How to Celebrate Mother's Day in Northwest Arkansas

Gift and craft ideas, plus itinerary suggestions she's sure to love in Northwest Arkansas

By Kara Ault, Macaroni Kid Fayetteville & Rogers-Bentonville Publisher April 30, 2021

Let's make this Mother's Day extra-special in Northwest Arkansas because it has been, well, let's say... a challenging year for moms.

So on May 9, let's celebrate the local moms and mom-figures in our lives by letting them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us the other 364 days of the year.

Here are some NW Arkansas local gift ideas to spoil her, itinerary suggestions she'll love in or near NW Arkansas, and even a few craft ideas children can do to show their love: 

Where to shop for Mother's Day in Northwest Arkansas

Searching for that special gift? Get her a great gift and support a locally-owned business all at the same time! Here are some of our favorites:

Henzie's Art Studio 101 Main St. SE Gravette AR

Hosting a family painting daisy workshop on May 8 at 10 AM to celebrate Mother’s Day. Our art teacher Mr. Henzie will guide you through the 4-panel daisy painting with step-by-step instructions.
Cost: $30 for 2 people painting 4 canvas panels ($12 for an extra person)
Sign-up: call or text (479) 787-3307 or send them a FB message

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 4703 N Crossover Rd Fayetteville

Looking for the perfect gift for mom this year? The Garden is a wonderful place for mothers and children of all ages to enjoy together. Starting next week, you can take advantage of our Mother's Day Membership Sale and save $15 on all new and gift memberships. Senior memberships are also $5 off. May 3-10 only. (BGO members get in free to the weekly Little Sprouts program)

Crescent Store 127 E Buchanan St. Prairie Grove

This adorable boutique and gift shop is in a 1920's building full of character in Main Street Prairie Grove. May 8 is their May Day Spring Fling event with door prizes and sales. Great clothing and gift items for mom!

A special day out in Northwest Arkansas

Hobbs State Park 20201 East Hwy. 12 Rogers, AR

Arkansas' largest state park, along the border of Beaver Lake and near War Eagle Mill. You can enjoy hiking from beginner to advanced, a free interactive visitor's center, horseback riding trails and more. 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way Bentonville AR

Important- Tickets are free but you must reserve timed tickets in advance on their website. Enjoy close-up views of amazing world-known art, beautiful walking trails, and art creation areas for families.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/ Auntie Anne's Pretzels new store in downtown Fayetteville- 644 W Dickson St. Fayetteville

Fresh baked pretzels, lemonade, caramel apples, chocolate-covered strawberries and more- Need I say more? Go explore downtown Fayetteville and check out this brand new locally-owned shop.

Crafts for the kids to make

Handmade gifts are all about the heart. Help the kids make gifts for mom she's sure to treasure: