Five places to shop for mom -- or just take her along when you go

Dive into the truffles at the Colorado Chocolate Festival.
You really don't have to celebrate Mother's Day like everyone else. Modern moms are an independent bunch, and they may not want to spend their big day knitting by the hearth or enjoying whatever stereotypical pastime they're supposed to prefer. Moms just aren't like that anymore. Following are five places where you can take your fierce, witty, sassy, life-loving mom -- or just shop for her.

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Beads on the Bus will roll into the spring Horseshoe Market.
Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, free
Moore Olinger Howard Chapel parking lot

The Horseshoe is a perennial Best of Denver favorite -- it's been our Best Flea Market for three years running and only seems to get better each year. And when the market returns each spring, like rain clouds and crabapple blossoms and the swallows of Capistrano, it's cause to kick up your heels and go. The spring 2013 kickoff is specially tailored to Mother's Day, making it a great place to find gifts or, even better, shop with mom in tow. Choose from Jemma Baby's Yummy Bath Fizzees, vintage Parisian earrings from My French Attic, MOM charm bracelets from Beads on the Bus, home spa gift baskets by Spinster Sisters and hundreds of other mom-worthy giftables, and while you're there, enjoy food truck fare, live music and DIY crafting booths.

Better Block Five Points
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, free
Welton Street in Five Points

Plenty of mothers can dig a day outdoors, especially if it's spent celebrating community and the possibilities that can be realized when people work together. This year's Better Block project in Five Points will focus on urban greening and food justice with a mini-makeover of the neighborhood's Welton Street drag, enhanced by live dance performances and music, food vendors, walking tours, gardening demos and more.

Continue reading for more Mother's Day diversions.

Location Info


Moore Olinger Howard Chapel parking lot

4345 W. 46th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Five Points

Welton St. from 24th to 29th streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Mart

451 E. 58th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

River North Art District

Park Ave. W, Denver, CO

Category: General

Bonacquisti Wine Company

4640 Pecos St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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