She has a thankless job, caring tirelessly for her children and asking nothing in return. For Mother’s Day 2019, say thank you and celebrate mom by spoiling her with a relaxing, enjoyable getaway in Wichita. Here are some ideas for the perfect gift for mom this year – and activities that will show her just how much you care.
Ways to Relax
Pick mom up in an All Star Limo for a day of pampering and relaxation at one of Wichita’s local spas, Bohemia Healing Spa or Healing Waters in Bradley Fair. Greet her with flowers from Hundred Acre Floral, which does custom arrangements for any occasion, and present her with a beautifully crafted bottle of wine from Jenny Dawn Cellars or Grace Hill Winery.
Activities with Mom
Get creative with mom at places like Board & Brush, Pinot’s Palette and Paint the Towne. Here, you can create your own masterpieces while drinking wine or beverage of your choice (BYOB), learning from professional painters and artists. Mark Arts also offers classes in a variety of mediums, so you and mom could learn clay work, sculpting, painting, metal work or even take a culinary class.
Visit the Wichita Art Museum for one of the largest collections of American art in the region. Over Mother’s Day weekend, you’ll be able to see the latest exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image Style as well as celebrate the 60th Annual Art and Book Fair, which will be the last of its kind.
How about visiting and touring the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Allen House? While you’re there, enjoy tea with mom during Elsie Allen Tea on the Terrace. Children as young as 5 can participate in this special event.
Botanica Wichita and the Sedgwick County Zoo also offer free or discounted admission for mom on Mother’s Day. At Botanica, you can see Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects, a magnificent installment of unique LEGO creations throughout the gardens. Mom's get in for $5.
Treat mom to a visit at the Bramble Café at Elderslie Farm or enjoy the brand new Creamery opening May 11.
Gifts with Mom
After spending an afternoon getting a massage or a facial, explore the shopping district around you. If you take mom to Bohemia Healing Spa, be sure to stop by the specialty shops and boutiques in the Historic Delano District, like Bungalow 26, Hatman Jack’s and Zeep. At stores like these, you’ll find unique, handcrafted items like body scrubs, soaps and candles or Jack can fit you and mom for a custom hat.
If you and mom spend the day at Healing Waters in Bradley Fair, spend some time walking around the upscale, outdoor shopping center to find retailer favorites and stop by Cocoa Dolce Chocolates for sweet treat wine pairings in the state’s only chocolate lounge.
Does mom like antiques? Wichita has an impressive antique scene, with shops like Generations Antiques & Artisans and Paramount Antique Mall, where the two of you can find retro treasures or relive your childhoods.
Gifts for Mom
If you’re looking for something special for mom on Mother’s Day, Wichita has tons of local shops and locations selling a variety of goods. Show mom just how special she is with a beautiful work of art from Infinity Art Glass or Karg Art Glass, or find something quirky at Lucinda’s in Old Town. Celebrate local business and the Wichita flag at stores like The Workroom, which sells local art, artisan accessories, jewelry, handmade goods and home décor.
Pair those gifts with something salty or sweet at Nifty Nut House, The Farris Wheel or The Spice Merchant & Company and your gift will surely make her smile.
Mother’s Day Weekend Events
If you need more ideas, here is a list of specific events happening Mother’s Day Weekend that mom might like:
- Diamond W. Wranglers at Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper – May 9-11
- Jon Stringer at The Loony Bin – May 9-11
- RiverFlix at Exploration Place – May 10
- Wichita Force vs. Duke City Gladiators at INTRUST Bank Arena – May 10
- Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects at Botanica Wichita – May 10-Sept. 19
- Elsie Allen Tea on the Terrace at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House – May 11
- Big Fat Fun Mother’s Day Bash at Orpheum Theatre – May 11
- Sunflower Boogiedown at Central Standard Brewing – May 11
- I Prevail: The Trauma Tour ft. Issues & Justin Stone at WAVE – May 11
- 60th Annual Art & Book Fair at Wichita Art Museum – May 11-12
- Mother’s Day at Botanica Wichita – May 12
- Mother’s Day at the Zoo at Sedgwick County Zoo – May 12
- Tuesdays on the Terrace at Botanica Wichita – May 14
For more events and experiences, check out the Visit Wichita calendar of events page. Don’t forget to download the free Visit Wichita mobile app available for Apple or Android smartphones and tablets.