Mother’s Day is right around the corner! For many of us, we will be celebrating in a new, strange way this year – remotely. How do you show your appreciation while social distancing?
While things are different than other years, the idea of distance gifting can lend itself very well to treating your mother to a special gift as well as supporting local family business in a time where they may need it most. We took this opportunity to compile a list of possible Mother’s Day gifts that kill two birds with one stone – keeping the local economy thriving and giving your mom the great day she deserves.
Is there any time better to curl up with a good book than right now? With the wide selection on the Baker Book House website, you can find the perfect book for your mom to unwind and escape any stresses of daily life. The website also features greeting cards, so you can send some thoughtful words in a beautiful package with your gift.
Hop online to start browsing and take advantage of the free shipping offer!
Some people appreciate the cleaner things in life – gift Mom a brand-new vacuum or upholstery cleaner to jump start spring cleaning while supporting this family business. You can have your gift shipped right to her door without leaving your home!
If Mom is a pet lover, she will love knowing that the purchase price of her gift helped give homeless pets a home – part of all BISSELL profits goes towards the BISSELL Pet Foundation, helping shelters across the country.
Ah, the classic Mother’s Day staple – flowers. What a wonderful way to show your appreciation and bring a taste of Spring indoors. Help brighten the day and space with a beautiful arrangement from local business, Eastern Floral. If you want to give a gift that keeps giving throughout the year, consider the “Year of Flowers” option – starting at just $30 a month.
As an added bonus, Eastern Floral is offering no-contact delivery for their lovely bouquets. Not only will you be giving a meaningful gift and supporting local, by ordering online you will also be racking up rewards points with the Eastern Floral “Petal Rewards” program.
One thing that never changes – the need for your morning fix. Help Mom satisfy her coffee house cravings with some fresh roasted coffee beans from Ferris Coffee. With roasts ranging from dark and robust to light and clean, or even flavored, there is something for any taste! Look over their abundant selection of nuts and trail mixes for the perfect combo.
To take the stress out of curating a gift on your own, Ferris has put together gift baskets and bundles for purchase on their website. Order online and ship right to Mom with free shipping.
Does your mom love family game night? Find a gift she will never forget with Game Room Guys. From old school arcade games to classic pool tables, Game Room Guys has no shortage of wow-worthy gifts. Find a cheap steal with their Warehouse Deals selection.
Koeze offers some of the best chocolate and nut products that money can buy. If your mom has a sweet tooth, enjoys premium nut mixes, or has an appreciation for beautifully packaged gifts, then Koeze is definitely the Mother’s Day gift destination for you.
Browse the option on their website – there are assorted gift packages ready to ship for any budget. Gift Mom some of their highly reviewed nut butters or timeless chocolate turtles – she will not be disappointed.
With an impressive collection of fine wines, cheeses, local brews, and charcuterie staples, you can treat Mom to a taste of luxury at home. Fashion a customized gift basket to drop off on the porch or put together a personal charcuterie board wrapped and dropped off. Make a meal of it and drop by with a fresh, parbaked pizza and delicious Nantucket Baking Company sweets delivered by you.
Wine, cheese, pizza, and baked goods… your mom deserves it.
Hop on Schuler’s website to browse through their impressive collection of enticing reads. Whether your mom sticks to the Best Seller’s list or prefers to step out of the mainstream into the Indie Next List, Schuler’s will help you find just what you are looking for. There are even electronic options for mom’s e-reader.
Schuler is offering curbside pickup at both their Grand Rapids and Okemos location as well as cheap $1 standard delivery.
It is more important than ever to support local farms. There is no shortage of fresh dairy and meat products at the Swisslane Farm’s Specialty Shop in Alto. They are still open and ready for business! Stop by and pick Mom up some packages of sustainably raised specialty meat, award winning cheese, real maple syrup, along with any other special treats they have in store.
While stopping by, make sure to take advantage of the beef buyers reward program!
While gifts are an undeniably fun way of showing your appreciation, make sure to find other ways to connect during this time. A family video call or a quick old fashioned phone call will bring you together to celebrate Mom and help her feel appreciated while not being able to be together physically.
Have a safe, healthy, and fun Mother’s Day. Here’s to the Moms.
Written by Haley Braun for Family Business Alliance