This Mother’s Day will certainly be one to remember. Struggling with how to make her feel special, even from afar? We’ve laid out some of our favorite ideas inspired by our own local NYC partners and collaborators.
1. A Travel Keepsake (Until We Can Travel Again)
Maison 10 brings together innovative and talented artists to curate giftable items in Arlo’s Bodegas around the country. Whether Mom typically opts for a sweet scent to remember her vacation, a destination-specific guidebook to add to her library, or a unique home fixture to build her souvenirs collection, Maison 10 has it all. Better yet, 10% of each purchase is donated to one of 10 partner charities, so it’s a gift you can feel good about. Place an online order now for free shipping on U.S. orders over $50, or international orders over $100.
2. For Your Bibliophile Best Friend
If Mom is missing browsing the aisles of her local bookstore, consider ordering her a collection of books online from an independent retailer. Our NYC neighbor McNally Jackson is doing free shipping on orders over $50, and are totally available for recommendations and book conversations if Mom’s book club is currently on hold. Take it one step further by purchasing their Reader Reward Card, which will earn her 10% off all purchases for one year, ten years, or forever, depending on which level you buy, as well as surprise gifts and a custom tote for carrying her books to her favorite reading nook. We’ve also been posting our own book recommendations on our “Lay Low at Arlo” series, if you need some inspo.
3. A Cheese Plate for the Ages
If you’re mom is the perfect party host, help her up her cheese board game with a gift from Murray’s Cheese in Manhattan’s West Village. With nationwide shipping, you can treat her to a specialty hors d’oeuvres box, a cheese of the month club, or even virtual classes so she can learn how to pair like a pro.
4. Custom Art to Brighten Up Her Space
While many things are cancelled, beautiful artwork is not. Independent artists everywhere are still creating stunning pieces, and many are doing tailor-made works for clients. Our artist-in-residence Lucy “Clare” Spooner delivers breathtaking watercolors, and has started doing custom works based on your family photos, beloved pets, wedding portraits, alma mater shots and more.
5. Takeout From Her Favorite Local Haunt
Treat her to a Mother’s Day meal to remember from one of her favorite local restaurants. Many places are offering patrons the chance to test their hand at actually creating some of their favorite meals. For example, Fiaschetteria Pistoia in Manhattan’s East Village is offering a “Tuscan Bento Box” complete with dinner for four, wine and even table decor to make her feel like she’s dining in the heart of Italy’s famed wine country. If Mom is less of a “do it herself” type of lady, countless restaurants are offering their menus for takeout or delivery. Harold’s at Arlo SoHo has a specialty to-go menu, including wine, beer and custom cocktails to celebrate the day.
6. A Bike (And Accessories, Of Course) To Keep the Adventures Going
They say you never forget how to ride a bike. Test it out this Mother’s Day and give Mom the cruiser of her dreams. Whether she’s taking it for rides on the city streets or off-roading in sand and surf, our partner Priority Bicycles has just the wheels for her. And no biker is caught without the perfect accessories…a basket, mirrors, bells, even training wheels are all ready to adorn her new ride.
7. Fuel for the Coffee Lover’s Soul
For some (or most) busy moms, no day is complete without a morning cup of joe. Elevate her morning routine with a special delivery from her favorite coffee shop. At Arlo, we partner with Intelligentsia Coffee to keep our on-the-go guests ready to take on the day. They’re offering free shipping on all orders of their direct trade beans, as well as accessories and brewing tools for true coffee connoisseurs.
8. For the Mom Who Has Everything – Give Back in Her Name
Giving back never goes out of style, and these times call for everyone to play their part in rebuilding our hard hit communities. Pick a cause that is near and dear to Mom’s heart, and make a donation in her name. At Arlo, we’re working with Frontline Foods to deliver Harold’s meals to healthcare workers in New York City. The newly-founded charity also delivers meals to hospital staff in various cities across the nation. Whether she’s passionate about getting food and supplies to children in need, helping our first responders, or donating much-needed protective equipment, you can’t go wrong with a thoughtful and generous gift to honor all that Mom has done for you.