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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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 email@example.com or call 317-722-9463 to order and pick up at the store.
“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.
“A geometric planter from Cream & Concrete with a succulent from Fancy Plants in Mooresville.” —Jennifer Uhl. Geometric planter, $24 at creamandconcrete.com, shipping only.
“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.
“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.