Crafting a Memorable Mother’s Day Experience 

Promotional Mother's Day Gift Guide sign from The Scout Guide Minneapolis, featuring elegant script on a pink background with a floral arrangement visible in the corner.

Gifts are nice, dinner out is tasty, and an adventure together is fun, but when you combine them, much like the finished product of your favorite dessert, you can turn any day into magic. In honor of Mom, and because we all know she’s a fan of a little delegation, your assignment: 

Pick one local venue from each category below for the ultimate Mother’s Day experience. Mom more than deserves the perfect day with those who love her most, plus… nobody wants to be grounded on a sunny spring Sunday. 



SCOUTEDFiesta De Flores┃May 5th┃@shopbachmans┃At Bachman’s on Lyndale, you’ll find the photo opportunity of the spring! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, and this colorful season, with a photo taken next to a live donkey decked out in gorgeous flowers. Then take Mom shopping for garden gifts.

J. Carver Distillery

SCOUTED┃Complimentary Cocktail Class┃May 11th┃@jcarverdistillery┃Join J. Carver Distillery as they celebrate Waconia’s annual Sister Saturday event, a day full of shopping, eating and lots of deals. Gina Holman, founding partner and cocktail creator extraordinaire, will be hosting a complimentary cocktail class showcasing two cocktails that you’ll get to sample, with recipes to take home.

ONX + Amelia

SCOUTEDONX + Amelia on Demand@onx.and.amelia┃Get in shape without even having to leave your living room! Set up mom’s mat and yours in front of the TV for ONX + Amelia on Demand. A monthly membership will give Mom access to hundreds of video workouts… and they add new ones every week!   

Roxy Rentals

SCOUTEDA luxurious weekend rental@roxyrentals┃Take spoiling mom to a whole new level this Mother’s Day with a stay at one of Roxy Rentals’ meticulously maintained and beautifully decorated properties. Can we interest you in the Boho Bungalow, Luxe Leisure, or the Zen Den? 

Minneapolis Institute of ArtFamily Day┃The second Sunday of every month┃@artsmia┃This is an event perfect for all ages! Storytelling, gallery hunts, demonstrations, and more, all inspired by MIA’s creations, will make for a creative, exciting, and educational family fun day.  

Minnesota Landscape ArboretumGuided Plant Walk┃Various days in May and June┃@mn_arb┃Ah, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a feast for the eyes. What if you could go on an adventure with an experienced staff member or volunteer and learn for a free walk through their main gardens? You can with their Guided Plant Walks. Lace up your tennies and let them lead the way. 



SCOUTEDAn arrangement from the Seasonal Designer Collection@shopbachmansWander into Watercolor with Raspberry Kisses and some Sweet Devotion for mom. Let her know she’s the Buzz of the Beehive and that you Cherish every Blue Belle Morning you get to spend with her. 

Brick + Linen

SCOUTEDGalina Pitcher@shoppebricklinenKitchen accents, wall decor, bathroom beauty, everything you find at Brick + Linen will bring a smile to mom’s face and a little splendor to her home. 

Cedar and Cypress Designs

SCOUTEDMel Earrings@shopcedarandcypress┃These gorgeous link huggie style earrings are a versatile accessory that every mom will love. They come in both gold and silver, so choose her favorite metal, then watch in delight as she opens this beautiful, heartfelt gift from a beautiful, heartfelt small business.  

Center for Collaborative Health

SCOUTEDA holistic experience@centerforcollaborativehealth┃Give the gift of health with an acupuncture session (great for stress reduction and pain relief, and more) or a Private Pilates class (will improve core strength and flexibility!) 

Cosmic Child Crystals

SCOUTEDCrystal Counseling@cosmicchildcrystals┃Make an appointment for mom to meet with the consulting team at Cosmic Child Crystals. They’ll help her transform her home or office with specially curated crystals that match her energy and elevate her space beautifully and energetically.

Erica Suzanne Matchmaking

SCOUTEDA Modern Day Match@ericasuzannematchmaking┃Is your mom ready to find ‘her person’ but doesn’t know where to look? Set her up with a connector from Erica Suzanne’s team to start the process of finding love in all the right places.  


SCOUTED┃Wandler Lin Mini Straw Bag┃@martinpatrick3┃Who doesn’t love shopping? Take Mom to MartinPatrick3, for a sophisticated experience and a luxurious and stylish gift. The Wandler Lin Mini Straw Bag is perfect for dressy occasions or for casual everyday wear.

Mulberrys Garment Care

SCOUTEDWash & Fold Laundry Subscription Service@mulberrysgarmentcare┃They not only wash it and fold it, they’ll deliver it! Right to her front door! *wins Mother’s Day* 

Natreum North Loop or Natreum Northeast

SCOUTED┃Sun Dogs 22 Purple Lemonade┃@natreum_northloop or @natreum_northeast┃This unique twist on springy, refreshing lemonade will be a lovely addition to any mom’s refrigerator. Once inside this elevated wellness dispensary, there’s no doubt you will find many more goodies for mom and for you!

Nosh & Gather

SCOUTED Online digital Charcuterie class@noshandgather┃”Yum!” “Pretty!” “Thank you!” These are the remarks you’ll receive after mom realizes she gets to learn how to make her own elevated charcuterie board with the master herself, Liza Atkinson. This digital class is perfect for beginners, and includes the list of ingredients to purchase, and what’s more, it’s yours for life!


SCOUTEDFashion or Professional Shots@profeshie┃Is mom in need of a new headshot or new photos for her website or social media? Will she love to get dressed up for an exciting fashion shoot, just for fun? The team at Profeshie will definitely get her good side with their professional studio atmosphere and passionate, experienced photographers.


SCOUTEDCross Necklace@sixmn┃This marine grade gold, 20 inch gem of a Mother’s Day gift is available at SIX MN, an upscale women’s boutique in Excelsior. Their chic offerings will purposefully fit into any woman’s wardrobe as quality, timeless additions. Mom will want to see where her gorgeous new necklace came from, so plan a visit!

Soundwoven Goods

SCOUTEDMatisse Compact Eco Friendly Wind Resistant Umbrella@soundwovengoods┃Cute, eco-friendly, handmade… What other qualities do you want or need in your Mother’s Day gift? 

The Yoga Center Retreat

SCOUTEDWellness Services@theyogacenterretreat┃Massage, physical, or yoga therapy, plus esthetics services by Nuna Esthetics, there’s no doubt you’ll find something to spoil mom rotten.


SCOUTEDAir duct cleaning@zerorez_mn┃Who doesn’t want clean air on Mother’s Day, and every day? Set up an appointment for mom to have her air ducts cleaned. You know she’s been talking about it forever, now it’ll finally get done and she doesn’t even have to lift a finger!

Vibrance Med SpaA Vibrance spa experience@vibrancemedspa.edina┃Peruse the menu of esthetic experiences at this luxury spa for a gift that will enhance mom’s inner and outer beauty. Waxing, facials, hand treatments, and more will make her feel like the queen that she is.  


Backstory Coffee Roasters 

SCOUTEDCoffee and a treat@backstorycoffee┃Cozy up at Backstory Coffee’s quaint St. Paul location or experience a coffee date in a whole new way at their North Loop locale. Their specialty coffees and everyday favorites, along with warm and decadent baked goods, are just what the Mother’s Day doctor ordered. 

Groveland Confections 

SCOUTEDSweet confections for the sweetest lady in your life┃Stop in to this newly remodeled shop with mom for a few samples, or gift her with a bag of goodies. This chocolatier’s delicates are a million steps above your every day chocolate bar. We’re talking designer chocolate bars, truffles, seasonal specialties, custom gift boxes, and so much more to sweeten mom’s day. 

Nosh &  Gather weekly meal service

SCOUTEDNosh to Go Weekly Meal Service@noshandgather┃Order mom a week’s (or more!) worth of homemade meals from Nosh & Gather’s Nosh to Go weekly menu. It’s a gift of ready to eat, delicious meals made from quality ingredients, and the gift of time saving convenience. 

The Waterbury Restaurant inside Waterbury House

SCOUTEDMother’s Day Brunch┃May 12th┃@waterburyhousempls┃You’ll find a refined Mother’s Day menu and atmosphere at The Waterbury Restaurant. Come for the Goat Cheese Agnolotti, stay for the superb service (and Iced Matcha Latte.) 

Cooks┃BellecourEasy Breezy Delicious Mother’s Day┃Pick up May 10th – 12th┃ @cooksbellecour┃Celebrate Mom with bakery delights at Cooks Bellecour’s special bakery set up. Choose between five scrumptious edible works of art, or select an assortment, to top off the perfect Mother’s Day brunch at home. Orders will be a ‘breeze’ through Tock, and can be conveniently picked up in stores May 10th – 12th.

Lola’s LakehouseMother’s Day Brunch┃May 12th┃@lolaslakehousemn┃Five words: Smoked Gouda Au Gratin Hash Browns. Feast by glorious Lake Waconia this Mother’s Day and enjoy Smoked Au Gratin Hash Browns and so much more. This is a popular one so make your reservations now!