Mother’s Day Gifts, Getaways, Brunch, and More

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th, and we’ve gathered ideas to celebrate all the moms in your life! Find unique gift ideas, mom getaways, special events, and destinations for Mother’s Day brunch from all over West Michigan. 

South West Michigan

Come to Pierce Cedar Creek Institute on May 14 in Hastings for their Mother’s Day Brunch, Bird-Brained Behaviors Program, and Priscilla Olson’s Artist Reception. Brunch seatings are 11:30am and 1pm, the reception will then take place from noon to 2pm, and the program begins at 12:15pm. Pricing and further details can be found on their website.

For some, Mother’s Day is fraught with loss, grief, and bitterness, or a messy mixture of joy, gratitude, and regret. If this applies to you or someone you know, consider joining Stuart Avenue Inn in Kalamazoo on Sunday, May 7. Sharing is optional; tears are acceptable; silence is respected. Sometimes it is enough just to be in the company of others. Of course, tasty scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts will be served with assorted warm and nurturing teas. Reserve your spot here

Give your mom a gift she will remember forever at Altitude Endeavors in Battle Creek. Enjoy awe-inspiring views as you take in the beautiful southern Michigan countryside from above. Gift vouchers and prescheduled flights are available through 2023 and can be purchased here

Bay Pointe Bar & Grille in Shelbyville is an award-winning farm to table restaurant, aptly named for its lakefront location with panoramic island and garden views. Join them for their annual Mother’s Day Brunch to celebrate the special women in our lives. View the menu here

Step back in time with a trip to West Michigan’s Coldwater Country. The area is a haven for relaxation, home to more than 100 freshwater lakes, including two chains of lakes among the quaint communities. Mom will enjoy the day discovering the many unique boutiques and shops throughout the area. Treasure the local antiques, enjoy homemade baked goods, one-of-a-kind accents, and jewelry.

Central West Michigan

Redwater Restaurants throughout West Michigan are hosting their annual Mother’s Day brunch buffets at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, Cork Wine & Grille, FireRock Grille, Lake Bluff Grille, RedRock Grille, Reds at Thousand Oaks, and Rush Creek Bistro on Sunday, May 14 from 10am–4pm. Let RedWater handle the cooking this Mother’s Day, including delicious breakfast dishes, salads, additional entrees, side dishes, desserts, and more. Say “I love you” to mom by calling your Redwater restaurant of choice to reserve your spot today

Give the gift of relaxation! The Amway Grand Plaza’s spa boasts massages and facials that are sure to help relax and rejuvenate. The Wine and Brew Pedicures—where spa goers actually soak their feet in wine and beer—are standout treatments!

Enjoy this Mother’s Day at Ludington’s Historic White Pine Village and the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum on Saturday, May 13. Admission is free for all moms and you check out their events and tours on their website.  

Treat Mom to a special weekend in Pure Ludington, where you can enjoy brunch, shopping at downtown boutiques, an art exhibit, a walk on the beach, and more on Mother’s Day weekend. More information on their website

In Holland, there’s a whole festival celebrating Mother’s Day! The Tulip Time Festival celebrates a lot more than those who raised us, but there are a lot of fun things going on the last day of this festival, May 14! Why not take Mom to see the world-famous Bicycle Showband Crescendo, a world-famous architect-designed Immersion Garden, or on a world-famous festival’s historic walking tour for her special day? Find all the details and a list of events here

Celebrate Mothers with a trip to the Critter Barn in Zeeland, where their 4-legged mothers are eager to show-off their offspring! There are ewes and lambs, does, kids, calves, chicks, and bunnies to meet

Moms receive a complimentary gift with their tour of the beautiful, Queen Ann style, historic homes at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site! Muskegon County moms will also receive free access to the Historic Sites. Tours include both lumber-baron mansions, the City Barn, the Fire Barn Museum, and Scolnik House of the Depression Era. Visitors are welcome to walk in during open hours. Learn more here

Join CranHill in Rodney for Mother & Son Day on May 13th: a day that gives moms and sons an opportunity to escape for a day spent together doing a variety of activities, adventuring, and enjoying dinner at their “denim and pearls” banquet. This will be a day that builds memories for a lifetime. For more information on Mother & Son Day, click here.

The Mt. Pleasant area offers a variety of activities to treat mom special this year! Spend the day getting pampered at a local spa with a cryotherapy facial or relaxing in one of the saltwater float pods. Explore the vibrant downtown and browse local shops, before ending the day with handcrafted cocktails.

North West Michigan & Upper Peninsula

Give the gift of relaxation for the special lady in your life this Mother’s Day at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. Save on a massage, facial, and body services from April 7-May 16! Enjoy $40 off select services on Monday-Thursday, and $20 off select services Friday-Sunday. Book your appointment by calling (888)-968-7686 ext. 7200 or visiting their website

Check out local theatrical performances, couples painting class, and more this Mother’s Day in the Petoskey Area

Is there a better way to show mom how much you care than with a delicious gift from Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen in Petoskey? Whether it’s hand-crafted truffles, sea-salt caramels, or an assortment of her favorite chocolates, a Mother’s Day gift from Kilwins is sure to be one she’ll love!

Treat Mom to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch in Traverse City at Bonobo Winery on May 14 at 10:30am. All food and beverages are served a la carte. View their full list of offerings here

For the family of it, for the joy of it, have an unforgettable time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during their Mother’s Day Weekend celebrations. From special receptions, daily activities, and nightly entertainment to a delectable Grand Luncheon Buffet and Champagne toast, it will be nothing at all like you’ve got at home! 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a lovely brunch at the Bonfire at the Continental Fire Co. in historic downtown Houghton. Or spend the afternoon perusing the downtown shopping district and enjoy scenic views of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Keweenaw Waterway from Houghton’s Waterfront Trail. It all awaits you in Northern Michigan.

Mom only deserves the best! Treat her to an unforgettable brunch and mimosa bar at the beautiful Country Club of Boyne at The Highland at Harbor Springs on Sunday, May 14! Bring the whole family along and indulge in a mouth-watering menu specially crafted by their talented chef.

Treat mom to an Island getaway on Mackinac Island! Whether she’s looking for a relaxing day at the spa or a full-on adventure, she can have it all on historic Mackinac. Reserve a private horse-drawn carriage tour and explore the lesser-known parts of the Island. Book a sunset cruise with live music and a cash bar. Explore the beloved Mackinac Island gardens for world-class landscaping and flora. With smaller crowds, discounted prices, and the season getting underway, a Mother’s Day trip to Mackinac Island is just what every mom wants! 

Treat Mom to Joann’s Fudge from Mackinac Island for Mother’s Day! Give Mom the gift of Joann’s Fudge of the Month Club, and she’ll receive one pound of fudge each month for 3 months or 6 months. It’s a great gift that reminds mom that sweet surprises don’t just happen on Mother’s Day.

A weekend of pure fun, learning, and mindfulness for every woman can be found on Mother’s Day at the Village at Bay Harbor! Centered around the 8 pillars of wellness, the Women’s Wellness Weekend is an inviting and interactive retreat utilizing the exceptional services in their Village, healthy food, and luxurious lodging all in one location. Every woman deserves to get away for a weekend where she is showered with experiences to enlighten, rejuvenate, and empower her. What better weekend to do this than Mother’s Day in beautiful Bay Harbor

Marquette is the perfect place to enjoy a Mother’s Day weekend getaway. The historic Landmark Inn, located in the heart of charming Marquette, features thoughtfully curated amenities and uninterrupted views of Lake Superior for an unforgettable Mother’s Day Celebration. Families can explore Marquette’s walkable downtown and visit the plethora of shops and boutiques to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Book a Mother’s Day brunch at one of Marquette’s favorite restaurants and spoil your mother with a delicious meal. 

Celebrate Mom with a relaxing weekend at Northern Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire. Shanty Creek offers four villages: Schuss, Summit, Cedar River, and Hawk’s Eye packed full of outdoor fun and recreation. Spend the weekend hiking, biking, and golfing. Don’t forget to make reservations for the Mother’s Day Buffet at Shanty Creek’s Lakeview Restaurant. With a carving station, breakfast and lunch favorites, delicious desserts and more, it’s sure to please even the pickiest eater – and mom doesn’t have to cook or clean up!

This Mother’s Day, spend quality time with mom on Walloon Lake or give her a getaway at Hotel Walloon that only requires her to pack one bag, hers. Don’t forget to make a reservation for Mother’s Day Brunch at Walloon Lake Inn. Learn more on their website

Whether you’re sending love to your mom, grandmother, favorite aunt, sister, daughter, or friend, a gift of Michigan cherries from Cherry Republic will let her know you appreciate all she does!