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We’ve been doing a lot of deep cleaning while we stay at home. While cleaning one day my husband held a framed picture of one of our kids and a light bulb went off above his head, the kids aren’t bringing home Mother’s Day gifts from school.
That’s right, fellas. This year you can’t last-minute shop, go to brunch or grab flowers; you also have to help the kids commemorate it. Oh, and we’re in a pandemic, so she’s probably super stressed and doing multiple people’s jobs.
Deep breathe, we’re moms and we’re here to help you.
Mother’s Day at Home
Mother’s Day Craft Kits
Handmade Mother’s Day gifts from the kids are what brings the tear-inducing moments of most Mother’s Day mornings. If you aren’t the Pinterest-y type these kits (most with delivery or curbside pick-up) will allow you to have all the crafty goodness with none of the skills. (If you have the skills check out our Pinterest board full of ideas)
Niks Naks, Lindenhurst (224) 637-0092
Is offering DIY Wood Mother’s Day signs. Orders need to be placed NOW, by May 2 by calling or texting.
Fusion Crafts, Libertyville (224) 504-9858
Offers craft kits, painting kits, and ceramic painting kits to go. Call or text (224) 504-9858 to order. Prices will vary based on the kit. Curbside pickup and delivery
Clay Monet, Lake Zurich (847) 540-7772
They have a variety of ceramic Mother’s Day kits available for delivery or curbside pickup. Prices range from $10-45 and include everything you need to paint them. Order soon as many of the most popular designs are selling out.
Taste Buds Kitchen, Bannockburn (847) 230-0330
Take your crafting into the kitchen with a mommy & me baking kit. TBK is offering scone baking kits that come with all the ingredients as well as two aprons. Kits can be delivered to your door or picked up curbside, and the cost is $46.88 + taxes and fees. Delivery or Pick-up dates are May 5, May 7, and May 8. There are also hosting mother’s day classes, see their website to sign-up.
Mother’s Day Craft with Lake Forest Library
Grab some simple materials from around the house and a craft a Mother’s Day craft with Carla from the Lake Forest Library. Live on Facebook, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Takeout Mother’s Day Brunch
Brunch on Mother’s Day is practically a given. A nice meal she doesn’t have to cook, clean up, or think about? Best. Gift. Ever. With restaurants closed, you need to bring the brunch experience home, you can try this great menu from Heather and make it yourself, or you can order from one of these locations offering takeout and delivery options for brunch. (Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order)
Allgauer’s On the Riverfront, Northbrook (847)664-7999
Mother’s Day package serves four and includes appetizers, salad, entree, veggies, and dessert. Orders are due by Friday, May 8, pick up 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on May 10.
Bobby’s, Deerfield (847) 607-9104
Bobby’s is offering a multi course brunch as well as personalized wine packs and brunch cocktail kits. They also have a dinner menu available from 4-8:00 p.m. Brunch and gift orders must be placed by Saturday May 9.
Takeout: Curbside pick up and delivery
Hours: Brunch pick up 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. , Dinner pick up 4-8:00 p.m.
char*CUTE*rie, Libertyville (847) 343-1002
They are offering beautiful and fun charcuterie boxes. For Mother’s Day, choose from a sweets box, nibble box, graze box, or a breakfast box. Prices range from $58 – $100. Free delivery offered within 10 miles of Libertyville; fees apply beyond that.
Concorde Banquets, Kildeer (847) 438-0025
They are offering a 3-course meal that serves 4-6. All brunch orders include two bottles of wine, rolls, and butter. Orders must be placed 48-hours in advance. Curbside and carryout pick up available Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, 12-6:00 p.m.
Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest (847) 234-2280
Deer Path Inn is offering both brunch and dinner options for carryout; both are $45 per person. Brunch is available form 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and dinner is available 3-6:00 p.m. Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, May 8.
Disotto, Highwood (847)765-9490
Bring home a Disotto feast! They are offering a multi-course Chateaubriand Meal with curbside pickup. They also have a Mimosa kit available ($29.95) that includes Prima Perla Prosecco, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and strawberries. Orders must be placed by 2:00 p.m. on May 7. Curbside pickup will be available Sunday, May 10, between 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Lovin’ Oven, Antioch (224) 788-9558
Brunch on the Go will come with options for 4-6 people and warming instructions. Brunch includes quiche options, biscuit and gravy, croissants, and desserts. Call in orders must be placed by Friday, May 8, with pickup on Saturday, May 8, or Sunday, May 9. Walk-ins will not be available.
Pear Tree Catering, Vernon Hills (847) 459-1100
Mom deserves to be spoiled with blackberry spedini, quiche florentine, mini croissants, bacon, and more. Brunch is $24.95 per person, and orders must be placed by May 7. Orders will be picked up or delivered on May 9.
Saranello’s, Wheeling (847) 777-6878
Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner packages available. You can also add a make-at-home mimosa kit for $10 or any bottle of wine for $25. Orders must be placed by Saturday, May 9 at noon. Pick up will be on Sunday, May 10, between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m for brunch and 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. for dinner. Order online or by calling.
Tuscany, Wheeling (847) 465-9988
Indulge mom with the flavors of Tuscany. Mother’s Day package will serve six people and includes bread for the table. Call or order online.
White Deer Run, Vernon Hills (847) 680-6100
Curbside Pick-up Sunday, May 10 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Entrees include prime roast rib of beef, garlic pepper seared pork lion, or traditional roasted turkey. Kid’s menu available. All orders must be placed by Thursday, May 7, at 4:00 p.m.
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
As a mom that has been isolating at home with four kids for over six weeks I can tell you what I want most is some nice bath salts, a bottle of wine, and several hours alone in my bathroom. Aside from that idea here are a few more that will also support local business.
Mother’s Day Virtual Tea with Ali
Join Ali for a trip down the rabbit hole for a Mommy & Me Tea party, virtually. The event will be held online and include storytime and activities. Tune in to the Hawthorn Mall Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. on May 8.
DIY Outside Class, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park
If mom likes to make her own products and loves nature this is a great class that can be gifted for her to do on her own or with her child that is 10 years of age or older. The class will be virtual and have supply kits available for pick up at the nature center. In the class, you will make an indoor terrarium, beeswax candle, and use dandelions to make a soothing hand salve. The cost of the course is $59 and it will run for three Tuesday, May 12 – 26, 3-3:45 p.m.
Print Personalized gifts as well as specialized prints like canvas, glass, and wood at The Print Refinery in Vernon Hills. You can place your order online and they are offering no touch curbside pickup.
Speaking of that bath, check out the special Mom Bundles and gifts at Happy Little Flame. I will happily take any and all. Oh, and they offer contact-free home delivery always a nice surprise to find on your doorstep.
It’s going to be a Mother’s Day she won’t forget, make sure it’s relaxing too!