How to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day
While time has seemed to stand still during the COVID-19 pandemic, May is (somehow) here and that means Mother’s Day is on the horizon. Here’s how to find a great gift in Charlotte for all mothers, grandmothers and mother figures in your life.
by Callie Langhorne May 04, 2020
Neighborhoods: Lake Norman, Rock Hill
With almost 20 years under their belt, Charlotte Running Company continues to serve the running community with an extensive list of brands of shoes, accessories, and nutrition. Shop their shoes online and receive shipping and delivery free of charge. While all North Carolina locations are still closed to consumers, Rock Hill is open for limited hours from noon to 5 p.m. and they are limiting the amount of customers in the store at one time and continue to implement the guidelines suggested by the CDC and the state of South Carolina.
For the active mom - Try a new pair of running shoes! From Brooks to OnCloud to NewBalance, Charlotte Running Company has a brand for the marathoner or the athleisure queen.
Neighborhood: Myers Park
Known for their cutting edge fashion, gifts and home accessories, Charlotte’s Inc.’s team is available for one-on-one shopping (with masks), curbside pickup and shipping daily. From costume jewelry to show-stopping centerpieces to designer dresses and shoes, they have something for everyone.
For the trendsetting mom - From vintage handbags to classic jewelry pieces to one-of-a-kind dresses, Charlotte’s Inc. has something for every style. May we suggest a Julie Vos bracelet or Hunter Bell dress?
Circa Interiors is known for their fine 18th, 19th and 20th century English and Continental antiques, custom contemporary furnishings and exclusive lines. While they have temporarily closed their doors to the public, they now have private in-store appointments or virtual shopping appointments via FaceTime, curbside pick-ups or porch drop-offs you can book by emailing Lori@circainteriors.com, sending a DM on Instagram or by calling or texting Lori Klingman at 704.905.3446.
For the interior decorating mom - We are all working on freshening up our living situations and what better addition than an accessory found by designers Cindy and Heather on their last buying trip? Check out a piece of the European container of antiques and accessories that arrived at Circa Interiors in late April, we imagine it will not disappoint the decorator in your life!
Feast Food Tours is a culinary experience and food tour company connecting locals to the best chefs, restaurateurs, farmers and artisans behind Charlotte’s culinary scene via walking food tours, workshop livestreams, culinary events and custom excursions. While the in-person tours are postponed, they are offering workshop livestreams to encourage people to connect with Charlotte's culinary community from the comfort of your home.
For the foodie mom - How about a workshop livestream from Feast Food Tours? Options include Oysters 101, Vegetable Broth Making, and Wine & Cheese Tasting, with more to come!
Neighborhood: South End
Girl Tribe was founded by Carrie Barker and Sarah Baucom with a mission to empower women in a tangible and powerful way, so it is only fitting that they led the charge on closing their doors to protect the community. In lieu of onsite shopping, they are offering free shipping on all orders and have created a Facebook Group “Shop Girl Tribe Co.” where they are giving consumers front row access to see and purchase new, exclusive and pre-order items. Best of all? They’re teaming up with other girl bosses, Babe & Butcher and Confetti Castle for the ultimate package: a delicious charcuterie board, a Mother’s Day themed balloon bouquet and your choice of a CLT hat or gift card from Girl Tribe Co.!
For the fashionista mom - Try the Avery Romper, one of the Serious Dreamer tanks or sweatshirts, or a CLT hat from Girl Tribe to revamp her stay-at-home wardrobe.
As Charlotte’s premier gift, book and card store for over 30 years, Paper Skyscraper Gifts is offering curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
For the mom who loves all the little things- Select a candle, picture frame, mug, coffee table book, or a combination of it all for a unique Mother’s Day gift basket.
Neighborhood: Myers Park
The Pink Hanger is a fashion forward, contemporary women's boutique carrying a collection of dresses, tops, denim, jewelry and accessories from designers including Citizens of Humanity, Amanda Uprichard, Tart Collections, AgoldE, Dolce Vita, Jenny Bird and Splendid. Visit their website or Instagram page to shop! They are offering free shipping on all orders, free curbside pickup during business hours, and free local delivery for customers located within a 5-mile radius of the store.
For the fashion-forward mom - May we suggest a pair of statement earrings or a chic top? How about a new pair of jeans or jean shorts for her summer wardrobe?
Built on a mission to create environments where trying a new skill is social, accessible and engaging, SkillPop continues to change the game for learning. While they’ve been offering in-person classes pop-up style in a variety of locations throughout cities across the Southeast since 2015, during this time they are hosting expert-led courses in a live, online format via SkillPop Anywhere.
For the crafty mom – Is your mom always eager to pick up a new hobby? Then SkillPop Anywhere is the gift for them. Buy a seat in a specific class or go for a gift card so they can select their favorite on their own time – both are win-wins!
Neighborhood: South End
Southern Blossom Florist is a locally owned florist known for creating beautiful, handcrafted arrangements and fruit baskets to suit any occasion. For a “Wrapped Bouquet,” “Succulent Garden,” “Dozen Roses,” or one of their other offerings, give them a call to place your order for delivery or curbside pickup.
For the mom who loves to stop and smell the roses – Pre-order a bouquet now and get a 10% discount when ordering online using code “mom2020.”
Established as the premier Destination Management and Event Design Firm for the Carolinas, Spark By Design is committed to developing creative and unforgettable experiences. While these experiences cannot be in-person at the moment, they’ve come up with “Party Packs” to continue to help create memories, even from afar.
For the mom who needs to be pampered – Go for the “Mother’s Day Relax Pack” that includes lip scrub and collagen mask, facial sheet mask, scented organic soap bar, exfoliation mitt, Epsom salt bath soak, bath bomb, hair mask and a fresh seasonal floral arrangement?
Sisters Elizabeth White and Jacquelyn Buckner launched Twine & Twig in late 2013, inspired by a love for the rustic outdoors and the casual calm of the Carolina coast. Featuring naturally sourced materials from around the world, each piece is designed, handcrafted, tied with their signature suede strap and made in their Charlotte-based studio. While they do not have a physical storefront here, you can find them easily online and even in some local boutiques.
For the jewelry loving mom – You can’t go wrong with one of the Cowrie Collar necklaces. Bonus: They have bracelets to match!
Neighborhood: Myers Park
For some of us, staying at home means more time to pamper for the big reveal when it’s safe to emerge from our households… enter Woo Skincare & Cosmetics. Yes, the store is closed, but they are open Monday through Saturday for phone orders and deliveries, you can pick up curbside, or they will mail you your order. Plus: need some one-on-one, personalized makeup or skincare advice? They will FaceTime too!
For the mom who likes to relax - While we can’t send our moms to the spa at the moment, we can try to bring the spa to them via Woo Skincare + Cosmetics. Try Bobbi Brown, Westman Atelier, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare or Trish McEvoy.