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WE'RE OPEN: Local businesses get creative for Mother's Day

6 alternatives to classic Mother's Day gifts
Posted at 6:23 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 07:33:10-04

As many retail businesses have been closed due to COVID-19, Mother's Day may look a little different this year.

We found some local businesses are getting creative in order to deliver gifts, even if they remain closed.

Hazel + Dot- Tampa
Hazel + Dot is a local gift boutique. Owner Allison Bernardi says everything in her store is made by local companies and companies run by women. Right now, her shop is open by appointment only. But, that's not stopping anyone from getting a local made gift for mom. She's putting items up on Instagram and selling them that way.

"We have jewelry geared toward moms, pillows, anything that can make her feel pampered and better about being home," says Bernardi.

She's also partnering with some local vendors to give back to the community.

Mark the Balloon Guy- Clearwater
Forget your typical balloon assortment, Mark can make just about anything you can think of.

"For the last 35 years, I've been blowing up balloons by mouth. Now, I can't do that," says Mark Byrne. So he's safely creating balloon art and delivering them, contactless, to homes throughout Pinellas County. He can do just about anything, from flower bouquets to driveway arches. You name it and he is most likely to make it happen. You can give him a call or text at 727-742-6713.

The Rustic Pearl- Wesley Chapel
A local boutique in Wesley Chapel is full of great ideas for mom. They're posting their cute items on Facebook. Just click here to check it out.

Tribe Seminole Heights
The non-profit is making bracelets for mom. They say phrases like mom, mama or whatever else you'd like. Click here for information on placing an order.

Valiano Boutique- Tampa
The Tampa shop closed due to COVID-19 but they're still offering pick-up on their clothing and jewelry.

Cookies by Design- Tampa
They're offering delicious cookie bouquets.

Amici's Catering- Oldsmar
They've put together a whole Mother's Day menu so you don't have to do the work!

Grill and Provision- Tampa
Take a look at their Mother's Day menu

If you know a restaurant or business that's doing something special for Mother's Day, click here to let us know.