The Best, Local, Mom-Approved Mother’s Day Gifts


It’s coming…your big shot for showing Mom just how much you love her. For all those boo-boo’s she kissed, all those car pools she drove, the sound advice she always gave and the deep unending love she’s always showered you with…don’t you think she needs more than a card and carnations?   

Whether you can only spend $1 or have big bucks, these are our Mom-approved choices for Mother’s day (shout – out to our very own families who will be reading this list too!) And just a reminder: gifts are grand, but time and attention is what mom wants most! So, plan to spend the day with your mom and the family, and be sure to tell her just how much you love her (more than once.) 

Moms everywhere….thanks for all you do. We love you. 

-Jyll at PrincetonScoop

Milkshakes, Sundaes, Floats and Single Dips! All $1 for moms on Mother’s Day at Uncle Ed’s Creamery in Pennington. Stop in for the sweetest $1 treat you and your kids can give this year. Across from Pennington Market.

Say Happy Mother’s Day with a flower box! Brooks Lawn & Landscape takes pride in floral designs that are uniquely suited to our clients’ taste. Give the gift of planters & window boxes to your Mom that showcase the beauty of her home.

Pamper your mom with a stay at the Inn at Glencairn! She’ll wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, & downstairs she’ll find an elegantly set table for a 3 course, gourmet breakfast. Tastefully decorated with beautiful gardens & historic outbuildings, Moms & Dads welcome!

Celebrate Mom with the best at Hamilton Jewelers, with classic lockets & charms to hold your memories close to your heart. Crafted in 18k yellow gold or sterling silver, starting at $95. Visit them at 92 Nassau St. or shop for more.

For stunning flowers that mom will be gushing about, make a call to Viburnum Designs on Nassau. Known for artful, fresh & chic arrangements, they’re offering FREE local delivery if you mention Scoop!

Rated the #1 Tour Operator in North America & #1 Princeton Attraction on Trip Advisor! A gift certificate to Princeton Tour Company for your #1 Mother on Mother’s Day makes perfect sense! Take your mom on a tour of the #1 Ivy League town!

Join WildFlour Bakery/Café for gluten-free and delicious cooking classes inspired by the farmer’s markets. June 2 & 9, 6-8pm, $120 (includes recipes and tastings.) Limited to 10 people; call609.620.1100 to register.

Stop by Twirl Toy Shop this Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can handcraft Mother’s Day cards and moms receive a special gift with a $30 purchase.

Massage, facial, yoga or a 30 minute soak in a cedar wood hot tub in Onsen’s beautiful, outside Japanese Zen Garden? Bliss for any mom! Peruse Onsen’s online gift store this year and give your mom a spa moment she’ll love.

For the ultimate foodie experience on Mother’s Day, treat Mom to brunch or dinner downtown at Mistral! Enjoy a 3 course brunch or 4 course dinner of seasonal, fresh favorites, with Mistral’s signature international twist.

Treat your MOM, treat the family to The Gingered Peach Bakery in Lawrenceville. Whether it be sticky buns & croissants for mother’s day breakfast, or red velvet cupcakes & a buttercream cake for tea, you’ll find something to sweeten her day.

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