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Mother’s Day in quarantine in Asheville, NC

Photo courtesy of @biltmorewines

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and even though we’re still staying at home, there are so many ways to celebrate moms (and mother figures). We rounded up ways to honor the leading ladies in our lives, whether they’re our mothers + grandmothers, wives, sisters, daughters, friends, or mentors.  

Got dinner plans? If you’re not doing the cooking as part of your gift, here’s AIR’s (Asheville Independent Restaurants) updated website on local restaurants offering delivery + take-out.  

Biltmore | Grab wine + gifts (including clothing, jewelry, home goods + more) from the shop, or go in on an annual pass (currently $119; a $100 savings through May 31). Bonus: Passes will be extended for three months, free of charge. 

Bodega by Cúrate | Mom will love your hand-picked choices from this iconic Asheville eatery, from semi-prepared dishes you can finish off at home to wines, grocery items + more. Bonus: Pair your picks with Cúrate’s cookbook.

Franny’s Farmacy | Give mom the opportunity to relax with these full-spectrum hemp + CBD goodies straight from local growers. All this month, the Farmacy is offering 33.3% off women’s CBD products, plus free shipping with the code LOVEMOM

French Broad Chocolate Lounge | Choose from offerings like the World’s Best Mom gift box ($88; includes a pan of brownies, bonbon bars, truffle collections + bars), the Cocktail Collection ($35; includes cocktail-inspired truffles), and Retreat Treats ($100; includes brownies, truffles, caramelized nuts, gift bar sets + more). Free domestic shipping for orders over $30.

Hazelwood Soap Company | Gifts especially for Mother’s Day, as well as stay-at-home care packages, springtime gift bags, and make-your-own gift boxes to fill with fragrant soaps, lotions + creams, balms, and more.

Home Comfort Kits | Gift baskets arrive with a custom, handwritten note card and an assortment of local + NC products, including honey, beauty + wellness products, elderberry syrup, soaps + more. Protip: Order by Thurs. for a Mother’s Day delivery. Bonus: Free shipping. 

Local brews, wine, cocktails + more | Whether you’re looking for craft beer + cider, wines + champagnes, or even cocktail kits from Asheville distilleries, we’ve got choices for you in our roundup. Delivery is available in certain areas. 

Malaprop’s | The latest bestsellers, classics, and more will be delivered to mom’s door (in Buncombe County) for $2, and free shipping (book rate) is available for orders over $50. Stumped on what to get her? Malaprop’s booksellers give great recommendations

River Arts District artists | Give mom something she’ll proudly display on the wall. Some artists are doing special flash sales, including William Henry Price, who’s offering 10% off prints + paintings (we’re loving the bird + botanical prints). And ICYMI, RAD artists have pledged to support other RAD artists through the #artistsupportpledgeRAD

Southern Highland Craft Guild | Browse virtual exhibitions with mom, and then surprise her with a piece of handmade pottery, jewelry, clothing, notecards, kitchen items, art + more. Check out their full gift guide here.

Spicewalla | Grab a gift from this locally-based spice wholesaler, from collections that will refresh the whole spice cabinet to chai blends, cookbooks, spice-infused ghees + more. 

WNC Nature Center | Individual, dual + family annual memberships are available (starting at $34), so you’ll be ready to say hello to all the animals as soon as the Nature Center reopens to the public. Enter the gift recipient info on your order form. 

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? From other gift ideas to Zoom calls, flower deliveries, and more, we want to know. Tell us in the comments.