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Mother’s Day is May 8th

Whether you’re buying for your mom, a mom to be, your sister or a friend, here are some gift ideas from local small businesses! Not only will you be picking up something special for your mom, you’ll be supporting our small businesses in the neighborhood. Or maybe treat mom to a meal at a local restaurant for her special day!

Perfect way to shop local for Mom!

After a successful holiday season, the “Made in Dorchester” fundraiser for the Mather School is back for Mother’s Day. The new Mother’s Day Tote Bag is now for sale!  Each “Made in Dorchester” tote features goods produced locally by small business owners in the neighborhood. A portion of the sale of each tote will go toward fundraising efforts for the Mather Elementary School.  You can learn more here! 

Flowers from Market Floral Studio

Spoil mom with a beautiful arrangement of flowers from Market Floral Studio! Peonies, roses, or hydrangeas, the floral artists will create a gorgeous bouquet to give to your mom! Another fun idea for mom is to spruce up her stoop! Market Floral Studio can create pretty containers of spring flowers to line your front stoop or windows customized for the space and sunlight!

Brunch + Dinner at the Industry

Treat mom to brunch or dinner. The Industry has teamed up with Lopez the Florist for Mother’s Day! Each reservation will include a flower arrangement. (Flowers must be ordered by May 6th). Make a reservation here.  

Shop the Cue

Shop the Cue has the cutest Mother’s Day gift idea! Check out their “Build a Box” table! Grab a box, select a few items and they will gift wrap it all up! Fill up the box with accessories, cute mugs, scarves, or home decor!

Phillips Chocolates

If mom has a sweet tooth, stop my Phillips Chocolates for a special Mother’s Day chocolate box or there legendary turtles! 

Top Shelf Cookies

Treat Mom to a monthly gift! Top Shelf Cookie’s offers a “Cookie of the Month” subscription box that will be delivered to Mom every month with fun delicious treats! Find details here.Top Shelf Cookies also has their first brick and mortar shop in Adams Village.

Pack a Picnic for Mom

American Provisions is the perfect spot to pack a picnic for mom! From delicious sandwiches to cheese boards, wine, baked goods + more!  Pick up a wicker or straw basket or insulated bag and place your picnic items inside!

Flowering Plants at the Daily Market

The Daily Market is featuring a whole array of colorful, flowering plants just in time for Mother’s Day!

Triple Decker Candle Co. Bouquet – 3 Pack

Mom will love the bouquet candle 3-pack from Triple Decker Candle Co.!  They will be open Saturday 11:30-4:00 for all your Mother’s Day needs!

Free Admission to the Zoo

Celebrate mom at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, with free admission for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom along with the entire family to either Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for a memorable day spent discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo! Be sure to look for all of the animal moms – at Franklin Park Zoo, meet our western lowland gorilla, pygmy hippo, Baird’s tapir and De Brazza’s monkey families in Gorilla Grove, our all new outdoor gorilla habitat, and the Tropical Forest. At Stone Zoo, be sure to stop by the white-cheeked gibbon exhibit to visit mom Iggy with her family, as well as the reindeer exhibit to visit mom Holly, and her offspring Aiofe. You can get your tickets here! 

Cedar Grove – One stop shopping

Cedar Grove Gardens has everything from fresh cut flower bouquets, to flowering plants, cards, gift ideas + more!


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