Don’t forget — Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! We believe that moms make the world go ‘round — and they’re worth celebrating every day of the year. But let’s take a full day to properly honor the moms in our midst by showering them with gifts, loving words and fun, indulgent experiences.
Whether you’re celebrating your mom, mother-in-law, a motherly figure in your life, or helping your kids celebrate your wife, here are a few ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Fort Collins this year! We’ve included a mix of gift ideas and experiences you can do together or as a family.
And if you’re a mother in any form, know that you are loved and appreciated for all that you do and for who you are!
Flowers brighten up every occasion — whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or Mother’s Day. And one of our favorite sources for beautiful blooms is Bloom Floral Boutique, an adorable shop in Old Town packed with all the flowers, plants, gifts and cards you need to express to your love. They are currently open for distanced in-person shopping, but also offer pickup and delivery throughout Fort Collins and surrounding areas. Peruse their selection of bouquets and arrangements online and place your order in time for Mother’s Day!
Create your own charcuterie board (and pair it with a bottle of wine!) with help from The Welsh Rabbit. Their shop has more than 50 cheeses to choose from — soft triple cremes, hard aged goudas, classic blues, surprising goats…you name it! Plus, their shelves are lined with all the cheese “accessories” you’ll need, like crackers, chocolates, fruit preserves, mustards, spreads, knives, cutting boards and more. At the counter, their knowledgeable staff will let you sample any cheese and help you create the perfect charcuterie spread to enjoy with mom!
If she loves chocolate, skip the grocery store aisle and go straight to the source — the best source in town. Nuance Chocolate creates small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolates made straight from cocoa beans roasted and ground inside their Old Town facility. You can pick up these delicious and authentic creations in the form of fresh truffles, single-origin and flavored bars, hot chocolate and more. Pick up a box of chocolates as a surprise or take her to their Old Town shop for a hands-on chocolatey experience. You can even order a taster flight if you can’t pick just one to try!
Get creative with mom by taking a painting class together! Pinot’s Palette has returned to in-person classes but they still offer a few virtual classes every once in a while. Their calendar is packed with a variety of classes to choose from, with a variety of beautiful scenes and subjects you’ll recreate on your own canvas. Each class includes all the supplies you’ll need — and a bar with wine and other offerings!
To find something that fits both of your schedules, you can also purchase a gift certificate to be redeemed at a later date. Or you can paint together at home with Pinot Palette’s take-home painting kits or give your mom a Mother’s Day gift box!
No Mother’s Day is complete without brunch. And The Cache at Ginger and Baker always makes this day special for mom, and provides a fun and relaxing environment for celebrating to the fullest. They’re serving a special Pre Fixe Mother’s Day menu for $56 per person for adults and just $7 per person for kiddos 10 & under. Entree choices range from Crab Cakes and French Toast to Blackened Salmon and Roasted Breast of Chicken. All moms will be treated to a mimosa or a glass of sparkling orange juice! Plus, their menu is accompanied by an extensive wine list that has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every single year since The Cache opened their doors. And of course, because this is Ginger and Baker, make sure you save room for pie! Make a reservation for this special brunch experience here!
A visit to the Gardens on Spring Creek is a quintessential Mother’s Day activity — especially for the moms who love gardening! Take her to this gorgeous 18-acre botanical garden packed with stunning blooms and greenery — plus a tropical Butterfly House home to 300+ North American butterflies. At this time, all visitors (including members) are required to reserve admission tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. Click here to review all of their COVID-19 guidelines and procedures prior to your visit.
During Mother’s Day weekend, the Gardens on Spring Creek is hosting their annual Spring Plant Sale, which will be held virtually once again. Member presale opens on Tuesday, May 4 at noon and the public sale begins Thursday, May 6 at noon and extends until Monday, May 17 at 5 p.m. Curbside pickup will be offered from May 12–21.
Pause for afternoon tea at one of our favorite tea providers in the region, Happy Lucky’s Teahouse. Since 2009, Happy Lucky’s has remained committed to quality, selection and community, offering an interactive and immersive tea experience at their Old Town shop. Peruse their collection of teaware and teas — the largest in the state of Colorado! — arranged by type, origin and theme. Then sit and relax to savor each sip in the tea room or the outdoor seating area.
Soak up the sun and spend time in nature together — at a local nursery, that is! There are several amazing garden centers and nurseries in Northern Colorado, packed with a variety of annual and perennial flowers, shrubs, trees and all the supplies you need for a successful garden. Offer to buy a few new plants for mom to beautify her outdoor space!
Gift all the ingredients needed for relaxation by giving mom a few products from SALUS®, a natural bath and body care company in Fort Collins. They have basically every single thing she’ll need for a day of at-home self-care, including bath bombs, shower bombs, lotions, creams, soaps, bubble bath, facial care, body care, essential oils and much more. You can even create your own products with their extensive line of fragrances and essential oils — just head to their location in Old Town!
Let’s be real. Moms rule the kitchen — from baking the best cookies to creating the most comforting soups and casseroles. Go to the ultimate destination in town for cooks and bakers to pick up a few new supplies and accessories to surprise her with! Situated in the heart of downtown Fort Collins, The Cupboard has everything to outfit her kitchen, from pots and pans to décor and local coffees, and cutlery to utensils. Can’t decide? Get her a gift certificate so she can pick out her own kitchen gadgets!
How do you plan to celebrate mom this year? Let us know in the comments below!