Mother’s Day in Watertown

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and there’s no better town to celebrate in than right here in Watertown! If you’re still looking for ideas to celebrate your mom, here are 7 ideas for gifts and experiences a bit outside the (brunch) box:

  • Just Say (M)OM: Grab your yoga mats and sign up for a class together at Artemis Yoga! There are three beginner classes offered on Mother’s Day, and a wide array available the rest of the weekend. Sign ups here:

  • Share a Cup Of Joe: If your mom’s into coffee, take her to Watertown’s hippest new caffeine hot spot, Intelligentsia Coffee, on Mount Auburn Street towards Cambridge. This Chicago-based company has cultivated a huge following in NY and on the west coast, and chose Watertown for its first Boston-area location (can you blame them?). They pride themselves on their free trade sources, and are known for their impeccable attention to detail, whether it’s brewing coffee, tea, or the uber-popular matcha.

  • Take a Spin: Get outside and pedaling in the spring sunshine! Farina’s Bikes offers top-quality bikes for rent - $60 each for overnight, or just $95 for the whole weekend. Check their website for details.

  • Have Some Laughs: The New Rep Theatre’s comedy “The Gift Horse” tells the story of Ruth, a successful teacher and artist, whose quick wit covers up a complicated past. Grab tickets here for the Mother’s Day 2 PM matinee performance!

  • Take in Some Local History: Mount Auburn Cemetery will host “Memories of Mothers”, a Mother’s Day stroll through the grounds, that will feature symbols of motherhood and gravesites of famous mothers buried there. The walk kicks off at 2 PM – reserve your spots here.

  • Give Her Flowers: To arrange, that is! Cass The Florist offers a wide variety of classes on all kinds of arranging techniques, through its School of Floral Design. They offer gift certificates that can be put towards any of their classes or workshops – head here for details.