Mother's Day Guide

The 6 best ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Austin

The 6 best ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Austin

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La Pâtisserie has crafted a special Mother's Day gift basket with a variety of sweet treats. Courtesy of La Pâtisserie
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Ballet Austin is showing a splendid production of the classic Swan Lake on Mother's Day weekend. Ballet Austin/Facebook
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Treat your hard-working mother or significant other with a Mother's Day or gift certificate from Viva Day Spa. Courtesy of Viva Day Spa
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Mother's Day is just around the corner — Sunday, May 10. If you haven't found the perfect way to spoil your mom yet, don't worry. We've rounded up six ideas for gifts, outings and meals that are sure to impress Mom, whatever she fancies. 

For the sweet tooth: A gift basket from La Pâtisserie
La Pâtisserie has crafted a special Mother's Day gift basket with a variety of sweet treats. We're talking macaroons, decorated sugar cookies and chicken salad sandwiches — all for $36. Extra sandwiches and cookies can be added for an additional cost. Place an order by Friday, May 8.

For the dance mom: Swan Lake at the Long Center
The classic tale gets new life in this stunning rendition from Ballet Austin. The production only runs on Mother's Day weekend from Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10. There are two shows on Sunday. Tickets start at $15.

For the sophisticated mom: Tea at The Driskill
The Driskill is hosting a series of Victorian teas from Thursday until Sunday with two seatings per day. Enjoy an afternoon sipping tea and Champagne as well as other tea party delights, like French pastries and petite fours. Tickets are $46 for adults and $23 for children. Reservations are required.

For the avid shopper: Visit the Austin Flea at East End Wines
Stopping by the Austin Flea on Saturday, May 9 makes for the perfect outing with Mom (or a great spot to look for that special gift). Grab yourself a bottle of wine from East End Wines to enjoy while you peruse the wares from local artisans, including jewelry, artwork, vintage pieces and more.

For the mom who needs pampering: Splurge on a package from Viva Day Spa
This splendid local spa is offering a wide range of Mother's Day packages, from facials to nail treatments to massages and everything in between. And if her busy schedule doesn't allow for a weekend staycation, grab a gift card and treat her another day.

For the morning person: Brunch at Apis Restaurant and Apiary
The newly opened Hill Country gem launched brunch service just in time for Mother's Day. ​Options include oyster Benedict, steak and eggs and more. The prix fixe menu costs $45 for adults and $20 for children. Reservations are encouraged.