts demonstrations of such card making techniques as heat embossing, stamping, and other methods that help imaginations materialize. 

 On May 5, the Paper Source is hosting an all-day (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) workshop – Mother’s Day Free Make and Take –  where patrons are coached on how to create a special card with matching envelope for free. Bring yourself and your ideas, and store team members will help you make the perfect Mother’s Day card.  

2) Bluemercury

Nothing says, “I love you, Mom” better than a complete makeover and some treatments to soothe her tired body and complexion. 

Town Center’s beauty destination, Bluemercury, can give Mom a lift with results-oriented spa services. Plus, Bluemercury is known for its innovative beauty products and advice from team experts on skincare, makeup, hair care and fragrance products. 

The day before Mother’s Day, May 12, Bluemercury is hosting a free mother/child makeover – plus light refreshments. You and Mom can redo your looks and learn how to make the most of your skin, hair and personal fragrance. 

Please call (757-499-4555) to reserve a spot at Bluemercury’s mother/child day of beauty. 

 3) The Royal Chocolate

What’s a more decadent way to celebrate Mom than letting some chocolate, fondue or caramel melt in her sweet mouth? 

The Royal Chocolate carries its own line of chocolates, gourmet apples and gift baskets. Select from mouth-watering Birnn Truffles; “Sport Berries” made from strawberries dipped in Belgian chocolate and hand decorated as footballs and baseballs; and a wide selection of hand-dipped apples that include Chocolate Toffee Crunch, Apple Pie Apple, Caramel Apple and Chocolate Peanut Lovers Apple. 

Of course, what’s a better gift for Mom than spending the day with you – and chocolate? On Mother’s Day, The Royal Chocolate is serving Fondue For Two with melted dark, milk or white chocolate fondue and four dipping favorites ($16/person).  

4) Boyer’s Diamonds at Town Center

What mother wouldn’t love a little (or a lot of) bling for a Mother’s Day present? Boyer’s Diamonds, a full-service jewelry store established in 1987, sells fine and unique pieces at reasonable prices.  

Owner David Cohen regularly buys high-quality, loose diamonds from cutters in Israel and then helps patrons design unique pieces. And here’s a deal-maker: With every purchase through Mother’s Day, Boyer’s is giving away a free string of 18-inch, Akoya saltwater pearls —  a $249 value!  

 5) Eclectic Design Florist and Gifts

Sure, it’s the thought that counts, particularly on Mother’s Day. So if you’re thinking of giving Mom flowers, let Eclectic Design Florist and Gifts help you select or design a unique arrangement of plants and flowers from around the world. 

The store can place those gorgeous posies in hand-blown glass vases and terrariums, or include in your gift sterling silver and semi-precious jewelry, small batch candles, and soaps. 

6) Monkee’s of Virginia Beach

You and Mom can bond while shopping at Monkee’s of Virginia Beach, a chic boutique that sells the finest lines in shoes, clothing and accessories.  

Store associates can help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift before the big day. Or you and your mother can have some precious “me time” inspecting shelves filled with handbags, shoes and other accessories that light up the newest fashions from New York or Milan.