Post Date: April 28, 2016
So, you’re looking for that perfect Mother’s Day present for the best mom out there? With Mother’s Day almost a week away, it’s crunch time to plan the perfect way to honor your mother. But don’t worry, we totally have you covered. Whether your mom is a new mom or loves being outdoors or you just want to know the best place to get her a tried-but-true bouquet of flowers (or maybe, all of the above?). We’ve picked the best places around to look for the gifts she needs, wants, or doesn’t even know she wanted. And the best part is? They’re all found right in your backyard!
Peninsula Trading Co. (972 Cherry St SE) sells everything your mom needs to get outside and experience the world. From backpacks to clothes and gadgets, Peninsula Trading has it all.
Sunday-Monday: CLOSED Tuesday-Wednesday: 10AM-6PM Thursday-Friday: 10AM-7PM Saturday: 10AM-4PM
Check out Hopscotch (909 Cherry St SE), a store where mom and child can find the newest and sweetest goods to prepare for summer. Their company is big on providing you with local, fair-trade, and sustainable products. They’ll even gift-wrap for you!
Sunday-Monday: CLOSED Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM
Why not save her the trouble and bring a little bit of the outdoors, in? New Design Floral (973 Cherry St SE) will have your senses tingling with their wonderfully arranged bouquets. From each petal down to every vase, New Design will make sure your mom has the best of springtime lighting up her kitchen table.
Monday: 10AM-4PM Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM Sunday: 11AM-2PM
Head over to Art of the Table (606 Wealthy St SE) if your mom is big on cooking. She may have her own go-to cookbook, but why not encourage her to try something new? Art of the Table has cookbooks on that feature all types of cuisine, as well as lots of the ingredients and kitchen tools needed to make a new recipe!
Monday-Friday: 10AM-8PM Saturday: 9AM-8PM Sunday: CLOSED
If mom is more interested in “experiences” gifts, sign the two of you up to take pasta making classes at The Local Epicurean (1440 Wealthy St SE). Bonus—they even have chocolate making classes!
Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM Saturday: 10AM-4PM Sunday: CLOSED
Try out Clothing Matters (141 Diamond Ave SE) for the mom who’s both environmentally conscious and fashion-conscious. You can even go with a group and turn it into a clothing party!
Monday-Friday: 10AM-7PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: CLOSED
Take a look in Lee & Birch (759 Wealthy St SE) to get today’s top trends for mom’s closet. From necklaces to dresses to shoes, you can give mom a whole new outfit just in time to celebrate her awesomeness!
Monday-Friday: 10AM-7PM Saturday: 10AM-6PM Sunday: 12PM-5PM
Wealthy at Charles (738 Wealthy St SE) has what you need to help mom find that perfect new piece for her living room, or just the right set of pots to pull her garden from boring to bright! Pick up a piece by a local artist to bring everything together.
Sunday-Monday: CLOSED Tuesday-Friday: 10AM-6PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM
If she’s more into retro items, Lost & Found (445 Century Ave SW) offers some of the best vintage items in Grand Rapids. From refurbished to barely touched, they have the unique finds mom never knew she needed.
Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM Sunday 12PM-5PM
Rebel Reclaimed (1409 Robinson Rd SE) gives you the fun card, the beautiful gift wrapping, and the creative inspiration—all you have to do is put pen to paper and tell mom how much you appreciate her. Sometimes the simplest gift is the best one.
Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: CLOSED
And don’t forget to celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious meal from her favorite Essence Restaurant! We’re pumped to celebrate all the awesome moms out there!
The Green Well (takes limited reservations): 11 am - 10 pm
Grove (serving brunch and dinner): 11 am - 8 pm
Bistro Bella Vita: 12 pm - 9 pm