Local businesses offer gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Daily State News
Posted 5/9/24

DOVER — Flowers or jewelry?

Maybe a good book? Wine?

Reporters from the Daily State News offer five ideas to stimulate your Mother’s Day gift giving. (Hint, hint: It’s …

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Local businesses offer gift ideas for Mother’s Day


DOVER — Flowers or jewelry?

Maybe a good book? Wine?

Reporters from the Daily State News offer five ideas to stimulate your Mother’s Day gift giving. (Hint, hint: It’s Sunday.)


In downtown Smyrna, Jessica Sayers said birthstones and “tree of life” pendants and necklaces have been big sellers at Sayers Jewelers & Gemologists.

While Mother’s Day-related business has been as “consistent as past years, ... men tend to be last-minute shoppers, so it’s always busy at the end.”

The 19 S. Main St. business has been building up to Mother’s Day, hosting Muffins for Moms gatherings for two weekends, during which mothers spent time compiling their wish lists, Ms. Sayers said.

“Family is a big thing for us, so it kind of brings the emphasis of the family’s mom,” said Ms. Sayers, a fourth-generation member of the family-owned enterprise.

“We have a lot of moms coming in and building wish lists, and then, their kids come in with Dad and pick out the items for Mom, so she gets the satisfaction of a little bit of say but also the element of surprise.”


Looking for a potentially unique Mother’s Day gift? Naturally Well in Lewes may have some options.

Located in Nassau Commons, the business is owned and operated by Stacey Rowe. It strives to help clients achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle by providing wellness services that focus on naturally detoxing the body.

Among its offerings:

• Brazilian lymphatic drainage treatments, performed by Ms. Rowe, a Detox by Rebecca-certified provider

• Infrared sauna wellness pods

• Dolce Glow spray tanning

• Environmental toxin coaching, designed to eliminate toxins and chemicals in homes and food

Naturally Well’s mission is “to help people to be naturally you. We like to do things naturally. Nothing that we have has chemicals in them. So, it’s all natural. Let us help you remove toxins, while sculpting your body and renewing your health and wellness,” Ms. Rowe said.

Through Sunday, the facility is offering 10% discounts on gift certificates.

Pamper Mom

In Milford, Studio You is providing all the self-care essentials.

They are a full-service salon and spa and they provide sports performance programs.

This year they are doing a Custom Pamper Bundle that includes a 40-minute relaxation infra-red sauna session. It also comes with the choice of 60-minute massage, 60-minute signature facial, 60-minute full haircut experience, 60-minute personal training session or 30-minute problem area cryotherapy body contouring session.

There is a $200 bundle package and a $300 bundle package.

Studio You is located on 39 N Walnut Street in Milford.


For those looking for reading materials this Mother’s Day, consider these bestselling options, provided by Susan Kehoe, owner of Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

• “The Women” by Kristin Hannah, a story of one woman who has gone to war that also shines a light on all women who put themselves in harm’s way

• “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride is a tale of workers who find a skeleton at the bottom of a well, which exposes the secrets of a Pennsylvania town.

• “Funny Story” by Emily Henry is about a woman starting her next chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiance’s new fiancee’s ex.

• “The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year” by Margaret Renkl is 52 chapters about her backyard plants and animals over the course of a year.


Ivins Florist in Farmington does flower arrangements for any occasion, including Mother’s Day. It is now taking orders for Sunday’s holiday.

“We will be doing fresh arrangements, potted plants, hanging baskets, and we have our gift shop,” said owner Chuck Ivins.

The South Dupont Highway store is right next to the Farmington Volunteer Fire Co. Flowers can be picked up there or delivered.


Some mothers really love their wine and what better gift than a bottle or two?

Marydel’s Harvest Ridge Winery has several kinds to offer, and assistant tasting room manager Katie Kozel shared some of the best.

For a white wine, there’s its Pinot Gris 2021, described as “soft and rich.” Ms. Kozel said it tastes best with fresh fruit and is available for $20 a bottle.

If red is more Mom’s style, there is the 2020 Barbera, which Ms. Kozel called “light and fruity.” It is $25 a bottle.

Then, there’s the state bird-themed Blue Hen Blue, the winery’s bestseller. It features a blend of Concord grapes and blueberries, making for a dark, rich, sweet wine. Each bottle is $17.

Finally, something completely different — the winery’s pineapple cider, which Ms. Kozel said is similar to a sweet-sour beer. It’s $25 a growler.

Harvest Ridge also has plenty of other merchandise and gift cards.

Whatever you choose, it’s the thought that counts. She gave you life; you can surely give her a gift! Happy Mother’s Day!

Staff writers Craig Anderson, Brian Gilliland, Benjamin Rothstein, Elle Wood and Glenn Rolfe contributed to this story.

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