Mother’s Day gift guide for Kansas City


We’re celebrating all the moms in KC. | Graphic by 6AMCity

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Mother’s Day is Sun., May 8, and no matter who “Mom” is to you — whether they gave birth to you, raised you, or adopted you as their own — they all deserve a little extra love.

In order to get the gift ideas going, we asked you what makes a great gift or experience for moms in KC. Our guide with 16 local Mother’s Day gift ideas showcases your suggestions + where you can find them around the KC metro. ❤️

If Mom’s sweet + likes them too


These cookies are almost as sweet as mom. | Photo by @mclainsmarketkc

Someone as sweet as Mom deserves their dessert done right. McLain’s Bakery serves up delicious baked goods + is currently offering Mother’s Day-themed cookies. If chocolate is their go-to treat, pick up their favorite at Christopher Elbow Chocolates.

We’re taking you out, Mom


A fine dining experience is sure to make mom feel appreciated. | Photo by @theallen.home

Don’t want to sit at home with Mom? Take them out to Music Hall to see a performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Spend your evening watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at Power & Light or take them on a shopping spree to the Country Club Plaza. And for the mom who loves to wine + dine out on the town, plan to end your day out with a nice meal at Novel.

Kick back and relax, we’ve got Mom covered

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Light up mom’s day with some candles. | Photo by @annapetrow via @effingcandleco

Okay, maybe you just want to lounge around at home with Mom. Spice up their space with a Wine glass from Made in KC, or a candle from Effing Candle Co. You could also gift them some helping hands by sending DeclutterKC a local deep clean home service — to come in and help pick up the place.

Drinks on us, Mom


Cheers to the best mom. | Photo by KCtoday

Here’s a toast to all the KC mother figures out there. Take them out to grab a cocktail at Percheron Rooftop Bar or tour the J. Rieger & Co. facility. If Mom prefers to enjoy their spirits at home, treat them to a vapor-distilled agave gin from Mean Mule Distilling Co.

“You don’t have to get me anything this year.”


You can never go wrong with a thoughtful card. | Photo by @hammerpress

If the mother figure in your life has never been one for extravagant gifts or celebrations, show them you’re thinking about them by picking up a bouquet of their favorite flowers at Verdant. A hand-crafted card from Hammerpress would be a great opportunity to express how you feel about their impact in your life. Sometimes a thoughtful word (or newsletter) can be the greatest gift to someone, in our humble opinion.

If Mom’s imaginary best friend is Joanna Gaines

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We’re digging this cozy Airstream set up. | Photo via Vrbo

Gift Mom a sparkling clean house by booking a local, professional cleaning service (with great reviews) on Thumbtack. And for the mom whose garden is their pride and joy, have flowering trees, shrubs + hydrangeas delivered right to their door. Or if Mom just wants to pretend HGTV came to visit, book a getaway in a beautiful vacation house — bonus points if it’s to come visit you right here in Kansas City. We have all the heart eyes for this home.

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