The Grand Haven Area has a multitude of places that are perfect for Mother’s Day.  Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind gift that you’re looking to give that wonderful woman in your life, or a delicious meal you’re hoping to treat her to, here are some ideas for how the Grand Haven Area can help you make this Mother’s Day the best one yet!




Merchants and Makers 

If you’re looking for gifts or something to do with your mom, grandma, or that special woman in your life this weekend, check out the 3rd Annual Merchants and Makers Event on Saturday, May 11 at D. Baker and Son Lumber (720 Pennoyer Ave.).  This event will have over 40 merchants, making this the perfect opportunity to snag a couple of last minute gifts for Mother’s Day. Or celebrate a day early and take mom down for shopping, live music by Bri Baron Music, as well as food trucks from Righteous Cuisine, D & D’s Gluten-Free and Voyáge Juice Co. Tickets for the VIP shopping hour (3-4 p.m.) are $10, General Admission tickets (4-8 p.m.) are $3. The event is free for kids.

Photo: Courtesy of Merchants and Makers




Grand Haven Garden House 

Grand Haven Garden House is known for their breathtaking flowers perfect for any mom’s kitchen table, or a hanging basket on the porch. Grand Haven Garden House Mother’s Day specials include: 25% off flowering shrubs, bird baths and benches, as well as a free watering can with a purchase of a 4 inch Gerbera.  Mother’s Day bouquets can be sent with a teddy bear, balloon, or a box of chocolates!

Photos: Natalie Singer


Spring Lake Floral

Spring Lake Floral is full of friendly faces and fantastic flower arrangements.  Currently, they have several gorgeous assortments of flowers that will make any mom smile. Mother’s Day bouquets can be sent with a gift of your choice, such as chocolate, a stuffed animal, or balloons.

Photos: Isabel Grace (top), Natalie Singer (bottom)




Pink Lemonade

Trying to grab some last minute Mother’s Day gifts?  Pink Lemonade in Grand Haven has got you covered. From crafty cards to trendy t-shirts, they have a wide assortment of products to purchase for the women in our lives who deserve to be treated this weekend.

Photo: Isabel Grace


Down to Earth 

Down to Earth is a great place to go for a variety of gifts.  The boutique is full of high-quality fashion, household decor, plus fun and unique odds and ends.  One of their featured Mother’s Day gifts is the book, “I Wrote a Book About You,” by Clark M.H. This is a fill-in-the-blank book that can be personalized and tailored to any wonderful woman in your life.    

Photos: Isabel Grace (top), Natalie Singer (bottom)


The Paper Place

The Paper Place not only has what seems like an endless amount of cards for Mother’s Day, but an array of adorable gifts too, ranging from loose leaf tea to books that your mom is sure to love.

Photos: Isabel Grace (top), Natalie Singer (bottom)


Sweets and Treats 


Great Harvest Bread Co.

If this bakery and cafe’s charming exterior doesn’t pull you in, the smell of fresh cinnamon bread and scones sure will. Take your loved one here for a casual lunch or stop in to take home some sweets.


Sweet Temptations

Does your mom have a sweet tooth? Make sure to stop into Sweet Temptations for a wide variety of sweets such as caramel apples, ice cream, chocolates and caramel corn. If you are still searching for the perfect gift, the team at Sweet Temptations has created several gift baskets with some of their favorite treats for all price ranges.

Photos: Natalie Singer (top), Isabel Grace (bottom)




The Village Baker

The Village Baker will make you feel right at home with the smell of fresh baked goods, dishes made with love and friendly servers. Forget to buy mom a gift? Don’t worry! The bakery has a large selection of gifts ranging from aprons to mugs. Whether you stop in for some french toast or share a gluten free pizza with your mom, this restaurant and bakery will serve all of your Mother’s Day needs. They will be open on Mother’s Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., so make sure to call for a reservation and mark your calendar.


Photos: Natalie Singer


Kirby House 

Not only will Kirby house be offering their normal menu this Mother’s Day, but they’ve also added a special brunch menu until 3 p.m. No matter what type of food mom prefers, she will be able to find something she likes at Kirby House. This Grand Haven staple will provide you and your family a memorable Mother’s Day meal in the heart of downtown. 

Paisley Pig

Looking to try something new this Mother’s Day? The Paisley Pig’s unique menu will give you and that special lady in your life the opportunity to try dishes, like crispy duck & waffles, that you won’t find anywhere else. In addition to their regular menu, the Paisley Pig will be offering a few featured items on Mother’s Day, including a crab quiche. 

The Copper Post

New to the Grand Haven Area, The Copper Post offers a menu full of artfully crafted dishes. With an extensive small plates menu including tater tot nachos and bacon wrapped scallops. After browsing the shops on Washington Ave., make sure to check out this downtown gem! Reservations can be made online or over the phone. 




Photos & Article by Natalie Singer & Isabel Grace, GHACVB Marketing & Media Interns  

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