Hawaiian chocolate and orchids are perfect gifts for Mother’s Day

Hawaiian chocolates and orchids are a good start on your Mother’s Day gift quest, but there are many other options as well. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Chocolates are popular as Mother’s Day gifts. A living cacao plant is another option that can create interest in the garden. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

We just celebrated Cinco de Mayo and Boys’ (Childrens’) Day a few days ago but don’t let that distract you from the really big day. It is Mother’s Day, and if you forget any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble. Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last-minute gift can be frustrating. Don’t panic — relax and be creative at the same time. If you plan a restaurant brunch or dinner to celebrate, be prepared for crowds and a long wait unless you have made reservations well in advance.