Mother’s Day Gift Guide for a Sun Prairie Mom

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for a Sun Prairie Mom

It seems like every year Mother’s Day sneaks up on us, especially for husbands and children. We get so excited for the spring weather that April flies by and “surprise!”…. Mother’s Day is here and you find yourself with no gift. Forget about it being thoughtful, at that point you are in survival mode and go for the nearest thing you can find (and if you are in my house, this means the Amazon Wish List).

Spoil the women in your life with a thoughtful gift while supporting small businesses in Sun Prairie. Planning ahead is nice but not always realistic. Since everything listed is in Sun Prairie, I promise all of these gift ideas will beat your 2-day Amazon Prime package arrival.

This list is a combination of gifts you can wrap and give her on Mother’s Day, eat/drink together, and/or enjoy at a later date with a gift certificate. Pick one. Select a couple. Or go all in with the full list (we all know she deserves it). Whatever you choose, it’s sure to put a smile on her face and make her feel extra loved this year.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for a Sun Prairie Mom*

  1. Caffeine: Start her day with a coffee and tasty scone from Beans N Cream. Bonus points: Give her a beautiful handmade mug by Finished by Fire.
  2. Relaxation: Massage gift certificate from Magical Therapies. (Packages available if you want to treat her all year long!)
  3. Wellness: Packages from Haumea and/or Running Diva Mom
  4. Food: Surprise her with a restaurant she’s never been to before in Sun Prairie so she can try something new. Grab delicious tacos for lunch at Abarrotes El Primo or Guimo’s. Then take it slower and dine in at Meze or Salvatore’s for dinner.
  5. Drinks: Take her out for a glass of wine at Cannery Wine Bar and Tasting Room and/or a locally brewed beer at Right Bauer. (Both places offer items to go too!)

Bonus Gift: Memories
Gift her a photography session so she can remember this moment for a lifetime. If she’s pregnant, go with a maternity and/or newborn session at Rachel Manzke Photography. Little baby at home? She would love a milestone session with Heather Beach Photography! And of course every woman wants full family pictures with her family. No matter the age of her “babies” be it 2 or 22, Kayla E. Photography has you covered.

* This gift guide can be used to show appreciation to any woman in your life be it your mom, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, BFF, neighbor, or a colleague. And there is no need to wait for Mother’s Day. Shopping local provides thoughtful and unique gifts for special occasions including birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, anniversaries, end of the year gifts for teachers, or any day that ends in Y.

Sun Prairie Business Details:

Beans N Cream
Coffeehouse that serves locally sourced coffee and cafe fare.
1120 West Main St, Suite 2101, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Finished by Fire
Handmade pottery and ceramics by local artist Sheila Halberg

Magical Therapies
Owned and operated by Melissa Lombardi, a State of Wisconsin Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in Medical Massage, Deep-Tissue Massage, and Neuromuscular Massage.
748 Lois Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Offers a holistic blend of community, education, health, and wellness, including: yoga, barre, strength classes, new mama and breastfeeding support groups, prenatal/postnatal education events, massage and acupuncture options.
908 Windsor Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Running Diva Mom
Jamie Adcock is a certified running coach and ACE certified personal trainer with a boutique fitness studio. She offers running groups and personal training for women, weight loss accountability groups, and fitness camps for kids.
1280 W Main St Suite 122, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Abarrotes El Primo
Mexican restaurant
105 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Mexican restaurant
126 N Bristol St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant
503 W Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Salvatore’s Tomato Pies 
One of Dane county’s leading farm to table restaurants with sustainable seafood, handmade pastas and more.
121 E Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Cannery Wine Bar and Tasting Room
Intimate charming wine bar and tasting room featuring 100 whiskeys, global wines, craft beer and other sought-after liquors.
212 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Right Bauer
Neighborhood brewpub and BBQ joint in downtown Sun Prairie
239 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Heather Beach Photography
Newborn, baby and family photographer
Arrowhead Cir., Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Kayla E. Photography
Newborn, baby and family photographer
200 E Main St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Rachel Manzke Photography
Newborn, baby and family photographer
215 E Main St. Suite 101, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Jakob | Class of 2018 Sun Prairie High | Downtown Sun Prairie

It was a beautiful evening for Jakob’s high school senior session. It wasn’t my typical senior session. Since Jakob was only looking for 1 yearbook photo, we met for a “business headshoot” session instead. It was a fast 15 minutes, but the end result was perfect…5 headshots.

Family of Five | Downtown Sun Prairie Urban Family Pictures

Anne and I have had this family session on the books for months. We had high hopes that their would be snow for our December date but it turns out we missed the first snow fall by 1 days. 🙁 We will have to try again next year.

I just say I did do a little happy dance when Anne selection the urban location and even came from Madison to Sun Prairie for the streets of downtown Sun Prairie. We were able to meet up at the studio and pop in/out to warm up while we did the session since it was freezing outside.

As they have been for the last three years, the boys were fun, polite and well behaved which lead to a stellar session.

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Reese Family | Downtown Sun Prairie | Urban family of 6

I’ve known Chris and Sara since college. My husband actually lived with Chris for a year. They were perfect in college …. and fast forward 15 years…they are still perfect that has multiplied over and over again with their family of six. I’m so happy our group of friends from UWSP migrated 90 minutes south and now we live so close that our kids go to the same school. We were able to meet early Saturday morning in downtown Sun Prairie for a quick urban session. It was fun and went perfectly with the outfits Sara picked for her family.

Seriously, they ooze perfection, don’t they? Even their candid, silly outtakes are perfect.
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