Treat your mom! We’ve gathered a list of gifts and fun events for Mother’s Day, including lots of local options!
If you’re planning to pickup flowers or plants for mom (or yourself), we have a list of local nurseries and garden centers to get her something pretty. We also have some suggestions on how to celebrate with your mom whether she’s near or far!
Moms shouldn’t have to cook on Mother’s Day, so it’s a perfect day to dine out! Check out this list for tons of options for Mother’s Day brunch or dinner (to go) in Columbus.
Events and Ideas for Mother’s Day in Columbus
Love in Bloom at Polaris Fashion Place
Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 6-7:30 pm.
Show mom your love blooms for her! Join us to show your love and appreciation for mom by planting her a flower while you both enjoy music and a treat. Plus, snap a polaroid photo together and decorate a frame, enter a giveaway and much more!
Budd’s Mother’s Day Bazaar at Budd Dairy Food Hall
Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Head to Budd Dairy Food Fall for a pop up mini market, featuring local vendors selling perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. Details here.
Mother’s Day weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory
Enjoy Blooms and Butterflies, and all of the gardens and exhibits with mom.
Mother’s Day Family Fun: Sunday, May 14, 2023 from 11 am – 2 pm.
Decorate a flower pot for Mom or Grandma. Available while supplies last, not every guest is guaranteed craft supplies. $3 per person.
Mother’s Day Musical Performance: Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2 pm.
The Magpie Consort, a mixed-voice choral ensemble based in Columbus
There are also Chihuly Nights and Cocktails at the Conservatory are also going on in May, so these would may a great gift or delayed outing for Mother’s Day! See details and ideas here.
Mother’s Day at Easton
Easton has some fun in store for Mother’s Day on May 13-14. See full details for each here.
Mother’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop
Saturday, May 13, 2023; 12 PM – 3 PM
Petals That Inspire will be inside the Easton Station Building on Saturday, May 13 from 12-3PM selling specialty bouquets and arrangements.
Nordy Club Members Exclusive: A Beautiful Morning with Mom
Sunday, May 14, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost is $30 per adult, $15 per child, free for children under 2. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is based on reservation time selected at purchase. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation time.
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides
Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, 2023
Go on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Easton’s North District. $10 per person; children under 15 ride free with paying adult. Pick up is across from Eddie Bauer.
Book a fun yoga class with mom!
Schedule a unique yoga class with her. There are so many fun yoga classes in Columbus, including Goat Yoga, Alpaca Yoga, and Yoga + Beer or Wine.
Make reservations to visit Schnormeier Gardens with Mom in June!
Located in the rolling hills northeast of Columbus is a stunning property featuring 75 acres manicured lawns, 10 lakes, themed gardens, sculptures, waterfalls, and more, surrounding a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home designed by Ted and Ann Schnormeier.
This property is stunning! It’s only open to the public in June, and reservations per car are required. Book before they sell out!
Other great options for any day you want to celebrate with Mom
Go exploring at a Vintage Sale or Barn Sale.
Gift ideas for Mother’s Day
Jeni’s Mother’s Day Collections are the perfect way to tell mom she deserves a break! An ice cream break to be exact. Who wouldn’t want this special delivery!
Winans Chocolates + Coffees has Chocolate Covered Raspberries are available for Mother’s Day pre-order at all 19 Winans locations. Preorders for Mother’s Day Chocolate Covered Raspberries close on May 10.
Chocolate Cafe: Selection of gift boxes for mom! Pick up, or order for shipping (not all items can ship)! They have lots of Mother’s Day gift packages ready now!
Gift card deals
Red Lobster: Now through June 26, for every $50 spent on Red Lobster gift cards purchased in-restaurant or online, guests will receive a bonus coupon for $10 off an order of $30 or more between June 27 and August 31.*
Nurseries and garden centers in Columbus with curbside pickup
Want to buy mom (or yourself) some flowers or plants for Mother’s Day? These nurseries and garden centers are great places to visit!
- Oakland Nurseries (multiple locations)
- Baker’s Village (Powell)
- Strader’s Garden Center (multiple locations)
- Darby Creek Nursery & Landscaping (Hilliard)
- Wilson’s Garden Center (Newark)
- Timbuk Farms (Granville and Newark)
- Dill’s Greenhouse (between the suburbs of Groveport and Canal Winchester)
- deMonye’s Greenhouse home and garden store (East Columbus)
Ways to spend Mother’s Day
How you spend Mother’s Day will probably depend on whether you are a mom yourself, or if you live near your mom.
If you can’t spend in person time with your mom, here are some ideas to make her feel special that day.
If you live far away from your mom…
- Get your gift in the mail! Delivery can still be a little slow, so leave extra time.
- Send a sweet treat (some of our options above will ship)
- Send her a gift certificate so that you can dine together when you ARE together
- CALL HER! Facetime, Zoom, or chat with her with your preferred video app. Text or email is not enough for Mother’s Day.
- Ask her what she needs. Like, what she REALLY needs as a mother. Does she need to talk to you more frequently? Does she need help with anything?
Over 50 options for Mother’s Day Brunch in Columbus (plus special dinner options)