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2020 Mother's Day 

Sunday, May 10

Mother's Day may be celebrated differently this year — no crowded, lavish brunches; spa pampering or walks through blooming but busy gardens. Instead, plan on staying close to loved ones at home. Check out Mother's Day specials and packages, some for right now and others for later, offered just for Mom by local businesses.

Here are some suggestions to brighten her day:

Breakfast in Bed

Eagle Rock Lodge tea time by Jumping Rocks Photography
Eagle Rock Lodge tea time by Jumping Rocks Photography

 

Cook up a favorite morning treat and bring a tray to her. Off The Waffle sells their amazing liege waffles frozen, so a simple but spectacular breakfast at home is easy. Heat up in the oven and top with fresh fruit or goat cheese and an egg from the farmers market. They have gluten-free waffles too!

Provisions is offering Mother's Day Brunch Boxes — but get your order in by May 7, 2 p.m.! They also have a selection of gifts and fresh flowers.

Flowers and Blooming Plants

Hendricks Park in the Spring by Colin Morton
Hendricks Park in the Spring by Colin Morton

 

Order seeds from Territorial Seed Company or pick up some beautiful plant starts at a local market. Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah are hosting an online plant sale of native plants and wildflowers. Plant a new tree or sweet-smelling shrub together. 

Gifts & Gift Certificates

Give your mom something for the future. Many small businesses and local vendors are selling gift certificates, so you can also help support the community. From birding supplies at Wild Birds Unlimited to a nice dinner at Oregon Electric Station, there are plenty of options. What is your mother's favorite shop and favorite restaurant?

Take a Stroll

Everyone may want to wander the local gardens to see the rhododendrons, the cherry trees, roses and more but please do your part for social distancing. You may wish to take a walk on a different day when foot traffic will be less. Or just stick to the neighborhood paths and enjoy the flowers in your neighbors' gardens.

Country Drives

Silvan Ridge Winery in Fall by Marco Ycaza
Wine Country pick up by Marco Ycaza
 

Well, driving through wine country and stopping at tasting rooms may not be like past years; but you can still call ahead and order bottles of wine for pick up and enjoy the scenery along the way. 

Make a Card

Whether you draw a picture, write a note or craft some special treasure—handmade gifts are heartfelt treasures that are always loved.

Teddy Bear Spotting

We've heard through the social media grapevine that neighbors are putting teddy bears in their windows so that younger children can go "bear hunting" on walks around the neighborhood. Put a teddy bear in your own window and help add some excitement for other families. Go with the children out for a walk and see how many bears you can find (if any). When you get home have a teddy bears' picnic somewhere in the house where you typically wouldn't eat a meal. Spread a table cloth out on a bed or behind the couch in the living room. Invite the child's favorite stuffed animals and serve sandwiches and juice. So, maybe this idea isn't exactly for Mom—but, still, it's quality time together. Or, another option, have Dad take the kids on a teddy bear hunt while Mom enjoys a quiet nap. All by herself!

 

Mother's Day Deals