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    5 Great Gifts for Mother's Day

    Since the early 1900s, Mother’s Day has served as a yearly reminder to honor the moms in our life. The holiday presents a great opportunity to let your mom know how much you appreciate her. So get her a great gift, or take her out somewhere nice. There are plenty of ways to give your mom the recognition she deserves on her special day. Whether you like to get an early start or you’re scrambling for last minute ideas, check out these suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts to make mom smile.

    1. Electronics
    Consider getting mom a cool gadget for Mother’s Day. A Fitbit® is a fun way to track exercise progress, and portable wireless speakers are good for a music-loving mom. If she likes to read, check out e-readers like the Kindle Paperwhite. She can load it up with great books and read them anytime. Nifty features include adjustable text size, a built-in dictionary and a translation feature.

    2. Jewelry
    Jewelry is an old standby, and for good reason. Few moms wouldn’t love a pretty new piece of jewelry. Don’t fret if you can’t get her that expensive multi-carat tennis bracelet or a swank European wristwatch. If you’re on a slightly less extravagant budget, there are lots of affordable options. A simple necklace or bracelet with her children’s (or grandchildren’s) birth stones is a pretty safe bet for most moms.

    3. Flowers
    Call it cliché, but there’s a reason Mother’s Day purchases account for 25 percent of yearly floral industry sales. Sending your mom a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers is a tried-and-true way to show the love on Mother’s Day. Plus, it doesn’t get much easier than going online and ordering a fabulous bouquet to be delivered right to mom’s door. If cut flowers aren’t her thing, consider having a live plant sent instead. We can help, too. Earn a free $15 Teleflora gift card at Isle Casino® Hotel Waterloo on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 starting at 10 p.m. The first 500 Fan Club members to earn at least 150 points on their Fan Club® player’s card will receive a $15 Teleflora® gift card. Stop by the Fan Club after you’ve played to receive your gift card, and then go choose the perfect bouquet for Mother’s Day.

    4. Edible Treats
    Everybody loves getting tasty treats as a gift, and there are plenty of options if you want to get mom a delicious reminder of how much you care. You can order adorable bouquets made of fresh fruit or hand-decorated cookies, packages of juicy chocolate-dipped strawberries, gourmet noshing baskets, and that old standby: the box of chocolates.

    If baking is not your forte and you are looking for a truly delicious way to tell mom that you love her, visit Simply Yummy®! Simply Yummy is our in-house bakery. All of our goodies are made-from-scratch with local ingredients. Our treats were inspired by family recipes passed down from generation to generation, so you know love is a key ingredient. From cakes to cream puffs, we have the perfect gifts to make mom smile. Simply Yummy is open daily from 7am to 10pm.

    5. Good Times
    Treat a special mom in your life to a good time, and give her the gift of a night (or day) at Isle of Capri for gaming, good food, and lots of fun. Play slots and video poker or hit the tables before heading over to the Farmer’s Pick for a fresh-from-the-farm buffet or sit down to a gourmet dinner at Otis & Henry’s® Steakhouse. O&H is now open on Sunday’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Letting loose with some drinks at The Lone Wolf® is always an option as well. If you weren’t already her favorite, you will be.

    Moms deserve recognition for all they do. Take the time to show yours how much she means to you by getting her something special this year.

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