By: Maryann Loya
Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 10. It is the perfect day to celebrate all the exceptional moms and help them to feel special for the day. Our mothers work so hard to keep families running efficiently, while working outside the home or while caring for children as a stay at home mom. They never fail to leave special notes in lunchboxes, cheer you on in sports, celebrate your successes as your biggest cheerleader and wipe your tears away during the hard times. It is our chance to show our moms just how much we care for them and appreciate all that they do each and every day.
In order to help with this task, we have compiled a list of some great local businesses that are offering amazing Mother’s Day gifts to assist in your hunt for the perfect present, all while supporting our unique Peoria small businesses.
Pineapple Boutique & Co.
This adorable local printing company has put together four Mother’s Day gift bundles; all are unique and cater to your mom’s personal preferences. There’s the Fitness Junkie, Nice Human, Caffeine Fueled and Essential Mother’s Day Bundles. Each includes a tank or t-shirt with a coordinating saying. The packages also include a tumbler, coffee mug or water bottle, and a sticker. Log on to their website at www.pineappleboutiqueco.com and choose the perfect bundle for your mom.
The Grand Project Shoppe
The unique shop in the heart of Old Town Peoria has some fun Mother’s Day options to help make her day. Pick up the perfect t-shirt for the boss mom in your life that says “Mother, Mama, Mom, Mommy, Madre, Boss.” If you have a hat-loving mom, pick up the “Mom Hustle” hat or choose from the other adorable hats on hand. Check out their website at www.thegpshoppe.com or shop on their Instagram page. The shop will email you an invoice and schedule curbside pickup.
Does your mom love wine? Would she love to have wine and cake together? If so, you’re in luck! Winery 101 has options that will satisfy the wine loving mom. Visit https://winery101.com/ to see their wine selection. The varieties range from Cabernet to Merlot to Pinot Gris and if you purchase three or more bottles, you will receive 15% off and you can pick-up curbside.
You can also purchase the Piece of Cake Package. Winery 101 has handpicked white or red wines that pair perfectly with a cake slice from Purple Elephant Cakes. You can even opt for free local delivery.
Robyn’s Nest on Lake Pleasant and Happy Valley is offering curbside pickup for their unique Mother’s Day creations. The owner, Robyn, used to own a floral shop and has an eye for creating eye catching floral arrangements. Give the store a call and Robyn can create a custom floral arrangement in a topiary stand. It is a unique twist on flowers for your mom. The topiary stand is an original creation and is sure to bring some joy in to your mom’s day. Visit www.robysnesthome.com for more information or check them out on Instagram and shop their other designs.
Polished by Mai
Licensed Cosmetologist Mai Gilmore is putting a unique twist on an at home manicure and pedicure. She has created Mother’s Day nail kits that include all the essentials for your mom to pamper herself at home. The kit includes a Best Mom Ever candle, a manicure and pedicure in a box, a pumi bar and cuticle oil. Also included is a 15-minute Pamper Me Kit that includes face, eye, hair, foot and hand masks. The kits are $45 and contain everything needed to help your mom feel amazing. Visit www.polishedbymai.com to order. You can schedule local delivery and pickup or have the kits shipped to your home.
This Mother’s Day will be different than prior years, but thanks to the creativity of our small businesses, it doesn’t have to be anything less than amazing. You can still surprise your mom with a beautiful gift and support local businesses.