Celebrate all the moms
These local businesses and nonprofits can help
Check this selective list for gifts and special meals that will help make everybody feel special in these unusual times.
Beautiful vases and bowls, as well as alpaca throws, are included in items this locally owned shop is suggesting for moms. They can be purchased on the store's website, with pickuip arrangements individually made.
Mother’s Day brunch baskets are available for $40. The baskets include bacon and breakfast sausage from Lupas Meats and Camellia Meats, a dozen eggs, braided bread and coffee cake from White Eagle Bakery, strawberries and red and green peppers from Lewandowski Produce, and a half dozen pierogi from Babcia’s Pierogi. Call 716-896-7163 to place an order and pay. Basket pickup is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 9. (Keep in mind that the Market’s curbside pickup program is still operating. Check here for more info.)
Burchfield Penney Art Center
Shop BPAC’s elegant Museum Store from a distance for uncommon gifts for Mom. For example, a custom package could include chocolates, scarves, puzzles and vibrant tissues. With any purchase over $30, receive free gift wrapping and local delivery (within a fifteen-mile radius). Call 716-553-5915, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. to place your order. Members receive 10% off.
There is a large selection of hanging baskets available via online order and curbside pickup. Keep in mind they will need to be kept inside until night temps are consistently at 50 or higher. This link has a complete list of online offerings.
Market at Graycliff
This drive-thru market at Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece in Derby offers a variety of artisan products, including an Artsy Garden bag, as well as collections of jam, chocolate, baked goods and other items perfect for Mom. It launches this Friday, May 8, 3–7 p.m., and order must be placed individually prior to this, with each vendor. This link leads to a list of the vendors and all the other information needed.
Call Mischler’s (716-632-1290) or visit online to choose hanging baskets, flower arrangements , and more, all perfect for Mom.
This mostly-local Elmwood Village gift shop is holding a live event on Facebook on May 8, 7–8 p.m. Those who host watch parties for it receive twenty percent off. The sale includes many gift ideas for moms, including books, pottery, bags, jewelry, and some new puzzles. Pickup can happen on Saturday, May 9, and delivery is offered to anyone living in the WNY area on Sunday, May 10. Visit the Thin Ice Facebook page to keep tabs on this fun event.
Tony Walker & Co.
The Fashion Lab at Tony Walker is launching a Beauty Box for Mom, with all proceeds going to the Kaleida Health COVID-19 Response fund. Orders must be placed online on May 6 for May 9 pickup. Products have been donated by Bogavia, Laura Mercier, Nest, and others.
WNY Book Arts
Book Arts online shop is stocked with handprinted Mother's Day cards and gift items like tea towels, handmade journals, and stationery sets. Creative moms might enjoy a bookbinding kits. Products are being added daily. Email email@example.com to make sure your item can be shipped in time.
Brunch and dinner packages designed for Mother’s Day (selected)
Chocolate salted caramel tart from The Grange
100 Acres (Buffalo)
There are myriad choices here, including lavish savory or sweet brunch kits, cocktail kits, and, of course, premade meals that are ready to eat. Delivery is offered on Saturday; items can be picked up on Sunday. Everything comes with a bouquet of flowers. Check all the options here.
Creekview Restaurant (Williamsville)
Creekview offers a dinner package (turkey, beef tenderloin, or chicken focused) as well as a la carte items around a Mother’s Day theme. Check its website for information. The dinner package must be ordered by Thursday, May 9.
Curly’s Grille (Lackawanna)
Orders must be in by May 7 for a Mother’s Day family dinner package that offers roast turkey, prime rib, or chicken options, with salad, sides, rolls, and cheesecake.
Fortuna's (Niagara Falls)
Special family meal specials, consisting of hearty Italian dishes, are being offered for Mother's Day. Check the Facebook page.
Glen Park Tavern (Williamsville)
There is a special Mother’s Day menu available, including brunch and dinner items. The dinner package includes chocolates, flowers, and an Excuria gift card as well as entreé, sides, and dessert. Visit the GPT Facebook page to learn more.
The Grange (Hamburg)
Order by May 7 for a Mother’s Day meal centered around a bake-at-home French Toast Casserole or Ham and Cheese Quiche with a lavish selection of desserts and a Mimosa kit. It’s all on the restaurants Facebook page.
Family style or a la carte Mother’s day options are available here. Package choices include tenderloin, pasta, or chicken and each serves four. View the options online, and place orders by phone.
Prescott's Provisions (Tonawanda)
Tenderloin, lamb, and pork loin are the family meals offered for MD by Prescott's. Orders must be in by May 6 for a Saturday pickup; you'll finish cooking the meal at home (instructions provided). Check the PP Facebook page.
A filet, salmon, or Tuscan chicken dinner (the full menu includes sides, apps, and desserts that can be added) is available for pickup Saturday or Sunday. With each meal purchased, one meal is donated to Kaleida staff. Click here to order.
Water Street Landing (Lewiston)
This restaurant is opening for takeout May 7 and has Mother's Day specials planned. Visit its Facebook page.
This list is not all-inclusive. Check your favorite restaurant to see what it offers. Be sure to look at its Facebook site; many places are opting to do Facebook updates exclusively.