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Mother’s Day Guide: Where to Shop, Celebrate, and Dine on Long Island

April 27, 2022

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching. Have you made your reservations or secured a great gift yet? For those in need of inspiration, look no further than our list of Long Island gifts, and unique experiences sure make for a memorable Mother’s Day. Take a tour of a Gold Coast, Gatsby-era mansion where you can even stay the night; take to the sparkling sea for an exhilarating boat day with awe-inspiring views; relax with some wine and live music on Long Island’s famous East End. These are just a few of the festivities and opportunities that Mom will love across our region. Whether she’s an adventurer who’s craving a road trip or needs to kick back with some R&R, check out our list of special events, experiences and boutiques to help you get your ducks in a row.

 

Shop Local: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 

For the crystal collecting mom: A private salt cave experience at Port Salt Cave (Port Washington) 

If your mom is into astrology, holistic healing, crystals, mediation, yoga or maybe all five, give her the gift she deserves: a salt cave spa experience. The professionals at Port Salt Cave will be happy to discuss the potential benefits from the experience (such as detox, relief from respiratory conditions, and of course, relaxation!) with you before you purchase a session. Be sure to stop by the boutique for a little something for Mom to unwrap with her gift card.

Prices range from $20 to $300

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For the “the beach is your summer camp” mom: Accessories from Hanalei & Kula’s (online & Ocean Beach)

Hanalei & Kula’s is where Hawaii meets Fire Island! This beachside boutique is located in Ocean Beach and offers surfer chic jewelry, clothing, homemade perfume, candles, beach totes, books, and more for the trendy or outdoorsy Mom that you simply won’t find anywhere else (except, maybe the shop’s online store).

Prices range from $5-$315,  Stop in and save! Take 10% off purchases of $100 or more when you present your FREE Downtown Deals Travel Pass.

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For the skincare obsessed: Any one of Divine Self Rituals’ skincare products (only online, ships from Rockville Centre)

Nourish Mom with homemade, natural self care and beauty products from Divine Self Rituals. From the sweet smelling candles to the ultra moisturizing whipped body butter and smoothing body scrubs, you will find the best self-care products to make every day more indulging.

Prices range from $5-$20

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For the outdoorsy mom: Come climb for free at The Adventure Park (Wheatley Heights)

Take Mom on an adventure this Mother’s Day and encourage her to reach for the stars at The Adventure Park. The exhilarating course offers ziplining, rope courses, and other aerial adventures. The Adventure Park is celebrating moms with a special buy-one-get-one free offer for Mother’s Day! Buy one ticket (good for a three-hour experience) and get a free ticket for mom to climb with you. No code needed, just click the link below!

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For a Mother’s Day makeover: Grab a gift card to Quintessential Lifestyle (Oceanside) 

This is more than just a hair salon, it’s a lifestyle brand that emphasizes fashion, beauty, and luxury living. Snag mom a gift card so she can pamper herself with high-end hair services, nail services, and more.

Price per gift card is up to the buyer

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For the mom with island-inspired interior design: Trendy décor from Good Westhampton (Westhampton)

Good Westhampton is truly a hidden gem. The boutique stocks beautifully crafted artisan goods in a variety of categories. From home décor to bath and body products, pet toys, candles, sweets, the work of local artists, stationary, gourmet spices, and more! It’s a one-stop-shop for mom, grandma, and the aunties.

Prices range from $5-$200

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For the mom who rocks: Shock her with tickets to John Mayer’s Sob Rock tour at UBS Arena (Elmont) 

This one will have to be an early Mother’s Day gift, but I’m sure she’ll understand because the one and only John Mayer is making his first stop at the brand new UBS Arena the Saturday before Mother’s Day. There are still a limited amount of tickets available, so grab them while you still can!

Event date: May 7th

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To make mom cry tears of joy: DIY sterling silver custom print pendant from HITCH Handmade Market (Babylon) 

HITCH Handmade Market in Babylon sources seriously unique gifts, accessories, and home goods from local vendors. But the best Mother’s Day gift they have on the shelves (in our humble opinion, anyway) is the DIY custom fingerprint (or nose print if she’s got a fur-baby) pendant in hand-finished silver. The pendant comes on an 18″ silver chain and can have up to three initials stamped on the back. While you’re here, don’t miss out on the chance to get “Forever Fused” or splurge on a pre-loved certified luxury purses and accessories, or jewelry made from up-cycled certified luxury products.

Prices vary from $5-$2,000

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For the manicured maven: A gift card for a fortifying mani-pedi at PH7 Nails & Sugaring (Woodbury) 

If your mom is obsessed with keeping her nails healthy, Ph7 should be your go-to for all gifts related to nail care and color. In addition to offering keratin-infused manicures, pedicures, and massages, the shop here offers a diverse collection of nourishing hand, cuticle, and nail products as well as rejuvenating body elixirs, lotions, non-toxic long-lasting nail lacquers, and so much more.

Prices vary from $4-$250

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For the dog mom: Accessories from Lolamina that not only look good but do good (online only, ships from St. James)

 

Lolamina Designs creates unique jewelry for a cause! The gorgeous handmade designs are available in silver and gold toned bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. But the standout gift item here is matching hair clips for mom and furbaby. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to local animal shelters, charities, and organizations across the region.

Price: $15-$89

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To gift a moment of peace: Shop the store or grab a gift card to Revive Health Studio (Huntington)

Being a mom is hard, and sometimes you don’t realize you need a little help to unwind until its presented to you. A gift card to Revive Health Studio in Huntington will do the trick! The wellness center opened during the pandemic with an aim to offer a space of relaxation utilizing holistic practices like TuneBeds, Infrared Saunas, Red Light Therapy, and an wellness shop that’s always fully stocked with top-notch self-care, home, and beauty products.

Prices vary from $8-$80

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For the tried-and-true LI mom: Anything from the Discover Long Island Shop

Every Mom needs some Long Island merch! From wine tumblers to Hamptons-made candles, and a bestselling baseball cap, the Discover Long Island Shop carries a variety of locally-made items that Mom will love.

Prices range from $5-$52

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For the amateur Instagram sommelier: Gift her this Flower Crown & Wine Blending Workshop at RGNY Winery (Riverhead) 

The owners of RGNY are happy to host Blending with Blooms —A Flower Crown & Wine Blending Workshop in partnership with local florist, Hometown Flower Co., that will show mom the science behind making delicious wine and how to utilize local blooms for crafty creations. The 90-minute workshop will take place in RGNY’s gorgeous rose garden overlooking the vines (weather permitting!), and will include a personal charcuterie plate for each participant. At the end of the workshop, each guest will leave with their own flower crown that reflects their unique style and personality, as well as their own custom wine blend, making for the perfect Sunday activity on Long Island’s Wine Country!

Event Date: May 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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A gift that doubles as mother-daughter quality time: Book the Mother Daughter Retreat at AIREM (Syosset) 

For a day of mother-daughter pampering, take advantage of AIREM’s Mother Daughter Retreat. The special package is available just in time for Mother’s Day and the three-hour private experience includes an excusive aesthetic treatment menu, lunch, gift bag, and your own space to soak in luxury.

Price: $1,500 for two 

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To share life’s simple pleasures: Fresh treats from Kilwins (Babylon Village)

This tasteful and overlooked gift may be the best of all: homemade ice cream from Kilwins in Babylon Village. In addition to its bountiful assortment of frozen treats, you can also choose from over 75 handcrafted goodies like Kilwins famous fudge, handcrafted caramels, candy apples, clusters, and truffles!

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For the queen with a travel bug: An overnight stay at OHEKA Castle (Huntington) 

Treat mom like the royalty she truly is and set her up with a staycation at OHEKA Castle, the most famous destination in all of Long Island’s treasured Gold Coast. The historic hotel is set in a secluded section of Huntington, just a short drive from the area’s beloved downtown and multitude of pretty parks and preserves. Choose from dainty rooms and luxury suites for an overnight trip that offers fine dining experiences, spa opportunities, and plenty of space to relax and unwind in a tranquil landscape.

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To gift designer on a budget: Tanger Outlets (Riverhead & Deer Park) 

There are over 90 stores to choose from at the Tanger Outlet locations in both Deer Park and Riverhead, allowing you to save big on Mom’s favorite brands like Le Creuset, Coach, Ugg, Michael Kors, Adidas, Crocs, and more. Take a stroll around the shops and in no time, you’ll find everything you need for all the ladies on your list.

Insider tip: Present your FREE Downtown Deals Travel Pass at the Riverhead Tanger Outlet’s Visitor Center for a complimentary coupon book 

 

Best Mother’s Day Brunch, Specials, & Experiences on Long Island

Take a car-free trip with a lunch tour on the Great South Bay (Bay Shore) 

Set sail on the Lauren Kristy, a 65ft turn-of-the-century style riverboat for a cruise along the scenic Great South Bay. This escorted tour package includes discounted round-trip rail and bus transportation, a 4-hour cruise and buffet lunch on the Lauren Kristy. Along the way, you will visit the Fire Island Lighthouse, known as the tallest lighthouse on Long Island, where you can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the NYC skyline. Your final stop will be the historic Village of Babylon, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, local boutique-style shopping, and dining.

Event Date: May 7th

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Have a splashing good time at the Long Island Aquarium’s Mother Day Brunch (Riverhead) 

Create treasured memories with a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch at Long Island Aquarium in our spectacular Sea Star Ballroom. Enjoy a delicious brunch with a diverse menu sure to please every member of the family and then leave time to enjoy the Aquarium, admission to the aquarium is included with your brunch. Reservations are required, call (631) 208-9200, ext. 426 or visit the link below to reserve your table.

Event Date: May 8th

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Treat the design-lover to a day of history, culture, and living art with a tour of Coe Hall (Oyster Bay)

Travel back to the 1920s and explore the extraordinary Gold Coast estate of English immigrant and American heiress W.R. and Mai Coe and their family to learn about their lives, their staff, and the artists and architects who designed this historic home and surrounding landscape we know today as Planting Fields. Highlights include Robert Winthrop Chanler’s Buffalo Mural, one of only two murals available for public viewing in the United States, the Gallery, and Mai Coe‘s breathtaking bedroom overlooking the historic Olmsted Brothers designed gardens. Tours last 60 minutes and visit select rooms on the main and second floors as well as the Cloister Garden.

Event Date: May 8th

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Get rewarded for spending during the Mother’s Day Weekend Cupcake Giveaway (Port Washington) 

Shop in Port Washington for your special someone for Mother’s Day. Present printed receipt to any of the participating bakeries. Receive a FREE Cupcake! Receipt must include store name with Port Washington Address and be dated May 6, May 7, or May 8. No food establishment receipts will be honored. One per customer. Offer good while supplies last. 2022 participating bakeries include:

Event Dates: May 6th-8th

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Spend quality time with the whole family at Harbes Mother’s Day Festival (Mattituck) 

Celebrate Mom with an exciting visit this Mother’s Day Weekend to Harbes Family Farm! The Annual Mother’s Day Festival will be taking place that weekend from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. As a special gift for Mom, Harbes Family Farm is offering FREE admission for Moms to Harbes Barnyard Adventure all weekend long (NOTE: Barnyard Adventure requires admission and Moms get in FREE Mother’s Day Weekend. Kids 2 and under are free)! The Barnyard Adventure is an 8-acre, family-friendly experience for all ages and a great place for quality time with Mom and Grandma! FREE LIVE MUSIC will be available in our courtyard/picnic area both days.

Event Dates: May 7th-8th

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Celebrate mom with a Mother’s Day Grand Buffet Brunch (Garden City) 

Celebrate Mom and all the things she does at the Garden City Hotel’s Annual Mother’s Day Grand Buffet Brunch! Featuring an array of Mediterranean Salads, Charcuterie & Aged Cheeses, Raw Bar of Lobster, Crab, Shrimp with Classic Sauces & Garnishes, Exquisite Selection of Seasonal Hot Entrees. Also available is a Chef’s Carving Station, Pasta Station, and Omelet Station! Brunch includes select wine, champagne, Bloody Mary, mimosas, and soft drinks. Please call Red Salt Room by David Burke at (516) 877-9385 for seating times, reservations, and more information.

Event date: May 8th

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Spice it up with window shopping, doughnuts, and a lunch date at Love Lane Kitchen (Mattituck)

Mother’s Day Brunch is a classic and we love her, but sometimes we want to change it up and let mom enjoy taking  her time in the morning. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to meet her for lunch at Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck where they’re serving up gourmet homestyle favorites with a twist. You can’t go wrong with the Pastrami on Rye, Cubans on Paninis, or Chicken Avocado Mango Salad. It’s also worth noting that Love Lane only accepts reservations for dinner not breakfast or lunch. However, the restaurant does offer a waitlist system that will text you once your table is ready. Just give the hostess your name and number when you arrive, and the restaurant will get your table as quickly as possible. While you wait, be sure to check out the cute boutiques, gift shops, chocolatiers, or maybe grab a doughnut from nearby North Fork Doughnut Co., all of which are located on the charming street of Love Lane (and walking distance from the restaurant).

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Cheers to your never-ending gratitude for all Mom does at Hudson’s On The Mile’s Bottomless Brunch (Freeport) 

Fresh seafood on Long Island

Does mom prefer her wine be sparkling? Take her to brunch at Hudson’s On The Mile and she’ll have the time of her life! Included in Sunday Brunch is a gourmet specialty buffet featuring traditional brunch eats and fresh seafood and unlimited Blood Marys or Mimosas.

Event Date: May 8th

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See 1 MILLION tulips bloom and enjoy live music at Waterdrinker Family Farm & Long Island Farm Brewery (Manorville)

If your number one lady likes to stretch her green thumb, has a thing for flowers, or appreciates a good farm-to-tap brew, take her to Waterdrinker Family Farm for the day. The iconic destination is the site of numerous seasonal festivals throughout the year (its currently hosting the Tulip Festival) and offers a slew of family-friendly activities. From its massive greenhouse, to obstacle courses, mini golf, playgrounds, photo opps, and more, there are enough activities here to keep every member of the family entertained–no matter their age. The newest addition to the property is the Long Island Farm Brewery, which serves beer made from hops grown by Waterdrinker and invites food trucks and local artists to share their work with the public on weekends. For a sneak peek of what to expect during your visit, watch this episode of Long Island TV.

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Enjoy dinner and then a show at Landmark on Main Street Theater (Port Washington) 

On Mother’s Day, artist Valerie Green and her dance ensemble will be performing live at Landmark on Main Street Theater in Port Washington. The show, HOME, is an international cross-collaborative dance project featuring choreographers from Sweden, India, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Lebanon and the USA. The performance begs the question, “What does home mean to you?” and these world renowned choreographers working with VG/DE explore what home means to them from their country of origin. Need dinner recommendations? We’ve got you covered there too. Nearby, IKEDO Ramen is dishing up the tastiest traditional Japanese eats.

Event Date: May 8th 

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Celebrate with specialty cocktails and farm fresh eats at North Fork Table & Inn (Southold)

North Fork Table & Inn will be hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch, featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu and optional Croteaux Vineyard’s Rosé wine pairing. The exclusive menu features delectable (and Instagrammable) options like Scallion Tempura, a Spring Vegetable Frittata (Spring vegetables, ramp pesto), Eggs Benedict (Smoked ham, fresno chili, hollandaise, KK’s lettuces), and Olive Oil Cake served with a Rhubarb compote). This prix fixe menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended. North Fork Table & Inn has also created a specialty cocktail, unique to Mother’s Day, that will be on offer from May 1-May 8. The Keep Mum cocktail is built around local edible flowers from North Fork Table & Inn’s neighbor, KK’s Farm, in celebration of all the mothers we know and love. The restaurant has even been so kind as to share it with us, so you can make it for Mom whenever she wants!

Keep Mum

1.5 The Botanist Gin

.75 fresh lemon juice

.75 Elderflower liqueur

Croteaux sparkling wine

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Want to really show off? Take advantage of Sannino Vineyard’s Mother’s Day Special (Cutchogue)

If you’re looking for a truly unique way to show off your love for whoever you call Mom, you need to book Sannino Vineyard’s Mother’s Day Special ASAP. The limited time offer includes one glass of ‘Bianca’ White Merlot with a white chocolate pairing and her very own potted flowers grown by GardenWorx in Aquebogue. Tickets are required ($25 per person), for more information or to make a reservation click the link below.

Event Date: May 8th 

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Enjoy traditional brunch classics with The Milleridge Inn’s exclusive Mother’s Day menus (Jericho) 

Enjoy a sit down prix-fixe menu  featuring Roasted Long Island Duck, Hearty Prime Rib, Lamb Osso Bucco and other rich favorites, or a deluxe buffet serving quiche, Leg of Lamb, Crab Legs, Stuffed Sole, and so much more at The Milleridge Inn. Both Mother’s Day menus feature kid’s selections and include your choice of coffee and tea.

Event Date: May 8th

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Enjoy a five-star picnic with Fogo De Chao’s Mother’s Day Brunch To-Go (Carle Place & Huntington) 

Fogo De Chao (located in Carle Place & Huntington) is offering a Mother’s Day meal to-go, guaranteeing Mom eats well wherever she may be! Bring it to her house so she can to dine in comfort and delight, head to a nearby park for a superb picnic, or bring it home and play it off like you made it yourself, we’ll never tell.

Event date: May 8th

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Dine on specialty creations during the Mother’s Day Dinner at Desmond’s (Wading River)

Spend a quiet dinner with Mom at Desmond’s and enjoy an amazing three course meal with the entire family! The menu includes a variety of five-star favorites like Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb, Vietnamese Shrimp Summer Rolls, Jumbo Cheese Tortellini, Loaded Deviled Eggs, and so much more. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at (631) 846-2335. Want to make it extra special? Spend the weekend at restaurant’s hotel, East Wind, and start the day with brunch for an easy and thoughtful Mother’s Day Getaway.

Event Date: May 8th

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Treat her to chef-created decadent delights at Mirabelle Restaurant & Tavern’s Mother’s Day Grand Buffet (Stony Brook) 

For a Mother’s Day Brunch filled with delectable eats, royal cocktails, and an intimate atmosphere, head to Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn. The Grand Buffet includes iconic menu items like a Shrimp Tower, Lobster Bisque, a variety of French Toast and fresh baked pastries, Roasted Prime Rib, Ice Cream Bar, and so much more. Call (631) 751-0555 for reservations and more information.

Event Date: May 8th

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Calling all foodies! Maxwell’s Mother’s Day Brunch menu is offering Instagram-worthy items (Islip)

For a Mother’s Day Brunch so good you can’t believe it, head to Maxwell’s on Main Street in Islip. They’ll be serving up budget-friendly bites from the likes of Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles, Mac & Cheese, Scrambled Eggs all types of ways, complimentary mimosas for Mom, and more. Reservations are required, please call (631) 210-0011 to secure a table.

Event Date: May 8th

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