Mother's Day is On the Way

This is a day to spoil the mothers and caretakers that we know, take the time to remember the ones that we miss, or possibly just leave poor mom alone (sometimes solitude is a gift, right?). Luckily, Denton has a lot to offer with delicious brunch options, gifts, gift certificates, and activities. As the mother to a tiny and perfect terror myself, here are just a few things that this mom would enjoy on Mother’s Day:


Sure, a spa package may be an obvious choice, but there’s a good chance you know a tired mom-type that has never spoiled themselves with this gift. Well, look no further than Essentials Day Spa. In addition to their variety of treatments and packages from facials to pedicures, Essentials Day Spa has also put together some wonderful Mother’s Day Specials. Buying a gift certificate has never been so easy.

Speaking of gift certificates, Soma Massage Therapy also makes giving the gift of self-care as easy as...clicking a link. Browse their sales, specials, and gift cards to assemble that perfect self-care package.

Plants & Flowers & Crafts

Yes, it’s cliche, but Mother’s Day flowers are cliche for a reason, and it’s because we love them. Most of us love plants and flowers and always want to receive them, so you might know someone that feels the same way. Aunt Sue’s Barn, a farm offering locally grown cut flowers from January into summer, will guide you through the farm to handpick a custom bouquet. Once you've finished, the staff will even wrap your beautiful blooms for you. If that’s more effort than you'd like to put in to a bouquet arrangement, you can also purchase the special Mother's Day Bouquet, or even a Spring Flower subscription (who doesn’t want to receive flowers twice a month?).

If the mom in your life is more of a plant mom, True Leaf Studio is an excellent choice for picking out that perfect plant. In addition to their unique plant offerings, they also offer on-site terrarium making! Turn plant shopping into an activity, and make your own terrarium with guidance from the super informed staff. Or if you think terrarium making in itself would make a good gift, you can purchase the kit for at-home assembly.

​If you're looking for more creative Mother’s Day activities, then wait until I tell you about Painting With a Twist. It is FUN! Painting With a Twist is celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mom-osa bar at all events. And if the plan for Mother’s Day this year is to embrace pajamas and at-home fun, Painting With a Twist has you covered with their Twist at Home Kits.


And now, for my favorite part of any celebration: the food. Every year, Denton’s incredible restaurants offer special brunch menus and more just for Mother’s Day. Make sure to check out the unique offerings curated by local favorites such as The Chestnut Tree, Hannah’s Off the Square, and Boca 31. Stay tuned to their social media pages for information regarding menus and reservations.


Gift-giving doesn't have to be a chore. Keep an eye on the Denton Main Street Association and the Denton Community Market for additional Mother's Day promotions around downtown Denton.

If you really want to hit the pavement and shop, take a look at all that Denton has to offer.


3 Wishes Market

3 Wishes Market sells collectibles, gifts, home decor, and Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the heart of downtown Denton.

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Art Glass Ensembles

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Atomic Candy

Voted "Best Store on the Square" by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle. Unique nostalgic candy store in the heart of downtown Denton Texas. Featuring 192 bulk candy...

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Bewitched Denton

The Bewitched Denton boutique offers ethically sourced items including premium crystals, eclectic gifts, books, tarot cards, and jewelry. Inventory is hand selected from...

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The DIME Store

The DIME Store offers local art, craft, and vintage in Denton, Texas, selling everything from handcrafted furniture, handmade jewelry, and everything in between.

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Discover Denton Visitor Center

The Discover Denton Visitors Center located in the heart of downtown Denton is your one stop shop for maps, brochures, and souvenirs.

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Downtown Mini Mall II

Antiques, furniture, army surplus, and memorabilia. Everything you might be looking for.

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Faded Blue

Faded Blue sells vintage furniture and home decor. as well as candles, handmade soaps, men's shaving soaps, and accessories. You'll even find over 3000 vintage vinyl LP's in...

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First People's Jewelers

First People’s Jewelers is Denton’s premier jewelry store, locally owned and operated on the Historic Downtown square. Since 1974, we have been specializing in diamonds,...

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Golden Triangle Mall

If you are looking for the latest styles and trends, Golden Triangle Mall is the place for you. Conveniently located along the I-35 corridor near the University of North Texas...

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Half Pint Children's Boutique

Half-Pint Children's Boutique carries specialty baby and toddler items.

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Impressions by DSSLC

This retail store sells handmade ceramics created by the residents of the Denton State Supported Living Center.

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Juliet's Jewels

Juliet's Jewels specializes in handmade goods made in India, Nepal, Thailand and any other countries, all personally selected and curated by the owner.

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Minifigs, Bricks, and More

Minifigs, Bricks, and More buys, sells, and trades new and previously owned Lego products. Inventory includes minifigures, parts, sets, base plates, instructions, and more.

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More Fun Comics and Games

More Fun Comics and Games is a Denton area comic book shop specializing in comics, board games, collectible card games, RPG games, and pop culture toys.

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Norman Roscoe

Norman Roscoe is a full service screen print & design shop with a 1200 square foot retail space showcasing screen printed clothes and prints as well as unique gifts.

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The Palm Tree

The Palm Tree is an affordable fashion-forward boutique offering trendy clothes, accessories, shoes, and gifts at great prices.

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Patchouli Joe's Books & Indulgences

Patchouli Joe's is Denton's newest addition to downtown Denton. An independent bookstore specializing in new releases, Patchouli Joe's also sells artwork, craft kits, soaps,...

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Sleeping Lizzards

Sleeping Lizzards offers a beautiful selection of handcrafted jewelry, home and garden decor, and unique gifts for people of all ages.

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Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets is a shopping-mall chain featuring a variety of brand-name & designer outlet stores.

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The UNT CoLab

The UNT CoLab is an event rental space that also offers a variety of events and exhibitions and a curated retail boutique of uniquely Denton and UNT-inspired goods.

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True Leaf Studio

Downtown Denton's plant shop, home to a DIY terrarium bar and unique houseplants. Ask about renting our space!

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Vagabond Vintage Denton

Fulfill all of your fashion desires with Vagabond Vintage! Our wide variety and selection of vintage clothing gives you that retro look without breaking the bank. We carry...

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Wildflower Art Studio

Wildflower Art Studio offers adult workshops & kids classes in studio and virtually. They also have award-winning DIY kits to bring the creativity home or provide the perfect...

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Wilkinson's Fine Goods

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Thinking of booking a night away for mom?

Plan the perfect Mother's Day staycation with any of our Denton hotels.

Best Western Inn & Suites

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Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites

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The Brownlow House

If you're looking for a place to stay, look no further than the Brownlow House, a historic Denton 1912 Victorian home that has been renovated into a gorgeous bed and...

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Comfort Inn

Just off Interstate 35, the 100 percent non-smoking Comfort Inn® hotel is less than two miles from the University of North Texas. This Denton, TX hotel is also close to Texas...

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Courtyard by Marriott

Welcome to the Courtyard by Marriott Denton, TX. Our close proximity to area businesses make Courtyard by Marriott Denton the ideal choice for business travelers. University...

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Days Inn

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Embassy Suites

Attached to the new 70,000 sq ft convention center, the AAA Four Diamond, LEED Gold Certified Embassy Suites offers spacious two-room suites, onsite dining, complimentary...

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott-Denton is only minutes from the University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Presbyterian Hospital and Denton Regional Medical...

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Discover the charm and convenience of this engaging college town in our centrally located hotel in Denton, TX, Hampton Inn & Suites Denton. Just off I-35 and less than 40...

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Hilton Garden Inn

Thirty minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Minutes from the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University. More than 2,600 sq. ft. of event space for...

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton South

Whether you're in town for business, pleasure, or both, now's the time to Stay Smart at the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Denton, Texas. Centrally located within Denton...

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites UNT & TWU

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Homewood Suites

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La Quinta Inn & Suites

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Motel 6

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Old Irish Bed & Breakfast

Old Irish Bed and Breakfast boasts 5 custom cottages on a working alpaca ranch.

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Red Roof Inn

Conveniently located off Interstate 35, Howard Johnson Express Inn - Denton hotel is the perfect place to stay during your Texas-sized adventure. Book a room at our Denton,...

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Residence Inn

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Springhill Suites by Marriott

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Staybridge Suites

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