Delight Your Mom This Mother’s Day
We all know that moms deserve more than just one day to be celebrated. Give it up for mom this Mother’s Day or any day of the year with one of the activities listed here, or simply keep one of these ideas in your back pocket for later.
Give the gift of self-care through engaging gifts, gift certificates, or a shared activity. Mom will certainly appreciate slowing down to enjoy a spa day, creative pursuit, or rejuvenating workout. What activities would best suit your mother?
Massages at the NOW
We could all use a little more relaxation in our lives. The NOW’s luxurious oasis in the Heights offers Swedish-inspired massage services and nourishing products to help you and your mom make your escape from city life. Can’t schedule something in time to celebrate the woman in your life? Not a problem. Now through Mother’s Day, purchase a $100 gift card and receive a free $20 added to your card. It can be used at a time of the recipient’s choosing as long as time is available to book. Everybody wins! Visit the NOW at 373 West 19th Street.
Make Mom a Necklace at Rock the Crowns at Railway Heights Market
A day at Railway Heights Market is always a fun one. Vendors sell a wide variety of locally curated items to meet customers’ needs for one-of-a-kind products. One of those vendors is Rock the Crowns, a woman-owned jewelry business that produces artful pieces for all fashion tastes. Mix and match jewelry with Mom, buy her a gift, or order a custom necklace for an unforgettable gift. Once you’re finished perusing what’s for sale, grab a fresh bite to eat at the new market hall.
Rock the Crowns sells jewelry of all types at its flagship location at Railway Heights Market. Source: @rockthecrowns on Instagram
This female-only gym in the Heights was created to empower women and cater to women’s unique fitness needs. Elle Fitness is nonjudgmental and staffed by skilled trainers who are passionate about raising awareness about physical and mental health. If you or the women in your life are interested in personal training, postpartum classes, pregnancy-friendly workouts, or circuit training, consider a membership at Elle Fitness. Sign up to a class as a group for a fun women’s bonding experience!
Go on a Shopping Spree
When the urge to shop comes, why not hit up one of Houston’s iconic markets or prepare for the next season with some new clothes? These shops have a ton of interesting products that will remind you that sometimes looking is half the fun.
Check out the Mother’s Day Market at 714 Yale Street on Saturday, May 7th from 11 am – 6 pm to shop an amazing vendor lineup. Visitors can expect to see home crafted goods that can’t be found elsewhere and make for perfect gifts for the special woman in your life. Treat yourself too if you want to – no one’s judging! This free event is kid and pet-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family along.
Parking is limited, so be sure to arrive early or arrange to walk, bike, or rideshare.
On Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, locals can check out Eleanora’s Market on Ella Boulevard. In addition to hosting food vendors who sell diverse snacks and meals for visitors to try, the market offers a huge variety of goods provided by local small businesses. It’s a great place to get a gift for Mom! Home and bath goods, organic specialty foods, unique jewelry, pet products, apparel, and natural body care products are all available at Eleanora’s Market.
Houston Farmers Market
Open daily from 5:30 am until 6 pm, the Houston Farmers Market on Airline Drive offers a lot to love – and you don’t have to wait until the weekend to enjoy it. This is one of the best spots in Houston to go to grab fresh local produce to help you prepare for a special meal or to purchase a beautiful hanging basket to show how much you care. You can also grab a bite to eat while you’re there.
With some TLC, a plant should give joy for the whole season – or in the case of a perennial, every year! Source: @mi_jardin21 on Instagram
If you’re planning a visit to Heights Mercantile, you might want to visit Paloma Beauty if you need some ideas for how to treat Mom on Mother’s Day. The business specializes in healthy beauty products and services that prove to customers that beauty and wellness are not mutually exclusive. Paloma is Houston’s first non-toxic nail salon, and the shop offers a wide selection of organic products. Treat your loved one to a manicure or browse around for the perfect gift. Who knows: You might just find her next favorite product!
A day at Anjouil’s on North Shepherd Drive is never boring! The shop sells the most up-to-date fashions from beachy dresses, jeans, and shirts to denim, hats, and sneakers. Have some fun with Mom trying out the latest trends. You don’t have to buy anything to have a great time – but after seeing all the awesome products Anjouil’s sells, it’s doubtful you’ll leave empty-handed.
Her and Reese Boutique
Head on over to West 34th Street to browse through Her and Reese’s collection of high-end clothing and accessories. You can also buy a gift card so that Mom can easily make that perfect purchase when she spots something she loves. If you’d rather surprise her with a gift, consider putting together a self-care kit including staples like herbal teas, bath bombs, and lush lip balms.
Enjoy Some Good Eats
When was the last time you treated your Mom to some good food and conversation? By gifting her a grazing board from Graze HTX, you won’t only be celebrating Mom. You’ll be supporting a local, female-owned business. Check out Graze’s Instagram page for some serious inspiration! With selections of cheese and charcuterie, crudites and fruit boards, and grazing tables, it can be hard to choose just one. Pick at all the goodies together while you catch up.
A 2nd Cup
Grab a coffee with Mom and support a good cause. A 2nd Cup was established in 2012 to help end human trafficking in the Houston area and provide resources for survivors. The non-profit hosts awareness events, collaborates with partner allies, and invests in aftercare programs like Brazen Table to give survivors training in the culinary arts to provide them with the skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment. You’ll feel good about spending your money at this establishment, and the menu of teas, coffees, smoothies, and light bites is pretty noteworthy. Grab Mom and check it out for yourself at 1111 East 11th Street.
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