Syline Park, on the roof of Ponce City Market, makes an excellent backdrop for a family photo on Father’s Day. (Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography)

Up Close: Mother’s Day vs. Father’s Day

With the big Sundays coming up for celebrating your parents (or for your kids to celebrate you), consider these itineraries if you need suggestions. And feel free to mix and match: Moms like baseball and dads like brunch, too.

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Mother’s Day: May 13

Father’s Day: June 17

BREAKFAST IN BED

Mother’s Day: Half grapefruit, slice of bacon, toast

Father’s Day: Wedge of grapefruit, slab of bacon, toast

LOCAL GIFT

Mother’s Day: Mama Handmade Bath & Body. The locally based company, with shops at Avondale Estates and Krog Street Market, includes soaps and candles with scents cleverly based on Atlanta neighborhoods. loveyourmama.com

Father’s Day: Sock Fancy. Choose some fitting footwear from the company’s Memorial Drive showroom or sign your dad up for a monthly subscription. sockfancy.com

NICE MEAL

Mother’s Day: Canoe. The elegant New American restaurant, with a garden on the bank of the Chattahoochee River, is an almost legendary brunch locale. (canoeatl.com) If you need some back-up plans, consider brunch at Park Tavern or the Swan Coach House.

Father’s Day: Fox Brothers BBQ. Dad can savor smoky, meaty ribs worthy of Fred Flintstone at this terrific Texas-style barbecue joint. (foxbrosbbq.com) Alternately, consider a swanky steak at Rathbun’s or a juicy burger from Bocado.

FUN ACTIVITY

Mother’s Day: Anita Baker’s Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration. Groove to a 7 p.m. concert from eight-time Grammy-winning R&B diva Anita Baker at the Fox Theatre. (If your Sunday is booked, she also plays Friday, May 11.) foxtheatre.org

Father’s Day: Atlanta Braves Game. The Braves play the San Diego Padres at 1:35 p.m., featuring a special Father’s Day gate giveaway for the first 10,000 men. If your dad hasn’t been to a game at SunTrust Park yet, even better. mlb.com/braves

Mother’s Day: Atlanta Botanical Garden. Rain or shine, the gardens and Fuqua Orchid Center make lovely backdrops for a family portrait shot. atlantabg.org

Father’s Day: Skyline Park. In addition to the spectacular views of the Atlanta BeltLine and the city skyline, the putt-putt course and other midway games make a memorable spot for a snapshot. skylineparkatlanta.com

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