Mother's Day Gifts
The best Mother’s Day gift ideas don’t need to be painstakingly crafted, overly lavish, or wildly expensive. Any mom will tell you the best Mother’s Day present you can give is spending time together doing something she loves.
This year, instead of buying your mom, wife, girlfriend, or grandmother another bouquet or a fancy dinner, make her feel special by taking her to see a live event. You can make memories while watching one of her favorite sports teams, musicians, or plays live. We promise these are easy Mother’s Day gifts that you can buy far in advance or last minute.
Keep reading for 10 unique things to do for Mother’s Day 2016.
Beyoncé | NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Beyoncé is back in 2016 with her most explosive album yet, and the Formation World Tour will be making a stop in her hometown of Houston this Mother’s Day weekend. The Saturday night concert at NRG Stadium will be the perfect girls’ night out for any moms who are fans of this Houston native.
Garth Brooks | Fargodome, Fargo, N.D.
If your mom is a country music fan, getting her seats to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert will probably top her list of cool Mother’s Day gifts. The husband-and-wife duo will be playing four consecutive nights at the Fargodome in North Dakota from May 5-8, and you can bet that each night will be packed full of Garth’s biggest hits.
Hamilton | Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York, N.Y.
If your mom is a theater lover, grab her Hamilton tickets for one of the shows taking place over Mother’s Day weekend. This fresh, exciting musical adaptation of Alexander Hamilton’s life is one of the hottest shows to hit Broadway in years, and you can make a whole weekend in New York out of this coveted gift.
Kentucky Derby | Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
Grab your fancy hat and a mint julep and head down to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. The main event is scheduled for May 7 at the world-famous Churchill Downs racetrack, and even if your mom isn’t into horse racing, you’ll have a great time people watching at this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Pentatonix | BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.; Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
For some reason, most moms we know love a capella music. If your mom is in that boat, you should grab tickets to see the incredible group Pentatonix perform live this Mother’s Day. The group is teaming up with Us the Duo for its 2016 tour, which will swing through Tulsa, Okla., and Austin, Texas, in May 7 and 8, respectively.
San Francisco Giants (vs. Colorado Rockies) | AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Bay Area baseball-loving moms will be ecstatic to spend the day at a San Francisco Giants game this Mother’s Day weekend. From May 5-8 the Giants will host division rivals the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park, and if you take your mom on Mother’s Day there’s a special treat in store: The first 20,000 fans will get a Giants quilted tote bag.
Amy Schumer | Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y.; First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
World-renowned comedian Amy Schumer will be taking her latest stand-up tour to a couple of arenas in New York the first weekend in May, and tickets to her show are probably one of the most fun Mother’s Day gifts you can give. Prepare to bust a gut watching her stand-up routines about everything from dating to stardom.
Toronto Blue Jays (vs. Los Angeles Dodgers) | Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
For baseball fans north of the border, the Toronto Blue Jays will meet the NL West’s Los Angeles Dodgers for a three-game series over Mother’s Day weekend. If you take your mom to the final game on May 8, be one of the first 20,000 fans and receive a Russell Martin replica jersey. The jersey plus the game will make for doubly cool Mother’s Day gifts.
The Who | SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
If your mom loves classic rock, take her to see one of two The Who concerts in Canada for Mother’s Day 2016. The classic British group starring Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and these two arena shows are guaranteed to be one of the most fun things to do for Mother’s Day with any mom who rocks.
Wicked | Gershwin Theatre, New York, N.Y.; Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Another Broadway favorite, Wicked is an excellent musical theater to see live. Whether you’re seeing it for the first or the 10th time, this show never fails to impress audiences with powerful songs like “Defying Gravity,” “No One Mourns the Wicked,” and “No Good Deed.” The main production is playing on Broadway in New York, while the touring production will be in Dallas over Mother’s Day weekend.
Things to Do for Mother's Day 2016