No matter who “Mom” is to you — whether they gave birth to you, raised you, or adopted you as their own — they all deserve a little extra love.
In order to get the gift ideas going, we asked you what makes a great gift or experience for moms in Lakeland. Our guide with eight local Mother’s Day gift ideas showcases your suggestions + where you can find them around Swan City.
Don’t break a sweat — save that for Mom
Know a mom who loves their daily workout? Whether the activity of choice is hitting the gym, taking a walk, or showing off their skills at a Balance Culture class, give them the gift of recovery with a salt room therapy from The Salt Room or a deep tissue massage from DayDreams Day Spa.
Silver Moon Drive-In | Photo via @allyagolden
We’re taking you out, Mom
Don’t want to sit at home with Mom? Take them out to the RP Funding Center to see “One Night of Queen.” Spend your evening watching “Fantastic Beasts: the Secrets of Dumbledore” at Silver Moon Drive-In, or take them on a shopping spree to Lakeside Village. And for the mom who loves to wine + dine out on the town, plan to end your day out with a nice meal at Nineteen61.
Scout & Tag’s farmers market bag | Photo via @scoutandtag
Kick back and relax, we’ve got Mom covered
Okay, maybe you just want to lounge around at home with Mom. Spice up their space with a #lovelakeland item from Scout & Tag, or a 50-hour candle from Rafa Natural. You could also gift them some helping hands by sending The Cleaning Authority — a local deep clean home service — to come in and help pick up the place.
Bouquet cupcakes | Photo via @stovercakes
If Mom’s sweet + likes them too
Someone as sweet as Mom deserves their dessert done right. Stover Cakes serves up delicious baked goods + is currently offering these Mother’s Day-themed cupcake bouquets. If chocolate is their go-to treat, pick up their favorite at DOU Bakehouse.
One of Keel and Curley’s blueberry-flavored beverages | Photo via @bestforkinfoods + @keelfarmsagrarian
Drinks on us, Mom
Here’s a toast to all the Lakeland mother figures out there. Take them out to grab an Arroz Con Leche ale at Craft + Kitchen. If Mom prefers to enjoy their spirits at home, treat them to a glass of Blueberry Rose from Keel Farms.
Locally grown snap dragon bouquet | Photo via @flowercartlakeland
“You don’t have to get me anything this year.”
If the mother figure in your life has never been one for extravagant gifts or celebrations, show them you’re thinking about them by picking up a bouquet of their favorite flowers at Flower Cart Florist. A hand-crafted card from Stationery Loft & Gift Boutique would be a great opportunity to express how you feel about their impact in your life. Sometimes a thoughtful word (or newsletter) can be the greatest gift to someone, in our humble opinion.
Lakeland skyline mug | Photo via 6AM Shop
Mom reps LAL best
Know a mom who represents LAL unlike any other? Give them the ultimate gift of hometown pride with a branded shirt or hat from the 6AM Shop so they can strut their stuff around town, repping their city. How does Mom take their coffee or tea in the morning? Maybe black, maybe with a dash of cream, but definitely in a LAL branded ceramic mug.
The Palm Luxury Craftsman House | Photo via Vrbo
If Mom’s imaginary best friend is Joanna Gaines
Gift Mom a sparkling clean house by booking a local, professional cleaning service (with great reviews) on Thumbtack. And for the mom whose garden is her pride and joy, have flowering trees, shrubs + hydrangeas delivered right to their door. Or if Mom just wants to pretend HGTV came to visit, book a getaway in a beautiful vacation house — bonus points if it’s to come visit you right here in Lakeland. We have all the heart eyes for this home.