Find Special Mother’s Day Treats In Stony Brook VillageFebruary 16, 2021
Stony Brook Village Center has so many unique gift shops, fabulous restaurants and other experiences; it’s the perfect place to find that special treat to make your mom feel special on Mother’s Day.
What mom wouldn’t love a luxury experience at Blue Salon+Spa. You can now pre-plan a day of beauty with a number of Mother’s Day specials. For example the Lava Shell Massage experience is wonderful for tense muscles. The warm shells melt away knots and emit calcium ions that are said to firm and regenerate skin. Or consider a HydraFacial, which uses Eminence organic products combined with a facial, neck and arm massage and masque to leave her with a radiant and relaxed glow.
Find special goodies for Mother’s Day at Stony Brook Chocolate. The shop will have an abundance of fresh, chocolate covered strawberries that you can order in advance, or find in-store. They’ll also have pre-made, pre-wrapped gift boxes featuring hand-made truffles, chocolates and candy, or you can choose your mother’s favorite treats from the 20-ft long ‘wall of candy’ to create a thoughtful assortment. You’ll also find sugar-free chocolate too. You can also choose from hand-made themed chocolates, including flowers, baking, garden-themed items and more. Or you can make a reservation to come in during the entire month of May to decorate your own chocolate houses with little colorful chocolates.
New in Stony Brook Village Center is Premier Pastry Shop. You’ll find an assortment of delightful treats like cookies, cakes, breads and brownies that are ideal for a Mother’s Day dessert.
Mint clothing boutique in Stony Brook has some great ideas for Mother’s Day. You’ll find hand-made, costume jewelry designs by Long Island native Jeanne Ruland. These stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces combine crystals and semi-precious stones in unique settings. Or choose from a collection of really cool, hand-knitted bags and clutches. In a variety of colors, these beautiful purses are small, inexpensive and very thoughtful. Or, why not brighten your mom’s day with a beach themed gift, including a beach hat and cover up from Mint. It’s sure to raise her spirits thinking about summer!
Other great gift ideas include home décor items from Madison’s Niche. Their Himalayan Driftwood Candle features a hand-carved piece of real driftwood filled with a soy wax candle and essential oil. Available fragrances include Ginger Patchouli, Grapefruit Pine or Sugared Lemon. Or the Rosy Rings collection of diffusers combines scented essential oils with beautiful botanicals in a glass jar to create a pretty home decor item to disperse fragrance. Other gift items include the Pink Dawn bathrobe by Ugg, in a lightweight ‘spring-y’ design that mom will love. Or choose from an assortment of customizable bracelets from Luca & Danni. These American-made bracelets have a variety of icons to choose from to create a truly personal gift based on your mom’s interests, including hummingbirds, cardinals, starfish, anchors, mermaids and more.
Rocky Point Jewelers’ Petra Azar collection is perfect for Mother’s Day. The ‘No Greater Love’ necklace features a highly styled, modern rendition of a mother’s love for her child. The neodymium magnet is located in the center piece, allowing it to be put on, as the two pieces symbolizing mother and child are drawn together. The sterling silver necklace can be worn from 16” up to 22.”
A bouquet of beautifully colored flowers (think magenta daisies and orange tulips) is always a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day, and you can order in advance at Village Florist. Or, come into the shop and you’ll find a beautiful assortment of gift items that can be combined with bouquets or plants. For example, the birdhouse bouquet features an open top to insert an arrangement of flowers. The shop also carries baskets and other pretty items with live plants including aloe, hydrangea, succulents, etc. You’ll find other home décor items and candles, along with Mother’s Day cards.
If your mom loves to cook, you can create a gift box of assorted extra virgin flavored olive oils at The Crushed Olive. Choose from flavors like Chipotle, Cilantro and Roasted Onion, Herbs de Provence and more. Pre-made signature sampler boxes are also available. You’ll also find the most amazing collection of flavored Balsamic Vinegars including Cinnamon Pear, Blackberry Ginger, Fig, Dark Chocolate and more. The Crushed Olive also has unique culinary items such as bacon jam, maple syrup, mustards, smoked black sugar, pasta and sauce, barbeque rub, smoked oils, and local pickles in a range of flavors, including spicy dill, sweet heat and ‘everything’ pickles that can be combined in a custom gift or themed set.
Unique Dining Experiences
Several of the restaurants in Stony Brook will have Mother’s Day themed menus. The Three Village Inn is offering a Mother’s Day Grand Buffet from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The assortment includes a cold display, soups and salad, a carving station, chafing dishes, traditional side dishes, desserts and also a kid’s station for one price.
The always beautifully decorated Country House will be decked out for spring and will offer a Mother’s Day themed menu. For example, all of the first dishes are named after first ladies. The second course dishes are named after nursery rhyme moms, such as Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard. Main dishes are named after TV moms, such as Mrs. Cleaver, Mrs. Brady, Marge Simpson, etc. And all the desserts are named after famous food moms, such as Betty Crocker, Mrs. Fields, etc.
Robinson’s Tea Room, which serves high tea and other sweet and savory treats, is already booked for Mother’s Day, but you can certainly plan another day in this special little place.
Sweet Mama’s will be serving some special treats the entire Mother’s Day weekend. You can order lobster and guacamole eggs benedict; oreo pancakes or apple pie waffles, in addition to the restaurant’s other delicious selections. There will also be some specialty cocktails offered, including fresh strawberry mimosas and bourbon peach-infused iced tea.
Pentimento is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu including small plates including fresh oyster, asparagus soup and salmon and caper flat bread. Main dishes include frittata, breakfast gnocchi, and house cured gravlax. Desserts include Nutella sandwich and house-made carrot cake.
Call ahead to make restaurant reservations. You’ll find a complete list of Stony Brook Village Center eateries at: https://www.stonybrookvillage.com/where-to-eat/