Mother’s Day Ideas

Get Mom a DIY Terrarium Kit from Oddyssea in Half Moon Bay for Mother's Day

Cut flowers in a vase, delivered. Yep, that’s another original, memorable, and thoughtful Mother’s Day experience, right?

Why not change things up a little?

Here’s an idea, come out to Half Moon Bay for the day.

Part 1, go out to Cowell Ranch State Beach and meander down the long lane to the bluff. Wander toward the south and see if the seal colony is frolicking. Bonus: go to the west part of the bluff and take the long stairway down to the beach and see if you can find the bollards used to secure ships when loading lumber in the cove. Locals know that if you come at sunrise or dusk, there are numerous little rabbits darting hither and fro across the access lane.

Part 2, come to Oddyssea Outside and sit down in our garden with your Mom to make something. A Message in a Bottle, a necklace, or a terrarium. They’re fun to do and in addition to the experience of creating with your Mom, you get to take away something to remember the day by. Bonus: Challenge Mom to a race on the world’s largest marble run, Cannonball run – it will put a smile on her face. Locals know to visit the Garden between 12-4.

Part 3, book a table at one of our wonderful local eateries and you’ve got a great day for Mom. There are plenty of options for this, but one of our favorites is Its Italia. Bonus: Visit the hidden garden courtyard inside the restaurant. Locals know that the staff is there to please and can satisfy nearly dietary requirement.

Don’t forget to snap some photos while you’re visiting!

And, if Mom isn’t local and you do need to send her a little something, why not a Do-it-yourself Terrarium Kit in a gift box? We can get it to her in plenty of time and she’ll have a ball putting it together.

Whatever you choose to do, tell Mom you love her and thank her for everything.