Mother’s Day Gift Guide and VIM (Very Important Mom) Experiences

May 1, 2020

This year — and every year, really — quality time is the best gift you can give mom. But there are other ways during this quarantine time, to show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day.

Not sure how to celebrate during this unusual time? No worry, we’ve made it a little easier for you to come up with a fantastic gift for mom. Go ahead and virtually explore these fun and thoughtful gift options for that special someone! 

Gift Guide

Local shops and grocers, especially those with online ordering capabilities, are a great alternative to in-store shopping. From mom-and-pop boutiques to established eateries and local versions of global brands, we’ve wrapped up these virtual gift ideas for you to consider. Best of all, these shops are around year-round, so check them out for birthday, anniversary and other holiday gifts, too.

Bee Unique Honey and More – A great gift for the mother who is all about holistic remedies and natural products, this shop sells raw Florida honey products, and other small gift ideas such as body scrubs, soaps, body washes, lotions and hand soaps. Browse their site for available products and place your order via email ([email protected]) or call 561-379-4404. Shipping is available or pick-up at their shop.

Chelsea Lane & Company - For the mom who enjoys interior design and decorating spaces, check out the wallpaper collection at Chelsea Lane. Find Florida-life and tropics-inspired wallpaper patterns and prints for purchase, perfect for sprucing up the home office or favored space, especially during this extra time indoors. Ordering is available online.

Downtown Delray Beach – Downtown Delray Beach businesses are offering creative options that will assist in your gift selection to go above and beyond without leaving the couch!  Special take out menus, wine and flower packages, gift cards to her favorite boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, spas, salons and fitness studios and more. The full list of ideas can be explored at www.downtowndelraybeach.com/events/mothers-day or @downtowndelray on Instagram. 

Ganache Bakery – For the caring mom who enjoys sweets, delight her with baked goods, such as key lime pie, cupcakes or a custom cake creation from Ganache. Place your orders by calling 561-507-5082, no later than May 4, 2020. Curbside pick-up or delivery within a 5-mile radius is available. 

Loggerhead Marinelife Center – LMC’s giftshop is a treasure trove of goodies with a coastal vibe. If mom loves jewelry with dainty turtles, starfish and ocean waves delicately adorned with crystals, pearls and Swarovski crystals, perhaps she’d like this line of ShanOre Jewelry that is finely crafted and responsibly sourced. For a spa-like retreat at home, mom might enjoy body oils and lotions from Inis body care – where Inis means “island” in Irish. The products have a fresh unisex scent that’s clean and inviting, and who wouldn’t enjoy an island state-of-mind right about now? For the mom who has everything or just prefers to give back, consider adopting a sea turtle in her honor. Adoptions directly benefit the continued care and treatment of the sea turtles on campus.

Quinn at Grandview Public Market – For the trendy mom, who loves to have fun this shop carries fun accessories, quirky books, cocktail glasses, captioned mugs and more. Available online only, enjoy 15 percent off any item in the Mother’s Day section of the website, when you use the promo code: “MOMLOVE”. This promotion is available through May 8, 2020. Free local delivery and shipping are available as well!

Pineapple rattan earrings
Pineapple rattan earrings, photo credit: Quinn Grandview Public Market

Salento Coffee – For the mom who always has that cup of coffee, keep her going with a Tinto making coffee kit or crafted gift basket by Owner Jaime. Call in your order at 561-841-6138.

Picnic Fashion – This shop is perfect for the mom who enjoys entertaining. Carrying items such as charcuterie boards elaborate picnic baskets, kitchen and dishware, tablescape items and more.

The Grand Tour at The Royal Poinciana Plaza – For the mom who has a flair for style and is a firm believer in the importance of giving back, The Grand Tour is offering a virtual, interactive shopping experience with an in-house expert. The personalized experience allows the shopper to browse real-time tabletop and entertaining pieces such as artistic puzzles and unique card sets, beautiful jewelry, home accessories, and other memorable gifts over Facetime. Moms who receive this special gift will also receive a sneak peek exclusive look at the store’s newly added fun finds. You can do the shopping, purchase a gift card for the mom in your life to shop on her own, or better yet, you can shop together! Virtual shopping is available via the online store or through FaceTime with an expert (by appointment) through May 9, 2020. The fact that this shop is donating a portion of proceeds to the COVID-19 Response Fund at the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, only adds to the appeal. To set up the virtual FaceTime shopping date, call 561-660-7885 or email [email protected]

The Grand Tour Interior
The Grand Tour Interior, photo credit: Brantley Photography

Experiences

C.W.S. Bar & Kitchen – For the mom who enjoys a laid-back scene with a fun cocktail in hand, accompanied by good eats, Sunday supper is being offered at C.W.S. With two delicious options such as Mama’s Meatloaf and Baked Lasagna for her to enjoy safely, at home. Prices for Mama's Meatloaf range from $32 for two people to up to $84 for six people and brings a hearty portion of house-made meatloaf, served with mashed potatoes, southern gravy and the restaurant’s delicious signature crispy Brussels. The Baked Lasagna ranges from $39 for two people to $99 for six people, and brings your choice of meat or vegetable filling, served with garlic bread and side salad with our house dressing. You can upgrade mom’s celebration with the restaurant’s house-made batched cocktails such as The Jam (Corazon Blanco Tequila, fresh citrus juice, agave syrup, strawberry puree, fig preserves & white balsamic reduction –$40 for up to four people), Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, cane sugar simple syrup, aromatic bitters, and orange - $40 for up to six people), or French 75 (Bulldog Gin, two champagne splits, fresh lemon juice, and cane syrup - $30 for up to two people). Orders must be placed here by Saturday, May 9, 2020 by 3 p.m. for pickup on Sunday, May 10, 2020. 

Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned, photo credit: C.W.S. Bar & Kitchen

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island – Treat mom to a future stay at this all-suite beachfront property, with on-site dining and spa. Understanding that you may want to wait until you feel more comfortable with travel outside of your home, you can purchase a Marriott gift card for mom, amounts ranging from $25 to $2,000. Gift cards can be used towards resort dining at the resort’s signature 3800 Ocean, at SiSpa - the award-winning seaside sanctuary offering wellness therapies inspired by the sea, or for future bookings.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa’s
Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa
3800 Ocean restaurant, photo credit: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa

The Blind Monk – For the cheese-loving, greenmarket-missing mama, or for wine nights "in," The Blind Monk has created Monk Market - a new virtual neighborhood wine shop and cheesemonger. The online market includes curated wine, beer, and cheese sets, designed by their in-house sommelier, cicerone, and cheesemonger, in addition to other varied specialty items, from San Marzano tomatoes, Greek olive oil, and farmstead butter to natural wines, craft beer, and artisanal cheeses. All impeccably sourced and all available for curbside pick-up or delivered to your home for free! Browse, order, and pay online via their website or call The Blind Monk at 561-833-3605 between 1pm and 7pm daily.

A Sampling of Cheeses
A Sampling of Cheeses, photo credit: The Blind Monk

Uptown Art (West Palm Beach and Jupiter locations) – For the artsy mom, who enjoys painting or getting creative, consider Uptown Art’s Grab-an-Go kits or online art classes. The $30 kits, which include three 16-inch by 20-inch canvasses, paint, and written instructions are available for curbside pick-up. Online classes are $20 per attendee, and include canvas, paint and online instructions. You can email the studio to place an order at [email protected] or order online.

Uptown Art’s Mother’s Day Events flyer
Uptown Art’s Mother’s Day Events flyer, photo credit: Uptown Art

Visit Palm Beach – Ideal for the adventurist mom, who enjoys being outdoors and in nature. With the waterways opening, it is a great time to purchase a gift card for future in-water or near-water exploration ranging from catamaran cruises aboard the Hakuna Matata to bicycle adventures and kayak rentals to snorkel excursions! All gift cards are 50 percent off through May 15, 2020 by using the promo code: “FunSale” at checkout. All gift cards are valid for any Visit Palm Beach activities as well as excursions, and never expire.

Couple toasting aboard the Hakuna Matata
Couple toasting aboard the Hakuna Matata, photo credit: Addiel Perera 

West Palm Beach Food Tour – For the mom who is a foodie and all about seeking local culinary hotspots, give the give of a future culinary adventure. Gift certificates are available for 20% off when purchasing online. Simply use the promo code: “SMILE” to enjoy your discount. 

Mom and daughter partaking in food tour with West Palm Beach
Mom and daughter partaking in food tour with West Palm Beach, photo credit: West Palm Beach Food Tour

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