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, Chef Attended Omelet Station, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy and an ice cream sundae bar. Stable Inn in Grand Haven will be providing a Mother’s Day Buffet from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm serving Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp, Ham, Chicken and several sides with dessert served at the table. Sandy Point Beach House in West Olive is offering another great Mother’s Day Brunch choice. 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 and other awesome shops in the 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. Aldea Coffee works as an organization to work directly with coffee farmers to ensure that fair wages are being paid for high quality beans and to reduce the impact on the environment. Start at C2C Gallery, which features locally made art and ceramics including beautiful, unique mugs and saucers. Mom more a of tea drinker?
#7 For the Tea Lover
Visit Sir Wellington’s Tea Company for gifts, home & garden décor, accessories and a large assortment of tea. They are serving High Tea on Mother’s Day at noon and 3 pm by reservation only with a free gift for all attendees. They even have a tea bar and lounge where Mom can relax and enjoy her cup of tea!
#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 and Grand Armory Brewing in Grand Haven, Trail Point Brewing 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 Hard Apple, Blue Gold (blueberry apple), Totally Roasted (cinnamon/pecan/vanilla), Ginger Peach 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. Ottawa County Parks is hosting an Eagles Viewing Hike at Grand Ravines Lodge to tell the story of the park’s resident eagles. 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!