Mother’s Day: Brunch and Gift Ideas


The annual salute to mothers is quickly approaching this Sunday, May 11. To help you on your mission to love on your mom, we’ve compiled a list of many Mother’s Day brunch options as well as a few helpful suggestions for places to buy gifts she’ll love.


Trattoria del Porto
Portofino Bay Hotel
10am – 5pm
Brunch will feature live jazz music, a face painter and balloon artist.

The Kitchen
Hard Rock Hotel
9am – 2pm
Little rockers will love the “Kids Can Cook Too” pancake and cookie decorating station.

Islands Dining Room
Royal Pacific Resort
9am – 3pm
Loads of international fare plus island musicians, hula dancers and face painters.

Flemings Prime Steakhouse
Winter Park and Sand Lake
10:30am to 2pm
A three-course Mother’s Day Brunch gives guests their choice of starter, dessert, side and entrée.

Ocean Prime
7339 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando
11am to 3pm
Brunch options include blood orange mimosa, quiche with spinach, and fresh fruit, blueberry French toast with cream cheese, powdered sugar, warm maple syrup and smoked bacon.

Reunion Resort
10:30am – 2pm
This buffet spread will feature omelet and salad stations, a fresh fruit and berries display, carving station and an assorted breakfast bakery display.

Mother’s Day Grande Celebration
Citron JW Marriott
12pm – 3pm
A delicious buffet featuring a complimentary glass of champagne, wine bar and a flower for mom.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
11am – 4pm
Island-inspired selections plus free-flowing champagne with a Key West vibe.

Park Avenue Ballroom
The Alfond Inn
11am – 5pm
Standouts of this buffet brunch include a carving station with prime rib and a sweet and savory crepe station.


Terra-Cotta-Pizza-StoneTen Thousand Villages
346 N Park Ave, Winter Park
Give a feel good gift—such as the Terra Cotta Pizza Stone shown left—knowing that the item was fairly made and gave a much-needed enterprise to someone in a developing country.

Whisk and Bowl
East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando
whisk and bowlPeruse a plethora of kitchen gadgets and cookery at this sweet little shop for cooks and bakers.

Bookmark It
East End Market
3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando
You’ll find a slew of cookbooks, many from local chefs, inside this petite bookstore upstairs.