Mother's Day and Milwaukee Small Businesses: a Perfect Match!

Melissa Hoppe


If you want to make mom feel appreciated like none other this year, look no further than our digest of locally-sourced gift ideas and promotions. Support Milwaukee small businesses this Mother's Day while you show her why you're her favorite.

P.S. When we say "mom" this includes all the sheroes in your life!


Mother's Day Activities

Bug and Goose Play Cafe – Let’s be honest, the real thing mothers want on Mother’s Day is a BREAK! Give her the break she wants at Bug and Goose Play Cafe. The lovely people at Bug and Goose are encouraging Dads, Grandpas, nannies, and other caregivers to bring the kiddos to Open Play on Sunday, May 9th from 9-12 pm to give Mom hours to herself to do whatever she wants to do! You’ll also take home a little something for mom, but it’s a surprise!

High BrowTreat your mom like the queen she is. Get her a gift card to get pampered at this premier spa. High Brow offers everything from facials to microderm treatments to light therapy to help mom look and feel her best. 

Mother’s Day Baby Goat Yoga at The Backyard Goat yoga is for everyone, but especially for moms. Take the moms in your life to Platinum Sky Farms for a 30-minute yoga sesh with MKE Yoga Social, baby dwarf goats, and the best part—all the moms! After you stretch it out, you get to socialize with the goats for another 30 minutes.

Splash StudioPaint from the comfort of your home with your mom this Mother’s Day with the Take & Make painting kits. Paint from the comfort of your home this Mother's Day with the Take & Make Painting Kits. Your kits can come with or without brushes, and you can pick them up, get them shipped, or have them delivered if you're local. If you pick up your kit in-store, you can grab one of their delicious cocktails or enjoy their charcuterie board and indulgence jar, all to-go. Once you're ready to paint, tune in to a live session for guidance.

Style Up GroupWant to give mom a socially distanced party? Style Up makes events easier and more fun with their quality party products and service. Check out their mobile event bar and Lola the Trike Bar to see how you can make Mother’s Day the best one yet. . Whatever occasion it might be, large or small, they’ve got you covered.


Eats & Sweets

Greige Patisserie – Who doesn’t love a fresh delicious pastry? Greige is a French-inspired bakery that offers traditional pastries and desserts, like macarons. Order off the menu for a daily indulgence or create your own pastry for a future party!

Hatched – A special Mother's Day menu is now open for orders and includes a variety of pies, hand pies, quiches, *pie fries*, and DIY flower cookie bouquets. You can only order online and orders close on May 5th with pick up on May 9th.

Honeypie – If you haven’t had one of Honeypie’s delicious pies you are missing out! Luckily you can change that by treating you and your mom to a lovely pie this Mother’s Day. Their flavors include salted honey pie, Milwaukee Mud Pie, Coconut Key Lime pie, Bourbon Walnut Pecan Pie and many more delicious options. My mouth is watering just listing these flavors. So do yourself a favor, order ahead, and get one of these pies!

LaFinca Coffee ShopCheck out this local coffee shop that has faraway flavors. La Finca Coffeehouse focuses on direct trade, sourcing the coffee beans from their family coffee farm in Oaxaca, Mexico. Try their house creations or other drinks they are sure to make your taste buds tingle. Order from their temporary drive-thru service. Walk-ups and bikes are welcome at the window!

Lazy Susan Make your mother feel special by giving her an elegant picnic basket filled with rosé’, coffee, cheese, snacks, and charcuterie. Create more memories with your mom as she enjoys her brand new picnic basket with you at the park. Pre-order and prepay by calling 414-988-7086.

Lush PopcornThis gourmet popcorn is a must-have! It takes popcorn to the next level with its large variety of flavors and high-quality kernels. Get your mom the 1 gallon two flavor tin for $25 so she has the best of both worlds! Or take a look at their other gift sets and tins too.

Miss Molly's Cafe – Treat the mom(s) in your life to breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day! You can purchase kits for two or four people. Pick up on Sunday, May 9th from 8-11 am.



414 Floral – 414loral (4-1-Floral) is a black-owned, grass-roots floral initiative. Handcrafted with care and love, these flowers are sure to put a smile on your mother’s face for Mother’s Day!

Belle Fiori – Head on over to Belle Fiori’s online store, pick your arrangement, add a candle or box of chocolates, write a sweet little card message, and you're set! Not sure what to send? Select the "Designer's Choice" option online, pick your price point, and the flower shop ladies will design something special just for your mama.

Floral Alchemy – For the sixth year, Floral Alchemy is partnering with Colectivo Coffee to set you up for Mother's Day. Together, they're offering gorgeous seasonal flowers, her favorite caffeinated drink, and a delicious pastry. Floral Academy donates a portion of the proceeds to a select womxn-focused organization for this yearly event. In light of the increased violence against Asian-American citizens and ongoing systemic oppression, your gift to your mom this Mother's Day will support the Hmong American Women's Association (HAWA).

Flowers for Dreams – Create that special something for your mom with Flowers for Dreams’ Mother’s Day Workshop. Pre-order the kit today! Each kit will be delivered with flowers, a vase, tools, and an instant camera to capture the moment. They’ll help you with your arrangement via Zoom and you’ll have a beautiful gift for your mother once you’re done. 

Grow Plants and Home – Add some color to your home with a variety of lovely plants. Grow Plants and Home’s got you covered with supplies, books, houseware, planters, and even blog posts to help you care for your new plant! Check out their colorful 4” Peperomia Graveolens for only $12. 

Maranta Plant Shop – Ditch flowers for a beautiful house plant from Maranta's Plant Shop. Maranta's new shop is filled with premium quality indoor plants at exclusive prices.




Melissa Executive Assistant

Melissa has helped run large organizations for close to a decade and is excited to bring her mad organizational skills to the Brainchild Team. Melissa helps keep Brainchild’s engines running smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her three kids, and occasionally finds time for some gardening and indulging in binging on BRAVO television shows. Don't judge.

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