Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style in the Twin Cities

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Mother’s Day comes around every May. It’s a time to celebrate your mom, your wife, or perhaps yourself. If you’re in the Twin Cities or planning a trip there with Mom, there are plenty of things to do to celebrate her and all she does. 

Think about what she likes when plotting out your Mother’s Day celebration. Does she hate crowds? Love bottomless mimosas? Relish the great outdoors? Curate the perfect day from our list below of top things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding area this Mother’s Day.

spend mother's day at wood lake nature center outside of minneapolis and st. paul
Photo Courtesy of Wood Lake Nature Center

Stroll at a Nature Center 

Getting outside is perfect for the outdoorsy moms or anyone who wants to gather the whole family without breaking the bank. There are so many options in the Twin Cities to enjoy nature at a park or wildlife center. Soak in the sunshine and the spring weather, and take Mom out for a stroll or a picnic somewhere with beautiful scenery.

Wood Lake Nature Center features a gorgeous boardwalk trail along the water. Explore the woodland, marsh, and prairie with wheelchair-accessible trails. The center is a great place to get outside this Mother’s Day. Here is some detailed information directly from the center:

“Wood Lake has a 1-mile boardwalk loop and 1.8-mile trail that goes through the forest, restored prairie, and marsh habitats found onsite. The boardwalk allows visitors to get into the middle of the marsh. In May we will see a flush of spring woodland flowers and numerous migrating birds moving through.”

Streetcar Ride

If you’re looking to do something that speaks to the history of the area and provides a fun adventure all in one place, take Mom on a streetcar ride this Mother’s Day! We recommend this fun option if she’s a history buff or wants an activity the whole family will enjoy.

The Minnesota Streetcar Museum offers streetcar rides, with the Como-Harriet line in Minneapolis and the Excelsior line in Excelsior, Minnesota. The Como-Harriet line takes a scenic route through the lakes and offers a uniquely nostalgic experience. Plus, moms can ride the Como-Harriet line for free on Mother’s Day!

Delicious Brunch

Brunch is an absolute staple of Mother’s Day. Everyone loves delicious food, and some moms enjoy a good breakfast-time cocktail every now and then. The Twin Cities are full of incredible brunch restaurants, from rustic diners to upscale eateries with exceptional breakfast menus. Mother’s Day is a busy brunch holiday, so we suggest making a reservation in advance.

St. Paul Brewing is a popular destination for Saturday and Sunday brunch, with a delicious menu and a wide variety of beers and other drinks to choose from. This Mother’s Day, they’re hosting a special brunch event with bingo, a photographer, and information about permanent jewelry.

Nice Dinner 

Some moms want nothing more than a great meal out with their loved ones on Mother’s Day. Take her to one of her favorite spots, or surprise her with a new pick you know she’ll like. There are so many restaurants to choose from in Minneapolis and St. Paul, so you’ll be sure to find her favorite cuisine.

The Copper Hen is one of our top picks for a night out in Minneapolis. Their farm-to-table menu offers fresh takes on classic items. This Mother’s Day, make a reservation for their Mother’s Day brunch or dinner that evening.

This solitaire pendant features a vibrant red natural ruby in a stylish bezel setting. Crafted in warm 14-karat yellow gold, a matching cable chain with a lobster clasp keeps this necklace secure. This chic curb chain is a simple way to dress up any look. It’s crafted in quality 14-karat yellow gold vermeil (pronounced ver-may), which features a thick layer of 14-karat gold plating on sterling silver. A secure lobster clasp offers worry-free wear.
18 in 14K Yellow Gold Vermeil Curb Chain (6.4mm), Rosette Ruby Bezel Pendant

Spa Day

We all know moms could use a break to relax and indulge in some self-care! A spa day is a way for her to unwind and feel beautiful. You may want to take her out for a mother-daughter spa day, or you may want to give her a gift card so she can go on her own time. Either way, she’s sure to love a chance to get a massage, facial, or other treatment.

Anda Spa at Hotel Ivy is a luxury spa in Minneapolis featuring massages, facials, and more. They also offer experiences, including a Quartz Spa, Night Spa, and forest bathing. Book in advance or purchase a gift card to make Mom’s day.

14K Yellow Gold Knot Ring Celebrate love, friendship, or simply add something stylish to your collection with this sleek knot ring. Crafted in warm 14-karat yellow gold, its eternal design has no beginning or end.Round Diamond & Light Pink Enamel Earrings A halo of light pink enamel beautifully complements a pair of natural diamonds in these colorful earrings. They’re crafted in warm 14-karat yellow gold with a friction back to keep them secure.Petite Solitaire Pick-Your-Gem Pendant Complete this delicate 14-karat yellow gold pendant with the gemstone of your choice. It comes on a matching cable chain, making a perfect daily accessory or a beautiful gift.Delta Link Diamond Necklace This beautiful triangular pendant is encrusted with natural diamond pavé for gorgeous sparkle. Crafted in bright 14-karat white gold, its unique design features a circular link on one side. A lobster clasp keeps this sparkling necklace secure.
14K Yellow Gold Knot Ring, Round Diamond & Light Pink Enamel Earrings, Petite Solitaire Pick-Your-Gem Pendant, Delta Link Diamond Necklace

Jewelry Shopping at Shane Co. 

If you’re looking to treat Mom to an extra-special Mother’s Day, take her jewelry shopping at one of our two Minnesota Shane Co. locations in Minnetonka or Woodbury. Jewelry is a great option for Mother’s Day, whether you want to pick something out for her as a gift or just enjoy the shopping experience together.

This beautiful necklace features the word ‘love,’ making a meaningful gift or a beautiful daily accessory. It’s crafted in bright 14-karat white gold with a secure lobster clasp for worry-free wear. Celebrate motherhood with this meaningful 14-karat yellow gold necklace. It makes a beautiful daily accessory or a great gift for a new mom.
Love Necklace, Mama Necklace

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a gift, check out our Mother’s Day gift guide and our gift quiz. Here, you’ll find both popular and personalized suggestions Mom is sure to love. Here are a couple of surefire gift ideas when it comes to jewelry shopping for Mother’s Day.

From birthstones to favorite colors, add the three round gemstones of your choice to this 14-karat white gold necklace for a meaningful gift or beautiful everyday accessory. It features a stylish curved design and comes on an adjustable rolo chain with a lobster clasp for worry-free wear.
Arched Pick-Your-Gems Necklace

Gemstone Jewelry

Gemstone jewelry is gorgeous, with a wide array of colorful options, and it also holds special meanings. For example, each month is associated with a different birthstone. Get Mom a gift with her own birthstone or those of her children for a sentimental gift she’ll cherish.

Featuring a natural diamond accent for a touch of sparkle, this this 14-karat yellow gold bar necklace is the perfect canvas for a custom engraving. A matching cable chain with a lobster clasp offers worry-free daily wear.
Diamond Accent Engravable Bar Necklace, Studs

Personalized Jewelry

Personalized jewelry, which may include selecting your choice of colorful gemstones, is another way to give Mom a meaningful gift. Shop engravable styles to give her something with a memorable message, or pick out charms that speak to her style and values. While she’s sure to appreciate any piece of stunning jewelry, a personal touch goes a long way.

mother's day note and jewelry gift
Heritage Locket, Cultured Akoya Pearl Strand, Triple Row Diamond Ring

A Sweet Card

To top off your jewelry gift, we recommend personalizing it with a card. You may want to make the card by hand and incorporate your gift somehow, or you may want to pick one out just for her. While moms love sparkly diamonds, they also love sweet sentiments that remind them of how much you care.

If you’re looking for something special or want some extra help while shopping, book an appointment to meet with an expert jewelry consultant.

Raw Morganite Gemstone. Tierney Morganite & Diamond Studs Colorful and sophisticated, each of these gorgeous stud earrings features one cushion cut natural peach morganite gemstone. Crafted in vivid 14-karat rose gold, they have an ornate design around the sides, complete with natural diamond accents and a touch of delicate milgrain detail. Each pair of gemstones is hand matched for consistent color and beauty.Zora Morganite & Diamond Hoops Add beautiful blush color to any look with these natural morganite hoop earrings. Crafted in vivid 14-karat rose gold, they feature natural diamond accents between each gemstone for a touch of sparkle.
Tierney Morganite & Diamond Studs, Zora Morganite & Diamond Hoops
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