7 Local Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8


Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 8—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 plate of shrimp and grits or split some apps over at Midtown Grill; snack on Tupelo Honey’s made-from-scratch Southern menu; sip on mimosas with mom in the morning (or anytime, really) at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen; or get your grub via Irregardless Cafe’s globally inspired, locally sourced (and vegetarian-friendly!) menu. 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!

In The Heights Play at Raleigh Little Theatre

Snag some seats to see (and maybe sing along to?) Raleigh Little Theatre’s rendition of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lively and powerful Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights. It’ll be hard to upstage a Mother’s Day spent at the theater!

Wine at BottleMixx

Want mom to know she’s grape? Grab her a bottle of wine from BottleMixx or take her out for a tasting. Trust us, she’ll be on cloud wine!





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