Mother’s Day is coming up and it’s another holiday that we will most likely all be social distancing for. Here are some ideas that are a simple way to say thank you when you can’t necessarily see her in person.

We encourage you to shop local, and are available for curb side pickup on gifts that a special lady in your life might love. If you collect toss pillows or throws, we’ve got a great selection of prints and patterns that will be perfect in your home. These pillows are made in Toronto and down filled for the perfect karate chop!

Maybe you need an idea of what to pass along for what YOU would like for Mother’s Day. We’re here to help. Share an experience together and create new memories.

If you are in need of a good laugh watch this woman try and DIY face masks for her family.

If you can’t hang out together and do brunch, you can still enjoy a mimosa and watch this beautiful tour of Cherry Blossoms.

Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce…yes please! If you’ve got a sweet tooth this dessert recipe looks so yummy.

You can give a free gift of online Yoga classes to the mother who needs a little time to herself. Modo Yoga in NYC is offering classes through their website and IG live.

If you want to learn a new card game you can play alone or with your family check out our new favourite Garbage.

“Whether it’s a gift for a friend or a distinctive item for your home, you will find something unusual and interesting at The Avant-Garden Shop”. – Brenda Ibey owner. This unique shop located in downtown Peterborough has a great selection of  garden accessories, mugs, tea towels, indoor/outdoor art for your home and garden. In the time of COVID-19, show your love through a selection of  beautiful hand soaps.

If she is an outdoor enthusiast, they’ve got you covered.  “With our fantastic selection of bird feeders and top quality bird seed you’ll have birds flocking to your backyard from all through your neighbourhood”. They are offering delivery to your vehicle or home.

At Twoheys we also have custom made signs, paddles and glasses perfect for your home or cottage. These are made right here in Peterborough and make a great keepsake.

If you would like to send someone gorgeous fresh blooms, check out the local florist shop Rambling Rose. They suggest that you place your order early and/or considered alternate delivery date as they are working with limited staff to protect the public as well as their team. They have a large selection of arrangements to suit any style. We love this mid-century planter with lavender roses, white asiatic lilies, miniature lavender carnations, white stock, pitta negra, dusty miller, and a large echeveria succulent plant. You could re-use this planter for sure! Photo by Rambling Rose.

If flowers aren’t top on her list, we have a great selection of modern pottery in our shop that would make a gorgeous gift. They say every room needs a touch of black to tie it all together, we couldn’t agree more. A single vessel or grouping on a mantle, sideboard, or bookcase is the perfect accent to your interior.

Enjoy a bottle of wine from local winery Rolling Grape. “Our vineyard is located on our family farm in the rolling hills of Bailieboro Ontario. We grow a variety of grapes including Marquette, Frontenac Petite Pearl, Vidal and we have added some test plots of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. We spend a lot of time working toward healthy vibrant vines and experimenting with new varieties.” Photo below by Rolling Grape.

For the creative type who wants to chill and relax. Print out these intricate modern tile patterns colouring sheets from Fireclay.

If you have always dreamed of writing a book but never had the time, check out this virtual writing class.

hi ho Silver, is a staple boutique on George Street. A one stop shop for handcrafted jewellery, purses, accessories and cards. Get a little bling for your mom or mother-in-law check out this necklace. They also have lots of other pieces that would be great gift ideas. Pendants with initials, bracelets and earrings, check them out!

If you’ve already borrowed every puzzle from your neighbours and completed all of the ones in your own house. Maybe this Golden Girls puzzle would bring a smile to your face. You could watch a fews reruns of the show for a good laugh! “I’m depressed, I need a cookie. – Sophia”

Since we can’t take mom out for dinner this year, why not have your meal prepared by one of our favourite restaurants in town. If you have yet to experience the cuisine at Rare you’re missing out. Tyler and Kassy have put together a special menu just for Mother’s Day check it out here. You could always get a gift card if you would like to continue to support the restaurant. You can sign up to receive the weekly menu here. Photo by Rare.

Make sure you enter the “Mother of All Giveaways” here. One lucky mom is going to win a Motherload of prizes valued at almost $2000 from over 23 women-owned businesses in Peterborough and beyond. Including some of our favourites; Rare, Rolling Grape, Save Our Soles and Le Petit Bar.

Heres to the new moms, cat moms, friends we call mom and Grandmas. “Moms who’ve lost children and children who’ve lost mothers, to those struggling with infertility or tough family situations.”

Remember this is the time to send encouragement to a mom who is doing a great job. Our hearts are with you – Holly