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 Moms deserves the World’s Best Mother’s Day.
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Shop & Gifts:
Barista + Bites: Mother’s Day Whoopie Pie and Cookie Combo (12 pack or 24 pack) available to order online through Goldbelly. Includes Vegan Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Whoopie Pies, Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Whoopie Pies, and Vegan Chocolate Blueberry Whoopie Pies. Ships Monday – Thursday.
Chocolats Passion: Offering their lavish Love Flower custom chocolate gift box (13$). You are able to choose the Tiny Planet at the center & the heart “petals”. Storefront is open Tuesday – Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm or you can order online here until Friday, May 7th for pick up.
Cocktail Mary: This local craft cocktail bar is offering their Flirt Aid Kit Mother’s Day Edition now available to order online for pick up Friday, May 7th from 4 pm- 7 pm or local delivery. Kit includes various craft cocktails including Negroni, Daiquiri, and more, a bottle of bubbly, a bellini kit, a 4-pack of Blaze Secret Field Grisette, and food treats included.
CrateFull Of Maine: Offering a selection of Maine Made gift boxes perfect for mom! Their Home Crate (shown above) brings a touch of Maine to every room with items such as the North Circle Studio Lobster Tea Towel and the Reclaimed Sign Co. Etched Lobster Stemless Wine Glass. Offering curbside pickup in Portland and free USPS Priority Shipping. Order online here.
Darby Jones: Open for in-person and online shopping, Darby Jones located in Deering Center offers eco-friendly, Made in Maine custom gifts, complimentary gift wrapping, and more! Open Tuesday-Saturday 12 pm-8 pm. Selection of Mother’s Day items includes funny, creative, and heartfelt cards, socks, sunglasses, chocolates, jewelry, and the ever so popular Camp Craft Cocktails Infusion Kits.
East Pine Plant Shop: Mother’s Day Pop-Up running Saturday, May 8th from 12 pm-4 pm at the Athleta Old Port location. Curated houseplants and purposeful home accents all available to shop.
Gus & Ruby Letterpress: Gift boxes for all of mom’s interests, including an at-home spa day, cocktails, gardening, nautical & more, can be ordered online. Boxes will come beautifully wrapped (they will even write a message on a card for you if needed!) & can even help you create a custom gift box. Shop here or at their Old Port location which is open daily 10 am-6 pm for in-person shopping.
Sweet Woodruff: Known for their special occasion cakes and tarts, Sweet Woodruff’s is offering a Mother’s Day Box which includes a Guava and Rose Tart made by them, Almond Cake with Rhubarb and Lavender from Prairie Baking Co., herbal tea from Botanic Magic, a micro bouquet from Carolyn Snell (Snell Family Farm). Order here for pickup Saturday, May 8th from 11 am-2 pm at Maine and Loire.
Soakology: Starting May 1st and ending May 10th, Soakology is offering 10% off gift cards to treat mom to a day of aromatherapy soak and massage. Use the code “WeLoveMoms” at the online checkout for a discount.
The Maine Souvenir Shop: The Maine Souvenir Shop located in the heart of Portland has fun, creative, locally made Mother’s Day cards and more! Whether it’s to give mom a laugh or help you express how you feel, these Mother’s Day cards are way above the average! Open every day from 10 am-6 pm.
Venn + Maker: Quality goods for home, him and her, Venn+Maker on Washington Avenue has handpicked a selection of vintage and locally made products including jewelry, home goods, and accessories that would show mom just how much you love and appreciate her. Can be found here.
You Knead Me: Medically Based Manual Therapy Treatments, CBD, THC, Couples, Cupping, and more, this Mother’s Day, You Knead Me is offering a $55 60 minute gift voucher, free aromatherapy, and cupping. Text or call (207) 245-0153 to book. Deal ends Mother’s Day.
… 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 9th from 10 am-3 pm and is all about mom! Shop local craftspeople, artists, artisans, and farms with a mimosa and Bloody Mary in hand.
Dine (Brunch & more!):
Blue Spoon: Open for a special Mother’s Day Brunch running from 10 am-3 pm. Reservations recommended and can be reserved by calling (207)-773-1116.
Bravo Maine: A hands-on dining experience! Book your space now for the Mother’s Day Pain au chocolat Workshop ($90) here. The class will run from 4 pm-8 pm and will take you through the step-by-step process of croissant making. The last hour of the class will include a French dinner ( French Onion soup and Croque Monsieur ) prepared by Bravo Maine.
Browne Trading Co.: Brunch Meal Kit to-go ($110) features Maine oysters, cold-smoked salmon, and their ~exclusive Siberian Supreme caviar. Serves two people with a prep time of 20 minutes. Order here.
Congress Squared: Offering a Mother’s Day Picnic Basket for 2 ($55) to-go, which can be ordered online here. Includes Tortellini Pasta Salad, Ham and Brie Baguette, Mini Whoopie Pies, and more. Must be ordered before Wednesday, May 5th deadline.
Gross Bakery: Taking preorders for specialty cakes with buttercream frosting (6’’-10’’) on their website here. Flavors include lemon, chocolate, coconut sponge, vanilla, almond sponge, and brown butter carrot cake. The bakery will also be open all weekend from 8 am -3 pm (12 pm for online ordering) with special treats as well as their infamous homemade sausage and VT cheddar breakfast sandwich to bring mom breakfast in bed!
Gross Confection Bar: And if your mom is more of Night Owl, you can visit Gross Bakery’s specialty dessert bar, Gross Confection Bar which is reopening for Mother’s Day weekend after a long winter hiatus. One of only two dessert bars in Portland, desserts are professionally created with thoughtful detail. Open Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm and Sunday until 10pm. Reservations can be made for any party larger than 6 people.
Katie Made Bakery: Taking a limited amount of pre-orders over the phone. Mixed vegetable quiche, jumbo lemon berry cupcakes, and decorative sugar cookies will be available. Find the full menu here. Call (207)771.0994 to order!
Knotted Apron: This neighborhood bistro only has a few spots left for their Mother’s Day Brunch! Call 207-805-1523 to reserve a table now! Open for indoor and outdoor seating.
Ruby’s West End: Portland’s newest pastry and brunch spot is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch 8 am-1 pm. Book your table today by emailing email@example.com. The current menu for this cozy establishment includes Dutch Baby, French Toast, Biscuits and Gravy, and more.
The Sinful Kitchen: Food so good it’s almost a sin. Open Mother’s Day for sweet and savory brunch 8 am-1 pm. To make reservations call 207-536-0611.
Two Fat Cats Bakery: Mother’s Day specials available for preorder until Wednesday, May 5th and includes Mom’s favorites Strawberry Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Fresh Fruit Tarts, and more. The last day for pick up is Saturday, May 8th. You can order online here or if shipping out of state through Goldbelly. Use Goldbelly code “luvmama15” to unlock $15 off any order of $50+.
ViA VECCHiA: Officially opening for brunch on Mother’s Day weekend starting Saturday, May 8th from 10:30 am – 2 pm. For the coolest of moms with a taste for unconventional music and menu selections, ViA VECCHia is a great relaxed brunch option. Reservations can be made but they will be taking mostly walk-ins. Indoor and outdoor dining available.
& for the full rundown of Portland brunch spots perfect for Mother’s Day and any other day, check out our list here.