Local Gifts for Your Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the most important woman in our lives! This day is dedicated to all the mothers out there who work tirelessly to keep their families happy and healthy. It’s a day to shower them with love, gratitude, and appreciation for everything they do for us.

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If you are anything like me, you have probably waited till the last minute and still need to snag the perfect gift for your mom.

Don’t worry, we got you! Grand Rapids has a ton of great things to do with your mom and the cutest local boutiques to shop at. We have made a list of the best places to grab a gift and events where you and your mom can enjoy quality time. 

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Events Happening Mother’s Day Weekend in Grand Rapids

Vintage on Tap /// May 12-14, 2023

This event is presented by Thrift About It, a local vintage boutique. Shop sustainably for unique Mother’s Day gifts for your loved ones and stock up on one-of-a-kind spring & summer items!
Then.. fill your tummy with amazing food & drinks at 7 Monks and Two James using an exclusive coupon you get from making a purchase of $20 or more!!
Tulip Time Festival ///  May 6-14, 2023
Tulip Time celebrates tulips, Dutch heritage, and the Holland, Michigan community today. The festival is an eight-day experience like none other with OVER six million tulips blooming! Explore the magnificent city of Holland and its attractions.
What’s happening each day? Learn more about the daily schedule
Pick your Design: Two Wine Glasses. Mother’s Day Mimosa Sunday /// May 14, 2023
Leave your cares at the door and dive on into the paint party! Visit the Wine & Canvas studio for step-by-step instructions on how to create custom beautiful wine glasses while you sip on your favorite beverage, in a relaxed and fun, artsy environment.
Ticket price includes the use of all necessary paint supplies and aprons, instruction by a professional and friendly local artist, and 2-20oz Wine Glass paintings!
Learn about more springtime activities in West Michigan!
Celebrate Tulip Time’s 94th year in 2023!

Local Food Experience for Your Mom this Mother’s Day

One of the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day is by preparing a special meal for her. Whether it’s breakfast in bed or a gourmet dinner, taking the time to cook her favorite meal shows her just how much you care. 

You can also take her out to her favorite restaurant or dine in a new local spot she has never tried.

Check out the ‘Dinner Spots in GR‘ Instagram guide to discover our favorite spots to grab dinner in Grand Rapids!


If you want to prepare your own meal for your mother, you can check out these locally-owned grocery stores to buy your supplies:

Bridge Street Market

Horrocks Market

Frank’s Market

Forest Hills Foods

 Cherry Hill Market.

Martha’s Vineyard Fine Wine & Gourmet Grocery makes gift-giving easy fun, easy, and delicious!

They offer customizable,  gourmet baskets made just for your mom! Product range from beer and wine to imported beverages and sodas, fine cheeses and salamis, local coffees and handmade pasta, to sauces and oils.

All they need is a theme or an idea of the type of products you would like to gift. Within a day they will have prepared a delectable gourmet gift basket that she will love!

Marthas Vinyard Gift Basket
Baskets start at $125 and are assembled according to the selected price range and requested product types. Pick it up in Grand Rapids or have it shipped throughout the country!

Local Gifts to Get Your Mom this Mother’s Day

Another great way to celebrate Mother’s Day is by giving her a thoughtful gift. It could be a piece of jewelry from Dime & Regal, a luxurious spa treatment from Ethos, or a beautiful Michigan floral print from Shelby Kregel. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that she will love and cherish.

Dime & Regal - Infinity Bracelets
Book your eternity bracelet appointment for Mother’s Day soon!
Ethos Day Spa
Book your eternity bracelet appointment for Mother’s Day soon!
Shelby Kregel Michigan Floral Print
Customized Chocolate Gift Box from Mokaya
Customized Chocolate Gift Box from Mokaya
Carmen Wrap Maxi Dress from Covet Leisure
Carmen Wrap Maxi Dress from Covet Leisure
Herbal Facial Steam & Bath Tea from Fox Naturals
Instant Mimosa Kit
Lennon & Willow Instant Mimosa Kit
Cool Mom Tee from Lee & Birch
Cool Mom Tee from Lee & Birch
Saratoga Mug Mom
Saratoga Mug Mom from Pink Lemonade
Woosah Shopping
Woosah offers Apparel, Books, Accessories for Outdoor Lovers
Practically Perfect Mother's Day Box
Practically Perfect Mother's Day Box
Treetops Collective _ We Are The Women We've Been Waiting For
Treetops Collective 'We Are The Women We've Been Waiting For' T-Shirt

Local Experiences for Your Mom this Mother’s Day

Membership to Grand Rapids Favorites

Wine Club Membership

Yoga Gift Card


Candle Making at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Manicure and Pedicure at POSH Nails 

Specialty Pasta Cooking Class at The Local Epicurean 

Wax Poetic Candle Bar
Wax Poetic Candle Bar

The Most Important Part of Mother’s Day

While gifts are fun and all, we must remember that Mother’s Day is a special time when we have the opportunity to show our mothers just how much we love and appreciate them. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy – a simple gesture of love can mean the world to them. It could be a heartfelt card (check out Rebel for the absolute best cards), a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or even just spending quality time together. 

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