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Updated: May 2nd, 2024

This is going to be a really special Mother’s Day. Life is tough, but perhaps no one faces more challenges day after day than Mom. Balancing kids, work, community, and self-care is challenging enough – but these days, finding any sense of harmony can be next to impossible. 

This is the year to go the extra mile when procuring thoughtful gifts for Mom. Here on the podcast, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing the owners of some of Lake Norman’s most exceptional boutiques, wine bars, and dining establishments.

These businesses are purveyors of the loveliest gifts and delicacies, and they are your source for everything you’ll need to make Mother’s Day 2024 one to remember.

These businesses may be local, but their talents and offerings are world-class. 

Here are 8 special Lake Norman places to shop for Mother’s Day this year:

1. Mother’s Day at Hunter House

Hunter House

My personal vote for the most memorable Mother’s Day brunch experience around the lake this year is actualy a lunch experience at Hunter House. Executive Chef Justin Morris applies his remarkable talents and personal touch to dishes that rival anything you’ll experience in Uptown Charlotte, or even Charleston.

Chef Justin describes his recipes as protein-focused with a Southern twist. Ingredients are thoughtfully sourced from local farms and even the herb garden on premises.

Mother’s Day Lunch at Hunter House features a Prix Fixe menu. Highlights include:

  • Shrimp & Grits
  • Parmesan Encrusted Salmon
  • Charleston Crab Cakes
  • Charcuterie
  • Baked Brie
  • Southern Sweet Biscuit
  • Flourless Chocolate Torte
  • along with a few suprises!

This is the premier Mother’s Day dining experience in the area this year. But, you better make reservations. Fast.

Hunter House was featured in episode 196 of the podcast.

Hunter House
13811 S Old Statesville Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 891-1913


2. Side Bar Bottle Co.

The bar at Side Bar Bottle Company in Davidson

Vino! Brittni Hagerman opened Side Bar Bottle Co. after more than a decade in the wine & hospitality business. Her successful Side Bar Trailer Co. was the launchpad for her ultimate dream of owning a wine bar in downtown Davidson.

When it comes to giving mom the gift of fine wine, you’ll have plenty of options with Side Bar Bottle Co. Brittni carefully curates the best wine she can find, sourced from small family vineyards, and local whenever possible.

A gift card to Side Bar Bottle Co. will never disappoint. However, the best way to enjoy Side Bar Bottle Co. is by paying a visit, making yourself comfortable, and staying a while. Mom is going to love this place.

Side Bar Bottle Co. was featured in episode 138 of the podcast.

Side Bar Bottle Co.
208 S Main St
Davidson,NC 28036
(980) 689-2718


3. Blumengärten

Now, for our favorite Lake Norman floristBlumengärten! Founder Denise Uhlhorn and lead designer Chloe Hussey are the go-to team for creating a memorable floral arrangement for Mom.

Blumengärten Florist is your source for any and all floral arrangements. From a simple bouquet to an extravagant wedding, they can make any occasion as special as those celebrating it.

Choose from their vast selection of fresh-cut flowers, and blooming plants, or explain your vision to them and they’ll turn it into a reality that will be complimented by everyone who sees it.

Don’t settle for ordinary flowers when you can have an extraordinary arrangement designed for your unique style and occasion.

Don’t delay, though. The time to place your Mother’s Day order is right now!

Blumengärten was featured in episode 7 of the podcast. Have a listen!

10308 Bailey Rd #412
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 892-7960


4. Brighter Smiles Teeth Whitening

Brighter Smiles Teeth Whitening

Jasmine Egoavil believes everyone should have a bright, white smile. She also believes teeth whitening should be a fun, relaxing experience!

Welcome to Brighter Smiles, a teeth whitening boutique like no other in the Lake Norman area.

Located in Cornelius just off Exit 28, Brighter Smiles Teeth Whitening is a sanctuary for pretty teeth. Guests can choose from a variety of teeth whitening sessions, from mild to extreme. Recliners, televisions, and a cool ambient vibe will make Mom forget she’s getting her teeth whitened. Time will fly, and Mom will emerge from her state of relaxation with her brightest smile ever.

Jasmine also offers on-site visits in the comfort of your home, and she encourages group sessions. Teeth whitening with friends and champagne, anyone?

Brighter Smiles was featured in episode 202 of the podcast.

Brighter Smiles Teeth Whitening
21000 Torrence Chapel Rd Suite 104
Cornelius, NC 28031
(561) 886-8081


5. Table & Board

Table and Board Davidson

For the most exqusite charcuterie in all of Lake Norman, look no further than Table & Board in Davidson. Mother & daughter team Mary Lou and Julie brought their passion and talents for amazing charcuterie to Main Street in Davidson a few years ago and they’ve built a heck of a following.

There’s a lot to love about Table & Board. Here are just a few reasons:

  • Everything is perfectly paired and handcrafted to order.
  • The highest quality seasonal produce, artisan cheeses, and cured meats.
  • Curated wines from around the globe.
  • Tantalizing desserts.
  • Plus: charcuterie workshops, catering, and more!

Table & Board is located in the historic Icehouse Building in South Downtown Davidson. Place an order to go or enjoy a board or sandwich on their covered veranda with a view of Main Street.

Table & Board was featured in episode 175 of the podcast.

Table & Board
416 S Main St, Davidson
NC 28036
(704) 964-5101



Refresh Medspa

Refresh MedSpa has been a friend and supporter of The Best of LKN since nearly the beginning. I’ve watched as Josette has grown her company to an amzing team and even expanded to SouthPark.

What could be a better gift for Mom than a spa day at Refresh? The expert staff provides a variety of specialized services that will leave Mom Refreshed and rejuvenated. Here is just a sampling of what Refresh MedSpa offers:

  • Facials
  • Injectables
  • PRP Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Vitamin Shots
  • Waxing
  • Weight Loss Management
  • the list goes on…

Need a testimonial? My wife, Laurie, has been a client for 3 years and LOVES the Refresh team!

Treat Mom to a truly special experience that she’ll love.

Refresh MedSpa was featured in episode 78 of the podcast.

Refresh MedSpa
18067 W Catawba Ave Suite 106
Cornelius, NC 28031


7. Juelerye – Fine Gifts & Art

Juelerye storefront downtown mooresville

Juelerye is a lovely boutique gift shop that features curated collections of handcrafted artisan jewelry, art, and memorable gifts. Founder Jacqueline Bassett founded Juelerye in 2015 as a way of combining her love of one-of-a-kind artist-made treasures and the dream to open a small, independently-owned business.

Juelerye’s offerings include exquisite handmade craft jewelry, exotic leather goods, hand-inscribed pottery, and glass-blown creations. Art & decor selections include beautiful creations by well-known artists such as Houston Llew, Sid Dickens, Kinzig Design, and Byers McCurry Studio.

Shop online, or visit the shop in person to select a memorable gift for Mom that she will surely treasure. Gift cards are also available, and are a recommended addition to go along with your gift selection.

Juelerye was featured in episode 17 of the podcast.

112 S. Main Street
Mooresville, NC 28115


8. MINE by sandy

MINE by sandy is one of Lake Norman’s premier boutiques for women where you can find everything from dresses to jeans to handbags and shoes. When you shop with MINE by sandy your personalized experience will leave you feeling like family.

Founded by Sandy Bowers, MINE by sandy is an extension of Sandy’s passion for fashion and was inspired by experiences in her previous career that prompted the need for a specific wardrobe. It was these experiences that led her to open the colorful and welcoming fashion haven and spurred the philosophy, “make MINE yours.”

The shop boasts the latest trends from some of the most iconic brands in fashion. If you shop online, have a look at their blog where Sandy shares fashion insights and walks guests through the latest fashion trends and new arrivals.

MINE by sandy was featured in episode 58 of the podcast!

MINE by sandy
605A Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 896-7779


There you have it: Our 2024 Lake Norman Mother’s Day Gift Guide! Shopping at any one of these small businesses will ensure a memorable Mother’s Day for Mom this year. Now, go out there, shop local, and make this the best Mother’s Day ever!

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