Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Local Decatur Businesses
Mother’s Day, like everything else in our world, might look a little different this year as we navigate COVID-19. Enjoying a Sunday Brunch out with Mom or taking the grandkids to her house for an afternoon visit is probably out of the question. But, you still need to celebrate that special lady in your life some way.
We have put together a great list of gift ideas for you, and the best part is they’re all local.
This Mother’s Day, send your mother flowers, tasty treats, custom jewelry, or home decor from a local business right here in Decatur, Illinois. The small business owners in our community will appreciate your thoughtfulness as you shop for the ladies in your life during this difficult time!
Support local jewelry designers with a one-of-a-kind piece for Mom. These two local artists are offering custom designs for Mother’s Day, and they also deliver locally.
LUCIDlilly specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and small ceramics. Each piece is handmade in Decatur, IL by Kristin Lilly. Kristin also offers custom jewelry from flowers from any special event in your life (weddings, births, anniversaries, funerals, etc.).
To place an order, follow LUCIDlilly on Facebook and watch for posts about new pieces available for purchase. For custom orders, contact LUCIDlilly through Facebook message or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Custom orders typically require two weeks, but Kristin is willing to accept requests until May 2, 2020 for Mother’s Day orders.
Each piece is handcrafted, so new items are posted when they become available. If you see an item posted that you want, comment “Sold” on the post along with your email address. LUCIDlilly then sends you an invoice to pay via PayPal.
Whether you want an existing piece or you’d prefer something custom, LUCIDlilly is a great place to go for a locally bought Mother’s Day gift!
2. One Stop Pop Up Stamp Shop
Lindsey Kirk, also known as Lindsey the Ladysmith, has been a certified metalsmith and jewelry designer for eight years and owned her own shop in Mt. Zion called The Laurel & The Linden for five years. She closed her storefront last year, and now, she and her custom-made jeweler's bench travel around Central Illinois and pop up at her favorite shops and boutiques to stamp jewelry and keychains on the spot.
Unfortunately with COVID-19, Lindsey can’t pop up at her favorite shops as they're all temporarily closed, but she is taking orders via her Facebook page, One Stop Pop Up Stamp Shop.
Lindsey has been delivering for free to the Decatur area, so if you'd like something made for Mother's Day, orders need to be in by Friday, May 8, 2020 to be delivered on Mother's Day.
Clothing and Home Decor
For more personalized gift ideas, Decatur’s local boutiques are open for business, either through their e-commerce pages, Facebook pages, or curbside pickup.
1. All Things Beautiful
Located at 225 N. Main, All Things Beautiful has opened an e-commerce page to complement its storefront.
They offer an array of gifts that Mom will love including home goods, clothing, candles, and jewelry. You can call 217-330-8141 to order, visit them online, or check out their Facebook and pick your items up curbside.
Gift certificates are available in case you can’t decide on what to get, and they’re offering Mother’s Day specials.
Tournesol is a quaint gift store with tons of gift items. They will be open for curbside pickup at 134 N. Merchant St. Thursday through Saturday from 11-2.
You can send them a message through Facebook, or call them at 217-422-4301, and they will personally shop for you.
If you prefer, you can purchase a gift card to pick up curbside, or they will drop it in the mail.
3. Penelope Boutique
Penelope Boutique, located at 135 E. Prairie St., offers a full line of clothing, shoes, and accessories, and they have a special Mother’s Day line this year with some adorable t-shirts. Visit their e-commerce page to see what they have to offer, or find them on Facebook.
Call them at 217-330-7904 to find out about their curbside pickup hours.
Plants and Flowers
Potted plants and blooming flowers are a perfect way to spread sunshine. Decatur’s local florist and garden centers have a superior selection of fresh flowers, floral arrangements, plants, and gifts.
1. The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden, located at 664 W. Eldorado St, is offering contactless delivery and pickup service and would love to fix you up with something special for Mom.
They have fresh flowers, flower arrangements, potted plants, and even some gift items.
Gift cards are available as well in case you want Mom to look online and pick out her gift.
2. Wethington’s Fresh Flowers & Gifts
Sandy Johnson, the owner of Wethington’s Fresh Flowers & Gifts, delights in being one of Decatur’s hometown florists.
With a wide variety of fresh flowers and gifts, she is sure to have something your mom will love.
Along with green plants, blooming plants, and dish gardens, they also have gifts items such as:
- Fruit and gourmet baskets
- Gift baskets
- Candy and chocolates
- Home decor
- Scented candles
- Silk flower arrangement
Wethington’s Fresh Flowers & Gifts, located at 145 S. Oakland Ave is open for delivery, curbside orders, or for the purchase of a gift card. Call them at 217-423-3446, visit them online at wethingtonsflowers.com, or check out their Facebook page.
3. The Garden Path
The Garden Path is a one-of-a-kind place. Having been in business for over 20 years, they offer their visitors a pleasurable experience of strolling through areas such as a Sun & Shade Perennial Garden, Display Gardens, Shrubs and Grasses Gardens, Landscape Gardens, and Enabling and Healing Gardens.
They are open to the public, even during this pandemic, so if you’re able, bring Mom to their facility on the corner of Lost Bridge Road and Baltimore Ave.
If getting out isn’t an option right now, The Garden Path has gift certificates and plenty of gift ideas.
They have something for every budget including hanging baskets, planters, flowering plants, and shrubs. They will even make up whatever you have in mind from something small to very elaborate.
4. Svendsen Florist, Inc.
Svendsen Florist is family owned and operated, and they are committed to bringing you the most exquisite flowers and gifts with friendly service.
Mom will enjoy any of their fresh flowers and plants, a European/dish garden, or even a silk arrangement that will last throughout the year.
Located at 202 N. MLK Drive, Svendsens is offering delivery or curbside pickup. You can reach them at 217-877-4767, or log onto their website at svendsenfloristdecatur.com. They will be happy to help you find the perfect floral arrangement.
5. Cedar Lake Gardens and Gifts
Located at 3231 E. Mound Rd, Cedar Lake Garden and Gifts is open during regular business hours, 9-5 Monday through Friday, and 9-3 on Saturdays. You can browse through their multiple garden and landscape displays or order Mom a beautiful potted plant over the phone.
The gift shop has many unique gifts like, wind chimes, gazing balls, and even frogs for the flower beds.
They say food is the way to a man’s heart, but it’s also the way to a woman’s heart – especially if she doesn’t have to make it herself!
With that in mind, we have some fantastic suggestions for the perfect edible gift this Mother’s Day.
1. Daily Bread Bakery
The Daily Bread Bakery is located at 814 Stevens Creek Ave in Forsyth, and they’re open Tuesday through Saturday from 8-1.
Offering a variety of sweet treats such as cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and homemade bread, they are sure to have plenty that Mom will enjoy. Give them a call at 217-520-4130 to place an order.
2. Sunrise Bakery
If Mom has a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with this place. The Sunrise Bakery has just about anything you might want.
Choose from cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, angel food cake, muffins, loaves of bread, pies, and sugar cookies – they are ready to take your Mother’s Day orders. Call them at 217-543-3461.
If you’d like to stop in and take a look at what they have to offer, The Sunrise Bakery is open Monday from 12-6, Tuesday through Friday from 7-6, and Saturday from 8-4. They are located at 2022 Mount Zion Rd. You can also visit them on Facebook.
3. Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Cafe
The staff at the Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Cafe, 256 W. Main Street, is geared up and ready for Mother’s Day.
Along with all their regular assortment of treats from the bakery, they are offering special cakes, cupcake-flower-bouquets, and specially made gift baskets with your choice of teas, cupcakes, and cookies.
From their cafe, you can order off their menu for a take and bake style meal. What Mom wouldn’t love to have someone else cook for her on Mother’s Day?
Shop Local for Mom
With COVID-19 making it hard to get together for celebrations – and even more difficult for small businesses to stay afloat – choosing any of these local options makes a win-win for everyone.
Whether you want flowers, baked goods, or something more personal for Mom, Decatur has plenty of options.
The good thing is that Moms aren’t picky; just being remembered in some small way is enough to make her day! Take a little time to shop around and celebrate Mom with a local gift chosen with love.
Know of a local business we missed? Leave a plug in the comments section below!
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