Celebrate Mom in SWMI with Mother’s Day Brunches, Events + Local Gifts

Mother's Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day in SWMI

I remember when both of my kids each said “mama” for the first time. As those two little syllables blended together, my heart melted with my new, official title.

As each grew older, the calls for “mama” grew in frequency, leaving me a bit weary at the end of the day after my name being on repeat.

However someday, I know that “mama” will be replaced with “mom,” and it will be said much less often. These little moments often leave me conflicted with watching my kids grow up versus missing their younger, diapered versions.

Being a mom is a big job. One full of seemingly endless requests for snacks, toys, baths, and cleaning up something sticky (yes, something is always sticky).

In 2023, we are celebrating all SWMI moms with brunches, events and local gifts:

Mother's Day

When is Mother’s Day Celebrated?

We celebrate all of the moms and their sticky, bittersweet adventures annually on the second Sunday in May.

In 2023, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14.

Finding the Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

Gifts don’t have to be purchased for this special day: a bouquet of dandelions, handwritten cards, or this fun printable will make her day memorable.

But for those seeking a traditional purchased gift, Southwest Michigan has oodles of fun options.

Flowers, desserts and gift baskets are just a few options in Kalamazoo. And if you’re hungry, there is no shortage of meals from our best restaurants in Kalamazoo.

Time spent together is also a perfect gift for mom: we’ve rounded up some special events for Mother’s Day too.

Read on for all of the local options for Mother’s Day this year in Kalamazoo:

Jeannie Cleaning

Book your fully insured, bonded, almost-magical Jeannie Cleaning visit today! Serving Kalamazoo, Portage and more!

Mother’s Day Brunches

Kalamazoo restaurants are offering both meals in person and carryout options to go for Mother’s Day.

Which meals will mom love to celebrate her special day? Dutch baby pancakes? Waffles or fancy omelets with hash browns?

Local places offer up a meals for a variety of palettes and preferences. Be sure to call ahead to secure reservations.

Mother’s Day Events

Spend time with mom over Mother’s Day weekend at some of these local events:

Local Gifts

Local shops are ready to celebrate Mother’s Day with special treats and gifts:

Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day Special:
It’s your turn to show mom some food love. Celebrate the mom in your life with our delicious frozen pizza available for shipping nationwide on Goldbelly.

Click the link to order.
Use code 10%bimbos for 10% off your order.

Kalamazoo Mother's Day Gifts

101 S Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo, MI 49007 - (269) 775-1424

Mother's Day Special:
Our Mother’s Day Collection is here 🌷🌸

We have all these beautiful boxes available online now! We are offering FREE shipping on orders over $50 until May 7th.

Three Rivers Mother's Day Gifts

12147 Corey Lake Rd Three Rivers, MI 49093 - (269) 244-5690

Mother's Day Special:
Opening May 5, 2023!

We have a nice selection of Mother’s Day gift items that Moms everywhere will love!

Artistic Gifts: We have gifts made by local artisans. Below are a few photos of gifts available from several of the studios: High View Studio, Barb’s Bowls, Lake Designs, and Elaine’s Art Glass. We have more gifts and more studios!

Flowers: Check out our hanging flower baskets or potted flowers.

Edible and Drinkable Treats: Give Mom assorted gift items she can eat and drink! We have jams, jellies, salsa, honey, maple syrup, frozen pies and strombolis, assorted baked goods, fresh vegetables, apples, plus wines and hard ciders.

Gift Baskets: If you are looking for something unique, our staffer Maria will help you design a gift basket in various dollar amounts with Mom’s favorite items.

Gift Certificates: Not sure what to get? A Corey Lake Orchard gift certificate lets Mom or your recipient select a gift(s) of their choosing. Gift certificates can be made in any amount, $10 or more. We can also process these over the phone and mail it if needed.

Paw Paw Mother's Day Gifts

210 E Michigan Ave Ste 102 Paw Paw, MI 49079 - (269) 415-0874

Mother's Day Special:
Mother's Day desserts are up on GGSweets.net !!

Go get your mom something sweet to celebrate her! 🥧🍰

Orders due by Monday, May 8
Pickup on Saturday, May 13

Order online at ggsweets.net

Portage Mother's Day Gifts

5880 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002 - (269) 216-3214

Mother's Day Special:
All moms want most is time spent with their kids.

Come see us and we will help make that wish come true with a craft for her home that she will always cherish with memories of time with you!

We are open on Mothers Day from 12-4! Over 40 craft styles to choose from.

Mattawan Mother's Day Gifts

60139 County Rd 652 Mattawan, MI 49071 - (269) 668-3724

Mother's Day Special:
Since the start of our asparagus season is to be determined based on the weather, we wanted to make sure that you had a chance to come on out to the farm to stock up on some special treats before Mother's Day so we're announcing a special Mother's Day Pick-Up Day on Saturday, May 13th from 10am - 3pm.

We will have frozen pies (apple, strawberry and strawberry rhubarb), carrot cake rolls, Evercrisp apples, frozen apple cider, fresh veggies AND we will be restocked on all of our honey, jams, salsa, dressings, and baking mixes.

There will definitely be something special for the mother, Step-Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, or other motherly figures in your life to enjoy.

Online ordering will open for this pick-up day on Monday, May 8th.

Kalamazoo Mother's Day Gifts

402 S Burdick St Kalamazoo, MI 49007 - (269) 350-5721

Mother's Day Special:
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and if you're still searching for the perfect gift for the special mom in your life, look no further than The Grazing Table's stunning charcuterie boards.

Local Flowers + Plants

The Kalamazoo area is bursting with floral options from Mother Nature.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional bouquet or fun potted plant or tree, we’ve rounded up a big list of local florists and garden centers.

Ambati Flowers
1830 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Build a Balloon (Balloon Bouquets)
1912 Whites Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Floral Creations by Sharon
Portage, MI
Flowerfield Farmstead
50330 Mill St, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Ivory + Oak Floral
Martin, MI (local delivery)
Oopsy Daisy
105 S Main St, Vicksburg, Michigan 49097
Polderman’s Flower Shop, Greenhouse & Garden
8710 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002
Plainwell Flowers
113 S Main St Plainwell, MI 49080
Romence Gardens
9660 Shaver Rd, Portage, MI 49024
Rosie’s Floret
Mattawan, MI
Schafer’s Flowers
3274 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Schram’s Greenhouse
7313 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Schuring Greenhouse
610 Schuring Rd, Portage, MI 49024
VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center
1120 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Viavi Flower Farm
44536 Paw Paw Rd, Paw Paw, MI 49079
5020 Texas Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Wenke Greenhouses
5071 Market St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
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image: Flowerfield Farmstead

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