7 Local Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 14—is right around the corner, and we’ve got a motherload of gift ideas for showing mom some local love (and, ahem, proving you’re the favorite). Cheers to some sweet mom-ents and memories!

Picnic at Dorothea Dix Park

Mother’s Day will be a walk in the park if you celebrate with a visit to Dorothea Dix Park (or the NCMA Museum Park!). Play some pop-up disc golf, then plop down for a picnic (snag a charcuterie board from a local biz or make one yourself!). As they say, experiences are the best gift!

Gift from DECO Raleigh

Get the day off to a great art with a handmade gift from one of the many local artists and retailers at DECO Raleigh. Sign a sweet card, grab some kitchen decor, or get a puzzle or activity for the next family game night. 

Brunch Rez 

On Mother’s Day, we brunch! And nothing says “I love you” like a shared mimosa bucket (aw!). Nosh on a brunch buffet and sip draft Italian prosecco over at Il Falò; sate your appetite with charcuterie selects, a slew of salads, shrimp scampi and more at The Merchant; or down some sangrias with mom at Barcelona Wine Bar (pro tip: Don’t sleep on the gambas & grits, short rib hash and olive oil pancakes (!). What better way to show mom you love her a whole brunch?!

Flowers from Urban Pothos

What in carnation?! Tell mom she’s your best bud with a cute potted plant from Urban Pothos. Make the trip together or pick out some flowers and/or plants that you’re head clover heels to give your mama. 

Chocolate from Videri and Spring & Mulberry

Your sweet mom deserves some sweet treats! To make her heart melt, we rec the decadent buttercream caramel crunch candy bar from Videri; or make Mother’s Day a date mom won’t forget with a more healthful date-sweetened chocolate bar from Spring & Mulberry. Yum!

My Wonderful Birthday Suit Play at Raleigh Little Theatre

Snag some seats to see Raleigh Little Theatre‘s rendition of My Wonderful Birthday Suit to unwrap the wholesome story of friendships in question—with the lesson of “it’s what’s on the inside that truly makes us special.” Aw, what better way to feel the love with mom at the theater?!

Wine from Raleigh Wine Shop

Want mom to know she’s grape? Grab her a bottle of wine from the Raleigh Wine Shop to crack open at home or take her out for a tasting. Trust us, she’ll be on cloud wine!

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