Wow! Can you believe it?! Mother’s Day is this weekend already, and Downtown Marion is definitely the place to be when shopping for something unique and special for your mother, step-mother, grandmother, daughter or even a mother-like figure in your life you’d like to honor. And after reviewing all of the fabulous suggestions below, I can’t believe anyone would want to go with the same old, same old gifts!
First, the Downtown Marion Market is set to kick off this Friday, May 10, from 4 – 7 p.m., on the sidewalks of West Center Street at Main Street. There are all kinds of things that mothers of all ages will LOVE!!!!
Flowers! We’ll have b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l flowers … from hanging baskets to potted and more.
Baked Goods! I’m talking doughnuts, cookies, fry pies, carrot cake, pumpkin bars, candy, pies, cup cakes and even doggie treats! (I gained weight just typing that!)
Scent Tarts! Yummy smells to freshen your home.
Honey! Marion County honey from Marion County bees.
Handmade Lawn Furniture! Beautifully crafted for enduring quality while looking good!
Quilts, Blankets, and Scarves, Oh My! Now keeping the chill off never looked so good!
Cement Garden Art! And other arts & crafts.
And freshly made juices! Freshly made as you order!
Dinner … we got ya covered …
Baires will celebrate Mother’s Day on Friday evening, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Candy Shack & Cafe’ will be delivering to the Market Friday night, and open Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00 with a yummy brunch buffet.
The Warehouse will be open from 5 – 10 Friday & Saturday, and they’ll have a lunch buffet on Mother’s Day from 11:00 – 3:00.
Infinity at the Harding Hotel will be open Friday and Saturday evening from 5 – 9 p.m.
Can’t make the Market? Well try these great suggestions from Downtown Marion’s fabulous stores!
There’s spectacular fine and fashion jewelery and much, much more to be found at …
Great Impressions, fashion jewelry, scarves & more … They have the most beautiful pendants that can be personalized. They’re called “Beneath the Glass” and they can be personalized with initials, your children’s names, maybe Mom, Nana, Grandmama, or whatever your special name is. Reasonably priced, you can choose from a number of designs as well as the chain (which comes in different lengths). They also have a large array of fashion jewelery.
Charleston Place, fashion jewelry to religious … Hope Crossing has these beautiful scarves with a cross on them
Home Again Stained Glass & More, Buckeye & Breast Cancer awareness jewelry
Crown Tower, fashion jewelry
Carroll’s Jewelers, high end and fashion jewelry
The Guild, hand-made, one of a kind fashion jewelry
Chocolate … both of these stores can put together scrumptious baskets
The Candy Shack & Cafe’ in Charleston Place … a large variety of delicious chocolates
Crown Tower … they carry Godiva chocolates among many other fine delectable treats
Other excellent ideas, if I do say so myself …
A stained glass angel or window ornament from Home Again Stained GlassCharleston Place has a lot of cute clothing & accessories
Does Mom knit or crochet? Check out Spin a Yarn Fiber Garden on the 3rd floor of Charleston Place … maybe a colorful basket of yarns & needles … ooh, and there are the most beautiful handmade scarves and accessories up there, as well.
How about a new bicycle from Rocky’s Cyclery
Antiques from The Way We Were or Charleston Place
A fine, unique dress or suit from Keefer’s Clothiers
Those cute skinny votives from Mixture are available in fresh spring scents at Great Impressions, as well as Laura Ashley Garden has a wonderful set of hand soap and lotion perfect for your gardening Mom.
Does Mom collect dolls or tea cups? Try the Curiosity Shop
Maybe she likes to read … how about a gift certificate to Books on Center or Hope Crossing Christain Books (who will be having a book signing Saturday from 1 – 3 with Dean R Eyerly the author of “The Face of Jesus”)
A night of bowling from Buckeye Lanes
Tickets to an event at the Palace Theatre
Or maybe a piece of art from The Guild, Studio Montage or Great Impressions
Does Mom deserve a weekend out of the house? Try a home away from home at Haven on the Vine Bed and Breakfast
All day Saturday, Charleston Place will host a variety of home-based businesses for you to chose gifts from including Arbonne, Mary Kay, Avon, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy Candles, AdvoCare, Oragami Jewelry, and a massage therapist.
There are so many ideas … and if you can’t decide, most all of these businesses will provide gift certificates.
Why? Because where you eat, shop and play matters … do it locally!