Your ultimate Asheville Mother’s Day gift guide

Photo by 6AM City

No matter who “Mom” is to you — whether they gave birth to you, raised you, or adopted you as their own — they all deserve a little extra love.

In order to get the gift ideas going, we asked you what makes a great gift or experience for moms in Asheville. Our guide with 14 local Mother’s Day gift ideas showcases your suggestions + where you can find them around the Land of Sky. ❤️

Photo via @pattonavenuepet

Since the pets can’t spoil Mom

Sometimes the responsibility of being a parent falls to those who are the caretakers of a four-legged friend. Spoil their pet by picking out a new toy or treat at Patton Avenue Pet Company. Give Mom a day off from parent duties by getting their pet a day at Barkmore Park. We’ll throw you a bone-us: both pet + parent are walking away winners with a membership to Down Dog – Dog Bar + Yoga Studio.  

There’s also plenty of flavors beyond Spring Confetti, if that one eludes you. | Photo courtesy of Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn

If Mom has a sweet tooth

Someone as sweet as Mom deserves their dessert done right. Beeswax and butter serves up delicious baked goods + is currently offering these Mother’s Day-themed cherry blossom macaron cakes. If chocolate is their go-to treat, pick up their favorite at French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Or, if they like to mix sweet with savory, try Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn’s new “Spring Confetti” line, made specifically for moms who nurse a chocolate and popcorn addiction.  

We’re digging this stay in the historic art deco S&W building. | Photo via Vrbo


If Mom’s imaginary best friend is Joanna Gaines

Gift Mom a sparkling clean house by booking a local, professional cleaning service (with great reviews) on Thumbtack. And for the mom whose garden is their pride and joy, have flowering trees, shrubs + hydrangeas delivered right to their door. Or if Mom just wants to pretend HGTV came to visit, book a getaway in a beautiful vacation house — bonus points if it’s to come visit you right here in Asheville. We have all the heart eyes for this home

Photo by Native Dreamer Photography

Don’t break a sweat  — save that for Mom 

Know a mom who loves their daily workout? Whether the activity of choice is hitting the gym, taking a walk, or practicing their asana at Asheville Community Yoga, give them the gift of recovery with an infrared sauna session from Sauna House or a deep tissue massage from Blazing Lotus Healing House. Bonus: We hear the goat yoga experience with Asheville Wellness Tours is also quite rejuvenating. 

Photo via @pollenavl

“You don’t have to get me anything this year.”

If the mother figure in your life has never been one for extravagant gifts or celebrations, show them you’re thinking about them by picking up a bouquet of their favorite flowers at Pollen or Flora. A hand-crafted piece of jewelry from SoulKu (made for moms by moms) would be a great opportunity to express how you feel about their impact in your life. Sometimes a thoughtful word (or newsletter) can be the greatest gift to someone, in our humble opinion

Photo via The 6AM Shop

Mom reps AVL best

Know a mom who represents Asheville unlike any other? Give them the ultimate gift of hometown pride with a branded shirt or hat from the 6AM Shop so they can strut their stuff while repping their city. How does Mom take their coffee or tea in the morning? Maybe black, maybe with a dash of cream, but definitely in an AVL branded ceramic mug.