Mom Love

7 Ways to Shop Local this Mother’s Day

Do Mom proud by supporting Park City’s small businesses.

By Jane Gendron May 6, 2020

Here are just a few of our favorite ways to show Mom—and local shops—some love.

Cheers, Mom!

Extremely last-minute in your gifting? Not a problème, chérie. The light, Provençal-style Townie Rosé is just the ticket for toasting “maman.” Old Town Cellars (408 Main St) is offering daily vino pickup from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. via the Swede Alley door—don’t forget your ID. And should you wish to pair the vino with sumptuous eats, OTC’s Stephen MacKay recommends Freshie’s Mother’s Day Lobster Bake. 

Mama always needs a new pair of shoes

Snap up these sassy rag & bone colt midheel sandals for that special lady via curbside pickup at Cake Park City. True to size, these sandals are that swanky step up from beloved flip-flops and hint at a time when we might need a sweet pair of red shoes to go out to a summertime soirée (one can hope). Plus, Cake Park City is running a 50-percent-off deal on shoes right now. Cha-ching! If shoe sizing makes you nervous (and, yes, returns are discouraged right now due to sanitizing challenges), Cake has a one-size-fits-all pampering box of Mother’s Day goodies, including Bastide Figue d’Ete body wash, Diptyque Classique candle in Mimosa, Kai Rose hand cream, and Susanne Kaufmann herbal whey bath soak. Of note: Just a few of the Mother’s Day boxes are still available. 

Hey, there, sweetie pie

Serve Mom a slice of strawberry-rhubarb heaven (or maybe vanilla bean, sugar cream, chocolate cream, or lemon meringue), thanks to baker Emily Burney of Auntie Em’s. If Mom leans in the savory direction, order a take-and-bake chicken pot pie or the steak and ale. Auntie Em’s also has cookie-making kits and a slew of other baked goodies (even gluten-free options) and curbside pickup is available. Of note: The deadline for Mother’s Day orders is Thursday, May 7. 

Boutique it (and, perhaps, package that chic couture with eats, cocktails, and at-home spa goodies, too).

Flowy kimonos, like this lacy number, might be the perfect choice for spoiling Mom this weekend. But, if it’s not her style, there are plenty of other boutique finds within an easy mouse click. Whimsy Clothing has teamed up with fellow mom-and-pops Top Shelf, Allora Catering, and Urban Retreat Spa, bundling together choose-your-own gifts (clothing and jewelry items), pampering, brunch, and bevies (Moscow Mule, perhaps?). Text or call 801.509.0051 with questions and orders for curbside pickup or delivery. 

Raise a doggone good mug

Start Mom’s day off right with locally roasted beans, a hand-thrown mug—and some treats for her four-legged best friend. Enlist Claudia McMullin, owner of Hugo Coffee Roasters, to deliver paw-print-ensconced goods, or swing by the now-reopened café (20 people max occupancy at a time) to purchase your own canine-inspired coffee gift (think New Trick light roast, Rollover blend, and Bonafido dark roast). Text or call 435.901.4450 for curbside service. Of note: Hugo Coffee donates a percentage of the profit to a local dog rescue. Be sure to place Mother’s Day delivery orders by end of business day on Friday.

Image: Prime Cuts

Support tread-setting

Deliver trail-infused joy by tuning that beloved mountain mama’s bike at your favorite outfitter. If you drop off those wheels at Jans Mountain Outfitters or sister company White Pine Touring, be sure to nab a copy of “Prime Cuts 3” (a local guide to the trails for hikers and mountain bikers). Tuck that guide into her hydration pack, then wave farewell as she and some girlfriends hit the singletrack—unless she invites you along for the outing. Should that pedal-powered woman need some gear, order online or call the store and pick up the goods curbside—when you collect that freshly tuned bike. 

Image: Shutterstock

Go traditional

Local florists are back up and running, albeit with selection dictated by a somewhat changed supply chain. Fear not, plenty of blooms are stocked and ready for bouquet artistry, according to Galleria Floral and Design’s Chantelle Mathews, who’s shifted her operations to her home for now. Think peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, roses … you get the idea. Get the pick of the flowers by ordering soon. 

Missed all the delivery deadlines? Not to worry. You know the mom in your life best, so reach out to her favorite local boutique or eatery and buy a gift card—or make a donation to her beloved nonprofit. Done. And done.  

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