Mother’s Day 2020 is just around the corner and while we realize this year may look a little different, we also realize the importance of always showing Mom a little extra love. In order to help you make this Mother’s Day a special one. We’ve included a list of local restaurants and shops which we think all Moms will enjoy getting a little something from.

But remember, spending time with Mom and making sure she feels extra loved and relaxed is the very best gift you can give her, so we’ve also included some ideas that you can put together right within your home…

We’ve put together different package ideas for Moms, but feel free to mix and match as you feel best fit for the special Mom in your life!

(For a full list of businesses currently open including restaurants offering takeout, be sure to check out our Support Local & Chill Guide)


Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is offering this delicious dessert pack which includes a slice each of German Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Cake, Apfelstrudel, and Bienenstich Cake all home-made at Hollerbach’s bakery for just $20!! Pair with wine from Brix & Mortar, Luisas’s Cellar (Mother’s Day gift basket options) or Tim’s Wine Market and make Mom’s taste buds jump with joy.

The girls at VMZ Beauty Studio always make us feel extra beautiful, allow Mom to feel just the same by gifting her with a VMZ gift certificate (which she can use at a later date) or any of the delicious smelling hair products they offer (can be ordered now).

Allow Mom to continue basking in the glory of this special day with a delicious cup of tea from The Rosie Lee Co., who now offers tea sampler kits, subscription boxes and brewing accessories on their online store

And then top it all off with a one of a kind gift from the store all Moms love, Magpies Modern General.

How about cooking up a special dinner just for Mom with one of the many delicious flavored oils or vinegars that Emporium on Park offers or gift the Mom that loves to cook an entire personalized basket filled with all the cooking goods. Pair it with fresh produce from one of Sanford’s wholesales currently offering fresh produce to the public Todd’s Tomatoes & Wholesale produce, Sanwa Food Group of Sanford or Waterkist Farm.

And if you know Mom enjoys feeling her best, be sure to throw in a virtual yoga class from Hot Yoga Sanford.

For the Mom who loves all things artsy, be sure to take a peek at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art‘s retail shop and pick out something as unique as Mom.

And because we love going to theater with our Mom’s be sure to consider supporting one of our local theaters: Theater West End is offering e-gift certificates and specials for their annual subscription. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center offers dining deals for a night out that includes dinner and a show.  

Surprise Mom and get her bike tuned, or get her that bike accessory that she’s been eyeing at Pedal Driven and then go for a stroll around Downtown Sanford pointing out all of your favorite Historic Homes. Be sure to take a detour over to the gorgeous Higgin’s House Bed & Breakfast and smell the sweet gardenia bushes which are just starting to bloom out in the front yard (great picture spot!). End your ride with a sweet treat from Wondermade or Palate Bubs.

Let the kids get crafty and surprise Mom with these flowers that will last forever with this adorable Mason Jar Flower Vase kids craft from Whisker Works or order Mom a gorgeous bouquet of real beautiful flowers from Sanford Flower Shop!

Board & Brush Sanford is usually filled to the brim with Mom’s creating something special, but considering our current circumstances they remain closed for workshops but they are offering these beautiful Handmade Mother’s Day gifts.

Picture holder is $35. Fresh cut flowers box with leather handles is $68 and filled with mason jars. Whimsical tray is also $68 12″x24″. To purchase just email us your choice to: Someone from Board & Brush will then be in contact with you to pick customization, color, and curbside pick up

Purchase a one of a kind gift from Mom from the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. From one of a kind animal paintings, hand crafted bags and scarves, plush animals, and more, we guarantee we have the gift she’ll go wild for! Order by 12 PM (EDT) Thursday, May 7 to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP!

If you have a Sanford loving Mom consider purchasing merch from her favorite Sanford business or our Sanford, FL Illustrated poster, more info. about our map HERE!


Mother’s Day Drive Thru at Central Sanford

This Mother’s Day, Treat your mom to an afternoon outside of the house

Our Drive Thru will feature:
– A flower for mom
– A cookie for mom
– Themed Crafts for Pre-School and Elementary kids
– Photo Booth
– A chance to win one of 4 Texas Road House gift cards

Friday, May 8 • 6-8 PM
Saturday, May 9 • 10-12 PM & 2-4 PM

Central Sanford

3101 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

Click Here for more info.

Mother’s Day Cruise on the St. Johns Rivership Co.

The St. John’s Rivership Co. is open again and will be offering it’s first cruise on Mother’s Day! They  will be following the 25% capacity and CDC guidelines. Boarding will begin at 11:30am and cruise from 12pm to 3pm on Mothers’s Day. Call us at 321-441-3030, for reservations and prices. Their office will be open with limited hours, Monday thru Friday. You can also email them at

Hey, Moms! Stop by Magpies Modern General on Mother’s Day and receive a free @thehyppo gourmet popsicle!

Breakfast in Bed

Whip up a delicious breakfast for Mom or order breakfast from any of the following of our local restaurants offering breakfast:

  • Christo’s
  • Colonial Room Restaurant
  • Bbees Home Cooking
  • Mel’s Family Diner

Don’t forget to add pretty linens, flowers a good book from Maya Books and Music and of course don’t forget the COFFEE from Palate, or better yet, if you live in the Downtown area, send her a Palategram!


Grab some beautiful linens, a bouquet of flowers, a picnic basket full of goodies from Magnolia Square Market or any of our local restaurants and spend the day relaxing in the Florida sun or let Our Dream Date Orlando do all the work for you and surprise Mom with a one of a kind picnic.

Bouquet Virtual Class

Spend time together learning how to arrange a beautiful bouquet with one of Alice’s Mother’s Day Masterclasses or give Mom some time to herself and allow her to learn on her own.