The mom-umental day is almost here (sorry, mom joke)! That’s right, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you are scrambling to find a way to show how much Mom means to you, we have curated a list of local gifts and gift boxes, takeout options, and dine-in specials (hello, brunch!) that are happening in Portland. The World’s Best Mom deserves the World’s Best Mother’s Day.
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Treats & Gifts:
Barista + Bites: Hearted Shaped Whoopie Pies are available to order online through Goldbelly. Includes 12-packs of their Vegan Chocolate and Vanilla Whoopie Pies, or their Gluten-Free Chocolate Sea Salt with Vanilla Frosting and Caramel Drizzle Whoope Pies. Ships Monday- Thursday.
Bravo Maine: Gift certificates are back for Mother’s Day! Offer a gift certificate or plan a private cooking class for your mom and family to have a fun gathering together. For GC email [email protected] or call 207-415-4482
Chocolats Passion: Show your Mom some love with a box of 24 hearts! Available for pre-order online here or in the shop, which is open Tuesday – Sunday 1pm-6pm. May 2nd is the deadline for shipping nationwide, May 3rd deadline for shipping in Maine.
Darby Jones: Mom-centric gifts include a “Best Mom Ever” Soy Candle, a “Best Mom Ever” Mug, a “Best Mom Ever” Trinket Dish, and a variety of Mother’s Day greeting cards! Open for in-person and online shopping, Darby Jones also offers complimentary gift wrapping.
Dean’s Sweets: Send chocolate love and appreciation to Mom! Shop Dean Sweets Chocolate Flower Bouquet made of milk and dark chocolate daisies, daffodils, roses, and peonies with a bit of white chocolate, too. Order online here.
Lady Krispie: Celebrate the Mother in your life with a special Lady Krispie cereal based dessert box! Cut off for advance orders is May 2nd. All orders will be delivered prior to Mother’s Day. Shop here.
Soakology: Give the gift of relaxation with Soakology’s Mother’s Day bath and body gift sets, including their “No Drama For Mama” and “Spa For Ma Set”. While you’re there, pick-up a gift card for one of their calming foot soaks and/or massages. Shop online here.
Standard Baking Co.: Preorder for Gâteau Noisette is now available online here for pick up on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Gâteau Noisette is a Chocolate cake soaked with Frangelico caramel and layered with hazelnut ganache and crunchy hazelnut toffee and chocolate. Each two-bite cake is dipped in dark chocolate and topped with a shard of hazelnut toffee.
Two Fat Cats Bakery: Mother’s Day specials are available for preorder until Wednesday, May 5th, and include Mom’s favorites such as Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, Maine Blueberry Pie Handpies, Lemon Poppyseed Bundt, and more! View the full menu here. Preorder for local pickup now through 5/4 with pickups available Friday 5/6 and Saturday 5/7 in Portland and South Portland, and Sunday 5/8 in South Portland only. You can order online here or if shipping out of state through Goldbelly.
Vena’s Fizz House: Let mom relax with a craft beverage! Mother’s Day Beverage Kit includes Vena’s Maine Margarita Spirit Sipper Infusion with apples & blueberries, Vena’s Sea Rose Spirit Sipper Infusion with organic rose petals & apples, Vena’s Bitters Infused Sugar Cubes with lavender & jasmine, strainer, sugar cube tongs inscribed with “Gimme Some Sugar!” and more! Shop online here.
… Letting mom pick her gift this year? Then head to the next Maker’s Market on Thompson’s Point which will be held on May 8th from 10 am-3 pm and is all about mom! Shop local craftspeople, artists, artisans, and farms with a mimosa in hand. Entry is free!
Make a stop on over at Congress Square Park for their Mother’s Day Market happening from 11 am – 3pm on May 8th.This open-air shopping experience features local makers and artists as well as plenty of food options.
Dine (Brunch & more!):
THE Bar + Bites: Treat mom to $3.50 mimosa special all day!
The Maker’s Galley: Every queen deserves her *flower* crown! The Maker’s Galley is hosting a Mommy and Me Flower Crown Workshop on Sunday. During the class you’ll learn how to string and style your own natural (not fake) flower crown, as well as, enjoy food bites and one beverage from the Makers Galley.
Rosemont Wine Bar + Market: Treat mom to an evening of wine sipping, snacking on great food, and learning calligraphy with Hemlock Ridge Design. Happening May 8th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm, class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, a beginner’s calligraphy kit, all materials to write on, and a half glass of bubbly for free. Tickets here.
Stroudwater Distillery: Grab your mom and your drag mom and witness the fun that is Drag Brunch with Cherry Lemonade. This is a 21+ event that includes dancing, singing and sometimes screaming. Tickets include admission to show and an appetizer with brunch available with GF and Vegan options. Tickets here.
& for the full rundown of Portland brunch spots perfect for Mother’s Day and any other day, check out our list here.