The clock is ticking on getting your plans settled and your gifts purchased for Mother’s Day — this year it falls on May 8.
If you’re looking for something that goes against the grain — if flowers and chocolate just won’t cut it for your mom, wife, friend, sister or other special mother figure — why not try something a little more off-beat?
From skydiving to a shooting range, Palm Beach County has a lot to offer if you’re trying to find something to really wow Mom.
Don’t see anything on our list here? Check out our full, exclusive Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide.
Skydive Palm Beach
Contact: Palm Beach County Glades Airport, 3800 State Road 715, Pahokee; 561-586-7669
For those looking for an extreme Mother’s Day gift, Skydive Palm Beach offers daily thrills from the Palm Beach County Glades Airport in Pahokee. Gift certificates are available on company’s website.
Turtle Trot 5K Run
Contact: Ocean Cay Park, Jupiter; 561-741-2252 / Saturday, May 7, 7:30 a.m.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the town of Jupiter will host the 26th Annual Turtle Trot 5K on May 7. The run, which will be held at Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter features a beachfront course along A1A.
The Sheriff’s Shooting Range
The Sheriff’s Shooting Range, located in western Palm Beach County, will be open to the public on Mother’s Day weekend. Those looking for a place to shoot long arms can use the outdoor range on select weekends. The fee for residents is $10. The range is located off of State Road 80 roughly 12 miles west of State Road 7.
Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta Shop
Contact: 2212 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 561-642-9996
Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta shop on Dixie Highway in Lake Worth will prepare a 5 course gourmet meal for those looking to throw mom a large party. You pick the menu, and they will do the rest. The shop also has “No Drama Mama” kits that are perfect for a family looking to whip up a quick gourmet Italian meal for their hard-working mom.
Gumbo Limbo Turtle Walk
Contact: 1801 North Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-544-8605
For the mom who loves nature: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton hosts guided Turtle Walks, where participants learn more about sea turtles while taking a walk along the beach at night. Guests are given the opportunity to observe sea turtles nesting in the dunes along Boca Raton’s shoreline. Sales start May 9 for this year’s first Turtle Walk, but we’re sure Mom will love this gift, even if she has to wait a little while for it. Go to Gumbo Limbo’s Turtle Walk webpage to buy a spot and get more information.