ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In case you’ve lost track of time due to the ongoing pandemic, next Sunday is Mother’s Day.
It’s been a rough year-and-a-half for moms. Between juggling jobs, childcare, virtual school and trying to create some sense of normalcy, moms have been working overtime. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to not only say “thank you” but to show how much you appreciate everything mom has done for you this year.
If you’re not sure what to get the person you call mom, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 4 ideas to get you started:
Even if you aren’t a five-star chef, you can still make mom a really good meal. Grab some supplies from The Market at Mani Osteria to whip up a restaurant-quality meal.
SEND SOME SELF-CARE ESSENTIALS
From navigating working from home to helping with virtual school, moms have had to deal with A LOT. Pamper mom with a spa day from Lily Grace or Jessica’s Apothecary, or get her some handmade soap from vendors at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
If mom is 420-friendly, Cloud Cannabis dispensary is offering adult-use and medical chocolate and flower bundles from May 7-9 to help moms destress.
GIVE A GIFT BOX
From moms in need of a few margaritas to moms who say bad words, Ann Arbor and Saline shop Rock Paper Scissors has gift boxes for moms of all types. Check out their Mother’s Day gifts here.
HAND OVER A BLOOMING BOUQUET
If all else fails, go for a classic Mother’s Day gift: Flowers. Pick up arrangements and bouquets from Ann Arbor florists, including Lily’s Garden and Norton’s Flowers & Gifts. Pre-order Mother’s Day flowers from University Flower Shop or get mom some wearable flower art from Ann Arbor artist Susan McLeary.
If mom has a green thumb, pick up seeds, bulbs, pots and soil from Downtown Home & Garden.
If you still aren’t sure what to get, go for a gift card. Ann Arbor area restaurants, bookstores, clothing stores, gift shops and more offer gift cards or certificates in various amounts so that you can give a gift to even the pickiest person.