10 Grand Haven Area Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Every year it’s hard to think of a new and special ways to celebrate the moms in your life and shower them with gifts and love. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this list of Ten Grand Haven area Mother’s Day gift ideas that moms of all ages would love!
#1 Mother’s Day Brunch
Moms love nothing more than gathering with their loved ones. And everyone loves brunch – what a great pairing! Jack’s Waterfront Bistro in Spring Lake is serving up their famous Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet complete with a Prime Rib & Turkey Carving Station, Seafood Bar, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy and an ice cream sundae bar. Village Baker is dishing out their bakery goodness for a Mother’s Day special menu that includes Quiche Lorraine, Baked Tilapia, a and Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwich on a homemade pretzel bun. Vander Mill’s Mother’s Day Brunch menu includes the likes of Bananas Foster French Toast, Breakfast Pizza, and Hard Cider Mimosas. Be sure to call ahead and make reservations in advance if possible!
Skip the grocery store ‘fresh’ flowers and the big box store hanging baskets. Pick mom out some Grand Haven area flowers grown with love from the Grand Haven Farmers Market the day before Mother’s Day (8am – 1pm) or stop by local garden shops including Grand Haven Garden House, The City Farmer, or DeLass Garden Market.
#3 Taste of Grand Haven
Does Mom like to cook or does she have a sweet tooth? Blueberry Haven can put together a gift pack of blueberry goodness including chocolate covered blueberries, jams, salsa, pancake mix, chutney and more – all made from blueberries grown here in the Grand Haven area. Sweet Temptations offers homemade chocolate drizzled caramel corn, triple dipped apples, and homemade ice cream pies. Chocolates By Grimaldi’s chocolate factory can package together specialty made malt balls, chocolate covered animal crackers and better yet – their chocolate covered potato chips. We’re not kidding. Bonus: All three of the above with put together a gift package for you and ship it to mom! (Obviously, Sweet Temptation’s homemade ice cream is not available for shipping.)
#4 Lighthouse Photo or Print
Give Mom the gift of Grand Haven’s most famous icon – the Grand Haven Lighthouse & Pier. Local photographers including Bob Peskorse of GrandHavenPhotos.com, Outdoor Imaging By Brad Terry, and Images by Walter E. Elliott sell their stunning images in basic prints, on canvases, and even on sheets of metal.
#5 Handmade Grand Haven Jewelry
Stop by What A Gem! Jewelry Boutique in downtown Grand Haven to check out their selection of GH inspired jewelry. Favorites include state of Michigan necklaces made out of silver complete with a heart over Grand Haven and a Grand Haven Lighthouse charm that fits Pandora bracelet.
#6 For the Coffee Lover
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh brewed coffee! If mom is a one cup or one pot a day kind of gal, Jumpin Java carries a full array of Magnum Coffee Roastery’s delicious flavors of coffee – they’ll even ground the beans for you. C2C Gallery features locally made art and ceramics including beautiful, unique mugs and saucers. Mom more a of tea drinker? Old Things in downtown Grand Haven has a full selection of specialty teas to choose from.
#7 Marüshka Handprints
Founded in 1971, Marüshka’s iconic designs are a Grand Haven favorite depicting landscape, plants, and animals. Printed in bright colors on t-shirts, hoodies, tunics, pillows, scarves, tea towels and more – their ‘clothing with a sense of humor’ is sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face. You can pick them up at Michigan Rag Co. in downtown Grand Haven or shop online here.
#8 Overnight Stay in the Grand Haven Area
Does Mom live out of town or does she deserve a weekend away? Who wouldn’t want the gift of a trip to the Grand Haven area?! The area offers so many great lodging options including hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts and vacation rentals. Better yet – plan a weekend or week away together as a family!
#9 Wine, Beer, and Cider Tasting
The Grand Haven area is home to wine tasting rooms, breweries, and even a cider mill. 12 Corners Vineyards Tasting Room and Lemon Creek Winery’s Tasting Rooms – both located in Grand Haven – offer wine tasting of their South West Michigan wines and you get to keep the glass. Odd Sides Ales in Grand Haven and Old Boys’ Brewhouse in Spring Lake serve flights of their craft beers for tasting. Looking for something different? Vander Mill makes delicious hard ciders including their Blue Gold (blueberry apple), Totally Roasted (cinnamon/pecan/vanilla) and the Nunica Pine. Each of the above locations have bottles and cans of their libations for sale to go to bring home to Mom for her own at home tasting celebration.
#10 Connect with Nature
The Grand Haven area is one of the most beautiful places on Earth (if we do say so ourselves….and so do others!), so bring Mom outside with you to take it all in! Take a walk on the Grand Haven Boardwalk & Pier. Stroll along one of the many beaches. Join in on the Sunday Family Hike at Hemlock Crossing Park. Check out the amazing views of Lake Michigan at Rosy Mound Nature Area. Mom will love the time spending time with you and enjoying a Pure Michigan Spring day!
What other Grand Haven area gifts and things to do would you recommend for Mother’s Day? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!