Mothers Day

Make Mother’s Day Memorable in Calhoun County 2024

Article By Abby Parks

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So many grateful spouses and children (young or adult) enjoy honoring their mothers on that one special day of the year that goes beyond the norm. Sunday, May 12 marks Mother’s Day 2024, and for those of us who are residents of Calhoun County, there are countless ways to make her day a special one. We’ve come up with a list of some restaurants, gift and flower shops, and places to visit that we believe will make Mom happy.


Dining Out on Mother’s Day


One of the most popular activities to treat Mom is with a lovely dinner out. We’ve found a few restaurants that will be offering great dining options this Mother’s Day. Please note that many restaurants in Calhoun County will be open on Mother’s Day, while a few will not. It’s always advisable to call in advance. Calhoun County Insight has only included the ones that responded to our inquiries about special options to highlight.


Mother’s Day at Lulu’s Place


If Mother is in the mood for a tasty brunch, then Lulu’s Place is the place to take her this Mother’s Day. Favorites on their brunch menu include Shrimp and Grits, Breakfast Tostada, Brioche French Toast, Breakfast Skillet, Bananas Foster Waffle, and other delicious items. They’ll be accepting reservations for Mother’s Day so be sure to call and secure your spot.


Location:  1021 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36207

Date:  Sunday, May 12

Hours:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Reservations: (256) 624-6117 or Email or on Open Table App


Hubbard’s Off Main


Hubbard’s Off Main has already gained a reputation for putting together a stellar Sunday buffet. They won’t disappoint the mothers of Calhoun County this Mother’s Day. Their buffet will feature Chicken and Dumplings, Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Squash Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, plus assorted salads and desserts. Note: Reservations are required.


Location: 16 E Choccolocco St, Oxford, AL

Date: Sunday, May 12

Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Reservations: (256) 403-0258


Outings on Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day at RedBird Willow Farm


As you may recall from our special spotlight on RedBird Willow Farm, this unique farm holds mothers dear to their hearts–especially those who have lost a child. They’ll be hosting their second annual Bereaved Mother’s Day event. Mothers will receive flowers, and have an opportunity to create a special note for their lost child and write their child’s name on a painted rock. Guest speaker Kathy Mullen from Atlanta will also talk about the organization she founded–Mullen’s Miracles. This special event takes place Sunday, May 5 from 1 PM to 3 PM and is free to all bereaved mothers. 


Beyond that event, there are special private booking opportunities to bring Mama to see a llama. They also have a lovely gift shop that provides many shopping options.


Venue: RedBird Willow Farm

Location:  1103 Lenlock Lane Anniston, AL 36206

Cost: Call for packages

Phone: (256) 239-3067


Mother’s Day at Big Time Entertainment 


It’s your day, Mom! In the mood for something a bit out-of-the-box? Why not take the family for an afternoon of fun at Big Time Entertainment, the best place in town for fun and games? Laser Tag, Hologate Virtual Reality, Go-Karting, Adventure Golf, or the Ninja Warrior Course are just some of the attractions you can indulge in. While it may not be a traditional choice, it could be a memorable one.


Venue: Big Time Entertainment

Location: 42 Tower Rd., Oxford, AL

Date: Sunday, May 12

Time: 1:00 – 9:00 pm

Phone: (256) 832-9200


Gift Ideas


Need some ideas on something to give your Mother (or wife) on the special day she’s honored? Some businesses in Calhoun County have put themselves one step ahead of you. Below are businesses running Mother’s Day sales or offering products that we think would make awesome gifts!


Buff City Soap


Buff City Soap offers citizens of Oxford its unique brand of plant-based soaps, scrubs, sprays, and other natural products, made in-house. The store is offering a Mother’s Day gift set for $75 ($50 off the regular price). They’ve also come out with new foaming hand soap, Muse soap bars, and other products that will be sure to leave Mom glowing with joy.


Location: 110 Spring Branch Rd., Oxford, AL

Phone: (256) 403-1455


Kay Jewelers


Kay Jewelers is offering a host of items, including personalized jewelry especially for mothers on sale for up to 30% off for Mother’s Day. 


Location: 700 Quintard Dr. Oxford, AL 

Phone: (256) 831-9307


Barefoot Mercantile & Co.


Barefoot Mercantile & Co. is a unique shop that not only sells flowers and other appealing gifts, but also hosts classes in ceramics, painting, flower arranging, and other enjoyable crafts. Check out their schedule of upcoming events to see if one would be a good fit for Mother, or stop by their store and shop.


Location: 1206 Hwy Drive, Oxford, AL

Phone: (256) 454-3880


The Main Olive


We love independent local shops that offer something unique. Shop for Mother this year at The Main Olive, a downtown Oxford store specializing in flavorful olive oils, jams, vinaigrettes, sauces, and other wonderful gifts.


Location: 508 Main St., Oxford, AL

Phone: (256) 444-8498


Rustic on Main


If you’re in the Jacksonville area, Rustic on Main features all kinds of gifts like clothing, jewelry, knick-knacks, and bric-bracks! This charming shop has so much to offer a Mom this Mother’s Day.


Location: 402 Pelham Road N Suite 3, Jacksonville, AL

Phone: (256) 365-1044


Flower Shops


If there’s one thing most folks can agree upon, Mother’s Day is all about the flowers! Gorgeous roses, stargazer lilies, hydrangeas, irises, carnations, daisies, and more are just waiting to show up in an elegant vase for your wife (or mom). Below are the top local flower shops in Calhoun County offering specialized bouquets and other gifts. Make sure to place your order as soon as possible so that Mom will feel on top of the world this May 12. 


Miller Florist


Miller Florist is still taking orders for Mother’s Day floral deliveries, but they’re already reporting selling out on certain items–don’t delay getting your orders in. View their lovely arrangements on their main website and order now. They also offer a variety of gift options.


Location: 38 Hamric Dr., Oxford, AL

Phone: (256) 835-0911


Evan’s Flower Shop


Evan’s Flower Shop is another option if you live in the Anniston area and are looking for that perfect floral arrangement for your wife or mother. 


Location: 1014 Noble St. #B, Anniston, AL

Phone: (256) 236-2589


Accent Floral Designs


If you’re a Jacksonville, Weaver, Alexandria, Piedmont, or Anniston local, then Accent Floral Designs is the perfect place to order Mother’s Day floral arrangements or purchase other mementos. Visit them online and place your order now.


Location:  112 Clinton St., S. E., Jacksonville, AL 36265

Phone:  (256) 435-6933

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