Mother’s Day is May 14th

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, but you’ll also be supporting our small businesses in the neighborhood. Or maybe treat mom to a meal at a local restaurant for her special day!

Find something unique at the Local Hand

The Local Hand is a perfect combination of gift shop and art gallery, and it’s ow open on the ground level of The Carruth.  Featuring a curated selection of handmade goods by local artists and makers, the Local Hand is owned and operated by Dorchester resident Michaela Flatley. Inventory includes locally made candles, soaps, home goods, jewelry, baby clothes, greeting cards, and pottery.  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 at the Industry. You can check out the menu here via InstagramMake 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 by Phillips Chocolates for a special Mother’s Day chocolate box or their legendary turtles! 

Spice Up Mother’s Day with Brunch at Yellow Door

Treat mom to brunch cocktails like Verde or Roja Michelada & Bloody Maria plus Coffee Coquito! For brunch items, enjoy Churro French Toast, Breakfast Nachos, Birra Eggs Benedict, Patatas Bravas and Breakfast Tacos! Reservations are highly recommended! Make yours here! 

Top Shelf Cookies

Treat Mom to a monthly gift! Top Shelf Cookies offers a “Cookie of the Month” subscription box that will be delivered to Mom every month with fun delicious treats! Find details here. 

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! American Provisions will also be selling fresh flowers for Mom too!

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

On Sunday, May 14th, Zoo New England is offering free admission for all mothers throughout the day. Bring Mom and the entire family to discover the incredible animals that call the Zoo home. Be sure to look for all the animal moms. At Franklin Park Zoo, say hello to moms like Kiki, the western lowland gorilla, and Amari, the Masai giraffe. At Stone Zoo, be sure to stop by the Linne’s two-toed sloth habitat to say hi to mom Lunesta, and the baby that was born in March!  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, including locally-made pottery  + more!


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