Here are our suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts and things to do. Mostly, they’re ideas for spending time with your mom, doing something she likes to do. Whether your mom is an indoor or outdoor gal, we found a little something for everyone.
About Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is observed in different ways around the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to make Mother’s Day an official holiday on the second Sunday of May.
Many families honor their mom with flowers, cards, gifts, and breakfast in bed.
If your mom lives in a different city and travel isn’t possible, no doubt you make a phone call to let her know how much she means to you. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
Many people decry the over-commercialization of holidays. And Mother’s Day is no exception.
But, we’ve got lots of suggestions below for a meaningful Mother’s Day that won’t break the bank. Use our ideas to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, dine out for brunch or dinner, or simply spend some time with her on a special outing. It’s a day to acknowledge your mom and honor the contributions and sacrifices she made for you.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Note that typical Mother’s Day gift items tend to increase in price shortly before the holiday. These include mom-favorites such as jewelry, perfume, and flowers. If you can, purchase these items in advance to save a little money.
But you probably know your mom pretty well. Some of the places you can find unique and lovely gifts are museum stores, art galleries, and glass studios. At these stores, you can find an interesting selection of gift items at a range of prices. Check our list of the Best retailers for gift ideas, party supplies, holiday décor.
Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner
If you plan to dine out with mom, check our list of Best affordable restaurants for Mother’s Day at Seattle-Tacoma restaurants, which focuses on popular local restaurants with modest prices for brunch or dinner.
Things to do Mother’s Day weekend 2019
(If nothing is listed below, this year’s Mother’s Day events haven’t been updated on our calendar. We usually begin to update Mother’s Day events sometime in April for the upcoming year.)
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019