18+ Ways to Celebrate Mom
Still figuring out Mother's Day gifts and plans? Good news: You've got options.
Say It With Flowers
You can never go wrong with a colorful bouquet of pretty blossoms, and some of Arlington’s favorite mom-owned boutiques are partnering up with mom-owned floral design businesses to offer special arrangements.
The Urban Farmhouse and local florist Brooke Gagnier of Stem and Thistle are offering Sweet Jars of Joy ($30) for Mother’s Day (also great for Teacher Appreciation Week). The arrangements will be available for pickup May 9-11. Email the store to preorder by May 7.
Gift boutique Covet is partnering with floral artist Hermon Black of HBFiori to offer pretty Mother’s Day snapdragon arrangements ($45) for pick-up in the shop. While you’re there, grab a “fight like a mother” cuff bracelet, too—$5 of each bracelet sale is donated to Moms Demand Action, an advocacy group fighting for sensible gun laws.
Flowers will be the main attraction at the Rosslyn Blooms Flower Festival, taking place in Central Place Plaza (1800 N. Lynn St.) on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. You’ll find last-minute Mom’s Day gifts, stunning floral arrangements by She Loves Me ($30-$80), live music, a pop-up cafe and floral workshops for both adults and kids (craft tutorials range from crepe-paper flowers and wreath-making to watercolor and felting) led by The Lemon Collective. Adult workshops are $20-$30; kids’ workshops are free. Pre-registration for all workshops is required.
You can also score a pretty arrangement by local floral designer (and mom) Elizabeth Gill if you place your order by Tuesday, May 7.
For even more floral gift options, cruise through this story from our archives: 7 Local Florists You Should Know.