Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve had our Mother’s Day elves (…yes, they’re real…) working away to round up the best ways to send a well-deserved “thank you” to every kind of mother out there.
Many downtown businesses have done a great job pivoting their business models quickly and effectively. So, we’re thrilled to say that people can still shop for something special this Mother’s Day – it just may be in a slightly different way than they’re used to! Stores have taken their inventory online and are offering personal shopping experiences via video chat, many now provide free doorstep delivery for local orders and shipping for others, restaurants continue to offer carryout and delivery options for a special meal for mom, and nearly every type of business has gift cards for sale if you aren’t quite sure what to get her.
For the mom that can figure out anything
Nothing gets past the mom in your life? Make sure she has her thinking cap on this Mother’s Day for this gift!
Our problem-solving friends at SureLocked In Escape Games have gift cards available for purchase so you can set a date to let mom really put her skills to the test!
For the mom who’s always buried in a book
Always catching mom curled up with a book? Support her hobby and your local bookstore at the same time. It’s a win-win!
The book-lovers at Curious Iguana have curated a special Mother’s Day collection of 20 hardcover titles written by women authors and published in 2020. To snag the perfect read for mom, click here.
For the pampered mom
Who doesn’t love to relax and feel a little spoiled? Give this mom the gift of self-care this Mother’s Day with some of these gifts from our downtown shops that will have her feeling like she just left the spa.
For this very special Mother’s Day, Treaty General Store has a great assortment of bath, beauty, and wellness gifts for self-care and relaxation.
Treat Mom to a thoughtful gift bundle curated with their selection of handmade, natural, and Made-in-the-USA products.
Caprikorn Farms has wonderful handmade goat milk soap as individual bars or a gift box for a gift mom is sure to love.
Molly’s Meanderings has lavender lotions, bath salts, and candles to give mom everything she needs for some much-needed relaxation.
Savage Soaps has gift boxes for pampered moms everywhere! Give them a call to place an order at (301)694-8805
Terressentials has lots of lovely, locally-crafted skin pampering organic body care products and a curated selection of distinctive Fair Trade artisan gifts for mom on their website. They can also create personalized greeting cards and can ship around the world!
A Lit’le Irish Too has some amazing bath bombs and a body care set to really make Mom feel special on her day! To order, call (301)378-2340
Have your mom looking forward to a Massage, Reflexology, or a Reiki Session with the experts at Om Chakra by purchasing a gift certificate.
For the mom that’s a craft beverage enthusiast
A gal that’s all about those local drinks? Hey, we get it. And we’ve got a couple of great options to bring a smile to this mom’s face and a Frederick famous drink to her lips. Cheers!
What’s that saying? Mothers are made of Honeyjack Spice & Everything Nice? Yep, that’s the one!
Tenth Ward Distilling Company has a premixed cocktail made with their award-winning Honeyjack, fresh lime juice, house-made allspice simple syrup, orange bitters, and a dehydrated pineapple and cherry garnish. Premixed cocktails are $30 (makes 4 drinks!).
Smoketown Creekside has their Cider Bottle Flight for $29.99! Mom gets a bottle each of Grow a Pear Pear/Apple Cider, Creekside Sweet Cider, and Smoketown Dry Cider.
For the creative mom
This mom has an eye for art and a talent for bringing visions to life! Give her something for her art-loving eye or the tools to break into her imagination and bring that creativity out!
Give the gift of live entertainment with gift vouchers that can be used for any performance at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.
Contemporary art gallery DISTRICT Arts has some perfect gifts for Mom – Hand painted and decorated bamboo bowls in two sizes and a mixed-media glass and metal bud vase. If you’re shopping for the artsy mom in your life, email email@example.com for more information on pricing and “no touch” transactions.
Gift the creative mom in your life with a gift certificate to the Potters Guild of Frederick. There are so many unique pieces for her to choose from that she’s sure to find something that she’ll cherish forever.
Give the gift of design with a gift certificate, design consultation, room design, and more from Beyond the Box Interiors! To get mom’s creative juices flowing with one of these, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
The Delaplaine Gift Gallery has some unique and thoughtful gifts available, including this stunning handmade handbag that Mom will love. Order yours (oops – we, uhh, mean hers!) here.
A gift certificate to Dream House is the ultimate gift for the creative mom that’s sitting at home rearranging every room to its top design potential. Help her show her true style by getting her started with a gift certificate and a virtual shopping appointment.
For the mom who’s serious about her coffee/tea
Can’t talk to mom before her morning coffee? We can’t blame her, not one bit. But we can say “thanks mom” in the best kind of way – by filling her cup!
Frederick Coffee Co has this mom covered! Call them at (301)698-0039 to give mom the perfect cup o’ joe and a fun mug to sip on it. Can’t decide between flavors? No worries – grab her a gift card, they fit every taste!
Mom’s more of a tea drinker? We’ve got something for her too! Shab Row Tea Emporium has these cute tea cup gift sets. What better way to show mom appreciation than with everything she needs to have a warm cup of delicious tea? Call them at (301)698-0039 to place an order.
For the mom that never has a hair out of place
If the mom in your life loves her beauty maintenance, now is a great time to give her something to look forward to in the glam department. JKW Beauty, smooch studio, and Sam Wong Salon are all perfect places to get mom a gift card to schedule an appointment or purchase her favorite beauty products so she can feel her best.
For the mom who seems to have everything
Our downtown businesses have made the “hard to shop for” mom a thing of the past! Check out all the ways you can show your appreciation without worrying about hearing the dreaded, “Oh cool, another one!”
Big Lush has the perfect gift for your plant-loving mom! From candles to flowers, this shop has created lovely baskets like this one that has something to make every mom smile.
Alchemy 119 has your mom on their list! From gorgeous jewelry, crystals, soaps, and candles to copper water bottles, and tarot reading cards, you are sure to find something that your mom will adore. Call (301)693-5550 for your virtual shopping experience.
If the mom in your life loves this town just as much as we do, this magnet from Frederick Bound is the perfect way to show her your appreciation!
Relish Decor has put together prepacked gift bundles, at special value pricing, for their customers to shop! These curated gift bundles are available for shipping now on their website, for this very special Mother’s Day.
Treat mom to a surprise floral arrangement delivery from Freesia & Vine!
Show the ladies in your life how special they are with a custom picked flower room diffuser from Tiara Day and Penny & Rose.
1) Choose your bouquet
2) Choose your bottle color
3) Choose your scent
Call/text or email 301-385-7905 or email@example.com and they can help you come up with the perfect gift for you or the ladies you love.
Feeling expressive? How about giving mom something straight from the heart. You could write a poem, grab her favorite photo of the family, or even test your artistic ability with a drawing. Whatever masterpiece you create, Bravura Arts and Framing can frame it for you to really add the wow factor!
For the mom that’s always on the move
The mom on the move deserves all the latest and greatest gear so that if she doesn’t want to, she doesn’t have to slow down … and with this mom, we know that’s the case!
Give Rise Studio has online yoga workshops, movement classes online, DIY craft kits, and virtual memberships available for the mom that always has a coffee in one hand and her yoga mat in the other.
The Trail House has Haiku Bags that make for a great gift for Mom! Not only are they eco friendly and sustainable but they come in a bunch of cute colors and patterns.
They have a lot of styles in store ranging from shoulder bags, mini wallets, crossbody bags to wristlets and totes! Moms carry a lot of stuff with them so this is the perfect gift for moms on the go!
Give them a call at (301)694-8448 to place an order.
Hunting Creek Outfitters has Yeti coolers and drinkware in a striking coral color for the adventurous mom on the move. No matter what her drink of choice is, they have the perfect size for it! Call (301)668-4333 to place an order.
For the mom with a sweet tooth
This mom firmly believes in dessert before dinner. And hey, while we’re stating the obvious… we do too! So while you shop for mom, do us a favor and add a few to the cart for us?
Place an order with Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream for loose or prepacked treats. Call them at (301)698-0039 to get something for the mom that is just as sweet as this Mother’s Day gift!
Zoe’s Chocolate has partnered with a local Frederick florist for flower and chocolate deliveries for folks living within 3 miles of Downtown Frederick. All deliveries will be made on Mother’s Day! They are also offering free shipping in general for their regular tasty treats. Zoe’s has a Mother’s Day brunch treat collection, complete with a momtini mix. Just pair their mix with your favorite alcohol (from a downtown distillery, of course!) and breakfast in bed just got a whole lot sweeter!
Nothing cures a sweet tooth like a brownie sundae! North Market Pop Shop is offering a DIY brownie sundae kit and other mix and match Mother’s Day specials that are sure to have her taste buds singing!
For the mom that loves to sparkle
You can never go wrong with jewelry or new clothes. It’s actually the gift-giving motto. Really, it is. No need to look it up, just trust us on this one.
Something from Sky’s The Limit is guaranteed to make her feel beautiful. Browse their website for a piece that will pull every ensemble together.
Mom has style, let’s face it. Posh Boutique is celebrating that with 50% off all their shoes and accessories this week! Can’t decide what she wants? Purchase a gift card and let her make the choice!
Colonial Jewelers recommends this brilliant 14 karat heart necklace that will have the woman in your life in awe. Browse this necklace and their beautiful full selection of jewelry on their website linked here.
For the food blogger mom
Maybe she loves to cook, maybe she loves when others do the cooking. Either way, this mom is a foodie at heart and we have some great ways to celebrate her. *chef kiss*
The Pasta Palette has a variety of gift baskets, aprons, pasta, and Downtown Frederick mugs available to the mom in your life that loves all things pasta! Call (301)698-0039 to order
The double oven mitts from The Kitchenette are both decorative and functional. Mom will appreciate their quality and how handy they are! Text your order to (301)788-2382 or call to set up a virtual shopping appointment.
Mom’s L.O.V.E. the Honey Ginger White Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil for Spring dressings and marinades from Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium
If you’re still not sure what to get mom, a gift card is a great way to go. Nearly every shop, restaurant and business in Downtown Frederick offers gift cards, and they’re the perfect way to buy Mom an experience now that she can enjoy later. Some of our favorite ideas include buying her first post-quarantine haircut or manicure, getting her a massage or a pass to a yoga studio, tickets to a show, a dinner on you, or a shopping spree at her favorite store. Many gift cards can be purchased online or over the phone, then mailed directly to your home. Visit downtownfrederick.org/covid-19 for a list of downtown retailers offering online gift card sales.
The number one thing on everyone’s minds right now is safety – keeping employees safe, keeping customers safe, and doing everything possible to keep the rest of the community safe. The Partnership encourages everyone to stay home and stay safe, but keep making local a priority whenever you can. Take advantage of remote shopping and delivery options from downtown retailers, order a meal to-go from your favorite restaurant, and support your local businesses by leaving positive reviews on their social media accounts.
Every action we take right now is meaningful – so let’s keep supporting one another, and remember that every dollar spent is a vote you’re making that says “I want to see your business open at the end of all this.”