Downtown Raleigh Mother's Day Gift Guide for Local Moms and Those Far Away
During this time of social distancing, moms deserve our appreciation like no time before. They're homeschooling kids, working from home, running households, and trying to stay sane in the process. And some of us can't physically visit our moms as we all stay home for the safety of our community.
Just because circumstances are different, doesn't mean you can't still give the moms in your life a spectacular Mother's Day. Below are some of our picks for gifts from Downtown Raleigh retailers available for pickup, local delivery, or shipping across the country. We've also got a list of where to order brunch to-go, and how to fill the kitchen with local wine, beer, and flowers, if that's her thing.
As always, please follow all social distancing guidelines and safety protocols from government officials to ensure your and the community's safety.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. See our COVID-19 takeout and shopping pages for more info on other downtown spots to shop.
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday, May 5 at 1:30 pm
The Flourish Market has created Mother's Day Gift Bundles filled with goodies for self-care, books, candles, and more, and they come with a hand-written note. Available for pick-up or delivery.
Edge of Urge has Mystery Gift Boxes that could be a great option. Choose your price point and let them curate a collection of gifts big or small from their three stores. You can provide suggestions, too, to make sure your mom gets something perfect for her. Available for pickup or delivery.
To elevate the daily Work from Home leggings look, send mom a pretty piece from Revolver Consignment Boutique, like this one from Johnny Was. Available for delivery.
Father & Son Antiques is posting unique items from their Warehouse District shop for sale on their social media accounts, and this serving plate is a great pick for making dinners at home more exciting and beautiful. Coordinate with the owners for delivery or pickup.
For moms near and far, Mama Dip's Family Cookbook from the North Carolina Museum of History Shop offers incredible recipes from her famous Chapel Hill restaurant. When else is a better time to try your hand at something new? Available for delivery.
Want to pamper mom for a day? Pick up (or ship) this Mother's Day Gift Basket from Raleigh Provisions filled with local goods to make her forget she's been inside for weeks on end. Plus, you can add in some dessert from Bittersweet to go along with it.
This glass carafe and cup from Bella Vita Home + Lifestyle instantly elevates any drink at home, from water to wine, and it stores compactly for any moms living in close quarters but still wanting classy experiences. Available for delivery. Call for pickup options.
For the stylish moms out there missing going out, the Renaissance Dress from The Art of Style is a soft and beautiful way to tell her she's still got it. Perfect for at-home date night or just dressing up anyway. She can also schedule a virtual shopping experience with the team to find the best fit for her. Available for pickup and delivery.
This hand-painted necklace from Raleigh Vintage is another beautiful local piece to remind her how timeless she is. Available for pickup or delivery.
And finally, some moms just want quality time with their families. If you're able to be with your mom on Mother's Day, grab one of the Mother's Day Meal Kits from Brovelli to create together, from French toast to French onion soup. Available for pickup or delivery.
Again, this is not a complete list of all the wonderful gifts you could find for mom in Downtown Raleigh! See our shopping page for more shops and information, and follow our Instagram for more.
Other Mother's Day-specific gifts we know of:
Port of Raleigh gift sets
Florists & Plant Shops
If you'd like to bring the outside in for mom this Mother's Day, Downtown Raleigh florists are still open and taking orders for the holiday. Be sure to order ahead to ensure delivery and inventory.
Kelly Odom Flowers and Interiors
Logan's One Stop Garden Shop
The ZEN Succulent
Weaver Street Market (for wrapped flowers)
Wine & Beer To-Go
While mimosas may be the typical drink of choice for Mother's Day brunch, some moms may prefer a local pale ale or robust cabernet. All of the Downtown Raleigh bottle shops are offering either local pickup and delivery or shipping. And many are offering virtual classes and other experiences for interested moms to enjoy.
Brunch & Treats To-Go
We're continuing to grow this list of restaurants offering brunch for pickup or delivery on Mother's Day. If you are a Downtown Raleigh restaurant offering this, email Katie Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Irregardless Cafe & Catering
Email email@example.com with your order and preferred pickup time by Friday (5/8). Brunch pickup is Sunday (5/10) from 10am-12pm, dinner pickup starts 4pm.
A la carte Brunch + Family-style Dinner options available
Call 919-896-8513 to Order. Pick up Saturday 5/9 or Sunday 5/10. Reheating instructions provided.
Brunch: 2 for $30, 4 for $50
Melon and Prosciutto Salad
Cinnamon Buns with orange cream cheese frosting
Quiche: with mascarpone, spinach, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes
Sweet Italian Sausage
Suggested Addition- MOMosas: Bottle of Prosecco with Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice and Pineapple Juice +$20
Dinner: 2 for $40, 4 for $75
Spinach Salad with mixed greens, dates, walnuts, and lemon vinaigrette
Stuffed Airline Chicken: with cream cheese, mascarpone, pancetta and spinach
Tuscan Mushroom Risotto Red Velvet Cake: with a strawberry cream cheese filling and white chocolate icing
Call 919-890-4500 to order. Pick up Saturday 5/9 or Sunday 5/10. Reheating instructions provided.
Brunch for 2 $35, for 4 $60, for 6 $85, for 8 $110
House Salad with Ranch and Balsamic dressing
Half BBQ Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Suggested Addition – Mimosa package: bottle of Canxa Cava Brut sparkling wine with 10-oz Orange Juice for +$20
Call 919-239-4070 to order. Pick up Saturday 5/9 or Sunday 5/10. Reheating instructions provided.
Brunch $50 for 2, $90 for 4, $135 for 6
Avocado Hummus Goat Cheese & Orange Salad
Blackened Salmon: pan-seared with Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and capers
Brussels Sprouts pan-seared with peppers, onion and bacon
Za’atar Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Blueberry Cheesecake with Baklava crust, Chantilly cream and fresh mixed berries
Drink add-ons: Mother's Day Rosé ($25): Bottle of Undurraga Brut Rosé, with Sitti's Pomegranate Molasses Syrup Sitti Sip ($25): Bottle of Veuve du Vernay Blanc de Blancs Brut, with Sitti's Ginger Passion Fruit Nectar
The Raleigh Times
Call 919-833-0999 to order. Pick up Saturday 5/9 or Sunday 5/10. Reheating instructions provided.
Burrito Pack - $40 (Serves 2)
Two Braised Pork Burritos
Guacamole & Pico served w/ house-made tortilla chips
The Morning Times
Call 919-836-1204 to order by Thursday 5/7. Pick up on Sunday.
Breakfast in Bed - $25 (Serves 4)
4 house-made bagels with cream cheese
4 12-oz coffees or orange juices
lucettegrace + The Raleigh Wine Shop
Brunch, various prices
lucettegrace is offering pastries, cakes, desserts, and quiche for pickup or local delivery the Saturday before Mother's Day (May 9). Order online here. They are teaming up with The Raleigh Wine Shop to offer a Mimosa pack, too. Available at either location. Order at RWS here.
Wine & desserts, various prices
See their social media and website for details.