Mother's Day 2021 Gift Guide!
It is officially the time of year where we all panic and try to think of a great gift for our Moms on Mother’s Day. We always encourage you to shop local and celebrate local… And this year, we’re excited to see that there are more in-person events happening! But we also have other options to cater to everyone’s comfort zone! Here’s a round-up of gifts & events:
Gifts & Wellness
Intention Candles from BE. – Life Art Magic – Honor your Mom with something unique to her. With over 10 scents & intentions, you can find the perfect one for your Mom! These are unique essential oil, crystal and herb-infused soy candles to spark new inspiration. If you haven’t done one of these candles before, don’t worry! Each comes with a sacred ritual card that gives you instructions.
Rainbow Cupboard (Clinton) – They know what Moms want for Mother’s Day & it’s PLANTS! Rainbow Cupboard specializes in air plants, houseplant rootings, vegan foaming soap, vegan fudge & so much more. Stop by the village to pick up a variety of gifts!
Brimfield Farm Winery (Clinton) – Brimfield will customize and create a wine & cheese basket of your choice for your Mom! Call (315) 853-8175 to arrange and order!
Skana & Ashi Day Spas Gift Cards (Verona) – Who doesn’t love to be pampered? This Mother’s Day is no exception… Stop into Turning Stone Resort Casino and grab Mom a gift card to one of these nationally ranked spas. Services range from mani/pedis to facials to massages & more! Plus, you could even buy yourself one and join Mom for some bonding time.
A few other spots we love who focus on flowers and plants are: Chester’s Flower Shop (Utica), GreenScapes Garden Center & Landscape Co. (Whitesboro), Freedom Farm Market (Vernon) & R. Jones Nursery & Landscape Center (Rome).
Another unique idea are staycations at local Bed & Breakfasts like The Rosemont Inn (Utica) who is running a May Special! With any 2-night stay in May, they’ll deliver a cheese board & sparkling beverage to your room for free! We also recommend checking out The Arbor Inn of Clinton & The Golden Maple Tree Inn (Barneveld).
Food & Brunch – Sunday, 5/9
Chicken BBQ at 16 Stone Pub and Brewery (Holland Patent) – Treat your amazing Mom to a chicken BBQ for Mother’s Day at 16 Stone. Starting at noon, the chicken BBQ will be $12 and includes a chicken half, baked beans, mac salad & dessert. Presales will be available!
Mother’s Day 2021 with The Spaghetti Factory (Verona Beach) – Their third Mother’s Day will be the best! They will take reservations from 12-7pm and have a new menu, beverage specials, and each Mom will receive a special gift!
Woodland Farm Brewery Brunch (Utica) – Let Woodland serve everyone brunch. This is a family-friendly venue so bring the kids! They’ll be offering specials including a brownie waffle topped w/ bourbon whipped cream and strawberries, Belgian waffle with pecan bourbon maple topping & mixed berry flatbreads. They’re accepting reservations so call ahead (315) 864-3051.
Brunch at Creekside Inn (Verona) – Creekside is serving up brunch from 10am-1pm. Reservations are highly recommended by calling (315) 280-0025. Cost is $26/person and all brunches include mini muffins, pastries, fruit salad served family style. Delicious entrée options include strawberry rolled French toast, lemon ricotta pancakes (GF), chicken & waffle sandwich, huevos rancheros (GF) & more!
Bubbles by the Sea Sundays at Captain John’s Restaurant & Tiki Bar (Sylvan Beach) – Lobster and champagne for only $18.99. Treat Mom & reserve now at (315) 762-9949. Captain John’s is newly remodeled with island vibes and a new menu!
Check out the restaurants in Sylvan Beach and try somewhere new! Places like the Pancake House, Carbone’s Beachside Featuring Bone-Yard BBQ, Canal View Café, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach, Oneida Lake Brew Haus & Sunset Grill.
Wednesday, 5/5-Sunday, 5/9 – Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Sangertown Square Mall (New Hartford) – Holy Cross Academy returns to Sangertown for their annual Plant Sale! Guests will find beautiful hanging baskets, potted plants and annual plants to add to the garden. This will take place in the upper lot. And don’t forget to stop into Sangertown to visit different stores for more great gifts for Mom!
Thursday, 5/6 - Mother’s Day Picnic with Waterville Public Library (Waterville) - Bring a blanket & a picnic to the library with your family and celebrate Mom early! Together you can enjoy the beautiful grounds, take a walk on the nature trail and share a book or two. The library will provide each family with a bag filled with activities to enjoy together. Register here: https://forms.gle/KY7aGL8m1dLcD6zU6
Friday, 5/7 & Saturday, 5/8 – Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop with The Adirondack Ink (Sherrill) – Hours are Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 12-4pm. There will be hand-lettered signs, handmade jewelry, and other goodies for sale plus DIY paint kits, gift cards & more! Either bring Mom with you or stop by to pick her up a gift!
Saturday, 5/8 – Mother’s Day Pop-Up at The Compound (Clinton) – Join for the Get Mom What She Really Wants Pop-Up featuring Pine Hills Farmstead fresh flower bouquets & handmade clay earrings from Rose & Poppy Co.. There will be specials like ½ dozen macaroon boxes from The Toast Cazenovia, a full butter fridge, ½ off menu items if you call your Mom and BOGO if you bring her!
Saturday, 5/8 – Moms and Minis Mother’s Day Event with Old Stone Stables (Holland Patent) – Join for a memorable day at the farm. Each family designs a 6” pot & creates a floral planted arrangement, plus other activities like snuggles and selfies with the mini horses, pony rides for kids & refreshments in the party room. Admission is $40/child & Mom +1 other adult ($20 for each additional child). Private Message Old Stone Stables to reserve your spot!
Saturday, 5/8 & Sunday, 5/ 9 – Mother’s Day Celebration Weekend at Villa Verona Vineyard (Verona) – Treat that special Mom, Grandma or Aunt to a wine tasting. On Saturday & Sunday, receive $1 off all glasses of wine, slushies, and beer flights. On Saturday, there will be a surprise special guest in the tasting room, plus great food & drink specials. And the deck will be open all weekend!
Sunday, 5/9 - Mother’s Day Bingo at Turning Stone (Verona) – Plan a wonderful Mother’s Day out! All Moms receive a $10 bingo coupon. Plus, the first 500 Moms will receive a special gift.
Sunday, 5/9 - Open Studio at Painting with a Twist (New Hartford) – Treat Mom to a fun, creative afternoon out. Every painter can choose a different painting from the selection at the studio & there are hundred of choices! No art experience necessary as step-by-step instruction provided. Free mimosas (1 per customer) and chocolates will be provided. Feel free to bring other drinks and snacks!
Sunday, 5/9 – Free Admission for Moms at the Utica Zoo (Utica) – This Sunday, all Moms will get in free to the Utica Zoo from 10am-4:30pm courtesy of Gates-Cole Insurance! Spend the day taking a relaxing stroll around the zoo and don’t forget to grab a gift from the TreeTop Gift Shop!