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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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.