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Don’t forget to treat your loved ones this Mother’s Day
By Samantha Foley /
May 04, 2020
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Mother’s Day will be here very soon, though this year might look a little different than in years past. Although the state continues to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marylanders are still focused on making moms feel appreciated on their special day. Some local businesses are serving up great gift ideas and alternatives to treat loved ones this holiday!

Stay-at-home spa day 

Cedar Ridge Soaps of Washington County offers a line of handcrafted soaps, shampoos, skin care products, and gifts that are perfect for helping Mom feel pampered. Treat Mom to a spa day at home. The company offers online ordering on their website as well as gift cards and packages. The luxurious products and easy ordering will surely make Mother’s Day stress free. Get your orders in today!

I saw the sign

If you’re looking for a way to show Mom you love her, why not give her a sign? This Frederick-based company provides custom neon signs and more. Affordable Signs & Neon offers neon art and decor that will light up Mom’s smile and heart! To learn more about these customized pieces, check out their website.

Get the fix 

You can also satisfy Mom’s cookie and coffee fix with Maryland favorites Otterbein’s Cookies and Gracefully Coffee Roasters. Otterbein’s Cookies, based out of Baltimore, offers a fresh assortment of cookies for any taste that can be delivered straight to Mom’s door by visiting their website! Don’t forget to give her a good cup of coffee to go along with those cookies by ordering online from Gracefully Coffee Roaster’s website. The business, located in Windsor Mill, has options and gifts for every kind coffee lover. 

Brunch to-go

A host of restaurants are also offering brunch, lunch, and dinner options for pick-up and delivery! Enjoy Mom’s favorite restaurant dishes right at home. Normandie Farms Restaurant and Summer House Santa Monica, both located in Montgomery County, are serving up special Mother’s Day menus that can easily be ordered online. Treat Mom to the famous popover bread at Normandie Farms, or an at-home cocktail kit from Summer House. She deserves it! 

Go outside!

Even though options for leaving the house are limited, there is never a bad time for a walk with Mom. Many parks and nature trails remain open to the public, but follow social distancing precautions. Take a stroll through Tuckahoe State Park in Queen Anne’s County, or pop out for a quick picnic at Patapsco Valley State Park in Howard County. Be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife while you do! Also, make sure to check park restrictions and hours of availability before heading out.

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Junkin/She Runs by the Seashore

Whatever you do to celebrate Mom this year, keep her happy, safe, and healthy, and make sure to buy local. 

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