Mother’s Day 2020: Celebrating with woman-owned businesses

COVID19 has rocked the way many do business, and many small businesses are doing their best to keep up with the capabilities of larger organizations. 

A plethora of resources have been released by companies, organizations and the federal government to help smaller businesses stay afloat, and businesses are taking the opportunities to continue to leverage their services with Mother’s Day a couple weeks away. 

Here are some small, women-owned businesses you may choose to support this Mother’s Day, and the ways they are responding to COVID19. 

For the mom who loves a fresh smell 

Everyone loves a clean, fresh smelling room, and flowers are one of the ways to freshen and brighten up a room. 

For those in Tennessee where Her Story of Success is rooted, Amelia’s Flower Truck (Nashville) and Flourish Flower Truck (Knoxville) both provide an opportunity for mom to receive the season’s blooms. Owned by Mattie Bush, Amelia’s Flower Truck is offering delivery most days of the week. Flourish Flower Truck, founded by Savannah Pannell, is offering delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays in addition to their subscription deliveries. 

Florists across the U.S. have also shifted their model following COVID19. Elaine’s Flower Shoppe in New York is offering free local delivery to help people “Send a Smile” to those who may need it during COVID19. Check with your local florist to see what deals they have. 

If flowers aren’t your mom’s things, consider a perfume or fragrance. Dana Classic Fragrances has produced perfumes and colognes since 1932, and is running a special of free shipping over $75. 

For the mom with the sweet tooth

Everyone’s got a guilty pleasure, and for some moms, it’s sweets. Cure her sweet tooth by purchasing from a small business that could otherwise be suffering during COVID19. 

Women-owned Seattle-based chocolate company Seattle Chocolate released new care packages for occasions both big and small, and is offering free ground shipping for order over $50 to most states. 

Vosges Chocolate, which is based in Chicago, was founded by former Vanderbilt University student Katrina Markoff. The chocolate company partnered with #ChefsForAmerica and World Central Kitchen to donate $1 from every order to their hunger relief and restaurant stimulus efforts. 

For the mom who needs her morning coffee

Skip the mug this year and gift mom what she really wants- what’s in the mug. 

Perky Perky, founded by Maruxa Murphy, provides coffee grounds via mail to help partner coffee and conversations to build a community full of women that know they can make the world a better place for themselves and others. Perky Perky offers free shipping on all orders, and can be gifted as a subscription. 

Kohana Coffee specializes in cold brew coffee, helping you to #rethinkyourdrink. Cold Brew Concentrate is not yet available on their website, but Slow Roasted is. 

Not exactly coffee, but Healing Butterfly will still get mom her caffeine fix! Healing Butterfly production was born from Jackie Hirsch that the most painful losses can sometimes bring the most hope of a new beginning. Her metamorphosis lends itself to tea, specializing in Matcha.

For the mom who likes a staycation 

While we’re mostly forced to remain at home these days, some moms prefer it that way. 

Jessica Mashkevich founded Kona Benellie in 2010 and has since introduced the “throwbee,” a blanket and poncho combination. Mom will love snuggling all the way up under the blanket to watch her favorite movie or read a good book. 

Sharon Christie has a lifelong career of looking at the healing powers of aroma- and Aromafloria blossomed from that. Producing aromatherapy products, Aromafloria bath and body and skincare can bring the spa to ma. 
Mom can find specialized skincare and beauty education at Camellia Alise. Founded by Linsdey Alise, products, including daily products, shaving products and beauty equipment, are all-natural.

For the mom who could rock the runway

Let’s be honest, any mom could rock any runway in anything. But, these businesses can help put some pop in mom’s wardrobe. 

Spoonful Apparel, founded by Susan Elwer in 2017, sells womens, mens and kids clothing, and 50% of a purchase’s profits is donated to fight childhood hunger. Currently, any orders purchased up to May 3 will ship May 4, just in time for Mother’s Day. 

Vibrant fashion brand Tepuy Activewear brings high-quality performance wear to the forefront, all designed in South American roots to express a love of natural beauty. Owner and designer Elena Carne has worked with her team to react to COVID19 by producing face masks in addition to their activewear lines. 
Owned by Ann Sacks, Fetch Eyewear produces eyeglasses and sunglasses with the belief that what is worn by a person reflects who they are and what they buy reflects what they care about. Whether it’s sunglasses or eyeglasses, freshen up mom’s eye protection this Mother’s Day.