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Julia Kirchmer & Jessica Shada of Nomad, Cambridge (Adrianne Mathiowetz).

Mother's Day, No Matter What

Fri May 1, 2020

Don’t let the lockdown ruin your plans for Mom. Though this Mother’s Day will be different, you can still make it memorable. Cambridge has something for every Mom!

For the Surprise-Seeking Mom: Personalized GiftsBoston’s A-List named Esmerelda “Boston’s Best Accessories” twice. Esmeralda: Jewelry, Accessories & Gifts is an especially great pick during quarantine. Their free-to-ship items are beautifully wrapped with a personalized message from you to Mom. Responsibly-sourced jewelry comes at a 15% discount. Soy candles, herbal soaps and humorous mugs also make for show-stealing surprises.

For the Sentimental Mom: the Perfect Mother’s Day CardSend your love in a unique card from Bob Slate Stationers. Shop by the numbers and pick your card of choice from their numbered window display. For delivery or contactless pickup, email your card choice to newbobslate@gmail.com. As an alternative, you can buy Bob Slate cards at neighboring Cardullo’s and Dickson Bros. Hardware.

For the Artsy Mom: Handmade Arts and CraftsThere’s quite an array to choose from at the artist-owned gallery, Cambridge Artists' Cooperative. During their Mother’s Day Sale, online items are all 10% off. Their selection includes wares that complement Mom’s beauty and style. Just think how jazzed she’ll be about one of their silk chiffon scarves!

For the Cultured Mom: Online Museum ActivitiesEven if you are physically apart, you and Mom can share virtual experiences at Cambridge museums. Tours from the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East will transport history buffs to distant lands. If Mom is big on science, MOSatHome features online events, webinars and more from the Museum of Science. Is Mom one with nature? Harvard Museums of Science and Culture will help you explore nature safely.

For the Musical Mom: a Virtual Mother’s Day ConcertTreat the classical fan in Mom to the music of the 17th century. Local ensemble, In Stile Moderno, joins percussionist and singer, Fabio Pirozzolo, for a RevelsConnects stream. Sit back and revel in their artistry at 4p.m. on Mother’s Day.

For the Retail-Happy Mom: A Local Shopping SpreeThrough a “live” local shopping hour, you and mom can each browse the aisles from the comfort of home. Scout Magazine brings the best of mom-approved stores under one (virtual) roof. Their Zoom session starts on May 2 at 10:30a.m. Expect to see over 50 products from 20 stores, including Nomad, Mint Julep, Joie De Vivre and Tamaryn Design.