Navigating Mother’s Day shopping for a mom who claims she “wants nothing” can feel like deciphering a cryptic puzzle. But fear not! We’ve curated a collection of thoughtful gift ideas tailored for those hard-to-buy-for moms. From sweet treats to full blown weekend spa experiences, these suggestions aim to celebrate and honor the incredible woman you call “mom.” 


Treat mom to a meal:

The Perfect Mother's Day Gift Guide for the Mom That "Wants Nothing"

Bayberry, Islip

Bayberry, Islip

For $50 a person, Bayberry offers an attractive brunch spread. In the grand buffet they’re serving all your breakfast favorites including eggs, French toast, home fries, bacon, sausages; accompanied by some lunch entrees such as rigatoni a la vodka, cheese tortellini pesto, and chicken Sorrentino. There will also be a seafood bar, fruit, salads, assorted pastries and desserts, and a chef’s carving board for freshly sliced meats.

Bijou, Melville

Make your reservation for lunch or dinner at Bijou. Order a classic chicken club or try out some of their modern American-Asian cuisine. Between steaks, sandwiches, sushi and salads, there is something for everyone in this crowd pleaser.

Taproom, various locations: Patchogue, Bay Shore, Farmingdale, Jericho, Massapequa Park, Rockville Centre

For the moms that can’t help but read fun-facts, Taproom is hosting a Mother’s Day Trivia Brunch at all six locations across the island. The Brunch runs from 11am-2pm, with trivia beginning at 12pm. Turn the brunch boozy by upgrading to bottomless mimosas or bottomless bloodymarys.

Navy Beach, Montauk

Bring your mom out east to Montauk to indulge in a tasty prix fixe lunch or dinner at The Navy Beach Restaurant. The restaurant’s location on a 200-foot stretch of private beach makes for a great view with some outdoor seating. And the best part: Moms get a complimentary sparkling wine with their meal!


Let her get pampered:


Alexandra Accardo Studio, Huntington

Naturopathica Spa & Healing Center, East Hampton

From skincare sets to bath and body care, Naturopathica has a variety of luxury selfcare items any mom would love to have. Naturopathica takes a holistic approach to beauty and health, and the spa treatments mirror those of a five-star resort. Either stop in for a gift or buy your mom a spa treatment.


Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Montauk

Moms deserve a beach getaway! So, check into Gurney’s out in Montauk to enjoy live music, spa treatments, a gorgeous view, and sand under your feet. In the spa, Gurney’s offers several different types of massages, all at different price points. The BathHouse is a multifaceted thalassotherapy wellness experience set in a relaxing environment with stunning ocean vistas.


Alexandra Accardo Studio, Huntington

Treat your mom to a gift card to Alexandra Accardo Studio so she can freely choose what service she’d like. They provide the usual luxurious spa treatments, like facials and massages, but also offer beauty treatments, like injectables, spray tanning, sugaring, waxing, and lash/brow services.


A sweet treat:


The Biscotti Company, Calverton

Disset Chocolate, Cutchogue

For a not-so-basic box of chocolates to gift mom, visit Disset Chocolate. Made locally on the North Fork, Disset Chocolate offers different size boxes in all different flavors. You can buy online, and have it shipped to your mom’s house, or stop by in person to check out what they have in store.

The Biscotti Company, Calverton

The Biscotti Company offers a range of flavors from the classic almond biscotti to more unique options like cranberry pistachio and chocolate pecan caramel. They also offer gluten-free options made with almond flour. The company prides itself on using high-quality ingredients and traditional baking techniques to create delicious biscotti that your mom will enjoy.

Montauk Distilling Co., Riverhead

Support local by buying a spirit and mixer from MDC. Bring your mom to the tasting room and leave with some of the locally made, award-winning spirits as a gift.


Gift your mom an unforgettable experience:


The Suffolk, Riverhead

Adventureland, Farmingdale

On Mother’s Day, moms get free admission to Adventureland. Join your mom riding rollercoasters, playing ring toss, and driving go-karts to spend some quality time together. There is no age limit on fun!


Pindar Vineyards, Peconic

Beginning in May, Pindar Vineyards hosts live music on the weekends from 1pm – 5pm. Sip on some vino, look out on the vines, and listen to some tunes with your mom.


CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale

The theater is showing Saturday Night Fever throughout the month of May, with two performances during Mother’s Day weekend. In this beloved ‘70s throwback, 19-year-old Brooklynite, Tony Manero, spends his weekends at a local disco ruling the dance floor. He meets a mesmerizing dancer, Stephanie, and together they forge a professional dance pair that blossoms into a deep friendship. Featuring the timeless hits of the Bee Gees and other classic disco tracks, this performance will feel like you stepped back in time!


The Suffolk, Riverhead

A springtime upgrade of “dinner and a movie” is finally here: brunch and a movie! Get the family together to celebrate on Mother’s Day with a special screening of Mamma Mia with a brunch buffet. Brunch starts at 11am and the screening begins at noon. Tickets are $60 per person, including the food and screening.