This year, you can ignore the sappy greeting cards, cheap boxes of candy and pink carnations at your local supermarket. You know your mom deserves something more thoughtful, something classier, something from the Dallas Design District. That's why we've put together a guide showing you how to plan the perfect Mother's Day right here in the heart of Dallas.
Give a Gift She'll Love
Buy her a custom frame at American Fine Art & Frame. Then, when she unwraps it and realizes it's empty, tell her you booked a studio photo shoot at Gittings for a mother/daughter or mother/son session. Photos of you together are ones she will cherish for years to come. Schedule an appointment at the North Stemmons Freeway location by calling 877-668-6369.
Go big and design a custom ring for your favorite matriarch at Jewelry Theory off Irving Boulevard. You can even use old jewelry to save on the price. Revitalize a forgotten piece to show Mom just how much she means to you.
Want to keep it simple? Buy her an elegant floral arrangement at SJ Silk Designs and you won't have to worry about it dying off like a typical bouquet. Mom will be able to enjoy the beautiful blooms forever even if her thumb doesn't have a hint of green.
Treat Her to a Nice Meal
Ascension is the perfect spot for a brunch with Mom. You can pick and choose or order it all and share. Your options are granola, avocado toast, poached eggs and toast, croque madame benedict, ricotta hotcakes, French toast and a bacon and leek frittata. For a drink, let her go wild with a mimosa, mamamango or a high-octane house-roasted coffee.
If you’re looking for more of a splurge, make reservations at Oak for Mother's Day brunch from 10:30AM to 3PM. The cost is $65 per person, and it includes assorted quick breads with honey butter and then a choice of vanilla French toast, lump crab deviled eggs, lobster bisque or a local green salad. Your second course includes a choice of scrambled J&A Farm eggs with boursin cheese, roasted potatoes, bacon and a buttermilk biscuit; Atlantic salmon with roasted asparagus and hollandaise; a leg of lamb with root vegetables and rosemary jus; jerked chicken with candied yam puree and coconut curry; and parmesan gnocchi with forest mushrooms and basil bread crumbs. For dessert, you'll have the peach and mango, with almond streusel, poached peaches, mango cremeaux milk foam and almond sorbet.
Find Something Fun to Do Together
Celebrate a little early with a cooking class at Miele, off Oak Lawn Avenue, at noon the Thursday before Mother's Day. Together you can learn the basics of steam cooking. If she really loves it (and you're lucky enough to have siblings to share the cost), you might even buy Mom a Miele steam oven for all those Sunday night dinners.
If your mom likes a night out, take her bowling at the retro Bowlounge off Turtle Creek Boulevard. There you'll find 12 regulation-length maple and pinewood bowling lanes and Brunswick A2 pinsetters. There’s even a cool vintage scoring system, so you can enjoy a little friendly competition. And plan to keep her out past bedtime — it’s open until midnight on Sundays.
Other options? A little retail therapy at any of the many galleries and showrooms in the district. Or perhaps you want to primp a little together before going out on the town. Visit Hair By Charlie or eight 01 salon for a new style.
Whatever way you celebrate, do it together. The most meaningful way you can show your mother you love her is to spend time with her. The Dallas Design District is full of options to satisfy you both.