If the constant barrage of Mother’s Day ads hasn’t spurred you to actually go gift-shopping quite yet, you’re in luck. The Oregon District has everything you need to make this Mother’s Day a great one, even if you have sort of let it go to the last minute (no judgment!).
Get her something special at one of these gift shops:
Beck & Call
504 E. Fifth St., Dayton
New to the Oregon District is Beck & Call, specializing in female empowerment (while also selling cards, clothing, jewelry, and accessories).
438 E Fifth St., Dayton
If your mom is a little bit cooler than the rest, she will appreciate the slightly risqué panache of Heart Mercantile. Your mom might enjoy a hilarious mug, genitalia-shaped soap, or a soft Dayton-themed T-shirt — not to mention great books, keychains, jewelry, socks, and so much more.
Luna Gifts & Botanicals
261 Wayne Ave., Dayton
If your mom has a green thumb, why not buy her a beautiful botanical she can enjoy for years to come? In addition to walls of plants, Luna also stocks lovely accessories, books, jewelry, crystals, and more. Also, on Sunday you can stop in and pick up a colorful cut floral bouquet from Poppy Faye Floral.
THE GIFT OF FOOD
Take her somewhere nice to eat. Fair warning, things are gonna be a little crazy out there with long wait times on Mother’s Day because who wants to cook?
400 E. Fifth St., Dayton
Recently reopened and complete with a brand new, gorgeous patio, Salar impresses with Peruvian-fusion cuisine that blends bold, international flavors.
329 E. Fifth St., Dayton
If your mom appreciates an expertly crafted cocktail and delicious, slightly-Southern meal, look no further than Lily’s Bistro.
Roost Modern Italian
524 E. Fifth St., Dayton
When you want to take your mother out to a night on the town, it doesn’t get more upscale than Roost. With new Italian flavors (and especially Italian desserts), your mom will have her pick of thrilling plates.
613 E. Fifth St., Dayton
Dinner can be creative and delicious thanks to Corner Kitchen. Menu items change with the seasons and the cocktails are refreshing and fun.
Wheat Penny Oven and Bar
515 Wayne Ave, Dayton
If your mom loves pizza, take her to Wheat Penny and try a gourmet version of her classic favorite.
Glasz Bleu Oven
521 Wayne Ave, Dayton
There’s cuisine and then there’s cuisine . Glass Bleu Oven serves some serious food that will definitely delight your mom this Mother’s Day.
THE GIFT OF A DRINK
When all else fails, drink to her good health:
Deaf Monty’s Wine
22 Brown St, Dayton
Nothing says “I hope I’m no longer the reason you drink” like the gift of a nice bottle of wine for Mother’s Day.
Belle of Dayton Distillery
122 Van Buren St., Dayton
Nothing says “I acknowledge that I am still the reason you drink” like the gift of a nice bottle of small batch, artisanal booze for Mother’s Day. (You know what? Get her two bottles.)
If you have no idea what to get your mother, the mother of your children, or your dearest mom friend, one quick stop to the Oregon District will get you everything you need to impress these amazing ladies in your life.