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Mother’s Day: Ideas to shower mom with love

Mom gives you comfort, love and is always your go-to for … just about everything. On May 14, show them your appreciation.

Yes, it’s that time of the year. Mother’s Day is coming right up, so whether you’re honoring your mom or making plans to honor yourself (go ahead, you deserve it!), now is a good time to start thinking ahead and planning for that special day.

Here are a few ideas to help you with that!

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Restaurant deals

Treat Mom to some free Pollo Tropical sweets this weekend

Tijuana Flats to offer free entrées for Mother’s Day

KFC Nuggets of Appreciation meal deal includes 12 free nuggets and Mother’s Day card


Cards are a must for Mother’s Day! If you’re feeling like you need to express yourself in writing now more than ever, send her a message of love and appreciation. After all, a card is a memento she can keep forever. And, best of all, Hallmark is providing free greeting cards now, so it’s a good time to take advantage of this deal.

Check out: Free Hallmark greeting cards

Young at HEART: Masterpieces Dedicated to Mom is part of a family-friendly presentation of the FRESCO art exhibition where kids can create a collaborative work of art dedicated to move with four professional female artists form the show. May 6 at 11 a.m., Lucid Design District, 10-12 NE 41 St. Click here for info.


They say where flowers bloom, so does hope. So now would be a good time to spread some hope and color and cheer with a beautiful arrangement of flowers. We can tell you there are some nice offers from a couple of national florists.
Check out: 1-800-Flowers, which is giving 25 percent off flowers and gifts before May 10 with promo code EARLYMDAY25.
FTD find coupons, promos and discount codes for Mom’s special day. Click here for all the deals.

ProFlowers has a large selection of flower selections that won’t break the bank. Click here for all their flower arrangement and gift deals.


The iconic cookie company we all know, Mrs. Fields, has 30+ delicious options online for Mom, including cookie tins, chocolate-covered berries, coffee cakes and cookie cakes. Get 20 percent off on these baked-to-order items, which are available for delivery.
Check out: The Mrs. Fields website and use the code MOM when ordering.


Do some good by supporting a local restaurant. Choose from specials and more in Miami and Broward. Also, check out some national specials, too.


  • R House in Wynwood has a $56 per person brunch special with cayenne fried chicken, R Cuban breakfast croissant and cinnamon sweet French toast. 


  • Timpano Las Olas is offering a special of the day pan seared roasted bass with pickled ramps, forbidden rice, dates, toasted hazelnuts and preserved lemon veloute for $38, $20 wine pairing available. OpenTable for reservations.


  • Wild Fork Foods is offering curated Mother’s Bundles at discounted prices like the Mother’s Day Brunch Bundle ($34.98) with smoked salmon, quiche lorraine and mini beignets or the Mother’s Day Surf & Turf Dinner Bundle ($54.98) with  

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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