Happy Mother’s Day! This Sunday it’s all about mom, and while we’re not quite back to normal yet, with “safer at home” guidelines still in place, there are still things you can do to honor mothers and support local businesses. Below are some last-minute Mother’s Day ideas you can enjoy while still maintaining social distancing.
Give her a great breakfast in bed
Many restaurants are offering Mother’s Day packages to go. One that has several options is the new Lazy Dog Restaurant in Chantilly, which has Mother’s Day “brunch to go” packages with eggs, bacon, potatoes, and even a DIY Handprint Flower Bouquet activity as a keepsake. There are also mimosa packages, heat-and-serve quiches, and more. Eggspectation in Chantilly (and also in Leesburg) offers a variety of Mother’s Day Meals (lobster, lamb lollipops, or crab cakes) that serve four and include a complimentary dessert for mom.
Take Mom to the market
The Reston Farmers Market is set to open on Saturday, May 9, 2020, where you can shop for fresh produce and baked goods (other Fairfax County markets will open soon). If you want to enjoy a drive out into the country, head to Gilbert’s Corner in neighboring Loudoun County on Saturday or Sunday, May 9-10, 11 am to 4 pm. The market will have fresh produce, lobster, pastries, kettle corn, donuts, and more.
Give Mom the gift of wine (and more!)
Several Virginia wineries have put together some nice packages for Mother’s Day, available by curbside pick-up. For example, Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton has 4-, 8- and 12-packs of wine for sale along with wine bottle candles and other gifts. The Winery at Bull Run is having a flash sale of its 2018 Rose at 50% off all weekend long. Fabbiolli Cellars in Leesburg has have Raspberry Merlot Heart bottles, Pop-Up Patisserie macaroons, local honey, jewelry, and local soaps available.
Give her a unique gift from the farm
Great Country Farms has a nice “bubbles and bird watching” package of a lovely bird seed wreath that comes with a ribbon ready to hang and a bottle of Bluemont Vineyard Sparkling Rose for Mom! The farm also sells fresh donuts, cakes, pastries, pizza kits, eggs, fresh produce, and other goodies.