Highland Park moms are the ones who keep our little town’s economy going, and although Mother’s Day isn’t ’til Sunday,  many downtown Highland Park businesses are already helping us celebrate while making gift buying a breeze.  Here are a few highlights:

Enaz, oh, Enaz, where would I be without you? I’d be half naked, sadly under accessorized and would never know what time it is.  This Mother’s Day, Enaz is helping HP moms look great by featuring various jewelry trunk shows including Peppina and Aviva Rose. Don’t miss their brand-new jewelry line, Tara, their huge selection of clothing, and their  lotion bar.  Clueless husbands take note: the girls at Enaz will be happy to guide you to the perfect gift for your honey!  444 Central Ave.  www.Enaz.com.

After Enaz, hop across the street to Style Shack, my favorite new addition to Central Ave. (in all fairness, I haven’t tried either of the two new cupcake bakeries yet, but until then…).  Owners Dawn and Sherry do an amazing job of finding  special accessories, housewares and even books to offer in their store, and always provide the most lovely personal service.  Join their special week-long pre-Mother’s Day celebration with daily events, promotions, book signings and even brunch!  447 Central Ave. www.StyleShackGifts.com.

Shop all the diverse and wonderful stores of Renaissance Place for Mother’s Day and bring any combination of Renaissance Place store receipts totaling $75 or more and dated April 20, 2011 or later to Kenzy Gifts & Décor (1849 Green Bay Rd) to receive a stunning set of four stainless cheese knives.  One store to try is Francesca’s Collection, offering a fun and eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry and trinkets. Now through May 7th,  buy one jewelry item at regular price and receive 50% off your 2nd jewelry item at regular price–and keep your receipt for the Renaissance Place Shopping Promotion! Offer valid from April 16th through May 7th.  1850 Second St. www.francescascollections.com.

 I don’t know one mom who wouldn’t delight in an indulgent massage (especially me, hint, hint), so treat yours to one at  Therapeutic Kneads .  Purchase a gift card of $100 or more and receive a free $20 gift certificate to Bluegrass Restaurant.  Additionally, Therapeutic Kneads is offering unlimited 15-minute chair massages  for $99/month.  1779 Green Bay Road www.wekneadyou.com.

Ready to beautify? Tryst Beauty Salon is offering services for 2 at the price of 1. Grab your mom, mother in law, sister, or friend and head over to 587 Elm Place for some Mother’s Day pampering!  www.trystbeauty.com.   Also try Olga’s Day Spa — a Highland Park institution, and the place where  I was first introduced to the magic of a good eyebrow wax. Stop by for 20% off make-up applications plus a free gift  every Saturday throughout the month of May. Additionally, Olga’s  is offering a  $25 gift certificate with a spa package or gift certificate purchase of $250 or more.   500 Central Ave. www.olgasdayspa1.com

 Looking for a gift that will always be treasured? Try the Three Generations Jewelry Trunk Show at Bett’s Boutique, featuring the gorgeous  handmade jewelry collection of Elaine Fisher, daughters Randi Heichman and Marla Gilbert, and adorable granddaughter (and my daughter’s favorite person!) Maddie. All proceeds from Maddie’s sales will benefit Autism research and therapies. The trunk show will be held from May 5th-May 7th.  678 Central Ave. www.bettsboutique.com

And, if none of these wonderful options fit the bill, consider a Downtown Highland Park gift card. They are accepted at over 80 businesses in Downtown Highland Park and are available to purchase in any amount from $5-$500. CLICK HERE to learn more.

So start your Mother’s Day celebrating now in Highland Park!

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