Treat your mom! We’ve gathered a list of gifts and fun events for Mother’s Day, including lots of local options, as well as gifts that can be shipped.
If you’re planning to pickup flowers or plants for mom (or yourself), we have a list of local nurseries and garden centers offering pickup. 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
Budd’s Bazaar at Budd Dairy Food Hall
Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head to Budd Dairy Food Fall for the first pop up mini market, featuring unique gifts, fresh-cut flowers from Flourish BeSpoke, hand poured candles from Hoffwell Candles, and more. Stop inside for Mother’s Day specials from Chef Partners Borgata Pizza and The Cheesecake Girl.
Mother’s Day weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory
Enjoy Blooms and Butterflies, and all of the gardens and exhibits with mom. Reservations are required due to limited capacity – book now!
Mother’s Day Family Fun: Saturday, May 7 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 8 at 2 pm.
Listen to a handbell performance by Columbus Ringers. Included with admission.
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!
Free Mother’s Day Photos at Easton
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm. Enjoy Mother’s Day at Easton with complimentary photos from 1-4PM at the Central Park Fountain!
Photos will be available for download on Facebook within a week after the photographed date. Mother’s Day Photos are weather dependent.
Mother’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 3 pm – 7 pm. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered through the North District, with pick up located across from Eddie Bauer. Cost is $10 per person. Children under 15 ride free with paying adult.
Columbus Museum of Art
There are multiple ways to celebrate Mother’s Day at Columbus Museum of Art, and plenty of gift options! Sundays are FREE at CMA, so it’s a great day to visit! Reservations are required to guarantee admission – book here!
May 8, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM: Mother’s Day Brunch
Schokko Café has created a delectable menu for Mother’s Day, see it here!
Capacity is limited; reserve your timed slot in advance for tables up to 4 or 6. Outdoor patio seating is weather dependent and available on a first come, first served basis.
May 8, 2:00–3:30 PM: Tony Hagood Quartet presents: Ella Sings Cole Porter and Jazz Standards
Treat the mother in your life to a concert presented by the Tony Hagood Quartet featuring the music of Cole Porter. This performance includes the vocal stylings of Sydney McSweeney, Tony Hagood on piano, Bradley Mellen on bass, and Reggie Jackson on drums.
Tickets include admission to the special exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers in advance; $30 for everyone at the door.
Discounted Gift Memberships: Museum membership has lots of perks, including free admission, invites to special experiences, free parking, discounts at the Schokko Café and the Museum Store. Through the month of May, gift memberships are 15% off with the code MAY15 for Individual, Family and Reciprocal levels.
Museum Store Specials: The museum store has TONS of great gift options, including art, jewelry, housewares, clothing, books, and more! The month of May we are having a special at the Museum Store with 20% off of all jewelry, this deal is exclusive to museum members. Shop online or in person at the Museum Store. Gift wrapping and parking are always FREE when you shop, and shipping is available (and typically very fast!).
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.
Mothers Day Stretch, Meditation and Reiki
Sun, May 8, 2022; 10 am at Three Creeks Metro Park, 3860 Bixby Road, Groveport. Mindfulness, a guided meditation practice, and a bit of Reiki. $25/person
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
Visit one of these amazing public gardens with Mom, or make plans to check out one of these lavender fields in Ohio this Summer!
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!
Cherbourg Bakery: We are in love with Cherbourg Bakery. My mom lives 3 hours away, but she’s getting a delivery of Cherbourg goodies this year – they are shipping right now! Order here for shipping or local delivery. You can also do carryout or phone orders for local pickup.
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, and some may still offer curbside or pre-order pickup!
- 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). Early shopping hours for elderly and at-risk
- 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?
Delivery and To-Go Meals for Mother’s Day in Columbus
- Over 50 options for Mother’s Day Brunch in Columbus (plus special dinner options)
- Piada Italian Street Food’s Mother’s Day deal for 2022 is: $5 off $15 or more online only with the code MOM all day Sunday (5/8).
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Mother’s Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Moms get in FREE!
TBA for 2022. Mom’s and Grandma’s get in free to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with paid child or grandchild on Mother’s Day.
Green Lawn Abbey Mother’s Day Tour & Picnic
Sunday, May 9, 2021, Rescheduled to Sunday, May 16 from 10 am – 2 pm, due to weather! Take a tour of the beautiful Abbey. Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site serving their delicious brunch! Mimosas and beer-mosas will also be available to purchase with all proceeds going towards preservation. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy a socially distanced picnic on the lawn. Masks will be required inside of the Abbey. Enjoy a nice brunch outdoors on Mother’s Day.
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480 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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