Mother’s Day is but a single day in the year when we try to return the unconditional love our mother has given to us all of the other days of the year. Here are five of the best places to find gifts to honor your mother on Mother’s Day. For more great gift ideas, see Best Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts In Minnesota.

Mademoiselle Miel
Honey Kitchen / Showroom
342 Kellogg Blvd. W.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
(651) 226-4703

Second only to frankincense and Myrrh is the most sumptuous gift imaginable, Honey Bon-Bons. Mademoiselle Miel coaxes the most exquisite of honey and chocolate into the rarest bouquet of flavors unmatched by any chocolatier in the world. Park across the street at the Minnesota History Center or get a guest permit on Mulberry Street, or check the web for other exclusive outlets for Honey Bon-Bons.

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The Golden Fig
790 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 602-0144

Imagine the fun of receiving a food basket filled with delectable surprises. Fancy food creator Laurie McCann Crowell fashions foods and baskets designed to excite the taste of any culinary connoisseur. Recent creations include “Dana McDill’s hand-crafted wooden bath boats, Snappy Dog salsa, cranberry orange cheddar from Castle Rock and Poulet Rouge fresh chicken from Calister Farms.” Some enticing baskets are the Chocolate Lover’s Box, the Picnic Snacker’s Box or the Snack Addict’s Box.

i like you
501 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 208-0249

Beautiful and creative art made locally does not have to be expensive. The imaginative power of Sarah Sweet and Angela Lessman has drawn the works of more than 200 local artists into one stunning shop in northeast Minneapolis. From bracelets to belts, or pendants to pint glasses, I like you is filled with more than enough wares to please the pickiest of tastes.
Related: Best Places For Handmade Jewelry In Minnesota

Verdant Tea
2111 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 223-8907

Give mom the best cup of tea ever at Verdant Tea, with all of the accoutrements. The fun is in going to the tea tasting room for some of China’s best teas, personally selected by Verdant Tea Founder David Duckler and Chai Brew Master Brandon Lovejoy. The tea tastes even better when accompanied by tea snacks, soups, salads and comfort food and sweets such as brownies, cookies, cobblers and ice cream all available at Verdant.

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Spot Salon
Northeast Minneapolis
21 4th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 331-4182

1600 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-7768

Nearly a dozen therapy specialists offer the best massage therapy and spa treatments in the Twin Cities. While Spot’s standard massage may be all your mom desires, be aware that these experts offer Cranio-Sacral Therapy, barefoot deep tissue Ashiatsu massage, deep and nurturing Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, Traditional Thai massage done on a floor mat rather than on a table or shiatsu which uses pressure along specific pathways. Spot Salon offers a full spectrum of facials and skin care treatments as well.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at