WHAT MOMS REALLY WANT: Local Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day


Do you know what QC moms really want for Mother’s Day? We do because we asked, and also, we’re moms. Make that mom, grandma, best friend, or any other mom in your life’s jaw drop in awe as you give her any of these awesome locally-focused Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Mother’s Day is indeed what I call a “Hallmark holiday”. I feel like moms should be celebrated every day of the year with care and attention from the family she serves. I always rail against the strained, obligatory feeling of holidays like Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. It’s like “do you really appreciate me, or is Hallmark just telling you to?” Nevertheless, I’m glad that there is a day set aside to honor all the special moms in your life. 

We’ve got Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mom- moms who love luxury, moms who love to be pampered, moms who love the outdoors, moms who love to cook, and of course, all of you: the moms who love their families.mother's Day gift ideas

These gift ideas will work for grandmas, mothers-in-law, stepmoms, special aunties, or whomever you’d like to notice and appreciate on Mother’s Day. Make sure you save this list and send it to your partner or spouse too if you like to drop hints. As a bonus, you’ll be celebrating local businesses too!

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day: ideas for wonderful gifts

Moms don’t want to cook.

Most restaurants are partially closed but are offering curbside pick up

The Phoenix Davenport Serving amazing food, martinis, beer, and wine! Don’t forget that free cheesecake!
Use Order2Eat for delivery!
The Herradura Mexican Grill- if you want the best fajitas you’ve had in your life, order the namesake. They’re curbside is incredibly fast!
The Egg Parlor – Mimosas and brunch at the curb, oh my!  730am-2pm Daily. Order on Facebook or call (309) 912-9237

Moms like sweets (especially if they don’t have to share)

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If you’re separated from your own mother or a mom friend, who you’d like to shower with love this Mother’s Day, send her treats from some of our favorite local bakers.  

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You can walk right into Olde Towne Bakery and of course they’re taking pre-orders as well. Pick up a delectable lemon cake with buttercream and glaze for $19.99, cupcakes to melt in your mouth like ones with strawberry filling apple with buttercream, red velvet with buttercream, chocolate with Reese’s, or pastries. Wake up early and surprise your mom with some deliciousness! 

Sugar a la mode

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Michelle’s Creative Cookies: Have the kids paint their own card for their special mom

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Michelle’s Creative Cookies –give an edible card the kids can decorate themselves!

Moms Like Local Liquor and Wine

Scrambling to find a unique gift for the special woman in your life? Instead of sending the usual flowers, think a little more out of the box and give her the gift of liquor or wine to a Mom who would appreciate it!mothers day gift ideas

Wide River Winery serves every customer with a smile! They will happily fill your curbside wine orders! Call 563-888-5379. Wednesday-Sunday 1-7pm.

Mississippi River Distilling Company  offers Curbside Cocktail orders. Get your order in before Wednesday at 3 pm-they will bill you. You pick it up Saturday between 10 AM and 5 PM. This week’s options: MRDC Bloody Mary, Pride of the Wapsi Strawberry Lemonade, or “The Good Morning” coffee cocktail.

Learn more and place your order now at www.mrdistilling.com/delivery

Bootleg Hill Honey Meads  and their next-door neighbors The Half Nelson are a great option for dinner and drinks

Send Local Flowers

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Show your mom the love and appreciation she deserves by sending a bright bouquet. Order early for our freshest picks. We offer safe curbside pick up and no contact deliveries.

K’nees is locally owned and run. If your mom lives in another town, it’s better to call a flower shop directly there and place your order. When you use services like 1800FLOWERS, the local business only makes a pittance. 

You can also gift an experiential gift and take one of their online floral design classes. 

Schedule Family Portraits

Have a family photoshoot from your front steps. It’s a great way to safely document your family during this time. And seeing your smiling faces would make a great gift to send to Grandma too.

Moms like to choose their own gift and be a little pampered

Moms Like to be Spoiled

Whether she’s safe at home or working, mom still loves to be spoiled with cute gifts. Find just the right thing to suit her style with some of our favorite QC makers. 

There are so many delightful options at THE Market: Journey to JOY

There’s still time to snag a Mother’s Day basket. You can pick up tomorrow (Thursday 10-12). The website is going to tell you that you have to wait until next week… ignore that, submit your purchase, and the owner will have it ready for you! Check out their website for more details!


One option for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket from THE Market: Journey to Joy

Moms don’t want to clean

Take a few things off mom’s to-do list by doing all the chores (without being asked!) yourself. Or you can let the professionals handle the laundry and disinfecting the house. This Mother’s Day gift would be especially thoughtful for moms who are essential workers and could use a little extra peace of mind.

Merry Maids —when you sign up for any recurring service, receive $100 off!
Burke Cleaners – free pick up and delivery

Stanley Steemer- get all those stains out with no chemicals. We’ve been using Stanley Steemer for years!

Just because we are in the middle of a pandemic, doesn’t mean you can’t treat your mom this Mother’s Day!

Serve your mom like the QUEEN that she is! Curate your own package with a 392Dport drink of your choice + sweet treat. Add on homemade quiche from Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie and flowers from Three Girls Vintage – and just like that you’ve got something special to give mama AND it’s a one-stop-shop!

Don’t sleep on these packages from 392Dport – preorders end today! Order here: https://392-caffe.square.site/s/order… and pick up during the Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru | Mother’s Day Edition!


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