How to Celebrate Mother's Day in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Restaurant, gift, and craft ideas, plus itinerary suggestions she's sure to love in the South Hills

By Emily Papa, Publisher of Macaroni Kid South Hills April 27, 2021

Let's make this Mother's Day extra-special in the South Hills of Pittsburgh because it has been, well, let's say... a challenging year for moms.

So on May 9, let's celebrate the South Hills moms and mom-figures in our lives by letting them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us the other 364 days of the year.

Here are South Hills restaurant and gift ideas to spoil her, itinerary suggestions she'll love in Pittsburgh, and even a few craft ideas children can do to show their love: 

Take Mom out to eat

There are plenty of restaurants in the South Hills of Pittsburgh to enjoy a special meal out for Mother's Day. One of our fav's is offering a Mother's Day brunch! Want to get our of the South Hills for a little treat? We've got some ideas for you there too. 

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh
 230 W Station Square Drive

Raise a Momosa to mom and celebrate Mother's Day at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday May 9th, 2021 from 11am-1pm with a special brunch menu.

Mother's Day at Helen's - Champion, PA
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Make your reservation HERE

Celebrate Mother's Day at Helen's located at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and enjoy a special five-course dinner prepared by Chef John Kradel and the Helen's culinary team. Reservations are available from 1-5pm on Sunday, May 9th. 

Shop for Mother's Day in the South Hills

Searching for that special gift? Get her a great gift and support a locally-owned Pittsburgh business all at the same time! Here are some of our favorites:

Pittsburgh Candle Works

Pittsburgh Candle Works makes deliciously scented, beautiful burning soy candles. Moms love the Spring Collection and the recently re-launched Good Neighbor. Use MAC15 for 15% off your purchase. 

LuluZ Design

LuluZ Design is a Pittsburgh based, woman-owned online shop. This shop features funny and unique Yinzer gifts, fashion and more. All items are made on-demand and responsibly produced with a mission to reduce waste and avoid over production. Mom will proudly wear  this locally produced gear!

FindUrHappyPlace Greeting Cards

FindUrHappyPlace greeting cards designs and makes handmade greeting cards for all occasions. Locally owned, each card is loving made and custom orders are welcomed! MACARONI KID SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: 10% off with coupon code Macaroni10

Enjoy time together for a special day out in the South Hills

Whether she's into hiking, spa treatments, or thrills, we have ideas on ways to spend Mother's Day in the South Hills doing something she'll love:

Reginald's Coffee 
2600 South Park Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 831-3729

What better way to start Mother’s Day than by enjoying a warm cup of coffee with the person you love most. Reginald’s coffee shop is in “a historic landmark” in Bethel Park. The gorgeous scenery, old-fashioned touch and welcoming workers will make you feel right at home as you and mom enjoy a fresh brewed cup of java on the lawn. If you'd like to enjoy a fresh donut from Oram's with your coffee, get your pre-order in now!

AR Workshop 
Pleasant Hills & Robinson

A great way to create memories and share something special is to channel your creative side. AR Workshop is a boutique DIY workshop that offers hands-on art classes to create charming & unique decor, wood signs, chunky knit blankets, canvas pillows and more. Check out your preferred location (calendar's linked above) to register for a Mother's Day - Gift Making Workshop, Kids Craft Free with Mom, Muffins & Mimosas with Mom or even order a DIY to Go kit to bring it to your mother's house. Macaroni10 gets Macaroni Kid Subscribers 10% off a purchase of $50 or more. 

Hand and Stone Spa 
Upper St. Clair & McMurray
412.203.5672 & 724.400..5439

A day at Hand and Stone is the perfect gift for your mom on Mother’s Day. She spends all day willingly putting everyone before herself and caring for the ones she loves. This will give her the “me time” she needs and wants. Hand & Stone has two locations in the South Hills and offers a full compliment of specialty massages, facials and enhancements. The are offering $20 off Mother's Day Massage and Facial gift cards. 

May Market and Conservatory at Phipps 
One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Celebrate spring at the annual May Market, a bustling marketplace where Phipps horticulturists, local nurseries, farms and other vendors come together for a market of ultra-green proportions. Back in person after a one-year hiatus, May Market is free and open to the public. It also makes for the perfect Mother’s Day weekend outing! Registration Required.

Planting for Mom at Janoski Farms Greenhouse
1714 Route 30, Clinton, PA 

Come hang out, enjoy the open air and have your children plant a beautiful flower for mom this Mother's Day

Crafts for the kids to make

Handmade gifts are all about the heart. Help the kids make gifts for mom she's sure to treasure: