Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts


Stop searching and start listening. Regardless of your budget, we’ve rounded up the best Mother’s Day gifts Union Square has to offer.

Make Mom feel as glamorous as she is at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in Union Square (200 Park Avenue South). You can choose from exclusive Spa Packages like the Signature Escape that includes a manicure, pedicure and 50 minute massage. With a purchase of $65 or more, you’ll also receive a free product so she can start indulging immediately. Prices vary from $50 – $300.

Treat Mom’s sweet tooth with a 3-month Candy Club subscription from Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West). Each month she’ll receive a premium array of hand-picked goodies like chocolate covered pretzels, specialty bars and more. Cost: $119.

Namaste Mom: Visit Paragon Sports (867 Broadway) to outfit her needs. Our choices are a Hugger-Mugger Original Tapas Yoga Mat in her favorite color paired with a matching Mat Bag. Prices vary from $10 – $29.

Whether it’s Chrissy Teigen’s new cook book ($20), the Property Brothers’ Ultimate Home Fixing Guide ($21), or Anderson Cooper’s intimate correspondence with his mother ($18) among many more, bring home Mom’s favorite celebrity book from Barnes & Noble (33 East 17th Street).

Swing by the Union Square Greenmarket on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and choose between a plant for mom’s garden, dried flower wreaths, local jams, honey and wine and so much more. Or, you don’t have to choose! Bring cash; prices vary from $10 – 25.

And don’t forget the card! Stop by Paper Source (75 5th Ave) and choose between funny, adorable, heartwarming, and elegant cards for Mom, Wife and Grandma! Prices vary staring at $5.

Yes, you read that correctly. Sometimes you don’t need to spend anything except time to show Mom how much you love her. Enjoy one of Union Square’s free events on Mother’s Day weekend.

On Saturday May 7th, bring Mom to Union Square’s free walking tour where together you’ll learn the wonders and history of the park. The tour meets at 2pm at the Abraham Lincoln Statue on the 16th Street Transverse in Union Square Park.

On Sunday May 8th, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon’s brand-new book on the wonders of watery locomotion gets a pop-up shop at the Strand Bookstore with some delightful snacks courtesy of Laurie & Sons, photo booth snapshots from OM Digital, and fun for the whole family. Stop by from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Happy Mother’s Day from the Union Square Partnership! How are you celebrating?