Mother’s Day gift guide


With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it’s crunch time for gifts – and nothing says appreciation like thoughtful selections that stray a little far from the norm. With the First Coast’s surplus of options for moms of all tastes, looking locally will make the gift search that much easier.

Scout and Molly’s Boutique

340 Front St., Ste. 715
Ponte Vedra Beach

(904) 373-5856

Scout and Molly’s Boutique in Sawgrass Village will offer a slew of Mother’s Day specials beginning Friday, May 12 that will last throughout the weekend. During this promotional sale, guests will receive 10 percent off a purchase of one item, 15 percent off a purchase of two items and 20 percent off a purchase of three items or more for all regularly priced items. The boutique will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Peterbrooke Chocolatier

333 Village Main St., Ste. 650

Ponte Vedra Beach

(904) 273-7878

Go traditional with a Mother’s Day package from Peterbrooke Chocolatier. This year’s holiday offerings include pansie foils milk chocolates, a Mother’s Day gift basket of assorted treats, a Mother’s Day heart assortment of chocolate and classic milk chocolate popcorn. In addition to the special products, peruse Peterbrooke’s typical offerings – including customer favorites like almond bark and hand-dipped pretzels and graham crackers – for a custom package of treats for moms with a sweet tooth.



333 N. Laura St.


(904) 366-6911

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will offer a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a buffet with favorites such as shrimp and grits and Korean-fried chicken and waffles. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made at (904) 224-0113.

In addition to the brunch, MOCA will host two Jacksonville Symphony Chamber Orchestra performances at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with Synæsthesia, a concert fusing visual and musical art featuring the sounds of Alban Berg, J.S. Bach and Phillip Glass. The performance will be accompanied by a projection designed by Vanessa Cruz, University of North Florida associate professor of graphic design and digital media, and Sheila Goloborotko, assistant professor of print making. Tickets for the show are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at


World Golf Village

305 WGV Blvd.

St. Augustine

Enjoy a Mother’s Day brunch at World Golf Village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch will be available at two locations: King & Bear’s Champions Grille or Renaissance Resort’s Villagio Bar. Contact Cara Ritenour at (904) 940-6207 for reservations at King & Bear, and (904) 940-8000 for reservations at Renaissance. For more information, visit


Le Macaron
330 A1A North, Ste. 300
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(904) 373-0521

 Treat mom to Parisian sweets from Ponte Vedra’s newly opened Le Macaron. On the menu is a wide array of specially flavored macarons – among them basil white chocolate, black currant, rose and strawberry key lime – and other French pastries such as eclairs, glace gelato and madeleines. The shop will also carry chestnut-flavored macarons for Mother’s Day.

Make an early Mother’s Day date during the shop’s “Afternoon in Paris” tea to be held Sunday, May 7 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. During the event, the shop will serve tea sandwiches, tartlets, champagne with strawberries, pink lemonade and more for visitors of all ages. Tickets for the tea are $50 and by reservation only. To make a reservation, call (904) 373-0521.


Florida Water Tours: Mother’s Day Cruise

Departs from Camachee Cove Marina

St. Augustine

(904) 827-7728
 Florida Water Tours will offer two special cruises for Mother’s Day with its Dolphin Tour, departing at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and its Sunset Cruise of varied departure times. Both cruises will depart from the Camachee Cove Marina in St. Augustine.

During the 90-minute Dolphin Tour, passengers will ride through wetlands and coastal marshes, passing landmarks like the Bridge of Lions and St. Augustine Lighthouse in addition to manatees, dolphins and other animals. The Sunset Cruise, for guests 21 and older, is a BYOB event that offers a view of the setting sun over the water and more of St. Augustine’s historic landmarks.

Guests must arrive at least 15 minutes before the time of departure. Tours are $24 per person with the promotional code SPRING20 and can be booked online at


One Ocean Resort and Spa

1 Ocean Blvd.

Atlantic Beach

(904) 249-7402

Warm stone, Thai and other therapeutic massages are among the offerings at One Ocean Resort and Spa, with specials like the “Sea Dreamer Mani/Pedi Escape” and “Spring into Relaxation” starting at $125. Treatments include detoxifying sea salts, sugar scrubs and aromatherapy massage oils for a gift of pampering on Mother’s Day. Reservations can be made by calling (904) 249-7402 or online at

In addition, Azurea, One Ocean Resort and Spa’s signature restaurant, will welcome friends and family to its Mother’s Day brunch and dinner. Guests will enjoy special à la carte brunch and dinner menus created by Chef Jay Mendoza, featuring items such as thick-sliced brioche French toast, tuna carpaccio, Atlantic Beach fish tacos, veal chop and more. Mother’s Day brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made through One Ocean’s Open Table site at

The resort is also holding a contest for one lucky mother, offering the prize of a “Mom’s Dream Spa Day” that includes a 50-minute aromatherapy massage and a 50-minute facial and pedicure. The prize is valued at $390. To enter, visit the giveaway contest tab on One Ocean Resort and Spa’s Facebook page ( and fill out the form with the required information and a 100-word entry explaining why one deserving mom should win the spa day package. Entries can also be submitted at, where contest rules and regulations can be found.