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2021 Mother’s Day Gift & Event Guide

Monday, May 3, 2021

Give mom a day to remember: celebrate Mother’s Day with help from Downtown! Find an abundance of gift options like spa experiences, treats, gift boxes, and more. Plus, treat her to a special brunch in the heart of the city.

📸 by Fairmont Pittsburgh via Instagram 

Events, Brunch, & Other Things to Do: 

The Spring 2021 Downtown Pittsburgh Brunch Guide 

Enjoy a fabulous brunch on Mother’s Day Weekend in the heart of Downtown. See the Spring 2021 Downtown Pittsburgh Brunch Guide for an updated list of eateries Downtown offering delectable brunch options all season long.  

The Capital Grille | Mother’s Day Brunch | May 9 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Celebrate the woman of the hour wherever she’d like the celebration to be. On Mother’s Day, The Capital Grille will be opening early and serving their full dinner menu of contemporary classics, as well as three brunch features: Lobster Frittata, Bone-in NY Strip Steak and Eggs, and an 8oz Filet. They are also offering a three-course dinner to enjoy at home, available for pick-up on May 8.  

📸 by The Capital Grille via Instagram  

McCormick & Schmicks | Mother’s Day 3-Course Dinner | May 8 – 9  

Enjoy a 3-Course Mother’s Day dinner at McCormick & Schmicks. Their special menu features items like New England clam chowder, crab & shrimp stuffed salmon, upside down candied walnut apple pie, and much more.  

Eddie V’s | Mother’s Day Brunch | May 9 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Dazzle Mom with a fabulous, three-course brunch in Eddie V’s gracious dining room or an enjoy an exclusive four-course celebration prepared for you to heat and serve at home. Either way, it will remind Mom why you’re her favorite.  

Mother’s Day Giveaway | Carnegie Science Center & Isaly’s | Open through May 7  

Enter-to-win the ultimate Mother’s Day package! Isaly’s is offering a chance to win a private laser show experience for up to eight people in the NEW Buhl Planetarium, an exclusive self-guided tour of a real Cold War-era submarine, free general admission tickets to Carnegie Science Center, and a year’s supply of Isaly’s Ice Cream!  

Mother’s Day Bacon Rose Bouquet Sale | The Harris Grill | May 8  

Pick up a dozen edible bacon roses for your mom, sister, wife, grandma, or partner. The Harris Grill Downtown is producing dozens of edible bacon roses for your culinary enjoyment. Pick up a dozen for yourself or anyone who loves bacon. 

📸 by Gateway Clipper Fleet via Instagram 

Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise | Gateway Clipper Fleet | May 9 | Various times

Come aboard one of the classic Gateway Clipper Riverboat for a Mother’s Day cruise and let all the special ladies in your life know how important they truly are! This is “MOM’s” day so let her be the queen and enjoy the fabulous buffet, the DJ playing all her favorites, the beautiful sights of the city and, most of all, your company. Plus, all moms will receive a special gift! 

Yoga in the Square | Market Square | May 9 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Every BYOM (bring your own mat) class will feature different instructors from yoga studios across Downtown and surrounding areas, with each bringing their own routine, style, and sensibility to the unique experience. 

City Works Eatery and Pour House | Mother’s Day Brunch | May 8 – 9 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Treat mom to a Rock n’ Roll themed brunch highlighting treats like the Jon Bun Jovi, Chak Shuka Khan, and The Boss, plus complimentary roses for mom. Guests can also build their own “Momosa flight” of four Mimosas, featuring fun twists on the classic brunch cocktail such as Mulemosa, Aperol, and Rosé. Reservations are recommended. 

The Carlton | Mother’s Day Dinner Menu | Order through May 6  

Available hot-and-ready or take-and-heat, The Carlton has prepared a robust menu of meat and seafood entrees, as well as family-style meals of Stuffed Shells and Short Rib Milanese. Don’t forget to order wine and desserts – their full (and very extensive) wine and cake menus are available.


Steel City 

Gift Mom their Big Heart t-shirt or their World’s Best Mama greeting card. 


Tea Boxes are available just in time for Mother’s Day, featuring a beautiful hand-crafted tea mug and locally made tea.  

Boutique La Passerelle

Shop BLP’s spring & summer clothing sale offering staple items like their Salvina Campos Blouse, perfect for mom! Plus, use code SHIP4FREE when you spend $100 or more.  

love, Pittsburgh 

love, Pittsburgh is now featuring jewelry from Yoko & Co. These beautiful pieces are made with mini crystals and can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet.  

Peter Lawrence 

Shop premier women’s apparel and find styles that are unique and of the utmost quality like the Hale Bob Peach and Pink Floral Dress perfect for warm weather. 


Find handpicked fashionable frames from all around the world.  


Shop the 2021 Julie Vos jewelry collection from Larrimor’s, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. 

Pittsburgh Jewelry District 

The Pittsburgh Jewelry District in the Clark Building houses 13 of the area’s premier jewelry dealers and jewelry professionals. Shop the largest selection of jewelry in the region at stores like American Jewelers, Brooks DiamondsRothschild Trading Company, and more. 

Rock Mom’s world and stop by Brooks Diamonds now through May 10 for 20% – 50% off their entire store.

306 Forbes Boutique 

Give mom the gift of a new outfit and beautiful brows at 306 Forbes Boutique and Brow Bar.

Fresh Nostalgia 

Find curated gift boxes made for all moms. Choose from foodie mom boxes, self-care mom boxes, fashionista mom boxes, and more. 

📸 by Fresh Nostalgia  

Flowers, cards, treats, and candies: 

Oliver Flower Shop 

Oliver Flower Shop offers a plethora of gorgeous bouquets perfect for mom. Make her day the best with their Best Day bouquet featuring lilies, roses, and sunflowers.  

Market Street Grocery

Celebrate the special ladies in your life with a Bottle & Blooms bundle from Market Street Grocery! Each $35 bundle features your choice of white, rosé, or red wine along with a freshly picked bouquet of flowers from Pisarcik Flowers. Pre-order your bundle today for pickup on Friday, May 7.

Inkwell at Oxford 

Buy mom an Inkwell at Oxford gift basket. Find uniquely made, themed baskets like Pittsburgh: My Hometown, The Journalist, Bath & Body, and more.  

Sinful Sweets 

Perfect to make mom’s day, gift her golden dipped strawberries from Sinful Sweets.  

Kelly’s Sweets & Greets 

From wellness products to fine chocolates, Kelly’s Sweets & Greets has everything you need to make mom feel special.  

Cobbler World 

Specializing in nostalgic and unique dessert, find delicious items like gobs, cobblers, pound cakes, and much more.  

La Gourmandine 

Try their new sweet treat for Mother’s Day, a strawberry bavarois with spiced rhubarb heart on a layer of sponge cake. Available in-store May 7 through 9.


Fairmont Pittsburgh 

Gift mom an evening of relaxation with the Fairmont Pittsburgh Magical Momcation package. Upon arrival, receive a bottle of wine, a spa-inspired amenity, a Fairmont bathrobe to take home, and complimentary parking. 

📸 by Fairmont Pittsburgh via Instagram  

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 

Give mom more for less with Hand & Stone’s Mother’s Day special. Get $20 off massage and facial gift cards and save $40 on spa packages.  

Spa Jema 

Reserve a day at Spa Jema with one of their rejuvenating packages or simply give a day of pampering with one of their gift cards. 

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