1. Spa day: The Lake area has multiple award-winning spas. Treat mom to a mani-pedi or a relaxing massage.

1. Spa day

The Lake area has multiple award-winning spas. Treat mom to a mani-pedi or a relaxing massage.

2. Something new

Sometimes the greatest gift is not a thing but an experience. Sign mom up for an arts or crafts class or maybe a day of fishing.

3. Send her dancing.

The Forget Me Not Ball will be held at Tan-Tar-A Resort featuring professional dancers and a night of fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter May 13. Tickets are $85. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for cocktails. Pre-show begins at 6:30 with dinner at 7. Professional Showcase at 8.  Tickets can be purchased online or at La Roca Club in Osage Beach. Business and VIP sponsorships are available now. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.larocadanceclub.com.

4. A relaxing night out

The Ozark Jazz Society will host Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers from 6:30-9 p.m. May 14 at the Inn at the Grand Glaize in Osage Beach. Cost is $10 for OJS members or $12.50 for the general public. An optional buffet will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $15 per person. For more information, call 573-365-3411 or go to www.lakeozarkjazz.org. 

5. Flowers and brunch

There’s nothing wrong with a classic. Bring mom flowers and then take her out to one of the great lake area restaurants for mimosas or maybe bloody marys and breakfast. Better yet, fix the brunch yourself to show a little extra effort.