Guys, let’s face it, we’re not great at keeping up with dates. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, we just don’t keep up like we should. Well let me help you out with a very important date, May 10 is Mother’s Day. Now if you’re like me, you’ve done no shopping at all yet, but don’t worry you don’t have to pick up whichever generic card is left on the shelf or gas station chocolates, there’s plenty of great options right here in ShelbyKY still open during this pandemic.

First let’s start with the obvious, mom doesn’t want to cook on Mother’s Day. There are a variety of local restaurants and caterers offering carry out and delivery. Whether she’s craving BBQ, Seafood or American cuisine ShelbyKY has you covered. A full list of restaurants that are open can be found here.

*Extra bonus points if you re-plate the order in a new vibrant dish from Le Creuset. The meal may be temporary but the dish will continue to serve the family for years to come.

Now that the foods covered, let’s give your mom what she truly wants, a spa day.  How can you go to the spa when its closed?  Bring the spa to her.  Little Mount Lavender Company is a Kentucky Proud and Rooted in Shelby company that produces natural lavender-based products, using only organic products grown on the owner’s farm.  Whether your mom prefers soaps, bath bombs, candles or lotions, the Little Mount Lavender Company staff will be able to help you find to perfect gift.  You can order online or call in with options for delivery or curbside pickup.

Now if you are like me, your usual mindset of gifts for Mother’s Day is flowers, nothing wrong with that. Pathelen and Flowers by Sharon have been a staple in our community for years. Both providing high quality floral and gift items.

* Try something a bit different this year by heading to Gallrein Farms located out in scenic Shelby County. Head to the greenhouses and pick a few beautiful hibiscus, hanging baskets or many other options that your mom will enjoying seeing all season long.

Looking to go the extra mile? Nothing says thoughtful like customization.  Bulleit Distillery is offering guests the opportunity to create custom labels at the Bulleit Visitor Experience.  The Bulleit Bourbon bottle stands out amongst other bourbons, its classic orange label is one that is recognizable all around the world, so why not put a customized message to mom on one?  There are three editable lines on each label that you can use to personalize.  For $40 you get a 750 ml bottle with the custom label.  Curb-side pick up is available.  Visit the Bulleit Visitor Experience Facebook page to place your order.

We can all agree moms deserve much more than just one day a year to recognize all the amazing things they do. So, why not make this one day a memorable one? She may not saying it, but if you follow these easy tips, I’m sure you’ll keep your position as mom’s favorite for at least another year.

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A few other options in the area include:

Brick+Mortar Boutique and Coffeehouse   Celebrate this Saturday, May 9. First 50 moms will receive any drink, any size, FREE.

Gogh Crazy  Art Studio Canvas ToGo Kits: Order by texting 502-220-0456. Includes paints, brushes, and technique/recipe sheet. No-contact front porch pickup at 804 Main St. Supply limited. Prices range from $15 to $35. Purchase 3 or more project kits and recieve 10% discount.