Buy local for mom this Mother’s Day. Shower her with love and make her feel special with these Texan ideas to inspire the perfect gift! She deserves all the lavish attention she can get on this holiday centered on her. No matter where you are in this large state, there are options for you to skip the generic gifts and treat her to a one-of-a-kind celebration.
Perini Ranch serves a delectable brunch, Friday through Sunday–perfect for this special occasion. But, if dinner better suits your schedule, then that is always an option too. Afterward, surprise her with some special jewelry from Charles Lynn Jewelers. With such a wide selection and new inventory arriving all the time, you will be sure to find the perfect piece.
For the mom who is also an art lover, she will adore tickets to the Abilene Philharmonic or the Grace Museum. Providing enough tickets can enable you to receive bonus points here if you schedule a date for her with friends or loved ones.
Butterlove Biscuits is our number one breakfast recommendation in Amarillo. It is a delicious meal to treat your mom to any day of the year, but especially for this holiday. After eating your fill, go over to The Nesting Place. This fun store has everything–plants, home goods, clothes, art, and more. It is definitely the perfect place to select a gift.
More traditional activity-based gifts include tickets to the Amarillo Opera, offering a variety of shows throughout the year. More casual moms might appreciate a trip to the Tacosa Drive-In Theater. This is particularly fun if Mom also has younger children joining the celebration.
Coffee is essential to the sanity of many moms. If your mom is in this group, consider buying local from Farmers to Market Calvert Coffee Company. A coffee date is always a good idea here too, as the ambiance is fun. It might be a little bit of a jaunt, but it will be worth it. Just like a trip to Dirt Road Rustics on your way back into town. This furniture and décor store on Highway 30 has all the latest trends in country décor. If you are lucky, you might meet Brody, the sweet corgi mascot of the store.
David Garner’s Jewelry is the best in town to search for a fabulous piece for the glamorous mom. Not sure what to pick? They’ve simplified this with a Mother’s Day gift guide of their own.
Whatever you decide to do, be sure to end your celebration at The Republic Steakhouse. Steak, wine, and whisky is always the right gift for the Texan mom.
Ally Outdoors in Midland knows that many women love shooting practice, which is why women shoot free on Wednesdays! If your mom is the outdoorsy type, consider a visit to their range, retail store, and café. Afterward, maybe take a walk or have a picnic at the natural Playa Lake in the I-20 Wildlife Preserve. Relaxation and maybe some photo opportunities could be the perfect memory this Mother’s Day.
If you are looking for a more classic route, maybe surprise Mom with tickets to the Midland Festival Ballet and a gift basket from Suzie’s South 40 Confections. After all, what more could a mom want than a sweet treat with the promise of a great night out?
Rio Grande Valley
The Valley is bursting with opportunities for quality time with Mom. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. This is a great place for nature-loving moms to hike, bike, or just relax in nature. The culture-loving moms might prefer a day at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. It is 17,000 square feet of creativity and inspiration.
If Mom needs pampering, whisk her away for a day at Avalon Spa. We recommend any of the Mother’s Day specials on offer right now. End the day at the Patio on Guerra with gourmet food and signature drinks. The charm and elegance in this refurbished 100-year-old building makes for a memorable evening.
Tilly and Mint could be a one-stop shop for your gift giving this year. This has it all–a spa, apothecary, and gift products that any mom would love. Afterward, head to Raw 1899 to enjoy a glass of wine and browse their latest art installment.
Similarly, just make it a whole art themed day and stop by the open-air Pop Art Museum or grab tickets to an upcoming show at the San Angelo Performing Arts Center. Either trip would be a neat experience to add to your memories together.
Food culture is big in San Antonio. However, if breakfast in bed is not your thing, treat mom to an amazing meal at La Panderia instead. With two locations for dine in, pickup, or delivery, you will not regret taking the easy way out this time. Another superb and simple choice is Wildflower Caramel Co. Order online, catch them at the Pearl Farmers Market on Saturdays, or at their Buena Vista Street location for a few hours during weekdays. The hunt for this sweet treasure is worth it.
A non-food option is The Book Haus. This cute little bookstore is an experience in and of itself, but they frequently have events like featured artists and author visits. So, check out their social feeds before you visit. Then be sure to follow up the non-food option with our final food option: Water 2 Wine. This small batch winery would be great for enjoying a tasting and appetizers or just to grab a bottle of Texas-made wine for Mom on her special day.
The Tyler Rose Garden and Museum is an obvious Mother’s Day hot spot. Many moms love flowers. So, bringing mom to enjoy the largest public collection of roses in the country makes a lot of sense. But, if her legs are not too tired after exploring the garden, we would highly recommend you take her to Jewel, an upscale boutique, for some high-end shopping. With the very best brands and helpful customer service, you are sure to enjoy your afternoon at this store.
Celebrate with dinner at the modern Italian villa, Villagio del Vino. They pride themselves on “amazing meals and great atmosphere.” It is a must-try for special occasions in Tyler. On the other hand, some treats from Sweet Gourmet might round out all that Italian comfort food quite nicely. In fact, this shop is full of sweets and unique gifts. So, maybe consider browsing for a while to wait on your meal to settle–then enjoy some gourmet chocolate.
Online (But Still Local) Ideas
Sometimes life and schedules do not allow for the amount of quality time you would like to have with your mother on Mother’s Day weekend. Remember it is the thought that counts! Schedule a day in the future for a local photographer to take a special photo shoot of your mom or your mom with you and some additional loved ones. Call Mom on the holiday to let her know about the plan and to let her know that she is in your thoughts, even if you cannot be together that day.
Additional ideas that are still very local, but also have the convenience of an online purchase are beauty products from somewhere like Winton + Waits in Fort Worth, or Farmhouse Fresh in McKinney. You can feel good about purchasing from either of these businesses as a portion of all sales go back to good causes.
Perch Furniture, Décor & Gifts in Midland has an online shop as well. Like their physical location, this store has anything Mom could ever want. From an alabaster bowl, to a snakeskin cabinet, to luxury throw blankets, there is something for every type of mom. Order it and have it shipped to her house.
Or maybe you are the type of family that bonds over food. Many families have their greatest memories around food. Strengthen this bond with something sweet. Tiff’s Treats can send warm cookies to mom. Yes, we said “warm” cookies. What says love more than warm cookies? Well, maybe a pie that actually has the word love on it. Texas Talking Pies allows customers to customize their pie with a personalized message and then ship it anywhere in the United States!
We wish you all the best with your Mother’s Day celebration this year. We hope this guide has inspired you to find your perfect local gift, and we wish you luck as you try to narrow down the options!