Around Town: Where and How to Celebrate Mom

We should honor our mothers and mama figures daily, but if you’ve fallen off course (hey, we all get busy), pay homage this Mother’s Day with thoughtful gifts she’s sure to appreciate. From specialty cocktails to dinner at home, athletic must-haves to donations in her name, we have the perfect gift option for the special lady.

For the cocktail lover: 

Can’t decide which spirit to gift mom? Denver-based Deviation Distilling is selling a specialty $39 three-pack featuring 200-ml bottles of each of its three signature gins: Citrus Rosé, Spice Trade and Mountain Herb. Each flavor comes with a recipe card to inspire spring-forward cocktails. With stunningly beautiful bottles (photo here of the three pack) and unique ingredients like spice tips and Szechuan peppercorns, Deviation Distilling has become the destination for approachable gins and one-of-a-kind cocktails. Customers can order online, then pick up their bottles any day from 12-5 p.m.

For the athlete:

This year is the perfect time to give gifts that encourage favorite activities, while keeping healthy habits in mind. Between the weather heating up and the world slowing opening, everyone is looking to get back to doing the things they love – safely, of course. Friction Labs is headquartered in Colorado and their products are loved by athletes — including Olympians! — around the world. New to their suite of products is FrictionLabs Secret Stuff Hygienic Liquid Chalk, made with an 80% ethyl-alcohol base proven by CU Anschutz to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 and a pure magnesium-carbonate formula that keeps hands drier, longer. With less mess and no hassle, Secret Stuff Hygienic is for free climbing, dead-lifting, crossfitting and racquet-swinging Moms on your shopping list who are looking for an edge in their performance and peace of mind.

For the philanthropist:

This Mother’s Day, shoppers can give the gift that gives back from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s online gift shop.  Each purchase made through the St. Jude Gift Shop provides a thoughtful, caring gift that provides a way for consumers to give back to the treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, further benefiting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. Merchandise including décor, food, home items, apparel, candles and office supplies are available at the St. Jude Gift Shop. Thanks to generous support through purchases, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

For the nostalgic mom:

Bring Mom back to the spot she frequented for brunch in her 20s. The Hornet still boasts one of the most popular brunches in town and after 25 years in business, is showing no signs of slowing down. Mom will love indulging on items like the Bread Pudding French Toast or (and?) the Gigunda Breakfast Burrito. She’ll especially enjoy washing it all down with one of the best Bloody Marys in the city. With throwback tunes often playing in the background at this Denver favorite, Mom will feel like she’s back in the days of Juicy Couture Tracksuits and frosted lip gloss.

For the mom with kids under five:

Does Mom love brunch, but has a hard time keeping the kids calm during any dining experience? Well, thankfully for us, Restaurant Olivia has just the ticket. They’ve created a “Set the Table” takeout meal for the family that includes truffled spiced nuts, a chopped salad, a braised chicken and roasted heirloom vegetable pie, strawberry white chocolate blondies, a selection of handmade candles, a flower centerpiece for the table from Pickletown Flower Company, a liter of rosé. The meal will feed 4-5 people and, most importantly, will make Mom feel like she’s dining at a five-star restaurant from the comfort of home. View the menu and place an order for Mom here.

For the crafty mom:

My Make Studio’s Mother’s Day Cupcake Kit is fun for the whole family and the perfect gift for the mom who loves to bake or create with the kids. This kit includes everything you need to decorate a dozen cupcakes with six unique designs including a chocolate rose and a love bug. The kits are available nationwide and shipped to Mom’s doorstep for convenient gift giving. They’re also available for pickup directly from the studio at Edgewater Public Market in Denver. If Mom is more of a pastry gal, then she’ll love My Make Studio’s pastry kit. The kit includes ingredients and supplies to create toaster pastries and hand pies like the pros.

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