Don’t get me wrong, Moms love brunch. But if you want to leave the basic itinerary behind and step up your Mother’s Day game, try one of these unique Mother’s Day ideas in Detroit.
A picnic on Belle Isle–the perfect Mother’s Day idea
Spend an afternoon taking in the sights at Belle Isle – there’s nothing quite like it. Pack Detroit themed snacks from Devries & Co., but make sure you stop there on Saturday, they’re not open on Sunday!
Bike the Detroit Riverfront or Dequindre Cut
Cross your fingers for nice weather, grab a ride from Wheelhouse Detroit and bike your way along Detroit’s International Riverfront and/or the Dequindre Cut. Stop in Rivard Plaza for a break and to take in the views of river.
Take Mom out to a Detroit Tigers ball game
Kayak on Belle Isle in Detroit
Enjoy the great outdoors with a kayaking trip on Belle Isle. You can rent the kayaks from RKC Adventures on the island. Explore the inland lakes and catch some sun while spending some quality time with Mom.
If your Mom is the golfing type, check out metro Detroit’s best golf courses and spend the day on the green.
Be Mom’s shopping buddy
Shop till you drop at Somerset Collection, The Mall at Partridge Creek and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Or, enjoy the outdoors while browsing the downtown shops in Birmingham, Royal Oak or Plymouth. Either way, Mom will have her pick of some choice gifts.
Continue the Mother’s Day celebration by taking Mom to Eastern Market Flower Day on May 20th. Growers flock from across the Midwest to display a variety of flowers. This Detroit tradition has been taking place since 1967. Come early if you want to see the best selection.
Detroit gift ideas
Maybe you prefer to buy Mom a little something from Detroit instead. Here are some good options.
Harveys seatbelt bags: These iconic bags are literally made out of seat belts. Snag one from Pure Detroit.
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. coffee: Buy Mom a coffee of the month subscription box. She’ll never go un-caffeinated. (A win-win for the both of you).
Bon Bon Bon: Does Mom have a sweet tooth? Then she’ll love a box of these little handcrafted chocolates. You can send her a box, too. Or if you really want to be extra, sign Mom up for a bon making class.
Rebel Nell jewelry: Pick out Mom a necklace from Rebel Nell. You’ll not only be buying Mom a great statement piece, but you’ll also be supporting disadvantaged women in Detroit.
There are plenty more things to do in Detroit. Check them out!
- Belle Isle State Park
2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-821-9844 Highlight on map | More Details
- DeVries & Co. 1887
2468 Market St., Detroit, MI 48207313-568-7777 Highlight on map | More Details
- Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-656-2453 Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48202313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
- Somerset Collection
2800 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI 48084248-643-6360 Highlight on map | More Details
- The Mall at Partridge Creek
17420 Hall Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038586-226-0330 Highlight on map | More Details
- Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326248-454-5000 Highlight on map | More Details
- Birmingham Principal Shopping District
151 Martin St., Birmingham, MI 48009248-530-1200 Highlight on map | More Details
- Downtown Plymouth
850 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth, MI 48170734-453-1540 Highlight on map | More Details
- Eastern Market
Russell Street between Mack Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207313-833-9300 Highlight on map | More Details
- Pure Detroit - Downtown
Guardian Building, 500 Griswold St., Ste. 250, Detroit, MI 48226313-963-1440 Highlight on map | More Details
- Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9627 Highlight on map | More Details
- Bon Bon Bon
719 Griswold St., Ste. 100, Detroit, MI 48226313-316-1430 Highlight on map | More Details
- Garrett Popcorn
Twelve Oaks Mall, 27500 Novi Road, Ste. E113, Novi, MI 48377248-348-9400 Highlight on map | More Details
- Twelve Oaks Mall
27500 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377248-348-9400 Highlight on map | More Details