Still searching for the perfect gift for mom? Let us help! Whether it be handcrafted jewelry, brunch on wheels or a stroll through vibrant gardens, Cape Cod has you covered.

Next week is National Small Business Week, so let’s start with the fact that you can (and should) shop small and shop local for mom this Mother's Day.

A handmade shell wreath from Harvest of Barnstable is a definitely mom-pleaser, as are any of the store's hanging hydrangea baskets or vibrant floral wreaths. The unique gift shop, specializing in home decor, has locations in Yarmouth Port and Falmouth.  

A piece from Jewelcraft's Cape Cod style bracelet collection would look beautiful on her. Visit their store on Main Street in Hyannis and choose from sterling silver and 14 kt gold bracelet designs featuring sea horses, lobster claws, sailboats and dolphins (we also recommend Jewelcraft's stunning Cape Cod map necklace!)  An exquisite vase or stemware beautifully crafted by Pairpoint Glass in Sagamore would also make any mom smile.

Give her the gift of Cape Cod at her doorstep every month with a subscription to Cape Cod Calling. Each monthly shipment includes hand-picked items sourced 100% from local creators, ranging from artisan foods, ceramics and jewelry to photography, recipes and scented soaps. (Added bonus: a portion of the proceeds go to Cape charities). 

And of course, gift certificates are always the gift that keeps on giving. Let mom rest and recharge with a gift certificate to one of our many spas or massage services.  Or get creative! How about getting her out on the ocean with a boat, kayak or paddleboard rental, or a round of golf at one of our scenic courses for golf tips?

These are just a few options - find more great shop-portunities on Cape Cod here to shop.

Now let's be honest, moms appreciate most the gift of time and relaxation with their family.  With an emphasis on "relaxation", leave the cooking behind and let her be queen for the day.  Bountiful Mother’s Day brunches are being offered at The Flying Bridge, Chatham Bars Inn, The Popponesset Inn, Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Coonamessett Inn (among many other local restaurants). Savor an elegant meal at Dan'l Webster Inn or Captain Linnell House, a scrumptious lobster roll at Cooke’s Seafood, or a more casual gathering at The Mad Minnow or The Skipper Chowder House.

Find more Cape Cod dining options for Mother's Day here.

Looking to honor mom in a way that’s a little more outside the box? Treat her to a Mother’s Day brunch aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad, which comes complete with views of iconic marshes, dunes and the bay. Surprise her with a day trip to Nantucket aboard the Steamship Authority, or take the fast ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard aboard Hy-Line Cruises.

And all mothers are admitted for free on Mother’s Day to Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Stroll through the expansive gardens and engage the whole family in the museum's new "50 for 50" exhibit, a scavenger hunt of sorts that will lead you to 50 treasures – plants, autos, folk art, scrimshaw, carvings, and more – that tell the story of the museum’s last 50 years.