Scottsdale Mother’s Day Ideas To Try This Year

There is nothing quite like a Mother’s love.

That’s why she deserves a kick-ass Mother’s Day!

Early May is the tipping point from pleasant weather into a Scottsdale summer’s hot heat. So it can be your last hoorah for enjoying comfortable days outside. Use that time wisely by spoiling your mama!

Here are our favorite Scottsdale gifts, activities, and food perfect for celebrating the most wonderful woman in your life.  

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Local Scottsdale Gifts for Mothers Day

Don’t show up empty-handed! Here are some fantastic local gifts you can give to your mom. 

Local Flowers

Flowers are a classic, no-brainer gift that will always be a win. But only if the bouquet is thoughtful, impressive, and gorgeous. For this level of quality, you need to check out The Flower Cart. These are not your average grocery store stems! Instead, the Flower cart expertly puts together unique arrangements that vary in size and price so you can find the perfect bunch for your mom.

Something for the Garden

Want to stay in the plant family but choose something with more longevity? If your mom is a green thumb, picking up a beautiful living plant from the North Scottsdale Nursery is a gift that will keep on giving. You can find outdoor plants that will thrive in your mom’s yard, from beautiful cacti to Scottsdale-safe greenery.

If you want a fresh selection of the best indoor plants, check out Berridge Nursery for gorgeous orchids, succulents, and hanging plants. Also, check out their pot selections to offer the new plant in style!

Something zen

It’s a good chance you were a handful and a half to raise. Doesn’t your mom deserve a break? Give her a day of pampering at one of Scottsdale’s most luxurious spas! 

Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Princess is the perfect place to book a treatment because you can stretch it out to a full day of pampering. She will finish the day feeling fresh and rejuvenated, from lounging at one of many pools to enjoying the sauna to basking in a post-massage sun nap. 

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Scottsdale

When it comes to filling mother’s day with fun, it all comes down to good food, great activities, and the chance to make a unique memory to look back on. 

Our best tip is to book it all early! Scottsdale is a popular tourist destination this time of year, so everyone and their mother (pun intended) will be trying to book fun activities for this weekend. So, start planning now!

Start with a Mother’s Day Brunch

All the best Mother’s Days are started with a delicious breakfast – but not everyone can or wants to pull off a gourmet breakfast in bed. So when you’d rather sit back and let the experts make magic with eggs, these are the restaurants to try!

The Montauk will always be an excellent brunch to enjoy with anyone, especially your mom. There is only fun with several brunch-specific cocktails to choose from! And the delicious brunch dishes are sure to impress as well. 

Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho has a trendy, fun atmosphere to enjoy as you peruse the long list of delicious options. Try a round of sticky IIcky buns for the table – you won’t regret it!

For a fancier brunch experience, Olive and Ivy has a special weekend brunch that will definitely wow your mom. From crab cake benedict to steamed mussels, you can experience one-of-a-kind meals that start your Scottsdale Mother’s Day celebration with a bang. 

Scottsdale Mother's day activity idea

Add in a unique activity to remember

She may be your mom, but we can promise that she can still bring the party. And where better to do that than on Arizona Party Bike

Our bike bar tours will load you up with your favorite bevies while you pedal through the best of Old Town. With up to three stops at some of the most fun bars in Scottsdale, your mom will have a blast pedaling through the streets, jamming to some oldies, and enjoying some fun bar stops along the way!

Find a beautiful sunset view

There’s no better way to make great memories than bonding in a beautiful place. So take your mom somewhere special at golden hour to enjoy a sunset walk!

One of our favorite places to enjoy golden hour is the Desert Botanical Garden. With towering cacti and incredible botanical scenery, it’s a beautiful place to walk with your mom and make sure she knows how much you appreciate her. 

End the day with a celebratory dinner 

The Roaring Fork is a classic dinner spot for locals who know the ins and outs of the town. With upscale cowboy flair and delicious stick-to-your-ribs meals, everyone will leave full and happy. 

Suppose you want something a little more casual without sacrificing any style. In that case, Diego Pops is a must-stop during your Mother’s Day Celebration. This taco spot is approachable, adorable, and delicious, with boozy snow cones and vibrant decor. 

Buddha’s Ritual is a newer restaurant that is taking Scottsdale by storm! This neon, trendy spot is full of delicious Asian-fusion food and unique flavors to try. You can even find a delightful twist on classic wood-fired pizza!

Your mom deserves the best – and the best is found at Virtu. This foodie spot has some of the most creative gourmet food in the city and has a romantic, upscale environment to match. Of course, this spot is a splurge, but you get an unparalleled dining experience to look back on. 

Don’t feel stuck in a rut this year – celebrate the type of Mother’s Day your mom deserves! And if you need help planning the big day, reach out to our team for a great Scottsdale Mother’s Day party!

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