Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re still trying to think of what to do for that special lady in your life, the City of Brotherly Love has plenty of options to choose from.
Lil Pop Shop
For all the Philly moms out there, why not treat them to something sweet? To celebrate Mother’s Day, Lil Pop Shop will be featuring a few special items available to pre-order before May 9. The new menu items include a chocolate chip cookie pie with a pint of Weckerly’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream ($30), a double lemon pie ($30) and a jumble berry crumble pie ($30).
Lil Pop Shop is currently taking pre-orders via their website online. The deadline to pre-order is Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m. to guarantee for pick up at their shop on either Saturday, May 8 or Sunday, May 9.
Shop till you drop for all of your Mother’s Day needs at this local hotspot—0ne item in particular has made its way to Kin in time for the holiday this Sunday. Zoe Citation Tee from the popular brand, Zadig & Voltaire, offers every mom the chance to feel both stylish and empowered. The front says “Woman” and the back has a quote in French from the brand’s Creative director Cecilia Bönström: “Souris et la vie the sourit” (which means smile and life smiles at you.) The design is 100% cotton with a round neckline and comes out to be $98.
It’s safe to say that moms definitely deserve some time to pamper themselves, and the Borgata in Atlantic City is helping to gift mothers just that. Spa Toccare at the Borgata is offering a variety of specials available now until May 31. Offers include a Sole Renewal Massage (50 Minutes/$120 Monday-Friday; $150 Saturday-Sunday), Out With the Old In With the New Body Scrub (50 Minutes/$109 Monday-Friday; $149 Saturday-Sunday), Maskne Facial (50 Minutes/$120 Monday-Friday; $150 Saturday-Sunday), Trip to the Tropics Pedicure (50 Minutes/$50 Monday-Friday; $60 Saturday-Sunday), Eye Perfection Makeup Application (30 Minutes/$45 Monday-Friday; $55 Saturday-Sunday) and Hair’s Looking at You (from $55; pricing dependent upon service and hair length) special.
All spa and salon services can be booked by calling 609-317-7555.
New Liberty Distillery
Instead of just getting some alcohol or spirits, why not take your mom to a cocktail-making class as an extra special treat? According to a release, New Liberty Distillery, the South Kensington craft distillery, is celebrating this Sunday by hosting three spring-themed, socially distanced cocktail classes on Mother’s Day.
Attendees and their Moms can choose between three available time slots: noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., and during each one-hour class, Jacob Looney, Online Sales and Spirits Club Manager, will guide imbibers through the construction of two delicious libations made with New Liberty craft spirits: An Aviation (Snug Harbor Gin, Liberty Belle Crème de Violette Liqueur, Liberty Belle Sour Cherry Liqueur, lemon juice) and a Lucky Lavender Fizz (Snug Harbor Gin, Kinsey Triple Sec, lavender syrup, egg white, clarified lemon juice, and club soda). Each class will take place in the spacious outdoor cocktail garden on-site at New Liberty Distillery and for $125, guests will receive admission for two and all ingredients needed for the class, including a 750 ml bottle of Snug Harbor Gin, one 375 ml bottle of Crème de Violette Liqueur, and a 375 ml bottle of Sour Cherry Liqueur. Professional-grade barware, ice, garnishes, and tools will be provided by New Liberty Distillery.
To attend, guests are encouraged to register online. Registration includes admission to the cocktail class and a cocktail kit. Guests are invited to sign up online here. Cocktail kits can be picked up at the distillery on Mother’s Day, and in addition, New Liberty Distillery will also offer a wide array of cocktail gift packages to take home on Mother’s Day, in addition to the extensive variety of craft spirits available for purchase in the distillery’s retail space.
Why not give your mom the gift of food, but in a new and unique way? According to a release, with a Home Appétit gift card, she’ll get the gift of no cooking, no dishes and no trips to the supermarket. What she will get: A week’s worth of customized, fully-prepared meals, made right here in Philly, by award-winning chefs delivered right to her door.
Home Appétit is a leading meal delivery service based in Philadelphia, providing wholesome, seasonal and fresh meals to both Philadelphia and New Jersey, as well as the surrounding suburbs. Gift cards can be purchased and sent via email by visiting homeappetitphilly.com/product/gift-card.
Your mom already shines, but to help add a little sparkle to her life, local jewelry brand Simitri can help. The new collection has just arrived, and the Philly brand is rolling out the red carpet on offers of their handmade gifts. A few specialty options include the Gulaal Clutch ($275), Ruffles Briefcase ($275), Neon Jungle Tote ($235), Peachtree Clutch ($195), Neon Zuffy ($235) and much more.
Rastelli’s, Philly’s own local online butcher is offering some specialty curated edible options for the special lady in your life. Philadelphians can order the curated “Cake Box” from the brand for a cute and creative twist on brunch to celebrate this coming Sunday. The Cake Box comes with 10 of their Maryland-style jumbo lump Crab Cakes and “sweet and succulent” Shrimp Cakes. Each tcake is handmade, full of flavor and packaged for easy preparation.
The brand also puts its products in vacuum-sealed bags so the food can last past the holiday for smaller groups. The cake box comes out to be $99 for (20) 4 oz. cakes (10 of each), or you can order just shrimp ($45) or just crab cakes ($65).