Local Mother's Day Gifts

May 11, 2012 7:05 PM

The love of a mother should be appreciated every day of the year. But the one day we designate for it, is this Sunday.

"I just think that moms sacrifice and give up so much and do so much throughout the year, that it's important to take a day to recognize them," says Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy Owner says, Kasey Reynolds.

Mothers can be heros, role models, and friends.. and that's why most daughters and sons look for someway to celebrate mom on this special day.

Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for Mother's Day. Chico Florist on Mangrove Avenue will put together more than 400 bouquets by the end of the week. Besides Valentine's Day, this holiday is their busiest week all year. Chico Florist Owner Krista Knecht says, "What do you give someone that has everything.. And flowers just seem to be the perfect gift."

Another popular choice is chocolate. Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy on Seventh Street, has everything a sweet tooth mother could want.. Including ice cream after brunch on Sunday. Reynolds says, "Lots of dads and kids coming in and picking out those special treats that mom likes."

For those who are able to celebrate the holiday with mom in person, one of the most popular places to take mom to brunch Sunday, is one that's right there in the name. Mom's restaurant will be open most of Sunday, and typically welcomes around 500 people. Mom's Owner Darien Sterling says, "Generally we'll stay busy from when we open. It will slow down a bit, but most families are happy to wait on a day like this."

And it doesn't matter what's done for mom or the amount of money spent, the thought and love put behind it, is all that counts. "I think it's just a treat! I think so many moms work so hard throughout the year and it's just their special way of saying thank you," says Sterling.

All three of these places will be open all weekend, so you can get just the right gift for mom.


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