It's been a rough year, and the moms of the world deserve a little bit of fun and rejuvenation, wouldn't you say? If you're searching for ideas for Mother's Day gifts and activities, we've got you covered!

Why not treat Mom to a Great Day by the Bay?

Shop Online at Benicia Marketplace

If you'd like to purchase gifts from Benicia's charming local shops without leaving the comfort of your home, head over to Benicia Marketplace, a new online shopping destination that makes it quick and easy to find and purchase unique products, classes, and more.

The Benicia Marketplace website offers a wide variety of items and services, including clothing & apparel, art classes, and take-out & delivery options from local eateries. In addition, visitors can purchase citywide eGift cards from the Shop Benicia program, which are redeemable at many Benicia businesses.

Speaking of which...

Give the Gift of a Day in Benicia

Can't quite find the perfect gift? Why not treat your mom to a full day spent together, sharing all the wonderful experiences Benicia has to offer?

Enjoy cool waterfront breezes, the triumphant return of live music, vintage architecture that takes you back in time, a vibrant arts scene, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

Shop Benicia eGift Cards make this extra easy, as they are accepted all over the city, at nearly 60 local businesses. These gift cards can be printed at home or saved to your phone, and they never expire -- meaning even if you or your mom haven't been vaccinated yet, you can easily take a rain check to enjoy your Mother's Day adventure whenever you'd like!

If you'd like some ideas on how to plan your day, and colorful itineraries you can print at home so you have something to wrap, click here.

Participate in an Online Art Auction!

Is Mom an art lover? Benicia is the premiere hub for local Bay Area artists, and this summer you can participate in the "Ready, Set, Spring!" art auction, running from April 28th through May 22nd.

(image courtesy of Arts Benicia)

The event is an important fundraiser for Arts Benicia, and proceeds will help fund education, exhibition, and outreach programs to support Bay Area arts.


April 28, 12:00pm through May 22nd, 8:00pm

For more information about Arts Benicia's programs, visit

Happy Mother's Day!