Ten Grand ways to celebrate Mother’s Day

Spring brings proms, graduations, weddings and a day honoring the woman who made all those other events possible. Mom devoted her life to raising and loving you…time to raise the bar and show her just how much you appreciate and love her back! Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day and the perfect chance to express your feelings.

In case you forgot or haven’t figured out yet what to get her, here are some uniquely grand suggestions:


Show your love with dinner and a show.  First, take mom to Sunday brunch at The Blue Moose Bar & Grill or The Spud Jr.  Follow that with a matinee of the latest chick flick at River Cinema 15. 


Is your mom a country rock fan, by chance?  A gift certificate to Boot Barn plus tickets to Whiskey Myers on July 25, at Alerus Center, would equal one totally awesome gift!


Help mom get all glammed up with a gift card to AVANT Hair & Skin Care Studio.  In addition to hair styling, some of their other five-star services include facials, waxing, brow embroidery, massage and makeovers.


You’ve heard the saying, “sweets for the sweet.”  Take that literally and head Downtown to pick up some Chippers (chocolate covered potato chips) or any of the other famous candy creations at Widman’s.  If she prefers her desserts in pastry form, Real Good Cookies bakes up some of the best circular delicacies around.  Know what would this gift basket even sweeter?  A cute North Dakota or Minnesota mug from Kittsona plus a Bully Brew Coffee gift card.


If mom has been a little stressed and needs to tee off, nothing beats a day of golf at King’s Walk.  This scenic Arnold Palmer designed course is a perfect place to play a’round.  When you’re done, stop in the clubhouse and buy her a delicious dinner at the popular Eagle’s Crest Grill.


A bouquet is ok but how about putting a new spin on it?  Escort mom to All Seasons and let her pick out some new flowers and plants for this summer’s garden.  Afterward, stay on the Southside and enjoy Ground Round's special Mother’s Day buffet.


Treat mom to a flight without ever buying a ticket or boarding a plane.  Our two Downtown brewpubs – Rhombus Guys and Half Brothers – both offer flights of their tasty taps, plus awesome eats and even brewery tours. 


A great way to express your love is by giving the gift of health.  Join your mom for a day of fitness filled fun at Choice Wellness Center.  Purchase a day pass and the two of you can get your cardio on with a Spin, Step or Zumba class.  Relax afterward with a massage at the Truyu Aesthetic Center located on the premises. 


Who isn’t a fan of exciting University of North Dakota sporting events?!  Present mom with an IOU for tickets to a UND Basketball, Football and/or Hockey home game next season, along with a gift card to the Sioux Shop at Ralph Engelstad Arena where she can purchase some fabulous Fighting Hawks logo wear.


Looking for a gift that is tastefully made?  If mom enjoys spending time in the kitchen, bestow upon her a gift card to The Olive Barrel, so she can fill the pantry with the finest quality oils, vinegars, spices and more. While there, you might also want to pick up a copy of local celeb and Food Network star Molly Yeh’s latest cookbook.  Make your present uniquely grand by adding some cool items from CURIOUS Gift such as handmade dishtowels, aprons, gadgets and tableware.

For those of you who are moms, thanks so much for all you do every single day of the year! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from Visit Greater Grand Forks!   

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