Alyssa Stevenson

Mom's are pretty cool, and this weekend is the time to celebrate all of their many efforts in our lives. Luckily, you don't have to be the guy who is frantically ordering fuzzy socks or overpriced flowers on Amazon and shipping them overnight - you can keep it local like a true Dentonite does. 

The DIME Store is always a great place to pick up great at home spa essentials, sweet prints, or funny cards. They also have their annual event celebrating Mom's and Mimosas (so you can shop and spend time together, which is what she really wants to do), and you can pre-order a bouquet to make your shopping even easier. 

Flowers are always nice, and there are plenty of great vendors to grab them from, including the Flower Garden and the many local farmers at Community Market. 

Norman Roscoe Mother's Day Pop Up Shop will have photo-ops, flowers, sangria and even more fun finds for a unique mother's day gift. 

GDAC is hosting an event, We Watercolor, with artist Amanda North on Sunday morning. There will be a watercolor class, treats from Ravelin and coffee from Jupiter House to keep the creative juices flowing. Leave with 'matching' still life paintings and something memorable to frame. 

Shop around the downtown area for macaroons from Chestnut Tree (and maybe some relaxing tea), chocolates from the Candy Store or Atomic Candy, a bottle of Rose from Wine Squared, or a new bag, bauble or pair of shoes from Palm Tree Boutique, Turquoise BoutiqueLa Di Da, or ShoeFly. Swing on by Mint down Locust and grab a monogrammed bag, cute dress or funky jewelry. 

Mom's into music? We get that. Score her some vinyl from Mad World Records or Recycled Books (grab a Recycled tote for her to use for each book and record hunting excursion), and grab her tickets to the Denton Bach Society  Evening of Romantic Hausmusik at the Denton Women's Club, for a relaxing night of culture and class. 

Brunch reservations can be made around town, including Queenie's, Hannah's and Barley and Board. 

Still unsure? Start early on Friday, since it's First Friday and all, and check out local arts vendors and shops while they're open late. Many of them have Mother's Day related set ups and events going on at the same time, like at Vintage Bleu on Oak Street or the Bob Chilton Exhibit over at the Patterson Appelton Arts Center.