Make Mother’s Day Special in Novato

April 20, 2018
Make Mother’s Day Special in Novato

Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day and we’ve pulled together a bunch of ideas for how you can spoil Mom and support local Novato businesses. With less than a month away, it’s time to start planning a Mother’s Day for Mom to remember, and these local Novato retailers and restaurants are here to help.

Mother’s Day Eats & Drinks

Voted “Best Place for Sunday Brunch” in the Novato Reader’s Choice, Hilltop 1892 is the perfect stop for Mother’s Day. With dishes made from fresh, local ingredients and a stunning view of Novato, it’s a great way to make Mom feel special.

The dining room of Toast is unique, to say the least. Their combination of contemporary design and one of a kind menu items make Toast a memorable treat. Must-tries include their breakfast pizzas and pumpkin pecan waffles.

Normally only open in the evenings, Rickey’s is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am-2pm. Menu items include fresh Belgian waffles and made to order omelets as well as a carving station serving tri-tip and house cured gravlax. There will also be a kids craft station so younger diners can get busy making a card or choosing a potted plant to present. Over 21s can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne.

Serving brunch 10:30am-2pm, Wildfox Mesquite Fired Kitchen has the all the elements to make a great Mother’s Day celebration: an inviting atmosphere, delicious food and a commitment to providing a wonderful experience. Reservations recommended.

If you’re looking for brunch or lunch in the sunshine, head down to Grazie Restaurant in Downtown Novato and treat Mom to a yummy meal with exceptional service.

Rustic Bakery is a Novato favorite and has freshly baked treats, from breakfast paninis made on fresh focaccia to their infamous Marin Melt – featuring Cowgirl Creamery Mount Tam cheese. Rustic is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch or something sweet

If Mom enjoys a glass of wine or bubbles, why not continue the Mother’s Day festivities at Mantra Wines after brunch? Home to some award-winning wines, the fine folks at Mantra can fill your glass with everything from bubbles to cabernet sauvignon.

Hopmonk is a great go-to for laid back vibes and lunch in the sunshine. This popular spot has an impressive beer, wine and cocktails menu, along with great outdoor seating.

Blooming Marvellous!

Let Mom know you love her with a beautiful flower arrangement from one of our local Novato florists. With over 50 years of combined service, Morning Glory and San Marin Flowers are both expert at arranging and delivering gorgeous bouquets and baskets. Natalie and Daria’s Flowers are another great family owned florist in Novato, who deliver beautiful arrangements and friendly, professional service.

Perfect Pampering

Moonstone Skin and Body is a local day spa specializing in organic skin-care, and this Mother’s Day they’re offering something special: the Red Carpet Ready for Mother’s Day Gift Set $175 ($250 value). This Red Carpet Ready Treatment is a custom Moonstone Stem Cell Facial plus gift set to take home which includes a makeup bag with a travel size of a lip plumper, eye cream, neck cream and line filler. Call Moonstone at 415-898-0426 to book this package today. Quantity is limited and good through Saturday, May 12, 2018 and cannot be combined with other offers and promotions. Moonstone is located inside ‘Always Pampered’ at 818 Grant Ave.

Great Gift Ideas

If your mom loves one of a kind pieces, then pop into A Sentimental Journey on Grant Ave. They carry antiques along with collections from a variety of local designer-makers.

Stained Glass of Marin has unique pieces for the art-loving Mom. With beautiful stained glass pieces ranging from small necklaces to full size window artwork, their gift options are endless. Stained Glass of Marin also offers workshops Tuesday-Saturday which would be a great gift for any mom interested in learning a new craft.

If your Mom deserves something extra special, check out Valentino’s Jewelry. High quality work paired with excellent customer service mean you are guaranteed to leave the store with something she’ll love and treasure.

Vilma’s Jewelry is another great local spot for finding a statement jewelry piece that is as unique as your Mom. Vilma, the owner, will assist you to pick out something special.

A Card to Say Thanks

If you’re looking for the perfect card to thank Mom (or Grandma) for all she does, CVS on Grant Ave and at The Square has one of the best Mother’s Day card selections in Novato. You’ll also find a great selection at Target in Vintage Oaks, and at Copperfield’s Book Store on Grant Avenue.

However you decide to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day, make sure you think local first and support a local Novato business to share the love.