Love in the time of a pandemic has to keep its distance, but there are still lots of ways to show your mom how much she means to you this Mother’s Day. While it’s not business as usual for retailers throughout Hastings County, many have shifted to online models that allow you to get a special something for mom and have it delivered. From flowers and food to yoga and home decor, here are seven local options offering online shopping.
What better way to make sure mom is taking care of her physical and mental well-being than with the gift of yoga? Although Jess and Nate Rogers have had to close their yoga studio to in-person classes, they can now lead you through lotus and cobra and downward dog poses in virtual classes. To get mom signed up, just head to creeksideyoga.ca/shop and purchase a 1-, 5-, or 10-class pass. She’ll then be able to access all of the online classes through the special Facebook page found at facebook.com/groups/creeksideyoga. Once Creekside Yoga re-opens, mom will also be able to use all of those class passes for in-person sessions.
43 Mill Street, Stirling
Posies Flowers and Fashion
Few gifts say Mother’s Day quite like flowers, and if you’re looking to bring some fresh scents to your mom, check out Posies Flowers and Fashion’s online store. There you’ll find special Mother’s Day arrangements with names like “Cup of Love”, “Splashes of Sunshine”, “Spring Breeze”, and “Essence of Spring”. While the store is closed, Posies is taking phone and online orders, and offering contactless delivery (the driver will just knock on the door and leave the flowers).
3 Bridge Street West, Bancroft
The Old Tin Shed
From antiques to lamps to burlap shower curtains, The Old Tin Shed is where you’ll find that one-of-a-kind gift for mom that she never knew she wanted. This family-owned business features home decor and giftware made by over 200 different artists and suppliers as well as in-house craftspeople who make beautiful pieces from salvaged materials. Take a look around the website and Facebook page and then phone or text in your order to 613-332-6565.
25 Sherbourne Street, Bancroft
Ontario Water Buffalo Co.
You might never be able to pay back your mom for all of those delicious, home-cooked meals, but Ontario Water Buffalo Company can help you start. This water buffalo farm and food store are open, but they’re also doing deliveries and have introduced special feast boxes, such as the “Easy Peasy” (pictured), which includes two meat pies, bacon-wrapped buffalo and pork meatballs, pulled buffalo, smoked sirloin tip, smoked striploin, smoked brisket, croquette sticks, gouda, buffalo milk tarts, and buffalo milk gelato. Email orders to email@example.com or call 613-395-1342.
3346 Stirling-Marmora Road, Stirling
The Stone Kitchen
John and Kathy Pires have over 35 years of shared history spreading joy with their homemade jams, jellies, marmalades, spreads, and sauces. Not sure what mom may like? Customer favourites include Toe Jam (oranges and blueberries), Middle Age Spread (blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries), Pepper Relish (red peppers, green peppers, and onions), and Hot Red Pepper Jelly. Call in your order to 613-332-6719 and pick it up on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. If you’re just looking for a jam, you can order it online and have it delivered for a flat rate of $10.
33 Sherbourne Street North, Bancroft
All of this sitting around may mean that mom’s in need of some new furniture. If so, check out Marmora-based Possibilities’ Facebook store. They specialize in furniture that they find, fix, clean, and paint. They also have unique home décor items like area rugs, handmade pillows, and clocks. The store is closed, but someone from Possibilities is there from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday, for telephone orders and consultations. They are offering both porch pick-up and delivery.
14 Forsyth Street, Marmora
The Chocolate Harlot
Mom should be able to enjoy the best things in life, and if she is a chocolate fan, it doesn’t get much better in the region than the creations of Tara McMurtry, aka The Chocolate Harlot. Using only fair trade and organic ingredients, Tara’s chocolates are, as she says, “inspired by wild edibles, local gardens, and by your openness to exploring the boundaries of the cocoa bean.” She has gift certificates available for future purchases and/or memberships to the Harlots’ Club, which gives members monthly bonbon packages of caramels, truffles, and a special surprise. Arrangements can also be made for safe pick-ups and drop-offs in the North Hastings area — just call 613-332-1353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
482 Snow Road, Bancroft