One Great Mother's Day in Downtown Appleton

One of the most overlooked gifts we can give on Mother’s Day is time.

Time to put the calendar and to-do list away.

Time to enjoy a hobby.

Time to read a book.

Time to relax, breathe and simply enjoy the day.

Downtown Appleton is one great place to find the perfect Mother’s Day experience or gift that will give your mom a break from everyday life. Here are a few gift ideas that will help you remind your mother that she deserves time…just for herself.

Tickets to a show. Buy tickets to Hamilton at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Afterall, anyone who’s seen the show knows that the true hero of Hamilton is Eliza! The show runs from May 9th to May 21st.

A day away. Schedule a spa service for your mom at Spa BenMarNicos, follow it with dinner at Rye Restaurant and book a room at the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel so she can have a restful night away. Your mom can get a massage, eat a gourmet meal and have a night to herself all under one roof!

A brunch buffet. Pullmans at Trolley Square is offering a Mother’s Day brunch for the whole family. Your mom won’t feel the need to shop, cook or clean when you treat her to a beautiful meal, filled with brunch favorites like scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit and roasted chicken.

A candle making experience. Take your mom to Eclectic Candle to test scents, choose a container and make her own candle. It’s a fun experience and ensures mom picks the perfect scent for her home.

A nature walk. Spend time with your mom by walking the Fox Trot Trail together. The trail is marked by blue fox prints on the sidewalks and has 16 historical markers. It loops around Downtown Appleton and the Fox River. If you have a mom who loves nature and history, this is a perfect outing.


These are just a few of the fun, downtown Appleton experiences your mom could enjoy this year! Downtown Appleton also has all of the more traditional Mother’s Day gifts you may be looking for, such as flowers, candy, clothing, jewelry and wine! If you’re having trouble narrowing down your gift ideas, try putting together a gift basket filled with items from all your favorite downtown retailers! Check out a full list of our retailers and restaurants here.

If you’re still stumped as to what to get your mom this year, there’s always the tried-and-true Appleton Downtown, Inc. gift certificates. They can be purchased online or at the Appleton Downtown, Inc. office, located at 333 W. College Ave., Suite 100, inside the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel.

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