Mother's Day is May 9 and that means it's time to treat mom to a special meal, a gift or both. Here are some ideas for what to do this Mother's Day around The Bend.

Dine Out 

What mom wants to cook for Mother's Day? Answer: not many. If you want to take it off her to-do list. If you're looking for Mother's Day options, make sure to call ahead to find out about restaurant's plans for the holiday. 

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Sweet Treats

Who doesn't love candy as a gift? Whether it's some chocolates are hard candy, The Bend is home to a couple of local places with outsized reputations in the confectionary world — South Bend Chocolate Co. and Claeys Candy.

South Bend Chocolate's store in downtown is a great spot to grab something sweet for a gift. You can find Claeys Candy at stores and shops around the area.

Spa Treatment

Does mom need some time set aside to relax and unwind? Woodhouse Spa in Granger and Therapeutic Indulgence in South Bend are a couple great options for spa packages.

Pick Up a Bouquet of Flowers

There's no need to wander out to the woods and pick your own bouquet (in fact, we definitely DO NOT recommend this strategy). Instead you can reach out to local florists.

If you choose these or another florist, be sure to call ahead to find out the latest protocols and offerings.

Shop Small

Jewelry and clothes — how can you go wrong? If you're in the market for those, shop local at our array of boutiques. Browse the collections at Satori Boutique in Granger, Inspire Me! in South Bend or IN Rug Co. Studio and Gift Shop in Mishawaka online for some ideas.

The South Bend Farmers Market is another place for unique gifts, flowers and fresh food options.

If you're shopping for someone that's more into sports or history, check out what the South Bend Cubs or Studebaker National Museum have in their stores.

Explore the Outdoors

Active moms aren't content with a gift — they want to head outside for hikes, biking some trails or maybe even a little golf.