I can say with 99.9% confidence that an end to the Covid-19 pandemic would top the list of all Mother’s Day 2021 wishlists. A distant second? A break – even for a day! an hour? – from the daily worries and stresses accumulated during 13+ months of pandemic life.
While we await brighter days, our incredible, hardworking Prince Edward County businesses are offering plenty of ways to bring light and love into the lives of our mothers, partners, grandmothers, caregivers – anyone you hold dear, really – next Sunday, May 10th.
Support local, spoil your loved ones – everyone wins! Here’s your 2021 rundown of local Mother’s Day gift ideas. As always, please reach out if I’ve missed anything – email@example.com.
For the gourmand
Parsons Brewing Company is offering Mother’s Day Care Packages ($60 for a Beer Care Package, $120 for a Bubbles & Bachanal Package) including local items from Floralora Flowers, SPE Candle, and Lighthall Vineyards and of course, Parsons! Order for Pick-Up Sunday May 9th 10-5, or get free Mother’s Day morning delivery in the County.
The County Picnic is offering a special Mother’s Day package including a County Graze Box (made with 100% local Prince Edward County products), special dessert, and a lovely bouquet from Ben’s Blooms. For more information, contact them through Facebook or their website.
Karla’s Confections is selling special Mother’s Day boxes of 12 milk chocolate truffles for $24 each. Visit her Facebook page to order. Porch pick up.
The County Chocolatier is offering an edible dark Belgian chocolate bowl filled with four of their delectable chocolate products for $45. Website here; email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Free delivery in PEC.
Butter Dream Cakes is offering a duo of beautiful bouquets for $55 – an edible cupcake bouquet including chocolate and vanilla cupcakes decorated with fresh vanilla buttercream and a bouquet of fresh flowers from Bloom PEC. Pre-order and pick up on Saturday May 8th from 11am-4pm.
You bring the tea, The County Crumb brings the treats! Check out the scrumptious details of County Crumb’s $65 Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Boxes here. Porch pick-up on Saturday or Sunday.
Beacon Bike & Brew (website here) is offering a special Beacon Box for Mother’s Day featuring a selection of 3 lockdown essentials – (coffee) Beans, Bonbons and a Bottle of wine. Curbside pick-up, details coming soon on their social media channels and/or website.
Bloomfield Public House is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Box for $65 (feeds 4) including quiche, bacon, smoked salmon, spring greens, St. Viateur bagels + cream cheese, chocolates, and fresh cut Floralora tulips. Add bubbles from Lighthall Vineyards for an extra $35. YUM! Pick up May 8th or 9th, order cutoff May 6th.
Also, Mother’s Day offers an excellent opportunity to check out all of the fabulous takeout options being offered by local restaurants. To whet your whistle, check out Support Local PEC for information and links to websites.
Adega PEC and Events by Alanna are co-hosting Mother’s Day Tasting: Sips & Snacks, a virtual blind tasting event on Saturday May 8th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $85; there are 11 spots for County residents and 11 spots for Toronto residents. Attendees will receive 4 wine samples showcasing the local wines of Prince Edward County, tasty pairing snacks, and a 1 hour Zoom class. $5 from each ticket will be donated to Sick Kids Hospital. Email Alanna.email@example.com to reserve tickets. Pick up samples in PEC; delivery to some locations may be available.
County Cider Company is offering Mother’s Day Boxes for $65 featuring a variety of their ciders, a pack of Pluck Tea, a candle from Sugar Shack Candle Co., and a tasting glass. Free shipping to anywhere in Ontario. Order by May 3rd for arrival by Mother’s Day.
At Kinsip House of Fine Spirits’ online shop, choose from handcrafted bitters, spirits, maple syrup, and liqueurs, in individual or gift set formats. A free 120 mL bottle of their hand sanitizer is included with every spirit or maple syrup order. Drive-through pick-up Thursday-Monday from 10-5 / free courier shipping for orders over $75.
Natural Beauty Mini-Spa is offering $85 Mother’s Day Self-care boxes which include spa goodies and a bouquet from Alexis Joy Florals. They can also curate custom gift boxes. Contact them through Facebook or call 613-661-4551. Free local delivery.
W Beauty & Wellness is offering luxury Mother’s Day Gift Boxes filled with quality products from the Pure Anada and Beauty Through Balance brands. Click here to visit their website and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Bloomfield Beauty Co. carries a wide range of health and beauty products, as well as jewellery, linens, robes, and candles, in their online shop. Free curbside pickup from Tuesday – Thursday, 12-5 p.m.
You can order natural, cruelty-free soaps and skincare products from Savon Du Bois’ online shop. Free local delivery or curbside pick up from 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.
Floralora Flowers is taking Mother’s Day orders for their stunning arrangements (starting at $50); deliveries are available beginning May 7th. Curbside pickup and free delivery in the County.
Flowers by Marvin offers same-day delivery of their beautiful bouquets (starting at $60) throughout the County; verify local delivery costs and cut-off times here. Contactless curbside pickup and delivery.
Coriander Girl’s gorgeous offerings (starting at $75) can be ordered through their website until Monday, May 3rd. Delivery dates are May 7-8-9, pick-up dates are May 8-9 from 10-12.
Early Grey‘s lovingly designed arrangements (starting at $65) can be purchased here. Local delivery dates are May 8th and 9th.
Clothing, art, and other unique local gifts
Raising A Village Quinte has prepared 3 adorable free Craft Kits for the DIY gift-making crowd. Donations appreciated! Visit their website for contact info and to arrange for pickup. Contactless pickup in Bloomfield from May 3-7th.
Wellington artist Pamela Carter is holding her second annual Spring Fundraiser for Mother’s Day, with 25% of sales going to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation for funding medical equipment used by frontline healthcare workers. Curbside pickup and free local delivery; non-local shipping available.
The Local Store‘s online shop has a vast selection of locally-made art, food, homeware and decor, as well as Mother’s Day County gift boxes for $15 and $55. Curbside pickup or free local delivery for Mother’s Day!
Zest Kitchen Shop‘s online store is full of great gift ideas, and includes a special “Locally Made” section. Free gift wrapping and local delivery on Mother’s Day on orders of $50 or more. Select “Mother’s Day Delivery in Prince Edward County” as the shipping option at checkout.
Kokito PEC has curated a beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Guide (see their Instagram stories) to help you choose from their lovely selection of home decor, books, accessories, and more. Call 613-393-2828 or DM via Instagram to order. Curbside pick-up Wednesday-Sunday 10-5.
Give Green Gables Gifts & Greetings a call (613-393-1494) or send a Facebook message to arrange for a personal shopping experience! They’ll help you pick out the perfect gift from their selection of home and garden decor. Curbside pick-up or local delivery.
The County Emporium is adding special Mother’s Day boxes to their awesome array of products, from fun snacks and delicious drinks to clothes, accessories, and more. Click here for their online shop. Curbside pick-up or free local delivery.
Head to Books & Company’s online shop for books, puzzles, games, and more. Pro tip – If you’re missing Miss Lily’s Cafe’s delicious pastries, you can email them at email@example.com to arrange a special order (pick up on Wednesdays and Saturdays). For Books & Co. – Curbside pick-up (Monday-Saturday 10-4) and local delivery.
Lovers of County lore will enjoy two gems from Picton-based Invisible Publishing: Don’t Honk Twice, A Prince Edward County Anthology and County Heirlooms, a collection of recipes and stories from over 30 County-based chefs, farmers, and other food producers. County Heirlooms royalties go to Food To Share, a local food security organization. Both are available at Books & Company or at invisiblepublishing.com.
Josefina’s Ladies’ and Men’s Fashions is offering Mother’s Day gift baskets ($140 value for $100) including Myka earrings, journal, and a cards in addition to gift certificates and their regular selection of clothing and accessories. Call 613-476-9973 or 613-847-5338 for more information. Curbside pick-up Tuesday and Thursday 11-2 and Saturday 11-3.
You can contact Gilbert & Lighthall Marketplace via Facebook messenger or phone (613-476-3131) for help finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Free curbside pickup this Wednesday and Saturday from 11-3 or by appointment, and free local delivery.
Check out Little House in the County‘s Etsy shop for some very darling Mother’s Day greeting card options.
Froggy Pond Rustic Designs creates personalized local pebble pictures – visit their Facebook page for a visual!
Innovative Jewellery offers handcrafted and custom Sterling Silver jewellery; call 613-645-2144 for product details. Curbside pickup on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30-3.
Magpie Clothing Essentials staff will help you find the right handbag, piece of clothing, or jewellery for your special someone. Check out their Facebook page, and call (613-476-8366) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info. Curbside shopping Tuesday + Thursday 11-3.