Mother’s Day gift guide for Cola, SC

Check out our Columbia Mother's Day gift guide | Graphic by 6AM City

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 8, and 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 Cola. Our guide with 20 local Mother’s Day gift ideas showcases your suggestions + where you can find them around the Soda City. ❤️

Studio Fire | Photo by @studiofirecolumbia + @joshuaaaronphoto

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 showing off their dance moves at a Studio Fire’s dance cardio class, give them the gift of recovery with an spa package from OCCO Luxury Spa or a hydro massage from Shvaas Spa.

A Little Happy Shop | Photo by @alittlehappy_shop

“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 Fern Studio Flowers. Better yet, gift them flowers they can plant themselves from Gardener’s Outpost or Millcreek Greenhouses. A hand-crafted card from A Little Happy Shop 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

Coa Agaveria y Cocina | Photo by @coa_agaveria + @forrestclonts

Drinks on us, Mom 

Here’s a toast to all the Cola mother figures out there. Take them out to grab a Mom-arita at Coa Agaveria y Cocina (and be sure to check out its Cinco de Mayo extended hours + drink specials) If Mom prefers to enjoy their spirits at home, treat them to a bottle of Peach Brandy from Southern Essence Distilling

The Modern Companion | Photo by @moderncompanion

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 The Modern Companion. Give Mom a day off from parent duties by getting their pet a day at Happy Pet Salon. We’ll throw you a bone-us: both pet + parent are walking away winners with a gift from Mast General Store.  

Closerie des Lys Pays d’Oc Pinot Nior 2020 | Photo by @palmettowinesellers

We’re taking you out, Mom 

Don’t want to sit at home with Mom? Take them out to The Venue to see a dueling piano performance. Spend your evening watching Erykah Badu & Friends at Colonial Life Arena or take them on a shopping spree to Uptown Gifts. And for the mom who loves to wine + dine out on the town, plan to end your day out with a nice meal at Terra or bring home a bottle of bubbly from Palmetto Wine Sellars.

Pout | Photo by @shop_pout + @joshuaaaronphoto

Kick back and relax, we’ve got Mom covered 

Okay, maybe you just want to lounge around at home with Mom. Spice up their space with a vase from non(e)such, or a candle and skincare from Pout. And who wouldn’t like a little jewelry? Shop for classy, gift-worthy pieces at Kendra Scott in Trenholm Plaza. You could also gift them some helping hands by sending Deserved Comfort a local deep clean home service — to come in and help pick up the place

French toast from The Gourmet Shop | Photo by @elise_likes_to_eat

If Mom’s sweet + likes them too

Someone as sweet as Mom deserves their dessert done right. Ally and Eloise serves up delicious baked goods + is currently offering these Macarons perfect for Mother’s Day. If chocolate is their go-to treat, pick up their favorite at The Gourmet Shop.

Cola mug from 6AM Shop | Photo provided

Mom reps Cola best

Know a mom who represents Cola 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 around town 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 a Cola branded ceramic mug. 

How cozy is this cottage? | 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 Columbia. We have all the heart eyes for this home