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5 Creative Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Boston Moms

Let’s face it – finding a Mother’s Day gift is harder than it looks. At times it can feel like mom has everything and then some, but what she truly wants is time with you! Here are five experiential suggestions for both you and Mom that will allow for some much-needed time to connect.


  1. Mother’s Brunch Cruise aboard Northern Lights featuring Live Jazz This motor yacht is a homage to the classic New England 1920s style steamships, offering unparalleled comfort while sightseeing and feasting in Boston Harbor. Mom will delight in a gourmet brunch buffet while finding a cozy spot aboard, where panoramic views of Boston and live entertainment await.
  2. Celebrate with a picnic at Arnold Arboretum’s Lilac Sunday Since 1908 the Arboretum’s 400+ lilac plants are in their springtime finery to help celebrate Mom, and picnicking in the Arboretum landscape is permitted on this day only. Have your Simplified concierge team set up a special luxury spread and break it down after you’re done!
  3. Enjoy brunch at Bistro du Midi, then have a quacking good time at Duckling Day on Boston Common A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the children’s classic book, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Every year, hundreds of children parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard Marching Band, the parade will begin on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture (within well-heeled walking distance of the Bistro).
  4. A Mother’s Day Weekend Floral Design Workshop – oh my! A 30–45-minute drive outside the city will take you and Mom to the floral paradise that is Cross Street Flower Farm. They provide a tour of their flower fields and a full flower bar of beautiful, farm-grown flowers while also setting you loose to harvest a few special blooms for your arrangement. They provide all tools and supplies needed to design your own gorgeous centerpiece in a beautiful, keepsake vessel.
  5. Give her the gift of time with a gift certificate to Simplified. We recommend gifting a minimum of 4 hours, but gift certificates are available in any denomination.

Want more curated ideas for the Mom or Grandmoms in your life? Reach out to us if you’d like some help figuring out the perfect gift this Mother’s Day using our Personal Shopping services.