It’s that time of year to start thinking about how we want to celebrate the moms in our lives this Mother’s Day—Sunday, May 14. There are many ways to show our appreciation and love for our mothers, but quality time is always best. Make sure you are accompanying flowers, chocolates and/or jewelry with a little one-on-one time with mom, whether that be a phone conversation or taking her to dinner. If you’re having a hard time thinking of some special ways to make your mom feel like the queen she is this Mother’s Day, here is some advice from two of the best places to get a Mother’s Day treat in town!

Gifts Almost as Sweet as Mom

What do you get the mom who has everything? We turned to the team at Lulubee Artisanal Chocolates for some tasty ideas.

Gaylene Steinbach
Lulubee Artisanal Chocolates

“Our team is made up of moms to 12 kiddos, seven pups, four cats and numerous plants,” shares Owner and Chocolatier Gaylene Steinbach. “So, we had the perfect focus group to help us develop the perfect gifts for all the moms in your life.”

There are several gift ideas that are sure to secure your spot as mom’s favorite kid. Gift sets for chocolate lovers, alongside the Mother’s Day flavors: lavender, salted caramel, raspberry lemonade, tiramisu and coconut caramel. Mom is bound to swoon for the limited-edition filled chocolate hearts, filled with handmade peanut butter, handcrafted caramel and salty bits of crunchy pretzels.

“Our team makes gift-giving easy,” continues Gaylene. “We’ll curate, pack and even ship your gifts to everyone on your list.”

Lulubee Artisanal Chocolates is a woman-owned and operated business located in Lincoln. Order your handcrafted gifts at, or contact them at or (402) 413-2081.

Celebrations that Take the Cake

Taking mom out for dinner is a fun way to include the whole family in the celebration. What better way to do that than with a delicious dessert from Sweet Things by Marcy (!

Sweet Things by Marcy is a locally-owned bakery in Lincoln that has a vibrant menu of sweet treats. For Mother’s Day, Owner Marcy Haas can help you find the perfect dessert for your get together.

If you are planning a larger party, Marcy offers cupcakes and southern tea cakes by the dozen. Reach out in advance to make sure she can get your party needs done in time for your get together Have your guests talking about Marcy’s flavorful cupcakes for weeks after the event, or impress your family with one of the many cakes offered at Sweet Things.

Marcy Haas
Sweet Things by Marcy

“My bakery specializes in authentic southern-style desserts. Our desserts are made from scratch, with real butter, real vanilla and real love,” said Marcy. “I have been baking for over 40 years. My mother taught me how to bake basic southern staples such as biscuits, cornbread, tea cakes and sweet potato pie. I eventually played around with making pound cakes, cookies and other things, and ended up growing my passion into a business. “

Sweet Things by Marcy is also exclusively available at Lila Mae’s Southern Kitchen. If you are looking for a full catering experience, reach out and see what Lila Mae’s and Sweet Things by Marcy can do for you and your party.

We hope you enjoyed reading a few of our ideas for Mother’s Day gifts and some ways to spend quality time with the mom in your life! We are just so lucky to live in a community with so many amazing businesses and individuals who are constantly working hard to make Lincoln the best place to call home…just like our mothers do for us.