This Sunday, May10th is Mother's Day, don't forget about dear ol' sweet mom. This year maybe more than any other we need to show them our thanks and appreciation for all they do for us and celebrate our moms as best we can. Now if you're struggling to find the perfect gift, or you've been putting it off and need some help we're here for you. We've put together a quick buyer's guide to the perfect last minute gifts for mom.

The COVID-19 pandemic has really put a cramp on the usual things and activities we do with mom on Mother's Day. For starters it's strange that it's Mother's Day weekend and there's no Arts For All festival. Passing by Shepler park and not seeing everything set up is heartbreaking. It was a great place to take mom for lunch, dinner, entertainment and of course they always had special, unique, one of a kind gifts for mom. Guess we'll have to go without this year. The good news though is festival organizers have already said they'll be back in 2021.

Red heart in child and mother's hands

It will also be difficult to have family get togethers due to social distancing and the need limit crowds, so if you have a large family you'll have to spread out quite a bit or postpone. Then there's the question of Mother's Day bunch, lunch and dinner. Several restaurants will be open thankfully, but you'll definitely want to make reservations if possible, or plan on picking up your order curbside and heading to the house. This year will require a little more planning and some creative thought. One things for sure, Moms should NEVER, EVER have to cook for prepare a meal of any kind on Mother's Day!

With everything that's going on and as hard as it's been these last few months mom deserves her day so let's start planning. Here's a list of 5 last minute, perfect gift ideas for mom. So if you're still trying to figure out what to get her, or have waited until just now to start thinking about it these will surely help and get you going in the right direction. Plus all the featured gifts below are from LOCAL MERCHANTS. That's right, you'd be getting mom a great gift and supporting local business. It's a win, win!

5 Gift Ideas Under $60

Whatever your plans are, whatever you get for mom we hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. Make sure you give her a call or video chat if you can't meet in person she wants to hear from you. If you're lucky enough to still have your mom don't take her for granted. Let her know how much she means to you and that you love her. The world is a much different place without her...Love you mom.

Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic:


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