Ditch the Flowers! 10 Experience Gifts to Give Mom This Mother’s Day

Struggling to think of the perfect gift to give mom this Mother's Day? Give her the gift of a memory.

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Bring your own bottle, and treat mom to a painting class. Get creative at a two-hour painting class for two at The Paint Place, 31-21 31st Street, for $62 if you purchase on Groupon.
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Slattery's, 8 East 36th St, is hosting a scavenger hunt and obstacle course for $39 per person. Guests are advised to bring a phone, a MetroCard and comfortable shoes. Each winning team will win an NYC gift package. Central Park Zoo will also be hosting a scavenger hunt for mother's and kids ages 3-10. The $75 ticket admission icludes treats, and Mother’s Day-themed arts and crafts
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Nothing's sweeter than spending quality time at a baking class. There is a class for two for $59 on Groupon at Mieles Bakery in Caldwell, New Jersey. Brooklyn Creative Studio is also offering a brownie or cookie baking classfor $33 on Groupon.
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The New York Botanical Garden is offering an all-garden pass to their Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party at $30 for adults and $15 for children. The day includes live music, games, picnicking, professional photographers and more activities.
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Take your mom out to brunch. Take a look at some Mother's Day brunch deals in New York and New Jersey here.
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The Bell House, 149 7th St., is hosting "Sasheer Zamata Party Time!" starting at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of show.
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Explore the sights and sounds of Little Italy. Take a bite out of traditional Italian food at one of the various eateries and dessert shops.
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Riverside Park is the perfect serene escape with gardens, landscaped paths, sports facilities, public art and stunning views of the Hudson River. This is also a popular destination to go bicycling.
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Highline park, built on a historical freight rail line, is a bustling park with a variety of green life to explore and eye-catching views perfect for a photo opportunity.
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Treat your mom to a staycation. If you need inspiration, you can check out our list of 10 great New York weekend getaways here.
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