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Make Mother’s Day special with these last-minute ideas

You don’t need a lot of planning to make Mother’s Day perfect. We’ve got ideas for shopping, brunching, and entertainment this Sunday, May 14.

Bright orange umbrellas shade outdoor tables on the speedway patio

Snag a donut from Lionheart Confections and enjoy some shade.

Photo by @charlesriverspeedway

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday — but don’t stress if you haven’t finalized the itinerary. There’s plenty of ways to make the maternal figure in your life feel special. Check out these last-minute Mother’s Day ideas around Boston.

For the shopping mama

For the mother whose taste is better than yours, let them pick out their own gifts. The Speedway hosting a Mother’s Day Makers Market, curated by Boston Women’s Market. Expect bouquet building, Lionheart Confections donuts, and a permanent jewelry pop-up shops, plus a raffle benefiting Women’s Lunch Place.

dog at bone up brewing

Bring your bow wow pal to Bone Up Brewing.

Photo by @frantastic3 via @boneupbrewing.

For the dog mom

Saturday, May 13 is National Dog Mom’s Day. Bring your pup to Bone Up Brewing for the Dog Mom’s Marketplace. Shop local vendors, sip beer (for both you and your dog), and even paint your pet.

For the brunch bunch

Cambridge Brewing Company still has a few reservations available, featuring the return of the beloved Hangover Wrap.

For all-day eats

You’ve got two options at The Beehive. Take them to the Queen Bee Brunch for a prix fixe menu and live music from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Or you could stop by for the Mom Supper from 5-10 p.m. and enjoy the a la carte menu + live music from 7-11 p.m. (The third option is to do both, but we recommend a nap in between.) Either way, be sure to snag a reservation.

For the musical mom

Catch a matinee performance of Beetlejuice at the Citizens Bank Opera House at 1 p.m. or see the 6:30 p.m. performance.

For the crowd that prefers a different music scene, head to the Berklee College of Music for a performance by pianist and student, Esli Honore.

Need more ideas? We’ve got plenty more picks on our events page.

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