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Visit local shops and restaurants for everything Mom loves and treat her to something special. With plenty of options in Downtown Alameda, you’re certain to find something for that special Mom in your life. Plus, downtown businesses make it easy by offering in-store shopping, take-out, delivery, gift certificates, and virtual experiences.

Looking for last-minute inspiration? We’ve found some special happenings and gift ideas for you:

Pick Out a Gift for Mom:

Bead Inspirations – Bead Inspirations is your source for making adorable jewelry for Mom, yourself, or anyone else. To honor Mothers & Nurturers — spend $35 or more on products or gift certificates and receive a free necklace.

Central Florist – Central Florist has flowers for Mother’s Day that will suit any style. Wish her a Happy Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet of flowers!

Daisy’s – Give tailored gifts and make happy memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime. Let us take the work out of searching for those perfect pieces.

Farmstead Cheeses & Wine – Farmstead’s dedicated staff can make it easy to choose the right cheese and wine. Pick up some creamy cheeses, a pâté, some salume, a bottle of rosé or three, or a bottle of Champagne.

Magpie & Thorn – Mother’s Day Preview Sale with an assortment of unusual and strange plants. (May 1, May 2, and May 8)

MGH Discovered Art – Original, vintage art by undiscovered artists. MGH is having a Super Sale just in time for Mother’s Day… 100 @ $100. Sale ends Saturday.

Park Street Wine Cellars – Dedicated to the discovery and enjoyment of the world’s most unique and affordable biodynamic superstar wines. Share a toast to Mom with a nice burgundy wine that comes from vines that have been pampered with care.

To Herb With Love – To Herb With Love is brimming with wonderful accessories. All of our soaps, bathbombs, and essential oils are handmade and customizable with over 300 fragrance options to choose from.

Take Mom Out or Eat at Home:

Alley & Vine – In addition to our regular Brunch and Dinner menus, we will offer a special menu for Mom. And if you prefer to celebrate at home, our menus are available for takeout & delivery too!

C’era Una Volta – Plan ahead for Mother’s Day and order from C’era Una Volta. All 3-Course Dinners will include Baci Perugina Italian Chocolates for your special mother.

Cinema Grill – Mother’s Day Dinner and Brunch Specials are happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Order for dine-in or pick-up.

Karibu Wine Lounge –  Give a toast to mom! Ladies get $5 glasses of Wachira Sparking White on Friday night. You can also shop for Mother’s Day specials online at wachirawines.com (use code MOM2021 to get a bottle of Wachira Sparking and Wachira Muscat for $39.99).

Linguini’s – Come celebrate Mother’s Day with us. Enjoy our Mother’s Day special — pick your favorites from our 4-course menu.

Pappo – Treat Mom to something special… start with our delicious Brunch or plan a nice Dinner with the family. Make a reservation for outdoor seating in the “parklet” or order your meal to go.

Share Your Favorite Finds:

This is just a sample list from the 100+ restaurants and shops located in Downtown Alameda. Share your favorite finds on social media and tag us with #DowntownAlameda

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