Any ideas for fun things to do for Mother's Day or gift ideas around my Gainesville apartment?

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The Mayfair is a new housing option off of Archer Road and conveniently located to many of our Mother's Day location ideas.

This post is a reminder that Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14th this year. Whether you are looking for a unique gift or a fun event to attend around your apartment in Gainesville, we hope this list helps you prepare for the upcoming holiday for your mother, wife, or any woman that is a mother in your life.


Any mother, especially ones with small children, will probably tell you a relaxing day is on the top of their list and something many of them never seem to find time to fit in. You could achieve this by taking the kids out of the house for a few hours while she gets some extra sleep, takes time for a long bath, or even catch up on some missed tv time. A spa gift card for a massage, nails or another service also falls into the relaxation category. Off of Archer Road the West Health Spa offers many options that any mom would love along with complimentary mimosas on Saturdays or Sundays. In northwest Gainesville the Floating Lotus Spa is a popular option for massages, facials, acupuncture and more.

A Nice Meal

Another idea revolves around food and the mom not cooking or cleaning the kitchen for the day. Maybe breakfast in bed? That would be a fun idea to get the kids involved with the cooking and cleaning. If your little chef or even the big chef needs some practice, try one of these fun cooking classes held at the Fat Tuscan or maybe purchase a class that mom and the kids can do together at a later date. Another option is to find a Mother's Day brunch. Spurrier's Gridiron Grille located in Celebration Pointe offers a brunch with a special Mother's Day menu that any mom is sure to enjoy or if she enjoys BBQ, try Top Hog Kanapaha. Another fun and unique option is to enjoy a Mother's Day High Tea at Teatime Tranquility and Treasures in Alachua.

Get Creative

Is this mom creative? Gainesville has many make and take studios any creative mom would enjoy. Maybe a painting party would be of interest at Painting With a Twist or another creative project or Splatter Room™ at Pinspiration or build a Terrarium with mom at Roots Plants Studio.

Family Fun

The last group of ideas include fun family events around your Gainesville apartment. Perhaps a stroll through Kanapaha Botanical Gardens or a family fun day at the waterpark located at Kulaqua River Ranch for one of their community days, both places moms get in free. If she is a sporty mom maybe attend a ballgame and watch UF Baseball take on North Florida where moms receive flowers for Mother's Day or head to the Bryer Patch in Newberry for u-pick flowers at the farm.

We hope this list gets you started on some fun ideas around your new Gainesville apartment to celebrate a special mom in your life. Whether it is your own mom, wife, or even a friend. Let's make those mom's feel extra special this year.

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