Only the Zest for Mom!

Mom and daughter in Old Towne Orange

If your mom has ever helped you with long division homework, stayed up all night with you when you were sick, or driven you and your friends to see the hottest boy band when they came to town, you owe her a nice Mother’s Day in beautiful Old Towne Orange. Mom’s day is only a few days away, but even if you haven’t made plans yet, we’ve got you covered! Check out today’s blog for last minute arrangements and gift ideas. 

Gifts from the Heart…of Orange

Old Towne Orange is obviously a great place to drink and dine, but did you know that it’s also a great place to shop?  For the nostalgic mom who loves to talk about her glory days, there are lots of antique shops to browse. Fun and eco-friendly, shopping at antique stores enables you to give previously loved items a new life. Plus, like a real treasure hunt, you never know what great find you’ll take home. From ornate glassware and vintage frames, to art, collectibles and more, you’ll find lots of vintage delights throughout Orange Circle Antique Mall, the Antique Depot, and other shops in The Plaza.

If your mom prefers to be celebrated with fresh blooms, head over to The Dizzy Daisy. They’ve got colorful bouquets and arrangements for the traditionalist, potted plants for the green thumb, artisan soaps and candles for the spa lover, and jewelry for the style-forward matriarch. Whatever your mom’s vibe is, you’ll find the perfect gift at this charming local shop. 

Succulent plants in teacups from Dizzy Daisy in Orange, CA
Mom Teacups from the Dizzy Daisy, $14.99

Is your main squeeze super proud of her towne? Does she prefer to perk up her mornings with some good quality brew? We’ve got the perfect gift in mind for the OTO, coffee-loving mom! Browse through our selection of Mother’s Day Mug & Coffee Gift Sets featuring our favorite OTO mugs and Dulcis Micro Roast, a local coffee business dedicated to providing fresh, high-quality grounds. Order by Friday, May 7 at noon to guarantee you can pick your gift set up on time. Our pick-up party will be happening on Friday, May 7 from Noon to 5 pm at 1015 E Chapman Avenue in Orange. 

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Mother’s Day Coffee Gift Set with Dulcis Micro Roast Black Beauty Coffee

Take Her Out on the (Old) Towne

Back patio of 1886 Brewing Company
Back patio of 1886 Brewing Company

Is it really Mother’s Day if you’re not showering your mom with gifts and mimosas at brunch? We do need to make up for the lack of festivities last year, so why not go all out? A couple of places to start would be at the new 1886 Brewery or Bosscat Kitchen and Libations! If you want to rely on an old favorite, there’s always The Filling Station Cafe, Byblo’s Cafe, and Cafe Zocalo.

If your mom has been itching for a French excursion, take her to Paris in a Cup, where Mother’s Day Tea is finally back! While they are currently sold out of this weekend’s tea, there’s still a chance for you to get a reservation by placing yourself on their waitlist. 

Give Your Regards to the Broadway Mom

After over a year without live performances, your musical theater-loving mom could probably use a day spent listening to show tune favorites! Luckily for her, there is a Mother’s Day Outdoor Cabaret, “Table for Two!” happening this Sunday. You can get your tickets here. The event will feature live music, food trucks, drinks, and more. 

Whatever you choose to do for your mom this Mother’s Day, don’t forget to treat her like the queen she is. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts, and big sisters—the zest of the zest!

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Last Updated on May 5, 2021 by