Mother’s Day 2023: How to Spoil Mom in Alexandria

April 27, 2023 | Lifestyle & Community | By: The Goodhart Group

 If you’re looking for a way to make this year extra special for that amazing mom in your life, read on. From gifts to flowers to meals, we’ve got your covered with these great offerings from Alexandria businesses.


First pick up the perfect card for mom at The Penny Post. Then choose a fabulous gift for mom at one of the Old Town boutiques such as  The Shoe Hive and the Hive or Bishop Boutique for clothing and shoes, or select some of her favorite makeup from Bellacara. For more on the best shopping in the DMV check out this article here

If you want to think outside the box, purchaser mom a week of virtual Pilates or Yoga classes from Mind the Mat. Or make mom a special, personalized Mother’s Day gift from AR Workshop Alexandria

Does mom love books? Be sure to stop by Old Town’s own independent book store,  Old Town Books. You can order the perfect book for mom by leaving instructions and reading preferences (favorite genres, authors, etc.) so the store can personalize a bundle for mom.

Of course it wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without some chocolate! Stop by Fleurir Chocolates for artisan chocolate. The New York Times called its Salted Caramel one of the best in the whole country! Its gorgeous truffles include flavors like Grand Marnier Orange Blossom, Carrot Cake, Almond Amaretto, Lavender Shiraz, Sesame Hazelnut, Irish Coffee, Rosebud Cardamom, and many more. 

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Just like chocolate, flowers are a must on Mother’s Day. Head to The Enchanted Florist, an Old Town favorite for all your custom bouquet designs. Call the shop at 703.836.7777 to place your order. 

Want to go above and beyond? Atelier Ashley Flowers offers a flower subscription service. 

Does mom love making her own flower arrangements? Helen Olivia Flowers offers floral design workshops. Or choose one of their curated gift boxes with flowers and goodies like soap, mugs, blankets, and succulents. 

Mother’s Day Meals

You won’t want to miss Mother’s Day brunch at Ada’s On the River which is offering items like their Steak Omelette  that features charred steak ends, havarti cheese, horseradish crème fraîche, pickled and grilled scallions, and hash brown pave. For dinner, Executive Chef Randall Matthews is offering an enticing entrée of Saffron and Lobster Risotto with spring peas, patty pan squash, and parmesan.

Is mom a history buff? Then she’ll enjoy a meal at the Mount Vernon Inn offering eats from 10am – 5pm on Mother’s Day. Prices start at $65 per adult. Entrées include a choice of Fried Chicken Waffle Bar, Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin Roulade with apple bourbon sauce, Grilled Grouper topped with artichoke & pineapple chutney, or more!

For beautiful views of the Potomac, choose Cedar Knoll. You can opt for brunch or dinner indoors or on their patio with sweeping views of the Potomac.

For dessert, you’ll want to stop by Old Town’s Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for the perfect treat to end the night.

The Bottom Line

Be sure to plan ahead and celebrate mom this year! Not only will mom love her gift if you shop local this Mother’s Day, but by shopping local you’re supporting our vibrant community. Hope to see you out on the town this Mother’s Day! 

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