Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020
You may have seen the news circulating recently to all dads that your kids will not be bringing home homemade gifts from school for Mother’s Day this year and that you have XX number of days to make some Mother’s Day magic happen. DO NOT PANIC – here is a simple guide of how you can still shower your moms with love and appreciation and support some local businesses while you are at it.
LaaLee Designs – Owned by the sweetest local mom, this lady creates custom jewelry and was recently voted one of the top Etsy shops! Fun earrings, precious necklaces, and so much more! This is a sure winner!
Paul’s Jewelry – A long time staple in the Lafayette jewelry business, Paul’s has been a leader in fine jewelry. They have supported events and businesses in the community for a long time, so let’s support them back. They are offering curbside service and are also open regular hours.
Mimosa Handcrafted – A Louisiana Mom staple and favorite, this mom owned business out of Baton Rouge has created the most beautiful Louisiana-centric and meaningful designs. If your wife does not own a piece, now is the time to invest. A current favorite is the hug ring which donates proceeds towards feeding our frontline healthcare workers!
Swoon Boutique – Grab a gift card for mom to this boutique and let mom go wild picking out a precious outfit for when the stay at home order is lifted! Or maybe she wants to dress up to flaunt around the living room – at this point what does it even matter!
Amor – Another great women’s boutique with the most gorgeous pieces. A gift card to this store will have your moms and wives smiling for days.
HIT Pro Shop – A locally owned athletic and leisure wear shop with all the best brands including Lululemon, DYI, and On Cloud. Call, message, or email to get your order shipped straight to you. They are even taking wish lists (hint mamas if you want to select your items beforehand).
tasc – A performance wear company locally owned in New Orleans that offers the softest and most stylish active wear and lounge wear made from breathable and moisture wicking bamboo fabric. They even have a “bundles” right now offered a steep discount.
Acadiana Religious – Locally owned, religious gift store for the mom’s looking to continue their journey of faith. They have all you need from medals, rosaries, scapulars, books and more!
Crossroads – A religious book and gift shop operating as a non-profit in direct support of Catholic Charities, this is another great option to support the faith journey of the moms in your life. You can shop with them online, through phone, email or their social media outlets!
Yellow Tulip – Art by Casey Hilty – A local author and artist, and the sweetest mom, Casey Hilty’s art is a great option to add love and life to a very special lady in your life.
Shop Dreve – An online specialty monogrammed goods store on the Northshore of New Orleans, this is a great option for some unique gifts. They even have “Mom Care Packages” already made, just customize it to fit your needs.
All Seasons Nursery – Plants are the perfect solution to making Mother’s Day special this year. Have the moms in your life been dreaming of a vegetable garden, new landscaping, an herb garden, a beautiful hanging basket or potted plant – they have it all here and you can gussy up your mom’s yard and beds before the summer heat hits. Added bonus – they offer a variety of services and curbside pickup to keep you safe!
Food and Beverage
Good Eats Kitchen – Right now they are offering their original pre-made meals. Get a bunch of meals for the week so mom doesn’t have to cook. Even better, you can get a box of fresh produce and market goods in lieu of going to the grocery.
Hungry as A Mother – This locally owned business is the perfect solution for moms everywhere. After cooking and cleaning and home schooling, moms everywhere need a break! Order meal prep ahead of time, pick up lunch, a family dinner or simply get a gift card. You won’t be disappointed.
HelloFresh – Everyone knows mom is tired of cooking during quarantine and running out of ideas to keep everyone happy and fed! Get her a membership to Hello Fresh and find the easy to follow recipes – even dad and the kids can pitch in now!
Wild Child Wines – This newer downtown bar and wineshop is great way to find a specialty wine or drink to fit your wife’s/mom’s fancy. Locally owned by a mom, they are open Wednesday-Saturday from 3-6pm and have online ordering and curbside pickup available.
Pamplona – If you want to really wow her this Mother’s Day, pick up some dishes from Pamplona Tapas Bar. Pamplona is now offering select menu items available for pre-order and pickup on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Antoni’s Italian Cafe – This is a local, neighborhood favorite turned Lafayette mainstay! They are offering curbside delivery right now. Give your mother the gift of an Italian feast!
Bread & Circus – The most delicious pizzas (I mean have you tasted their dough?) and other menu items could make for a really special Mother’s Day. They have curbside pickup and in store pick up available.
Jet Coffee – A newer coffee shop with a drive thru making all moms everywhere rejoice! Get her a gift card or pick up her favorite specialty coffee early on Mother’s Day to cause caffeine smiles all day long.
Bonne Vie Macarons – These delectable morsels cannot be resisted! While the storefront is closed, you can pre-order for curbside pick up Fridays weekly.
Bouki’s Baker – Both beautiful and delicious, you cannot go wrong with a box of perfectly decorated cookies.
Lolli’s Chocolates – A chocolate lover’s dream! Lolli’s has continued to offer the most delicious morsels your mouth has ever tasted. They are taking orders and offering curbside.