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Mother’s Day Shopping Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you’re looking for a way to spend the day with mom or just looking for gift ideas, we have your back with the ultimate guide to Finger Lakes shopping.

Best FLX Shopping Destinations

  1. The Windmill: The first and friendliest farm and craft market in Upstate NY! You’ll have to stop in on Saturday to shop nearly 200 local producers and craftsmen. Treat mom to lunch in their mini pine tree forest! Plan your visit…
  2. The Ithaca Commons: This four-block, pedestrian-only district in Downtown Ithaca offers a unique and multi-cultural shopping experience. Home to popular festivals, annual events, street art, award-winning restaurants, and shops that are far from mainstream, you’ll love spending the day in the eclectic heart of the city! Plan your visit…
  3. Downtown Canandaigua: Unique treasures await you in Canandaigua’s antique and collectible stores, some of the best in the region. You’ll also love popping in and out of the many gift stores, clothing boutiques, and home good shops lining the walkable streets of downtown. Plan your visit…
  4. Mackenzie-Childs: Even if you’ve been been to Aurora, NY, you’ve probably seen their signature courtly check! MacKenzie-Childs crafts world-renowned home furnishings and ceramics on a tranquil farm overlooking Cayuga Lake. Schedule a tour of the grounds and shop their colorful, handmade goods – a day here is sure to spark joy for mom! Plan your visit…
  5. Downtown Geneva: This lakeside city offers a “uniquely urban” shopping experience. The streets are lined with quirky college cafes, bookstores, gift shops, and dining options. Be sure to stop into the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center for area information and to take a photo with the I <3 NY sign! Plan your visit…

Best Wineries for Shopping

These tastings rooms sell far more than wine! Sip while you shop for hidden treasures and wine related gifts. We recommend:

Closest Shopping Malls

Staying at one of our vacation rentals for Mother’s Day weekend? Here are the closest malls for a more traditional shopping experience:

Best FLX Gift Shops:

Is mom the ultimate Finger Lakes fan? Shop for handmade goods and FLX swag that you can’t find anywhere else at these local businesses:

Looking to gift an experience instead?

We suggest a stay in one our luxury, lakeside vacation rentals and treating mom to one or all of these amazing Finger Lakes experiences during your stay:


Make the weekend memorable for mom! Our local vacation planners can provide you with tips on where stay while you shop at any of these Finger Lakes destinations. Call 866-344-7787 today!

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