Your traditional Mother’s Day may boast a brunch buffet and mimosas or a trip to the spa. But this year, May 10th will look a lot different. Not to mention the mother’s in our lives really need a special day that celebrates them more than ever. Whether you’re quarantined together or celebrating apart, we’ve got the scoop to help you honor the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and all the special women in your life this Sunday.
1. Breakfast in bed, please!
Move your brunch reservation to the kitchen table by ordering to-go from your favorite local restaurant. In doing so, you will also help support the local restaurant industry during this time. It’s a win-win for everyone! If you’re unable to see her this Sunday, you can still order breakfast from her favorite local spot and have it delivered right when she wakes up. Click here to view all restaurants open this week.
2. Cheers to the best mom ever
Whether she’s into pinot grigio or prefers a malbec, mom’s wine needs will be covered at The Wine Store! You can order and pick up cheeseboards, glassware, and other gifts as well. They also have pre-made mimosa and bubbly gift baskets or you can have one custom made just for your momma! View their Facebook for more deals or call 337-564-6265 to place your order.
If she’s not a lover of wine, celebrate Mother's Day with Bayou® Rum! All pickup orders on May 8th and 9th will receive a free Bayou® Pink pin with the purchase of Bayou PinkColadas and Bayou® Pink. Additionally, you may use the code MDAY25 to receive 30% off ALL Mignon Faget merchandise from now until May 9th. Click here to browse merchandise or order your PinkColadas.
Last, but certainly not least, Crying Eagle Brewery will be releasing a new summer brew this week just in time for Mother's Day!
3. For the mom who loves her morning caffeine fix
If there’s one phrase most moms say more than any other, it’s, “More coffee, please!” Coffee is essential to mom life and it’s time to celebrate her love of all thing’s caffeine with a Mother’s Day present from Acadian Coffee Roasters. They have released Early Bird Blend, Colombian Single Origin, and Chocolate Pecan Pie Flavored coffee in new, limited edition bags. You can order through their website for local pick up, delivery, or have it delivered straight to mom on Mother’s Day!
MOTHERS DAY is May 10th! Order now and share the gift of coffee with your mom for Mother’s Day. If mom’s across town or across the miles you can share the gift of coffee. For a limited time, this special Mother’s Day bag will remind mom how special she is with every cup. With three great flavors of coffee to choose from, one will be sure to please. Happy Mother’s Day to all moms everywhere! # acadiancoffeeroasters #buylocal #freshroastedcoffee #lovemom #supportlocalbusiness #acadiancoffee #mothersday #organiccoffee . . . #mothersday2020 #mothersdaygift #mothersdaygiftideas #shopsmall #coffeeroasters #coffeetime #shoplocallakecharles #shoplocallafayette #shoplocallouisiana @ Acadian Coffee Roasters
4. #ShopLocal gifts from local artisans
Local shops and artisans offer a wide variety of thoughtful and personal gifts. If the special mother in your life loves gifts with a Louisiana flare, Southwest Louisiana artists like Candice Alexander, Pixel & Ink, Danielle Nester Faulk Original Art incorporate Southwest Louisiana’s scenery and culture in their masterpieces. Click here to view all of #LouisianasPlayground’s artists and how to find and purchase their creations.
Corner Market located in Downtown Lake Charles is a gem when needing a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day! Their shelves and walls are stocked with wall art, household items, jewelry, greeting cards, and candles made by Southwest Louisiana artisans. They are even offering same-day delivery through the Gophr App so you don’t even have to leave your house!
5. Don’t forget the sweets
Cards and a bouquet of flowers will always make for good Mother's Day gifts, but if you really want to make her smile, sweets are the not-so-secret secret to her heart. I like to leave the baking to the experts, so ordering fresh scones from The Bekery and a dozen cupcakes from Jo’s Party House is the perfect solution. Note: Most bakeries are closed on Sunday, so I suggest preordering before Saturday.
You don't have to skip out on the time-honored tradition of enjoying a sundae on Sunday! Boombox Frozen Pops and Ice Cream has introduced their own DIY sundae kits which includes everything you need to build a sundae with your mom or your whole family. The kits are only $19.99 and come with your choice of three 8oz containers of ice cream, 4 handmade waffle cones, and 6 toppings. Pick-up is on Saturday. Order your DIY sundae kit here.
6. Stop and smell the roses
Each year, I struggle with what to get my mom. I’m not sure about all your moms, but mine loves to garden, and right now is the perfect time to get outdoors and put that green thumb to use. There are a few nurseries and garden centers offering curbside pickup in Southwest Louisiana, like Greengate Garden Center, who is even open on Sunday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Pro Tip: Want to secure your spot as favorite child or grandchild? Give her a perennial, so that every year when the plant blooms, she will think of you!