The St. Pete Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Time has never been more relative. Blink and it is nearly Mother’s Day. During this difficult time we think it’s more important now than ever to show support for the amazing moms across St. Pete and beyond. Myriad restaurants and makers have banded together to make some exquisite gifts for mom this year.

Here’s a guide to get restaurant deals, gift baskets, and more from our favorite local businesses:

Urban Brew & BBQ launches a campaign to make Mother’s Day special for single moms

Urban Brew & BBQ continues to serve the St. Petersburg community through these difficult times. Its latest initiative is designed to help make this day special for single moms in Pinellas County. Urban Brew & BBQ has partnered with Swah-Rey, Grill & Provisions, and Klemtek Media. Single moms can fill out a form on Urban’s website to have a meal brought to them on Mother’s Day.

The restaurant also has a full Mother’s Day bundle brunch spread you can view on their website.

DIY Kits at The Refillery 

The Refillery is St. Petersburg’s near zero waste eco-boutique. Through this pandemic the shop has offered refills on soaps and detergents, and offered a variety of essential home products like cloths, toothbrushes and more. They’ve also begun offering brand new take-home DIY kits for you to craft your own soaps.

The Refillery features gifts ou can feel good about giving. Follow The Refillery on Facebook and Instagram to see updates on new deals and products.

The Refillery, 7490 30th Avenue North

Tombolo Books Mother’s Day Deal 

Tombolo Books continues to provide books and puzzles to St. Petersburg residents. The shop currently offers downtown delivery, curbside pickup by appointment, and shipping anywhere in the U.S. For Mother’s Day the store is offering customers their choice of either a free Tombolo tote bag or travel mug with your purchase of $75 in books and puzzles.

Tombolo Books also offers a variety of cards, candles, and merch to make Mother’s Day extra special.

See the store’s full selection on Tombolo Books website.

Il Ritorno crafts a special Mother’s Day Brunch to-go

Chef David Benstock has been hard at work feeding the Sunshine City at Il Ritorno. The chef has created a special take-out brunch worthy of the most important lady in your life for $85. The restaurant is taking preorders through Tuesday, May 5! Just call (727) 897-5900 to order, and pickup is Saturday, May 9 at 4pm.

Il Ritorno’s Mother’s Day brunch includes:
-Half a dozen bagels from local Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes.
(Choice of plain bagels or everything bagels)
-House-smoked lox
-Two containers of whipped schmear
-Tomatoes, onions and pickled giardiniera
-Almond brioches with dulce de leche from Jamison B. Breadhouse Bakes
-Mimosa kit with blood orange juice as well as other great add ons

You can upgrade to Piper champagne for $105, and the price increases $10 for every extra half dozen of bagels ordered. Mothers, thank you for all that you do.

READ: ‘Burg Built: Chef David Benstock delivers special meals with ll Ritorno and Greenstock

Mother’s Day Gift Packages on the Buy Tampa Bay Online Market

LocalShops1 recently revealed a brand new all local online market. The shop features gorgeous mugs, jewelry, art, baked goods and more, in addition to gift packages perfect for mom complete with candles, cookies, and cards.

Visit the website to shop all of their products.

READ: LocalShops1 launches new all online market for Tampa Bay small businesses

A local care package from Your CBD Store

Want to give the give of relaxation while supporting a local business? Your CBD Store has a variety of wellness products, from CBD Watermelon Rings, to bath bombs and body lotions. You can shop their full selection of products online.

The shop is open for curbside pickup, and customers can call in advance for a consultation and or to schedule a time to visit the store: (727) 767-0596

Your CBD Store St. Petersburg, 1219 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N

Gorgeous baked treats from Curious Cat Bakery 

Natalia Lima is an exquisite baker. Her cakes are literal works of art — and almost too pretty to eat. The Lavender Lemon Pound cake is a confectionary dream come true. The daisy cupcakes and rose cupcakes are way better than a bouquet.

Browse Curious Cat’s whimsical, literary treats on its website. I can’t recommend the Once Pecan A Time cookies enough.

READ: Natalia Lima’s all vegan bakery brings fairy tales to life

Charcuterie boards galore

Is there anything better than a cheese board? If there is, I can’t think of it right now. Several of the ‘Burg’s best spots for meats and cheeses are open for curbside pickup and they are all well worth checking out if you want to make an exquisite Mother’s Day dinner.

Annata Wine, 300 Beach Drive Northeast

Brick & Mortar, 539 Central Avenue

Must Wine Loft, 442 2nd Street North

Lolita’s Wine Market, 16 18th Street South

Local love through the gift of flowers 

St. Pete runs on flower power. Want to give mom a beautiful arrangement, or some new plants to enliven your space? Consider anything in stock at Wild Roots in St. Petersburg. The shop features ample dry bouquets that will enhance any spot in your home, incense to reinvigorate a room, and of course a variety of vases and plants to your liking.

Visit Wild Roots’ website to place an order.

Green Bench Flowers, a longtime staple in downtown St. Petersburg, is also offering no-contact deliveries in the ‘Burg. You can see all of their bouquet options on their website.

Shop more than 80 vendors at The Merchant St. Pete

The Merchant St. Pete just opened in its new space in the Crislip Arcade on the 600 Block of Central Avenue. The sales floor supports more than 80 local makers in the Sunshine City. Shop everything from sweet local treats and art prints, to t-shirts, coffee beans, and candles. Visit The Merchant’s website, and follow the shop on Facebook for teasers.

Say I appreciate you with a local card 

Want to give a gorgeous card? Consider shopping from one of these local makers:

Pergamo Paper Goods

Fox & Crow Paper Co.

Playa Paper

Pop Goes the Waffle 

Chocolate covered doughnut waffles. Need I say more? Shop Pop Goes the Waffles full selection of amazing waffles (gluten-free options available) on its website.

Home decor, jewelry, fashion essentials and candles from local shops

Looking for decor, candles, and other home essentials? These St. Petersburg shops have everything you need to make Mother’s Day fabulous:

Bohemian Reves
Ashe Couture Boutique
Salty Roots Boutique
Florida CraftArt
ARTpool Gallery
Nightshift Wax Co.
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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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