We all love our mothers, that’s a given. And while as college students we can get away with a Hallmark card and a phone call, wouldn’t it be nice to really show Mom how much we appreciate her by going a step further? Whether she’s the spa, brunch, artsy or outdoor type, we’ve got a few suggestions to help you show how much you care.

If your Mom could use a little pampering, try one of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics’ new gift sets made exclusively with Mom in mind. Choose between the Mum gift set ($39.95), which includes all the ingredients for the quintessential bath, and the Sugar Mama gift set ($17.95), which indulges Mom with a sweet and sugary bubble bath and a vanilla body lotion to lather up after that long soak.

Maybe instead of a relaxing bath away from the daily errands and the kids, your Mom prefers to spend her day with you. Nothing says classic Mother’s day like a scone and a cup of tea, and lucky for you, Los Angeles abounds with options for afternoon tea.

For a more organic approach, try Siptea (siptea.biz) and take advantage of their Organic Afternoon Tea package, priced at $19.95 a person and complete with scones and cream, assorted tea sandwiches, cookies and sweets and a pot of tea of your choice. Or go traditional with the Biltmore Hotel’s Afternoon Floral Tea in the Rendezvous Court (506 South Grand Ave., Downtown). While sitting amidst fresh flowers, sip tea and champagne and nosh on an assortment of sandwiches, scones and desserts as live music plays in the background. As an added bonus, Mom gets to choose from the selection of fresh flowers to create a bouquet to take home.

If brunch is more your thing, Smeraldi’s at the Biltmore offers a Mother’s Day brunch for $49 per person. For other brunch options, try dining al fresco in the Huntington Library’s Rose Garden (1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino) with their European Country Basket. The basket, priced at $149.99, serves four or more, so share the cost with a friend or two or bring the whole family along. Also, check out the Mother’s Day brunch at the Blue Ribbon Garden at Walt Disney Concert Hall (111 S. Grand Ave., Downtown), complete with a full buffet and a complimentary glass of pink champagne for Mom. Two seatings are offered, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., but advanced reservations are required, so call (213) 972-7660 to book now.

For the over 21 crowd, wine tasting is a great way to spend an afternoon with Mom. Head to The San Antonio Winery (737 Lamar St., Los Angeles), open since 1917, and experience a free wine tasting and winery tour, a special Mother’s Day menu and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine if you choose to dine at the restaurant.

If you’d like to spend the day outdoors and your Mom has a knack for sports, take her to the park, the ballpark that is. The Dodgers play San Francisco at 1:10 p.m. on Mother’s Day, and Dodgers Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles) will be hosting an array of events to showcase Mom. During pre-game, players and coaches will be handing out roses to fans as they enter the gates. Randomly selected Moms will be chosen to take the field with the players, and one lucky mother will be selected to say “It’s Time For Dodgers Baseball!” After the game, you and your Mom can walk the warning track and meet some of the Dodgers.

No matter what you choose to do, just make sure you let your Mom know how much she truly means to you, and let her know how much you care.