Mother’s Day Gift Roundup for Charlotte Families

Give Mom a weekend to remember


CLT Scavenger Hunt. Multiple locations. Go on a Mother’s Day-themed scavenger hunt and collect fun gifts from local businesses for Mom. The two-day event is May 7-8 and includes four hunt locations each day. Mother’s Day-themed clues will be posted every two hours @cltscavengerhunt to reveal the prize location. Prizes include spa services, restaurant gift cards, gift boxes, jewelry, and more.


Flower Power for Mommy. Wine and Design, 1419 East Blvd., Ste. J. 11 a.m.-noon. $25. Drop off children age 6 and older for this Art Buzz Kids painting workshop. Kids create a flower painting to give Mom on Mother’s Day. Reserve your spot online, and pack a peanut-free snack.


Mother’s Day at DSBG. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8-$15, moms free. Stroll the garden and listen to live music for free on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. Food will be available for purchase. Reserve tickets online.


Noah’s Art: Parents’ Night Out. Noah’s Art, 5110 Park Rd., Ste. 2E. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 3-10. $49, siblings 20% off. Kids can create some art and eat pizza while mom enjoys some to herself.



Brunch at BLT Steak. BLT Steak, 110 N College St. Noon-10 a.m. BLT Steak will open early to serve brunch and celebrate moms on Sunday, May 9. Try the Brioche French Toast for $15, Mediterranean Sea Bass for $34, or Filet Mignon for $42. Find the full menu online. All mothers receive roses and rosé.


Mother’s Day 5K. 12210 Copper Way. 8 a.m. $40. Before brunch and mimosas, run a Mother’s Day 5K as a family. A rolling start will help distance participants, but due to COVID restrictions, there will be no kids’ dash this year. Runners may also select the virtual option.


Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch. The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $95 per adult, $45 for children 5-12, ages 4 and younger free. Treat the queen of the family to brunch in a ballroom, and feast on dishes like Poached Shrimp Bloody Mary and Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake. Child-friendly dishes are also available.


Mother Daughter Tea, Princess Style. Pretty Princess Play Palace, 1819 Sardis Road North, Ste. 360. 11 a.m. Ages 2 and older. $50 per mother/daughter pair, $9 per additional daughter. Bring your little princess to tea in a matching or coordinated outfit. See a surprise princess guest and enjoy cupcakes and tea. Advanced reservations are required.


Brunch at Fine & Fettle. Canopy by Hilton Charlotte SouthPark, 4905 Barclay Downs Dr. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. seatings. $50 per adult, $18 for children 4-12, children under 4 are free. Treat Mom to a ballroom brunch with multiple food stations, a seasonal fruit display, and chef’s charcuterie board. Email Nori Schmidt with your preferred reservation time.


Mother’s Day Concert in the Courtyard. Optimist Hall, 1115 N. Brevard St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Bring Mom to Optimist Hall for shopping, brunch, drinks, and live music from Colby Dobbs.


Recycled Mother’s Day Craft. Stevens Creek Nature Center, 15700 Thompson Rd. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Create a craft for Mom from recycled materials, then visit the nature preserve and enjoy a picnic lunch and a stroll on the trails. This drop-in program is open to all ages but best for ages 4-10.


Walk with our Earth Mother. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Rd. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Spend Mother’s Day with Mother Earth and explore the trails at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. Adult participation is required.


Plan Ahead

Cookie Kits from Sweet Spot. Sweet Spot Supply Co., 4412 Monroe Rd., Ste. D. $15-$25. Pick up a sweet gift box or decorating kit and make flower cookies for Mom or Grandma at home. Soft shipping deadline is April 27, and hard shipping deadline is May 3. Orders can also be picked up between April 21 and May 8.


Brunch Bundles at Table and Twine. Table and Twine, 2600 Youngblood St. Brunch bundles start at $99. Skip the brunch crowd and order a brunch bundle by 1 p.m. on May 5 for pick-up or delivery on May 7. Menu includes favorites like buttermilk fried chicken biscuits and pimento cheese heirloom tomato pie, and can serve 6, 10, or 14 people.


Gift Boxes from Amelie’s French Bakery. Multiple locations. $33.95. Celebrate Mom with high tea-inspired macarons from Amelie’s. The 12-pack gift box includes specialty flavors like London Fog, Raspberry Tea Cake, and Paris Tea and is available for nationwide shipping after April 26. The in-store Mother’s Day menu is available May 3 – 9 and includes pre-made gift boxes and a la carte options like chocolate dipped strawberries and fresh flower bouquets.


Wine + Chocolate Take-Home Kits from Barcelona Wine Bar. Barcelona Wine Bar, 101 W. Worthington Ave., Ste. 110. Give mom the brunch she actually wants for Mother’s Day: wine, bread, and chocolate. The $65 kit includes a loaf of bread, a bar of Cacao Sampaka Sea Salt Chocolate, a bottle of olive oil, Maldon sea salt, and a bottle of wine. Also included is the recipe card for making Pan con Chocolate.

Discounted Cosmetic Services at Paviol Dermatology. 2620 E. 7th St., Ste. 200. Treat yourself to a facial, fillers, or permanent brows during the month of May at this Elizabeth-based dermatologist office, and save up to $100 on your service. All services must be scheduled by May 31 to receive the discount.