Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and several local businesses are celebrating in fun and unique ways. See below for a list of specials and events in and around St. Louis:
In the Illinois/St. Louis Metro East:
Eckert’s Country Restaurant (951 S. Green Mount Rd., Belleville, IL 62220): Eckert’s, the pick-your-own family farm and country store in Belleville, Ill., is hosting a Mom’s Day Out event on Saturday, May 6. The event will begin with a 5K Run at 9 a.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society and will include a sip and shop with local vendors in the Cider Shed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will play in the Cider Shed from noon – 3 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy Eckert’s hard cider and bites throughout the event. Participating vendors include The Coffee Pot, Be Jewelry Co., Hydra Wellness, Lily & Livy Shop, The Mod Shop Social, Bronzed Beauty Bar, Bombs Away, Like x Lou, Wild Patch Creations, and Crafted Essentials. To learn more about the event and to register for the 5K, visit Eckert’s website here.
In Missouri/St. Louis Metro:
City Foundry STL (3730 Foundry Way, St. Louis, MO 63110): City Foundry STL’s retailers and kitchens are gearing up to give St. Louis moms a special treat this Mother’s Day. From cheesecakes and ice cream pops to artisan necklaces and curated skincare, there are endless options for celebrating mom.
- On Sunday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Polished Prints, the mom-focused brand at City Foundry STL, is hosting a micro-photo session in collaboration with family-focused Katya Ohana Photography, to celebrate. For $150, moms and kids can mark their special day at the store with a family photoshoot. Click here to reserve a spot. The store also has the perfect gifting items for mom including: t-shirts, from inspiring graphic tees to “mom” fitting basics, “Mom of the Year” glasses, keychains, home decor, matching “Mommy + Me” clothing sets, and more.
- For the fashion loving mom, shoppers can also stop by Golden Gems, which has a wide variety of spunky apparel, home items, accessories, and stand out collections, like their Zodiac line; Boheme Boutique for the perfect collection of bohemian to chic-style clothing for the mom looking to step up her wardrobe; and Procure by The Women’s Creative, which empowers all to shop women-owned brands and features everything from pregnancy and postpartum to apparel and home items.
- For the self-care mom, give the power of scent with a curated body or facial skincare experience, or even a relaxing spa service with Pure Vibes, a custom, scent-focused skincare brand.
- For the jewelry-loving mom, shoppers can look to VibeSzn for a custom, plated piece of trendy designed jewelry or check out an artisanal find from Collections by Joya for thoughtful and craft jewelry collections.
Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton (7730 Bonhomme Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105): Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton, the 268-room hotel in the heart of bustling downtown Clayton, is hosting a Link x Lou Permanent Jewelry Pop-Up in the lobby this Mother’s Day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Link x Lou offers permanent, welded jewelry that is custom-fitted to each customer’s wrist, ankle, neck or finger. Each bracelet, necklace, anklet or ring is clasp-free and made using sustainably-sourced, 14k white and yellow gold chains and is meant to be worn every day as a no-fuss, minimalist jewelry piece that stays on as long as you like. Mothers and daughters can book an appointment with one of Link x Lou’s “linkers” at Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton this Mother’s Day to get their own permanent jewelry pieces as a symbol of their never-ending bond. Guests can book a Link x Lou Mother’s Day appointment here.
Chicken Out Chicken (Delmar & Kirkwood): Beginning Sunday, May 14, Chicken Out will officially launch its “New Moms Menu” aimed to take the stress out of cooking for new parents. Starting Mother’s Day, Chicken Out will offer guests the chance to treat expectant parents, new parents, or any parent you just want to celebrate to a delicious fried chicken feast. The New Mom Menu will offer the choice of 20 or 30 piece tenders (choice of sauce), a choice of two sides (mac, slaw, superfood slaw, fries), and a four-pack of Chicken Out Pils. Guests may purchase in store or online though the Chicken Out app.