The mom-umental day is almost here (sorry, mom joke)! That’s right, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are scrambling to find a way to show how much Mom means to you, we have curated a list of local gifts and treats, and dine-in specials (hello, brunch!) that are happening in Portland. The World’s Best Mom deserves the World’s Best Mother’s Day.
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Treats & Gifts:
Old Port Candy: Sometimes, the best way to deliver a message is not with words, but with treats! Gift your mom sweet treats from Portland’s favorite, family-owned candy shop! Offering a selection of old favorites and new novelties fresh for discovery – i.e. fudge, nostalgia candies, gourmet chocolates, Maine sweets, and chocolate-covered anything- the Old Port Candy team additionally offers custom gift boxes tailored to fit any message. You can shop online, purchase a gift card or visit them at their Old Port location open 7 days a week.
Old Port Card Works: Now that you’ve the candy, make sure you’ve grabbed the card! Old Port Card Works is a fun and unique local greeting card shop with fun novelties, Maine treasures, journals, gift wrap, nostalgia candy, balloons, and more! You can stop on into their Old Port location to shop. Open seven days a week.
Health Resonates: Treat your mom to a day of pampering by booking one of Health Resonates’ Spring Specials, which includes discount services on the Natural Beauty Facial with Leah (use code LEAH35) and a Back Facial with Leah (Use code SPRING). Book either of these specials for mom until May 31st! Additionally, Health Resonates will be hosting a Mother’s Day Soiree at Meg & Co Aesthetic Medical in Falmouth on May 12th from 4 PM – 7 PM where you will get to meet the expanding Meg & Co. team and see all their exciting new services; Receive a complimentary mini massage; receive $20 brow waxing and $50 tooth gems from Meg & Co.‘s, shop vintage and new jewelry with Nicole Souter, and more!
Eighty 8 Donuts: Moms go nuts for donuts! Eighty 8 Donuts offers up a selection of bite-sized, made-to-order donuts in a variety of unique and fun flavors, from Maine Maple to Cookies n’ Cream, Boston Creme and Bamm Bamm Fruity Pebble topped. Donuts are served by the 6 pack (per flavor) or their “Sugar Rush” variety pack of 25 donuts.
Terrarium: Let mom’s green-thumb abilities shine through with Terrarium’s Mother’s Day Glass-Top Apothecary Bottle Terrarium Workshop. A perfect opportunity to bond with your mom while getting creative, in this class you’ll build a terrarium in glass apothecary-style jars with a wide top for easy planting. This terrarium is a fun build for all-ages!
Portland Harbor Hotel: Gift your mother a relaxing stay at Portland Harbor Hotel, the Old Port’s luxurious 4 Diamond boutique hotel. The ultimate hotel experience, mom can enjoy the cozy, coastal charm of one of their newly renovated rooms. Offering a variety of accommodations including deluxe rooms with Portland street views, garden view rooms overlooking their tranquil hidden garden, and whirlpool Spa Suites for the ultimate relaxation. Rooms can be booked online.
CycleBar Portland: Fun, fit and fabulous mom! For the mother who re-energizes and re-focuses through a good workout, treat her to the “Ride Like a Mother” ride at CycleBar, Portland’s low-impact and high-intensity indoor cycling experience that promises to calm the mind and elevate the mood. CycleBar will also be treating moms to a free drop-in for rides Friday- Sunday Mother’s Day Weekend AND will be running a ride pack promo where you can gift your mom a ride! View schedule and book online.
Buzz Coffee: Is your mom a coffee aficionado? This Mother’s Day buy her a round of coffee (or a gift card) from Portland’s charming underground coffee shop, Buzz Coffee.
Designs By CC: Treat mom to a gift that is as one-of-a-kind as she is! Designs by CC is a creative haven offering fresh and colorful jewelry, rings, brooches, earrings, chains and more! Whether you’re looking for something playful and quirky or elegant and sophisticated, Designs by CC has something special for your mom this year. She even does custom designs and restoration! Shop pieces online.
Inn on Peaks: Help mom escape to island time with a tranquil getaway at Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island’s idyllic inn featuring Maine island charm. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a 15-minute ferry ride, Inn on Peaks features seven luxury guest rooms all with private decks, Jacuzzi tubs, and skyline views. Inn On Peaks’ restaurant offers an elevated coastal dining experience with fresh locally caught seafood, delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads and more. You can book a room or purchase a gift card online.
CHART Metalworks: Have a mom who is crazy about Maine and its’ rugged coast? Then checkout CHART Metalworks gorgeous selection jewelry, accessories, barware, and home goods inspired by the rugged Maine coastline. Their unique and durable products are made-to-order using high-quality materials (pewter, bronze, and sterling silver) and custom maps, nautical charts, and other cool graphics that you choose. And if you want to make your item even more special, they even offer custom engraving options! Shop online.
Chocolats Passion: Show your Mom some love with a lavish box of chocolates – from Chocolats Passion’s Love Flowers to their 24 hearts box – this is the perfect sweet treat gift. Available for pre-order online or stop on into the shop to pick up a box.
One Longfellow Square: Music to moms ears! This Mother’s Day explore the Portland music scene with mom by gifting her tickets to an upcoming live show at One Longfellow Square, Portland’s charming and versatile, non-profit performing arts and concert venue. Offering a warm and intimate atmosphere, OLS sets the stage for an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience. You can view upcoming shows and purchase tickets online.
Sur Lie: Speaking of fantastic badass women! While not until June, you can grab tickets now for your mom and countdown the days until Sur Lie’s Fierce Femmes Wine Dinner as part of Portland Wine Week. Showcasing Sonja Magdevski, the talented female winemaker behind Clementine Carter’s eclectic collection of Rhone varietal wines grown in the Santa Barbara region. This wine-filled evening includes a cocktail hour followed by a four-course dinner expertly paired with four unique wines. Get ready to indulge in exquisite flavors and learn about the wine-making! Book online.
Prairie Baking Co.: One gift that is icing on top of the cake! Prairie Baking Co. is taking limited pre-orders on a special Mother’s Day Lemon Olive Oil Sponge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream, and Yuzu-Lemon Curd with Lavender. Order online.
… Letting mom pick her gift this year? Then head to the next Maker’s Market on Thompson’s Point which will be held on Sunday May 14th from 10 AM – 3 PM and is all about mom! Shop over 100 of the FINEST local makers, craftspeople, artists and artisans with a “Mom”osas in hand! Entry is free!
Make a stop on over at Congress Square Park for their Mother’s Day Market happening from 11 AM – 3 PM on May 7th. This open-air shopping experience features local makers and artists as well as food options.
Dine (Brunch & more!):
Batson River Brewing & Distilling: Mimosa flights are in mom’s future! Batson is open 11 AM – 4 PM for Mothers Day Brunch with special flights for Mimosas! Reservations are available through OpenTable.
Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Bar: The landmark waterfront seafood restaurant is hosting a Chef’s Table Brunch for Mother’s Day from 10 AM – 3 PM with a speciality menu – featuring Belgian Waffles, Lobster Ravioli, Ginger Plum Salmon, and more- and a live Jazz band. Make a reservation via Resy.
Harbor Bistro & Terrace: Special brunch offerings happening at this elegant dining room and lounge for Mother’s Day include Duck Has, Shrimp & Grits, Pink Pancakes, and more. Usual offerings available as well! Reservations can be made via Resy.
The Maker’s Galley: A morning of mimosa flights, Bloody Mary’s and the best bagels in town! The Maker’s Galley is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch from 9 AM – 2 PM. Every mom gets to go home with a mini bouquet of flowers from a local florist. Additional offerings include a Mother’s Day Crepe Making Class. Book online.
& for the full rundown of Portland brunch spots perfect for Mother’s Day and any other day, check out our list here.