While we are all stuck at home adhering to social distancing orders we must not forget to thank the most important member of our families. Mom! There is no better time to thank mom for all she does especially now that she is stuck in a house with the family and cannot even go to a spa. We have included some ways for you to show Mom some love during this difficult time for everyone. Explore our Mother’s Day Guide to surprise Mom with something special while helping a local business. It’s a win win situation.

Send Her Something Sweet

Treat mom to chocolates from Finger Lakes Chocolates. Chocolate covered oreos, chocolate pretzels, Mother's Day Bark, special gift boxes, and more. Have it shipped or delivered right to her door. Nothing says love more than the gift of chocolate. Order online for all Shipping orders sent May 5th and please e-mail FLXChocolates@gmail.com for local delivery on May 9th.

Finger Lakes Chocolates
Mother's Day Chocolate courtesy of Finger Lakes Chocolates

Dippity Do Dahs “Happy” boxes are the perfect treat for Mother's Day. The boxes comes in two sizes and include their signature ice cream, cookie sandwiches, frozen dessert pops, and toppings. Call the shop at (607) 542-9416 to order yours before May 7th, pickup and payment is May 9th.

Dippity Do Dahs
courtesy of Dippity Do Dahs

Do Something Special

Get a sweet Mother's Day deal and do something special with mom this year. You may not be able to go out but that doesn't mean the fun can't come to you! Laurabelle’s A Scratch Bakery and Wine & Design are teaming up to bring you and mom cupcakes and art. Pick from three different designs and pick up the supplies needed to create your own masterpiece. Included in your to-go kit is a scratch made treat, pick a chocolate/peanut butter cupcake or vanilla strawberry cupcake from Laurabelle's. The deadline for this offer is May 4th and pick up is May 8th.

Laurebelle's cupcakes
courtesy of Laurabelle’s A Scratch Bakery

Get her something special with the help of Connors Concierge at Connors Mercantile. Check their Facebook to see what inventory is available and their dedicated staff will help you shop for mom from the comfort of home. They have all of moms favorites like chocolate truffles, jewelry, Vera Bradley, and more. Simply place orders through email at Jill@connorsmercantile.com with your information and the items you would like to purchase and pick up pick-up curbside Monday-Friday 12-3.

Give Her a Piece of the Finger Lakes

Home is where the heart is, give her a piece of the Finger Lakes with a special pottered pendent featuring all of the Finger Lakes is made by local potters 2 Crocked Pots. This gem along with everything Green Heart is available online or order by phone from The Olde Country Store and More - 1849. Curbside pickup is available. 

heart of the FLX pendant
courtesy of The Green Heart of the Finger Lakes

Order Flowers

Brighten your mom's day now, and later! Knowing that sending flowers isn't possible due to COVID-19 restrictions right now doesn't mean mom should miss out. House of Flowers has a special offer for this Mother's Day. Purchase a Mother's Day card with a message for mom and a photo of your selected, they handle all assembly and mailing, and when the temporary ban on non-essential business is lifted they will deliver the actual bouquet you selected at no additional cost. A gift now, and gift later! Orders are only being accepted by phone; call Julie at (607) 962-1449 to place your order.


Check out Finger Lakes Farm Country for other options to get mom flowers for her special day. Find greenhouses and florists offering specials on a variety of flowers, hanging baskets and other plants. Check each locations social media or website before visiting for hours and specials.

Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist
courtesy of Chamberlain Acres Garden Center & Florist

Send Finger Lakes Wine

Tasting rooms may be closed, but the Finger Lakes wine is still flowing. Get mom her favorite wine to relax with and enjoy at home. Order online and have it shipped right to her front door. Check each winery for their specials and deals. 

Weis Vineyards bottles of wine

Say Cheers with Some Local Beer, Cider, and Spirits

Craft Beverage producers on the Craft Your Adventure Trail are still hard at work producing your favorite beers, ciders, and spirits to enjoy at home. Pick up mom’s favorite from the tasting room, or have it delivered right to her for her special day. Check out the Craft Your Adventure Facebook page and individual beverage producer’s social media to find special deals and schedules. 


Get Her a Gift Card

Support local businesses with Buy Now, Shop Later in Corning's Gaffer District and surprise mom with a gift card from one of her favorite Gaffer District businesses. From restaurants and shops to galleries and salons there is a variety of places to choose from. Buy a gift card and she can shop at a later date in store, or shop online and pick up curbside.

shop local
Shop Local courtesy Alexandra Elise Photography

Surprise Her With Takeout From Her Favorite Restaurant

Restaurants may have closed for dining in, but that doesn't mean you can't order take-out and surprise mom with her favorite. Local restaurants are featuring curbside pickup and delivery. Check your favorite establishments social media for their schedules, availability, and specials. 

This time is difficult for everyone so show Mom a little extra love this Mother's Day at home and surprise her with something special.