Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


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Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) is going to look a heck of a lot different for everyone this year.

We may not be out at brunches or parks this year. We very well may still be “social distancing.” Gifts may even be hard to find this year. But rest assured, there are still ideas and still ways to be celebrated this year.

Whether these are ideas for yourself, or your own mother, friend, grandmother etc, you are all deserving of being recognized and appreciated!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Send Mom her favorite meal 

Even if we are still social distancing, many restaurants are still doing takeout. Many are still doing delivery through apps such as UberEats or DoorDash. This is also a great chance to support local Des Moines restaurants such as Skips, Francie’s, Clyde’s Fine Diner, Bubba, Americana, Harbinger, Tumea & Sons and Fong’s Pizza. The wonderful thing about Des Moines is there are so many amazing local options. 

Be sure to check websites or call ahead of time since many places have changed the times they are open during this pandemic. 

At-Home Spa Day 

Salons may still be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still pamper yourself. (Or create a gift basket filled with “self-care” goodies for someone else!) Block some well deserved time out and try these:

Face Mask
Eye Mask
Nail Polish
Cozy Robe
Bath Pillow

Gift Cards

There may be many shops, restaurants, and salons that are closed but still have gift cards available. Gift cards are great options, because not only will you be able to help support local Des Moines’ businesses, you’ll have them for later when the world calms down a bit! Have a favorite store you’re really missing during these times? Check and see if gift cards are an option! 

Coffee and Wine 

Now more than ever, wine and coffee may help most of us get through our days and nights. Have you considered a coffee or wine subscription? 

BLK&Bold is a local coffee company that offers coffee subscriptions (and tea if coffee isn’t your thing.) Each type of coffee is locally roasted here in Des Moines as well. You’re also able to choose the delivery frequency.

Another great local company is Louie’s Wine Club. Join the club and enjoy one or two handpicked wines a month! 

There’s no doubt Mother’s Day will look different this year. But do not let that take away from finding time for YOU and the things you enjoy. We are all so deserving of that. 

Happy Mother’s Day mamas!

What Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Would You Add to the List? Check out more Mother’s Day Ideas here. 

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Jessica is a stay-at-home mama to an energetic and non-stop talking four year old little girl named Ava and the sweetest yet ornery little one year boy named Eli. She runs on espresso shots and cold coffee and feels like she's on a vacation when she gets a solo trip to Target. She's been married to her husband PJ for almost 8 years. They have lived everywhere from Minneapolis to Houston but ultimately ended up in the heart of Des Moines where she is enjoying her busy, chaotic and beautiful life.


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