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Make Mother's Day special with these ideas from downtown Rochester

Whether she's your birth mother, stepmom, grandma, or other mother figure, show her how much you love her this Mother's Day. Here are the specials, gift ideas, and Mother's Day meals from downtown Rochester businesses.

  In-Person Brunch and To-Go Options from Bleu Duck Kitchen

  • Whether mom wants to dine out or stay in, Bleu Duck Kitchen is offering both options for Mother's Day! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mother's Day, reserve your in-person table for a Mother's Day brunch. For those who are not ready to dine in-person or just want to stay in and relax for the day, Bleu Duck is offering a Spanish inspired Mother's Day brunch for takeout.
  • Date: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, 2021
  • Special note: Deadline to order to-go orders is May 2, 2021. Pick up for all to-go brunches will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8, 2021.
  • Where: Bleu Duck Kitchen
  • More information here.

  Mother's Day Giveaway from Blue Sky Dental

  • This is for all of the ahhhmazing mommas out there! It’s Giveaway Time at Blue Sky Dental again! Is there a mom in your life that you’d like to celebrate? This basket is all about spoiling a special mom out there with bath bombs, scented candles, chocolate, fuzzy wine socks, a bottle opener and stopper, and a tumbler for some mom juice, so to be included in the drawing to win, you just have to like, share, and comment on this Facebook post why you’d like to win this basket and you can earn extra entries for “checking in” at Blue Sky Dental as well.
  • Date: Drawing is May 5
  • Where: Blue Sky Dental
  • More information here.

  Brunch at Cameo

  • Show mom how much you love her: by not letting her cook! Cameo is offering a Mother's Day Brunch buffet that includes carved beef tenderloin, ham & cheddar biscuits, Belgian waffles, frittatas, breakfast and lunch sides, fresh squeezed juice station, and much more. Moms get one free mimosa, too!
  • Date: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9, 2021
  • Price: $29 for adults, $15 for kids, and free for ages 7 and under
  • Where: Cameo
  • More information here.

  Paint Class from Canvas & Chardonnay

  • Paint and wine: if your mom likes both, get her a painting class experience at Canvas & Chardonnay! On May 8, there is an acrylic pour paint class in which you can customize your colors, and the instructor was you through step by step! Pre-register on Canvas & Chardonnay's website.
  • Date: 1-2:30 p.m. May 9, 2021
  • Where: Canvas & Chardonnay
  • More information here.

  Brunch and Dinner at Chester's Kitchen & Bar

  • Whether it's brunch or dinner, Chester's knows how to make Mother's Day memorable. Make your reservation for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or dinner from 2 to 9 p.m.
  • Date: May 9, 2021
  • Where: Chester's Kitchen & Bar
  • More information here.

  Sweet gift option from Chocolaterie Stam

  • Choose one of two different sized gift bags to fill with an assortment of delicious Stam treats your mom will love! Three items are $14.95 or four items for $19.95.
  • Date: May 3-17, 2021
  • Where: Chocolaterie Stam
  • More information here.

  Prix Fixe Brunch at Crave

  • Take that special mom, grandmother, or other mother figure out for a six-course brunch menu with choice of breakfast item, salad, sushi roll or appetizer, entrée and dessert from Crave!
  • Date: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 9, 2021
  • Price: $44.95 per person and $15.95 for kids 12 and under
  • Where: Crave
  • More information here.

  Gift mom new glasses from Optical Vision w/ Flair

  • Moms will "see" your love after checking out the free Linda Lou frames (with  lens purchase) or 25 percent off a pair of any frames at Optical Vision w/ Flair!
  • Date: May 1-31, 2021
  • Where: Optical Vision w/ Flair
  • More information here.

  Free card with gift from Peacock Books and Wildlife Art

  • Two for one: Receive a free Mother's Day electronic greeting card with your order of Lisa Loucks-Christenson's e-book, HIS NAME IS SCOOTER, a story about a re-homed fish told through 32 original watercolor illustrations. Loose art and cards are available for purchase in the store or online.
  • Date: May 9 - June 19, 2021
  • Where: Peacock Books and Wildlife Art
  • More information here.

  Gifts from Poppi Italian Leather

  • Looking for that special, perfect gift for your mom, grandma, or other mother figure? Look no further than Poppi Italian Leather! As an added bonus, get 10 percent off $100 or more.
  • Date: May 1-8, 2021
  • Where: Poppi Italian Leather
  • More information here.

  Art kit gift from Rochester Art Center

  • Celebrate the mother in your life with a Mother’s Day Art Kit! The kit includes all the supplies you need to make three homemade gifts: Paint a terra cotta planter pot, Decorate a wooden picture frame, Paint your own cookie ** Free Gift: Paint your own cookie! Kathleen Helms, a local baker and owner of Pretty Good Cookies, is proud to offer the highest quality and most unique cookies. As a free gift, Kathleen has designed and created a cookie for each art kit. This “paint your own” cookie comes with a brush and edible paint for you to add your own creativity to the cookie!
  • Date: April 24-May 4, 2021
  • Where: Rochester Art Center
  • More information here.

  Gifts from Tangerine Gifts

  • If you want a gift as fun as your mom, Tangerine Gifts is the place to go for Mother's Day gifts! Take 15 percent off the entire inventory on their website with the special promo code MOM2021.
  • Date: May 1-8, 2021
  • Where: Tangerine Gifts
  • More information here.

  DIY Rosé Tastings from Tessa's Office

  • Gift mom an experience she won't forget! Tessa's Office: Wine & Spirit Boutique presents 60 rosés from around the world. A booklet with tasting notes and country of origin will be emailed to you, as well. Wines will be able to be purchased directly through the website or drop off an order sheet in the wine shop.
  • Pick-up date: between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 8, 2021
  • Where: Tessa's Office: Wine & Spirits Boutique
  • More information here.

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