Small local businesses help make Mother’s Day special

With favorite local businesses still shuttered during the Bay Area’s shelter in place order, Piedmonters may be wondering how they can find the mom in their lives a special, meaningful gift that arrives on time and doesn’t require waiting in a long line. Luckily, we are surrounded by small, creative businesses that are quite literally ready to deliver on all counts.

On Piedmont Avenue, Nathan & Co and Philippa Roberts are two destination gift shops that are ready for Mother’s Day. While they also sell gift certificates, they both have beautiful, handmade items in stock. The stores are local favorites because of their quality wares, but also for personal touches, such as complimentary gift wrapping and shopping advice.

Nathan Waldon, co-owner of Nathan & Co, says the store is carrying a wide selection of items for Mother’s Day and is offering free doorstep delivery to Piedmont residents on Friday and Saturday (use the code PIEDMONT at checkout). “We’re only offering this to our friends and fans in Piedmont as an appreciation of the on-going support from the community.”

Philippa Roberts is also offering either curb-side or delivery to Piedmont and offers Mother’s Day gift packs through their site in the Mother’s Day section “We are here for last minute Mother’s Day needs! Please give us a call or shop online. We really appreciate all the support and everyone shopping locally with us,” says Philippa.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Nest Yoga is offering a 20% off sale on the entire store, in addition to a gift with purchase.  Says owner Kim Lally, “Our workout and leisure wear attire have been very popular and customers really appreciate the quick delivery. We’ll be open on Saturday from 12 to 2 for contactless pickup!” Nest also offers class passes, with special pricing for new clients.

The Dailey Method is hosting a special Mother’s Day class on zoom at 3 pm on Sunday. In addition to the 1-hour signature barre class, an extra 15 minutes of myofascial release will help roll out tensions and stress. “Since we’re all spending more time in ‘athleisure’ attire, our fitness boutique is “open” and available for contactless delivery,” says co-owner Susan Willrich. The Dailey Method also offers equipment such as mats, balls and straps to support home workouts. 

La Farine on Piedmont Avenue is also gearing up for Mother’s Day. Now open seven days a week, from 7 am until 6 pm, they are one of the few bakeries that remains open. For Mother’s Day, they are accepting pre-orders on their famous morning buns, croissants and breakfast treats, but will also have a large selection available for walk-in customers. 

Although the storefront is closed to walk-in customers, J. Miller Flowers is open and accepting orders through their website and phone. They provide ‘no contact’ delivery services or allow customers to schedule a pick-up at the store by appointment only, asking that customers make sure to call ahead. Additionally, Piedmont Grocery and Mulberry’s Market will have pre-made floral bouquets ready for Mother’s Day.

As for dinner plans for Mother’s Day, Mulberry’s Market, open seven days a week from 8 am to 6 pm, offers fresh-made deli items, as well as a dinner selection. Offering a range of wine, flowers and cards, Mulberry’s is a great option for a last-minute gift.

Despite the current limits on retail browsing, there is no shortage of local shopping options for Moms:


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