Omaha businesses are ready to help you lavish your mom with love this Mother’s Day (May 14 this year). So pamper your mom (or a special mom in your life) with these tempting options. From sporting events to artisan chocolates and from spas to shops, we have something for everyone in O-mom-ha.

1. Indulgent Treats

Chocolate can stimulate the chemical effect of being in love. Let your mom know how much you love her with a trip to Chocolat Abeille. The family-owned chocolatier combines fresh flavors and nature-inspired design into delicately crafted works of art. Buy a Mother's Day "bouquet," a special five-piece chocolate collection featuring strawberry mint, watermelon hibiscus, cherry macadamia, lilac cordial and vanilla bergamot with a purple wildflower seed tag. 

Chocolat Abeile

2. Creative Fun

Spend quality time with Mom during a workshop at Hot Shops Art Center, which offers a variety of experiences for adults, children and groups in various mediums – from pottery to jewelry and glass blowing to photography. Or, if you prefer to pair your art with wine, head to The Corky Canvas in Omaha’s lively Midtown Crossing neighborhood, where you and Mom can paint a spring scene to commemorate her weekend.

Hot Shops

3. Local Goods

Buy a locally made gift for your mom at Made in Omaha. She’ll enjoy candles, clothing and drinkware with an Omaha or Nebraska theme. Or opt for puzzles, artwork and stationery. Can’t make it to the store? Head to their website to build your Mother’s Day gift box with items like salt soak, biscotti and teas.

Made in Omaha

4. Performing Arts

Show Mom she’s the smash hit of your heart by taking her to an epic Omaha performance. Journey with her down the Yellow Brick Road at the Orpheum Theater and American Midwest Ballet’s staging of “The Wizard of Oz,” or get her jazzed with a night of live music at The Jewell, Omaha’s music venue-cum-supper club.   

Wizard of Oz 1

5. Sports Excitement

Enjoy the excitement of competition with Mom. Buy tickets to an upcoming Omaha Storm Chasers game and see the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals take the field at Werner Park. Or catch up with Union Omaha, Omaha’s USL League One team, for a soccer game when Werner Park becomes a soccer pitch.

Union Omaha_Family

6. Pampered Bliss

You’ve likely stressed your mom out at least a few times during your lifetime. Help de-stress her with a gift certificate to one of Omaha’s splendid spas. In the Old Market, Urbane Salon and Day Spa offers packages that include a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure using Aveda products. In Northwest Omaha, Oasis Massage and Spa also offers packages with facials, massages, body polishes and wraps. 

These ideas for Mom will secure your place as her favorite child and Omaha’s place as her favorite tourist destination. Find more ideas for fun at