This Mother’s Day, do something special for the babe who is responsible for making you! She’s been there through it all: studying, break ups, moves, through the good times and the bad, she has helped shape you into the badass babe you are today.
In case you you haven’t yet thought of a way to honor mom, we’ve put together a list of the best mom and babe dates for those of you lucky enough to have your mama nearby, and gifts that are easy to ship to let her know how much you care if she’s not so close by.
For The Local Mom
Tea Time at Salon by Sucré
622 Conti St New Orleans
Boasting pink and white dining room decor, and more sweets than you can phantom, Sucré’s sister restaurant is already the perfect place for a babe date. Treat mom to their spring tea menu at the affordable price of $45/person with tea or Italian soda, or $55/person if you want to upgrade to cocktails or prosecco. The assorted finger sandwiches and sweets such as Sucré Signature Macarons and Vanilla Éclairs will leave you satisfied, but not too stuffed for a stroll through the French Quarter afterward.
Get Pampered at Poppy & Ivy
5715 Magazine St
NOLA’s newest face bar is located in an adorable space on Magazine Street, and features all the latest in beauty trends like dermaplaning, and brow shaping. If you’re feeling really generous, treat mom to the 24 Karat Gold Facial. #Blessed. Kendra Scott NOLA and Kenton’s are both next door if you want to continue bonding over shopping & brunch after your pamper sesh.
Brunch at DTB
8201 Oak St
Is mom a total foodie like you? Wow her with a brunch res at the hippest new uptown spot on Oak Street, DTB. Highlights from their new brunch menu include Blue Crab Toast with cauliflower, brie, shaved fennel and pickled lemon; Banana Beignets with bacon, strawberries and pecan cane syrup; Ricotta Frittata with charred broccoli rabe, marinated tomatoes and pickled chiles; and creative cocktails.
An Afternoon of Art
1 Collins Diboll Cir
If mom is an art lover, spend an afternoon strolling through the New Orleans Museum of Art with her. Believe us, it will be a treat for you too! Their latest exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art,” brings together new works by both locally and nationally recognized artists, spotlighting new acquisitions made possible by the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund, created to honor the New Orleans chef and civil rights activist. The exhibition will honor both the foodie in you, and the art lover in her.
Finding Neverland at The Saenger
Enjoy a afternoon at one of the most beautiful theaters in the world where you and mom can both capture your kid at heart, at the new broadway musical, Finding Neverland. The show tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.
Run & Give Back Together
For the mom and babe duo who enjoy giving back and running together, celebrate a day early at the Girls on The Run spring 5K. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind through after school programming for girls in 3rd-8th grades in New Orleans. The 5k is a celebration full of tutus, face painting, happy hair, bubbles and everything wonderful in the world. This feel good run will pull at both of your heart strings, and give you and mom an excuse to brunch the next day!
For Mailing to Mom
Pink Macarons from Sucré
The perfect gift for the girly mama! Let her know you are thinking about her with a delicious taste of something exclusively NOLA. Special for Mother’s Day – the Lavender Blueberry macarons are filled with white chocolate lavender ganache and a blueberry jam center. They taste just as good as they look! The best part is, you can ship directly from their website to mom.
The new line of leggings from New Orleans Yoga Apparel are the perfect gift for the yogi mama. From magnolias to snow balls, these leggings will have your mom thinking of you every time she wears them plus looking uber fashionable at her weekly yoga class.
Skincare lines like XODO botanicals and Oxalis Apothecary have been emerging in NOLA lately, and catching our eye. These two all natural brands feature New Orleans inspired scents like gardenia and Spanish moss. We love XODO’s Rose Lover skin kit for Mother’s Day. The products are available locally at Defend New Orleans, Poppy & Ivy, Raw Republic, and Hattie Sparks, and you can order both online.
Flying Fox Bag
Flying Fox handbags are perfect for the trendy mom. Each bag is designed in New Orleans and handcrafted with beautiful leather. If mom is a football fan, opt for Flying Fox’s original – their clear purse, great for the football stadium and beyond.
Nola Distilling Vodka
Send a bottle of NOLA Distilling‘s NOLA Vodka to the mixologist mom who wishes she was visiting the Big Easy more often. Made locally from Louisiana sweet potatoes, the vodka has a sweet, earthy flavor, and is great for mixing up a variety of cocktails for mom’s next social gathering.
Mignon Faget’s Oysteria Serving Bowl
For the mom who loves to entertain friends and family with class, this oyster serving bowl will make a statement at her next gathering.
There are not enough ways to thank these amazing women for all they have done for us! We hope she loves her gift, but even if she doesn’t, she will still love you right? That’s the beauty of moms! Let us know if we missed anything in the comments.