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With Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days (Sunday, May 14th… Just in case you need a reminder!), it’s time to start thinking about how to create the best, most relaxing day for you mom. As a big fan of supporting local businesses, we’ve decided to make that the theme of this year’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide! We picked four local businesses that have a niche when it comes to catering to moms, and chatted with the owners about how to make your mom’s day extra special this year!

A set of pastel colored wristlet bags from ViaBuia with long gold chain straps.

Photo Credit: ViaBuia Facebook

For the Mom Always On the Go: ViaBuia Bags

According to ViaBuia, New York City moms are determined, multi-tasking superheroes! From managing after school play dates to packing things for a day trip you may forget yourself, a mom’s style shouldn’t be compromised. From large totes to adorable wallet sand wristlets, let’s see what gifts ViaBuia recommends this Mother’s Day:

  • Out of the items your store carries, which would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

The Everything bag is the most coveted item amongst our working mother clientele. Here’s why:

  1. An oversized carryall that automatically adjusts to the size of it’s contents
  2. Lightweight and good-looking from day to night
  3. A mix of weather resistant velvet that catches light from a sunny beach to a neon subway lamp in the most unique way
  4. Comes in over a dozen variations
  5. Pretty and practical!
  • How does this item suit a New York City mom?

This bag makes for the perfect travel companion either on a flight or on a daily commute. Never be bothered to change your bag again, it works with any outfit from the most casual walk in the park to business meeting chic

  • Is there a way for busy fathers and children to purchase from ViaBuia online?

Yes! You can shop our online store. If you have a last minute order, email us and we can help organize quick Amazon-style turn around times by tapping into our local stock points. We get the “I need it yesterday” philosophy!

An array of brunch-style food at Davio's Manhattan with fresh fruit and flower son the table.

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Wine and Dine Dates: Davio’s Manhattan

What makes Davio’s the perfect spot to celebrate Mother’s Day?

Davio’s upscale, yet family friendly atmosphere makes it the perfect brunch or dinner destination for the entire family this Mother’s Day! The convenient location, across from Grand Central Terminal, is perfect for New Yorkers or guests to meet.

What menu items are your favorite for a special Mother’s Day brunch? 

This Mother’s Day we will be offering a selection of seasonally inspired brunch items:

  • Belgian Waffle with Warm Vermont Maple Syrup
  • Berry Compote
  •  Freshly Smoked Salmon
  • Poached Eggs
  • Roasted Potatoes

Brunch offerings will be available from 11:00am-3:00pm, and the full dinner menu will be available all day until 9:00pm.

What other events does Davio’s offer that moms would love? 

Davio’s offers a selection of weekly promotions, including our Executive Lunch and Daily Happy Hour every Monday-Friday, Half Priced Wine Sundays, and special one-time-only events like our Cakes & Cocktails Workshop – coming up on Saturday, May 20th. We also have gift cards available for purchase!

Pink lipstick and lip gloss in tubes on a counter at Blushington in NYC.

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For the Mom Who Loves to be Pampered: Blushington

From makeup application for a big night out to a refreshing spring-inspired hair style, Blushington is the perfect place for New York City’s chic, dynamic, and stylish mothers to feel beautiful and confident.

  • Which Blushington service makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

Our unlimited Carte Blush Membership allows for unlimited visits and includes makeup applications, faux lashes and waxing. At $250 per month it is a tremendous value. Luxury and value in one beautiful package!

  • How does this suit a New York City mom?

NYC moms are leading busy lives. Whether working or stay at home, it’s a full-time job being a mother, and we all want to look and feel our best. With the unlimited membership you can pop in before a big meeting, luncheon, charity event, mom’s night out, or just because!Read more

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  • Is there an option for a one-stop-shop gift at your store? 

Blushington is the perfect one-stop shop for moms, grandmothers, and moms to be. We have a beautiful curation of the best beauty products, pretty cash gift cards with beautiful gift card holders, and of course our unlimited membership, Carte Blush. All of our gifts are presented in our beautiful Blush colored shopping bags lined with blush tissue. Truly a beautiful presentation!

  • How can moms use a $100 gift card to Blushington?

There are a few great options to utilize $100:

  1. A makeup and BeautyRx peel package
  2. Full-face makeup and eyelash application
  3. A glycolic peel that will leave skin glowing, refreshed and younger looking
  • What makes you believe mothers would find this particular gift useful?

We know time is valuable, especially in New York City,and we have perfected the art of offering impeccable services in a timely manner, all in a beautiful, relaxing environment.

A clothing rack at Meg Shops in NYC with brown exposed brick and a vase of fresh flowers on the table.

Photo Credit: Meg Shops Facebook

For the Stylish Moms: Meg Shops

Meg Shops is the perfect boutique for those New York City moms who love to look their best – even while on the playground or running to the farmer’s market. As a mother and small business owner, Meg describes how her storefront suits busy, yet efficient and engaged mothers who deserve a personalized styling session! Here’s what Meg has to say:

How does the theme of your storefront or business fit celebrating moms?

Meg Shops is all about ensuring every one of our customers feels her best self and ready to take on what life throws at them. All our designs are clothing that every woman would want – at least we feel that way!  The team understands their needs and creates feminine, yet versatile clothing in a warm urban environment with elevated service levels: from stylists, tailoring, and treats.

Need an item shipped or a private one-on-one appointment? We got you taken care of!Read more

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Out of the items your store carries, which would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift? 

A gift card, which can then be used during a private one on one styling session/appointment with one of experienced Meg Shop stylists in her local store. We have multiple locations throughout Manhattan:

  1. Upper East
  2. West Village
  3. East Village

During the hour-long appointment, you work directly with a stylist who will select the best seasonal wardrobe for your life needs and body type, and expertly tailor your pieces for the perfect fit!

How can moms gain value from your business the other 364 days of the year?

We like to create relationships with customers and make it as easy as possible to shop with us. Our stylists can email you or text you to let you know when we have new pieces in,  including photo’s and tips on styling that piece. Let us know if there’s a special event or occasion coming up, and we will alert you if we have dresses coming in that might work for you. We can even have the pieces in your size set aside for when you come in and we tailor to fit everything!From brunch to beauty treatments, what are you planning for Mother’s Day? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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