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Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent "technician" that offers "quick" solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won't cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.

Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Buckhead for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin
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As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you're looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Buckhead are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It's just the way we do business!
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Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn't defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.

That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Buckhead is so important - to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home's locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.

We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:

Re-Keying Services

Re-Keying Services

Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.

New Lock Installation

New Lock Installation

Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it's time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we're done, we'll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.

High-Security Lock Installation

High-Security Lock Installation

If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you're interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.

Access Control System Installation

Access Control System Installation

If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses' assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Buckhead install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.

Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it's too late - your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it's always better to be proactive about your businesses' security rather than reactive.

At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.

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Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Buckhead:

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Commercial Door Locks

Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.

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Commercial Door Lock Repair

If your businesses' locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it's always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.

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Alarm Systems

Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.

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Security Cameras

A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses' roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.

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Access Control Systems

Having the ability to control every one of your businesses' locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.

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Commercial Door Installation

Entryways can be especially vulnerable, but Arrowhead Lock and Safe know how to select and install the best doors for your business. When you add remote control access features, business owners can open other structures like motorized fences, large parking gates, and even barriers.

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ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock's grade:

  • Strength Cycles - How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational - This refers to a door's ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security - The effectiveness of the lock's security
  • Material - What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish - Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today's day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.

Grade 2 Locks

These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.

Grade 3 Locks

This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

A famous animator and movie director once said: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you're worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.

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North Italia To Debut First Atlanta Locations

The favored Italian concept will open two locations in Buckhead and Perimeter this summer; hiring opportunities available.BUCKHEAD, GA – 1 North Italia, the modern Italian concept known for its scratch kitchen, producing fresh, seasonal fare, announced its entrance into the Atlanta market with two locations slated to open in Buckhead and Dunwoody this summer.North Italia Buckhead, located at 3393 Peachtree Road at Lenox Mall, opens on June 22, an...

The favored Italian concept will open two locations in Buckhead and Perimeter this summer; hiring opportunities available.

BUCKHEAD, GA – 1 North Italia, the modern Italian concept known for its scratch kitchen, producing fresh, seasonal fare, announced its entrance into the Atlanta market with two locations slated to open in Buckhead and Dunwoody this summer.

North Italia Buckhead, located at 3393 Peachtree Road at Lenox Mall, opens on June 22, and marks the brand's 30th location in the U.S. The Buckhead location features a quaint outdoor patio and the concept's first U-shaped bar as the centerpiece of the dining room.

North Italia Dunwoody, set to open at Perimeter Mall at 4600 Ashford Dunwoody Road, debuts later in the season. The Perimeter location features panoramic windows, offering views of the surrounding area and a large, covered patio for outdoor dining. Both locations will pay homage to the Atlanta area, incorporating the work of local artists in the form of one-of-a-kind murals and artwork.

Bringing local flair to the kitchen in Buckhead, Atlanta-born Executive Chef Nate Lowe will add his exceptional culinary skills to the concept's famed modern approach to classic Italian dishes including pizzas, pastas, seasonal salads, chef's boards, handcrafted cocktails, handmade desserts, and more. Chef Lowe will be joined by Monish "Mo" Banerjea who embodies hospitality, and will lead the restaurant as the General Manager. Both Atlanta locations will feature lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch service, as well as takeout, online ordering, and delivery via DoorDash.

Beginning May 18, North Italia Buckhead will host a job fair, first offsite at the AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead and later at the North Italia Buckhead restaurant, for prospective employees. From aspiring restaurateurs to seasoned professionals, North Italia said it is proud to help new talent craft their ideal culinary career. From the front of the house to the kitchen, each North Italia team member will play a critical role in delivering a memorable, handmade experience to guests.

May 18-24 TIME: Mon – Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza 3600 Wieuca Road NE, Atlanta

May 25 - June 5 TIME: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. North Italia Buckhead 3393 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta

In-Person Advance Voting In Buckhead Ends Friday: Locations

In-person advance voting in Buckhead closes Friday, May 20 for the General Primary and non Primary Election.BUCKHEAD, GA — In-person advance voting options for the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election will end Friday for registered voters in Buckhead and throughout Fulton County.Registered voters in Buckhead may vote advance through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Avenue NE.Advance Voting Locations in Fulton County (...

In-person advance voting in Buckhead closes Friday, May 20 for the General Primary and non Primary Election.

BUCKHEAD, GA — In-person advance voting options for the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election will end Friday for registered voters in Buckhead and throughout Fulton County.

Registered voters in Buckhead may vote advance through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Avenue NE.

Advance Voting Locations in Fulton County (Asterisk* Indicates Absentee Ballot Drop Box Locations. You will only be allowed to access drop boxes during open early voting hours.)

Adams Park Library2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Alpharetta Library*10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Buckhead Library*269 Buckhead Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

C.T. Martin Recreation Center*3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30311

Chastain Park Gym140 Chastain Park Avenue, NW, Atlanta, GA 30342

College Park Library3647 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

East Point Library2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344

East Roswell Library*2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076

Etris-Darnell Community Recreation Center5285 Lakeside Drive, Union City, GA 30291

Evelyn G. Lowery Library at Cascade 3665 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton4055 Float Shoals Road, Union City, GA 30291

High Museum of Art1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Johns Creek Environmental Campus8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Metropolitan Library1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30310

Milton Library855 Mayfield Road, Milton, GA 30009

New Beginnings Senior Center*66 Brooks Drive, Fairburn, GA 30213

Northeast Spruill Oaks Library9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022

North Fulton Service Center7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Northside Library3295 Northside Parkway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing2489 Perry Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Palmetto Library9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy., Palmetto, GA 30268

Park Place at Newtown3125 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022

Ponce De Leon Library980 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Robert F. Fulton Library at Ocee 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005

Roswell Library115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA 30075

Sandy Springs Library*395 Mount Vernon Hwy, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

South Fulton Service Center5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park, GA 30349

Southwest Arts Center915 New Hope Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Welcome All Recreation Center4255 Will Lee Road, College Park, GA 30349

Wolf Creek Library*3100 Enon Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Check to see if you are eligible to vote for these races at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov.

North Italia Buckhead Job Fair:

BUCKHEAD, GA – 1 North Italia, the modern Italian concept known for its scratch kitchen, producing fresh, seasonal fare, announced its entrance into the Atlanta market with two locations slated to open in Buckhead and Dunwoody this summer.North Italia Buckhead, located at 3393 Peachtree Road at Lenox Mall, opens on June 22, and marks the brand’s 30th location in the U.S. The Buckhead location features a quaint outdoor patio and the concept’s first U-shaped bar as the centerpiece of the dining room.North Italia...

BUCKHEAD, GA – 1 North Italia, the modern Italian concept known for its scratch kitchen, producing fresh, seasonal fare, announced its entrance into the Atlanta market with two locations slated to open in Buckhead and Dunwoody this summer.

North Italia Buckhead, located at 3393 Peachtree Road at Lenox Mall, opens on June 22, and marks the brand’s 30th location in the U.S. The Buckhead location features a quaint outdoor patio and the concept’s first U-shaped bar as the centerpiece of the dining room.

North Italia Dunwoody, set to open at Perimeter Mall at 4600 Ashford Dunwoody Road, debuts later in the season. The Perimeter location features panoramic windows, offering views of the surrounding area and a large, covered patio for outdoor dining. Both locations will pay homage to the Atlanta area, incorporating the work of local artists in the form of one-of-a-kind murals and artwork.

Bringing local flair to the kitchen in Buckhead, Atlanta-born Executive Chef Nate Lowe will add his exceptional culinary skills to the concept’s famed modern approach to classic Italian dishes including pizzas, pastas, seasonal salads, chef’s boards, handcrafted cocktails, handmade desserts, and more. Chef Lowe will be joined by Monish “Mo” Banerjea who embodies hospitality, and will lead the restaurant as the General Manager. Both Atlanta locations will feature lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch service, as well as takeout, online ordering, and delivery via DoorDash.

Beginning May 18, North Italia Buckhead will host a job fair, first offsite at the AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead and later at the North Italia Buckhead restaurant, for prospective employees. From aspiring restaurateurs to seasoned professionals, North Italia said it is proud to help new talent craft their ideal culinary career. From the front of the house to the kitchen, each North Italia team member will play a critical role in delivering a memorable, handmade experience to guests.

May 18-24

TIME: Mon – Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza

3600 Wieuca Road NE, Atlanta

May 25 - June 5

TIME: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Italia Buckhead

3393 Peachtree Road, NW Atlanta

The article North Italia To Debut First Atlanta Locations appeared first on Buckhead Patch.

Mother's Day 2022 Brunch: Reserve Now In Buckhead

Mother's Day is May 8. Restaurants in Buckhead are still taking reservations. Book yours today!BUCKHEAD, GA — Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8, is quickly approaching. If you want to take your mother to brunch or dinner then making reservations is probably best. Spots in Atlanta's Buckhead area are filling up fast.This year will be the most normal celebration of mothers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Local restaurants in Buckhead have taken a financial hit during the pandemic and could use the business.Here are ...

Mother's Day is May 8. Restaurants in Buckhead are still taking reservations. Book yours today!

BUCKHEAD, GA — Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8, is quickly approaching. If you want to take your mother to brunch or dinner then making reservations is probably best. Spots in Atlanta's Buckhead area are filling up fast.

This year will be the most normal celebration of mothers since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Local restaurants in Buckhead have taken a financial hit during the pandemic and could use the business.

Here are some local options:

If you're looking for something else, check OpenTable for restaurants in your area taking reservations for Mother's Day.

Several chain restaurants and other eateries are open for Mother's Day this year, and some are offering specials.

Below are a few options to get you started, featuring everything from casual to fine dining. As always, it's advisable to call ahead to make sure the restaurants in Atlanta's Buckhead are participating and to inquire about any COVID-19 restrictions or limitations.

Applebee's is adding a $10 bonus card to the purchase of a $50 gift card for Mother's Day and other special occasions, including graduations and Father's Day.

Bob Evans is featuring brunch meals made with fresh-cut strawberries. Its to-go meals feed up to six people, and they are available for curbside pickup or delivery when customers order online.

Bonefish Grill is open for dine-in and carryout meals on Mother's Day. Its "Family Bundles" meals include salad, fresh bread and pesto, and house-baked cookies

The Capital Grille is accepting reservations for Mother's Day. The restaurant included a "polite notice" on its reservations page stating that "to better deliver on our promise of a refined atmosphere, proper dress is required." That excludes gym attire, sweatpants, tank tops, hats, clothing with offensive language or images, and exposed undergarments.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar opens early at 11 a.m. on both May 7 and 8 with its Mother's Day 3-Course Menu featuring a hand-cut filet mignon and pairing of the diner's choice.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian steakhouse is offering a ready-to-reheat Mother's Day Celebration Package that feeds six and features a choice of fire-roasted meats, sides and dessert. Meals should be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and are available all day May 7, and until 10:30 a.m. May 8.

Kona Grill offers a weekend brunch special with deals on mimosas and signature brunch dishes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, including Mother's Day.

Morton's, The Steakhouse is accepting reservations for Mother's Day, and also will bring the meal to Mom in select locations.

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is offering its prix fixe Mother's Day meal, including a starter, entrée, side and dessert, from May 6-8.

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill | Wine Bar is offering Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to noon and is making its dinner menu available all day. It is also offering a Mother's Day Green Box that serves six. Orders must be placed by May 2.

Mother's Day 2022 Gifts: What Do Buckhead Moms Really Want?

Check out these Buckhead gift shops, spas and florists in time for Mother's Day this year.BUCKHEAD, GA — What do Buckhead Atlanta moms want from their kids this Mother's Day?What many will likely get come May 8 are jewelry and Mother's Day brunch or dinner out. Those two categories are driving a record ...

Check out these Buckhead gift shops, spas and florists in time for Mother's Day this year.

BUCKHEAD, GA — What do Buckhead Atlanta moms want from their kids this Mother's Day?

What many will likely get come May 8 are jewelry and Mother's Day brunch or dinner out. Those two categories are driving a record $31.7 billion in Mother's Day spending, a $3.6 billion increase over last year's record, according to a report last week from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insight & Analytics.

Some 84 percent of U.S. adults said they plan to celebrate Mother's Day with a gift, spending $245 on average on their mothers and mother figures, the report said. Jewelry stores alone are expected to see $7 billion in spending, according to the report.

That's good news for jewelry and keepsake shops around Buckhead.

If you're planning to treat Mom to dinner out, reservations are going quickly at restaurants in Buckhead, including those OpenTable recently listed among the 100 Best Brunch Spots in America. Reservations are up 39 percent from pre-pandemic 2019, and up 13 percent from 2021, the online reservation service said last week.

And, according to the OpenTable survey, almost half (48 percent) of moms want to celebrate Mother's Day at a restaurant. The survey of 1,255 adults also showed that 45 percent plan to make up for lost time with their mother figures during the pandemic by "going big" this year.

A 2021 YouGov poll revealed the top five gifts moms want are flowers, a card with a heartfelt message, a gift certificate to the spa or for a massage, jewelry and chocolate. Most moms are satisfied with however their children honor them on Mother's Day, though, with 58 percent saying they've never been disappointed by their kids' shows of affection and appreciation.

Some reliable go-to places for gifts in Buckhead include:

We took our own informal survey of several Patch moms. While by no means scientific, it revealed some similar themes.

"We have always had the girls make homemade cards — even now that they are teenagers," one mom told us, adding the handwritten notes are "so much more meaningful than any Hallmark card could ever be."

Some new moms and those with small children don't want stuff as much as they do a break.

"New moms can't expect to get anything from the kids," one Patch mom told us. "I'd say a restaurant gift certificate for them. That's one less meal to cook."

Another said: "My toddler keeps me running around all the time and doesn't sleep, so any time I can have to take care of myself, anything to feel pampered even just for an hour — mani/pedi, hair blown out, restaurant gift card so I don't have to cook, or just an offer to watch him for one hour."

It never hurts to drop a hint.

"I want a plant — not flowers, because they don't last as long — but a plant that my husband knows I have a spot for and the right light for," one mom told us. Another said, "you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine."

And another Patch mom treats herself to a hike on Mother's Day. "The kids usually join in," she said, "even if they don't want to."

Said another: "Alone time! Night at a hotel. Dinner date or night out with friends. Meals pre-ordered and handled."

Precious ones, we have news for you: Each of you is going to give your mom 45 pieces of homemade artwork between now and when you leave the nest, according to a survey last year conducted by OnePoll for the art website Canvaspop. And while your moms may say they'll treasure your creative expressions as if Picasso himself were responsible — and, in fact, three-fourths of them display some of it on their walls — another fact is 41 percent agree you're "no Picasso."

So, change that up, kiddos.

More than two-thirds of moms last year said they want more family photos for their walls, but with a catch: Give mom a break from behind the shutter and take photos that include her. The average mom surveyed said she's featured in less than half of family photos.

This survey was in 2021, but unless you wore out the shutter on your camera taking photos, the advice holds.

With inflation at a 40-year high, money is tight for many Buckhead families. Experiences count a lot with moms, and they don't have to break the budget.

"I don't need stuff," a Patch mom with an adult child told us. She just wants to spend quality time with her daughter.

"A mom's view of Mother's Day changes as kids get older," another Patch mom said. "When they were little, homemade cards and a Mother's Day spa getaway from them was pure bliss. Now the perfect Mother's Day for me involves dressing up, going out to dinner, and listening to all of their laughter and stories."

But, she said, "I still love the homemade cards and have saved them all through the years!"

Here's another idea: Pick up a nice, cloth-covered journal and write down some of your favorite memories of Mom. Be sure to include some of the bits of advice she's dished out over the years. And don't forget to tell her she was right.

Or how about a scavenger hunt for some of Mom's favorite things? That idea comes from Woman's Day. Or how about a custom jigsaw puzzle of a cherished family photo featuring Mom front and center? (This assumes you've followed the advice above and gotten Mom out from behind the shutter.)

What is your idea of a perfect Mother's Day gift? Tell us in the comments.

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