Indulge mom this Mother’s Day and treat her to something special. Whether it’s shopping for the perfect gift, treating her to a brunch, or taking her some place to unwind, there are a variety of fun and special things to do in the Gulf Coast Capital for Mother’s Day. 


Where to find the perfect gift: 

Sew Bonita 

Shop uniquely sewn items, fabric, jewelry, cultural gifts, and goods filled with Latino heritage and humor amidst laughter, cumbias, and chisme. Don’t leave without snapping a pic of mom in front of the bright red door with 512 centered above that pays homage to Selena and one of her popular songs.

Jewel’s Clothing and Accessories 

Take mom to shop for the latest trends at this one-of-a-kind boutique where she’ll find classic styles and plenty of accessories to pair.  The fun vibes, affordable prices, chic trendy clothing, and unique brands make Jewel’s a perfect place to shop.


Grab a bite to eat at Elizabeth’s, located inside the Art Museum of South Texas, and choose from their selection of vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and cocktails, while enjoying the breathtaking waterfront views of the harbor.  While you’re there, take mom to browse over 1,900 works of art, including paintings, photographs, ceramics, large installation pieces, and more at this world-class museum.  

Rose Soiree  

Brighten mom’s day with fresh flowers from Rose Soiree! Specializing in arrangements, special events, and workshops, Rose Soiree caters to any budget. Whether you’re looking for a custom design or one of their signature high-end arrangements, Rose Soiree carries only the freshest flowers on the market for the best floral arrangements around.

Cookie and Crumb 

A sweet treat from Cookie & Crumb awaits. This local woman-owned bakery features a case with an array of sweet treats from delicious cookies and cakes to bottled drinks, made in-house, all in a variety of flavor options.    


Where to have brunch: 

Hester’s Cafe 

Hester’s Café in Lamar Park has great brunch options to keep you fueled for the day ahead. Choose from endless healthy food options, including delicious omelettes, pancakes, and sunrise bowls that will satisfy even the pickiest palates. You can even enjoy your breakfast outdoors on the bright and sunny patio filled with lush greenery, a fountain, and the peaceful sound of birds chirping.

Bien Mérité 

Get a little taste of France in the Gulf Coast Capital at this all-pink, picture-perfect place. Choose from an array of brunch dishes from beignets and locally roasted coffee to a croissant sandwich with fruit, macarons, and a lavender lemonade.

The Post at Lamar Park 

Inventive and carefully curated cuisine awaits at this local favorite gastropub. Choose from craft cocktails, seasonal pairings, small plates, or hearty portions, and enjoy an effervescent vibe for your perfect coastal holiday outing. 


Where to help mom relax and unwind: 

Water Dog Floating Yoga 

For a unique and challenging yoga experience, join the yogis at the world’s first floating yoga and fitness studio. This studio offers both classes on the water including stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes, and traditional yoga and fitness classes on the boat dock. You can also schedule private and group classes to get the whole family involved.


Yogis of all fitness levels are invited to awaken body and mind to the tranquil beauty of the early morning. Explore the many styles of yoga offered, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Restorative/Reiki, and more. While they are known for their Hot Yoga, they also have non-heated classes, and are the only studio in town with warm yoga which is a hybrid of heated and non-heated yoga.  

Island Day Spa 

Bring mom to enjoy a relaxing spa day with a generous menu of services, including half- and full-day package options. Enjoy a variety of services from waxing, facials, and body wraps to makeup services, microdermabrasion, and a variety of massages.

Woodhouse Day Spa 

Treat mom to a day of comfort filled with massage therapy, body treatments, sleep treatments, full skin care, massages, facials, and a variety of other spa packages available to maximize her visit.  

Botanical Gardens 

Enjoy a moment where art and nature intertwine at The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and find 182 acres of gardens and exhibits, flora and fauna, birding spots, reptiles, parrots, and other wildlife throughout the garden. Discover a collection of more than 2,500 different orchids at the Orchid Conservatory, admire the fragrant rose garden and pavilion, and don’t forget to stop by the Butterfly House and snap the perfect instagrammable pic with the butterfly wings.