Mother's Day Gift Ideas When Businesses Are Closed

April 29, 2020

All I want to do this year for Mother's Day is give my Mom a hug.  She and my Dad are living in an assisted living residence in Burlington and have been on complete lockdown since early March.  Not only can we not visit them, they can't even visit with the friends they've made at their residence; everyone is confined to their apartments.  It's really hard for them, and for us.  

I'm sure many of you are in a similar situation.  I put together some ideas below for ways to share our love safely and meaningfully.  (If your partner or kids are looking for ideas for you, share this list with them too!)  

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For Moms Who Want to Take a Break from Cooking:

See our Family-Style Meal Take Out Guide

Also, other local options that are offering individual meals for take-out (currently no family-style meals):

or... For Moms Who Love to Cook

Kitchen Outfitters in Acton is open for pick-up.  Call 978-263-1955 to discuss gift options or inventory, or order online and arrange shipping or pick-up.  

For Moms Who Love Sweets:

Mrs. Nelson's Candy House in Chelmsford is taking online orders with curbside pickup

Sugar Coated Bakery in Dracut has special cookie sets and cakes for Mother's Day and any special day coming up.  Offering pickup and shipping.

Crafts By Noelle, based in Lowell, offers arrangements and boxed of hand-dipped chocolate-covered items, including pretzels, Oreos, marshmallows and more. Shipping and local delivery available.

Edible Arrangements in Westford and Tewksbury offers pickup and delivery of dipped fruit, chocolates and more

Razzy's Bakery in North Billerica offers all kinds of sweet treats for pickup

Flowers and Outdoor Plants are Always a Beautiful Idea for Mom

Blossoms in Tyngsboro is delivering Mother's Day and other arrangements locally

Weston Nurseries in Chelmsford is open and offers drive-thru service

Mahoney's Garden Centers in Tewksbury and North Chelmsford are open (outdoor stores only)

For Moms Who Love Beautiful Things

The Artisans Exchange in Chelmsford carries unique and beautiful items from 80 artists. While the store is closed right now, you can call 978-717-9713 or email and Eileen will help guide you to a selection that's right for you!

The Paper Store offers online shopping.  Order by May 3rd for delivery by Mother's Day

The Butterfly Place in Westford is offering gift cards and shipping for the items in their online store

For Moms Who Love Pampering

A LipSense Lip Starter Kit is a special gift!  Email Kathryn Johnson for information on ordering.

Pure Haven offers natural and non-toxic home and body care items.  Visit and use party code 263291 at checkout.


Make a Craft for Mom

The kids can make one of these easy and special crafts for you or Grandma:

Bring Mom Breakfast in Bed

Kids can help make a breakfast treat:

Make a Video

Tell Mom or Grandma all the cool things you love about her and share some stories and memories.  She'll cherish this special message!

Drive-By Celebration

Do you have family that live locally?  Arrange for all of you to drive by, or even stand outside and wave if there's a place to park.

Zoom In for a Chat

Set up a Zoom chat for the whole family.  Even just a phone call with you and the kiddos is a wonderful way to connect!

Make an Art Project Together

Arrange to get pottery or paint kits from a local business (Magic Brush, Art Signals, Pinot's Palette) and work on them together over a FaceTime or Zoom call.

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