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Shop Local — Mother’s Day Gift Guide

NEPA’s Got You Covered When It Comes to Spoiling Mom On Her Special Day.


Go out of your way and get Mom that extra special gift this Mother’s Day.

Social distancing and self-quarantine can make celebrating Mother’s Day a bit difficult this year. But that certainly shouldn’t stop you from showering that sweet woman with all the love she deserves. Sure, it’ll take some effort to find that perfect gift, but, when it comes down to it, consider all that she’s done for you.

Gone, for now, are your typical Mother’s Day traditions. There will be no brunch in her Sunday best, or dinner at her favorite local spot. Though, most of those awesome restaurants are offering Mom’s Day takeout specials. So, you can go that route.

And when it comes to finding that perfect gift, your best bet is keeping it local. While the shopping experience has changed, many small businesses are still just as eager to help you find something special for mom. Get on their web stores. Visit their social media channels. You’ll find plenty of amazing deals and gift ideas. And, in most cases, you can pick it up, have it delivered, or gift it virtually.

We’ve pulled together some of NEPA’s best local stops and created the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide. Check it out.


Every Mom Loves a Little Relaxation



Spoil her rotten with gift cards, dreams of future massages and the promise of total relaxation.

Many of NEPA’s salons and spas are looking forward to opening back up soon. In the meantime, they’re offering future spa packages, gift certificates and curbside pickup on salon products. Some, are even currently running Mother’s Day discounts. These last few months have been nothing short of stressful. Let mom look forward to a full day of pampering with a gift package from one of these local spas.

Some Moms Have a Serious Sweet Tooth

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Gift mom a decadent, delicious fix with chocolates, cupcakes, cookies and more.

There’s no better way to brighten someone’s day than with the gift of sweets. Local candy makers and chocolatiers have been hard at work creating delicate, colorful Mother’s Day masterpieces. And many of our local bakeries have been cranking out gorgeously decorated cakes and cupcakes specifically for this big day. Place an order. Pick it up curbside, or, in some cases, have it delivered directly to mom.

For The Moms Who Never Miss That Trusty Morning Cup


Get mom going in the morning with a fresh bag of beans, or a gift card to her favorite local spot.

Make sure mom has her morning pick-me-up. Local coffee shops and roasters have not slowed down. They’re grinding away, percolating perfection and wrapping up all that coffee goodness into convenient gift packs. Grab a bag of her favorite fresh roasted beans, or just pick up a cup and deliver it right to her door. Many local shops are also offering gift cards.

For Some, the Gift of Wine Goes a Long Way


Help that lovely lady wind down in the evening with a glass of her favorite local wine.

Sometimes, a quiet evening on the couch, or a sunset siesta on the patio just aren’t the same without a glass of delicious NEPA wine. Treat mom to a true taste of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Maybe she prefers the delicate sweetness of a crisp white, or the robust, oaky finish of a red. Many of our local wineries are offering convenient curbside pickup, delivery, or even shipping.

Some Moms Just Want to Stop and Smell the Roses


Brighten mom’s day with the gift of colorful, spring blooms and bountiful victory gardens.

Surprise mom by decorating her porch with colorful hanging baskets. Fill the house with that sweet smell of spring flowers. Or, blow her away with out-of-this-world arrangements from a local garden center. And, if mom has that green thumb, set her up with her very own victory garden kit. NEPA’s garden centers are busy as ever with local delivery and contactless curbside pickup.

And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families, and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information, visit Geisinger’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

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