16 Moms Told Us What They Want For Mother’s Day

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A mother’s work is never done—here, 16 of our reader moms spell out what they would love to receive as a Mother’s Day gift, all available this week from local retailers.

Macarons from Sweet Paige’s Bakery in Brownsburg.” —Becky Messina-Graham. Gift box of six macarons, $18. Order by Wednesday for Sunday pickup. Order information here. 

Sweet Paige's Bakery
Sweet Paige Macarons

“Customized soy candles from Unplug Soy Candles in Fortville.” —Lyndsay Ward. Customize an existing design with one of 19 fragrances, $30. Curbside pickup available. Message on Facebook to order. Store reopens Saturday, May 9.

Unplugged Soy Candle

“When this quarantine is lifted, a nice breakfast or dinner out with my husband, supporting one of our favorite restaurants in Indianapolis: Petite Chou, The Loft at Traders Point Creamery, or Sakura. To top it off, the famous Earl’s Court chocolate cake from The Cake Bake Shop.” —Michele Goldman. Six-inch cake to serve six to eight people, $110. Order online by Wednesday for Carmel pickup or delivery.

The Earl’s Court Cake

“I love handcrafted jewelry by Amy Greely.” —Jen Thomas. “Big Mama” freshwater-pearl-and-sterling-silver necklace, $192 at Art on Main Gallery & Gifts. Contact the store on Facebook for ordering and free delivery.

Amy Greely necklace

“Crimson Tate has a Mother’s Day box of fabric. That is all I need!” —Julie Fritz. 20 coordinating fat quarters (for quilting or sewing face masks), $72. Order online and choose one-day delivery.

Crimson Tate gift box

“Definitely almond croissants from Gallery Pastry Shop and some fresh flowers for my front door from The Windowbox Gardener.” —Linda Jackson. Croissants, $3 each at gallerypastryshop.com, Mother’s Day pre-orders, or order by phone, 317-820-5526. Flowers, $100 for Mother’s Day gift box from sister company Porch Pots Direct at porchpotsdirect.com; optional porch family-photo session, $50. Other options include a gift card from either Porch Pots Direct or from The Windowbox Gardener for custom installation once the weather is appropriate this spring; call 317-696-4047 to order.

Porch Pots Direct Gallery Pastry Kitchen

“A bike—something good for city trail riding.” —Allison Edwards. Electra’s Amsterdam Fashion 3i, $960. Order online at Bicycle Garage Indy or call for curbside pickup. 

“A Wildwood Market bouquet or an 8 Fifteen gift card. I love all their Sundry stuff and J Brand jeans. I could go for the Trave Denim jacket in olive.” —Megan Johantgen. Wildwood bouquets, $35 or $60. Order online by midnight on May 5 for pickup Friday, May 8, or Saturday, May 9. Grab-and-go bouquets also will be available, but it’s recommended to reserve one online. 8 Fifteen: Order via phone (317-253-1234) during reduced store hours Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., for curbside pickup or free shipping.

Champagne from Cork & Cracker.” —Margo Wininger. Browse the Broad Ripple shop’s inventory online (it’s all in a spreadsheet) and either email corkandcracker@gmail.com or call 317-722-9463 to order and pick up at the store.

syltbar champagne

Daniel’s Vineyard has fun gifts for Mother’s Day!” —Amy Pauszek. 32-ounce berry wine slushie to-go, $25. The kids can toast Mom, too, with a 32-ounce non-alcoholic mango citrus version, $15. Order online for curbside pickup at the Geist-area location or $10 delivery to Marion, Hamilton, and Hancock counties.

“New hiking boots from Rusted Moon Outfitters.” —Tammy Leiber. Those in the photo range from $130 to $240 with 25 percent off to boot. Call to order (317-253-4453) with curbside pickup available. Prefer Mom to pick out her own? Purchase a gift card over the phone.

Hydrangea plants for my backyard.” —Abby Broderick. Your favorite nursery is probably well stocked, and most are open for in-person browsing or phone/website ordering and curbside pickup. Pictured is the Jetstream Hydrangea from Altum’s.

Altum's hydrangea

“A geometric planter from Cream & Concrete with a succulent from Fancy Plants in Mooresville.” —Jennifer Uhl. Geometric planter, $24 at creamandconcrete.com, shipping only.

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“I bought myself one of those People for Urban Progress Amtrak tote bags, and it’s just about the best thing ever! Next up, I want the PUP “Lifeguard” tote for shopping.” —Monica Whitfield Brase. Gift cards only, peopleup.org. Use code MOTHERSDAY20 for 20 percent off.

People for Urban Progress PUP Lifeguard tote

“I want bulb string lights for the porch and a new hammock.” —Chandra Turner. Gentleman’s Supply travel hammock, $40 at Be the Boutique. Order online or by phone (317-257-3826) for delivery or curbside pickup.

“I would just love for my family to be able to be together for a meal. But I’d settle for a growler from Sun King.” —Ladonna Briscoe. $7 and up. Carryout and pickup are available at all four locations. Order at sunkingbrewing.com for curbside pickup placed in your car trunk. Growler refills not currently offered.

Sun King Brewing