Per state and local health official guidelines, a Regional Stay-at-Home Order was issued. For now, non-essential travel to Santa Cruz County is not advised.

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Make a Memorable Mother’s Day

Photo by @paeonina

Mother’s Day is likely going to be a memorable one this year, but let’s make it memorable for the right reasons! Show mom some love from afar by sending some extra special gifts from Santa Cruz County! Artisan chocolates, products to pamper, brunch, bouquets, engraved keepsakes, gift cards, wine, and more – these gifts are sure to please the moms in your life!

Keepsakes with Annieglass
Give the gift of Annieglass to a special mom in your life! They put together a curated collection that mom will love, including their gorgeous (and new) poppy designs!

Picnic Brunch + Bouquet from Hollins House
Celebrate mom with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a delicious picnic from the Hollins House and The Little Peony!

Dinner from Back Nine Grill
Celebrate Mom and let Back Nine do the cooking! Their Family Meal To-Go is available for Curbside Pickup from 11am – 9pm. Special Mother’s Day Menu includes rack of ribs, 1 lb of pulled pork, whole smoked chicken, mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roles, brownies, and vanilla ice cream!

Sanderlings Mother’s Day Brunch To-Go
Spoil mom with a Mother’s Day Brunch from Sanderlings in Seascape! Brunch includes your choice of Quiche with Chive Creme Fraiche – either Roasted Local Vegetable and Cheddar Cheese or Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss and Green Onions, plus Herbed Garlic Potatoes, Fresh Baked Pastry Assortment, Fresh Fruit and Orange Juice for $75. Available beginning Saturday, May 9 at 10am. Call 866-867-0976 to reserve or pickup!

Self-Care with Hip and Chick
Pamper mom with the handcrafted bath & body products from Hip and Chick Organiks. Goodies perfect for staying in and doing a little relaxing and pampering, plus everything ships free when you spend $25 with code APRIL2020!

Get Artsy + Give Artsy with the Painted Cork
Give your mom the gift of creativity by purchasing one of the Painted Cork’s Home Painting Kits! Order a kit with a pre-sketched canvas and written lessons, a Paint Your Pet Kit with a custom hand sketched portrait of her favorite fur baby OR sign her up for a Virtual Online class for her and the family. Virtual Online Private Parties are available too!

Chocolate Lovers Delight with Ashby Confections + Murari
It’s hard to go wrong with some artisan chocolate! Ashby goes beyond chocolate with a variety of confections, and big bonus, their candies look like art! And the craft chocolates at Mutari will ‘wow’ the cocoa connoisseur in your life.

Lyons and Melrose Bouquets + Gifts
Great new gift and flower shop located in Capitola. Check out their Instagram page for ideas!

Wine, Dine, and Gift Cards
Many of Santa Cruz County’s restaurants, wineries, and shops have continued to serve the community and most have gift cards or online sales that would make a great Mother’s Day gift! Check out our list of what’s open to find something mom would love!

The Future is Bright with a Chaminade Gift Card
Give something that mom can look forward to with a gift card to Chaminade Resort & Spa! Good for the spa, dining or lodging, plus save 10% on each gift card purchased now through May 31, 2020.

Mother’s Day Locals Gift Box
The folks at Five Star Catering have put together an incredible gift box to help six local businesses affected by the Shelter in Place. Some of the businesses and gifts included are chocolates from Mutari, fresh jam from Prevedelli Farms, honey from Bonny Doon Farms, a bath and body set from Hip and Chick Organiks, and more!

And while non-essential travel to Santa Cruz County is not permitted at this time, many of these gifts do not require you to be here! So, wherever you call home this Mother’s Day, we wish you a very special celebration from Santa Cruz County!

Updated August 2020

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