Give mom a little extra love this year! A thoughtful gift from a local maker will make mom smile and support small businesses during this uncertain time. Local restaurants are cooking up decadent Mother's Day takeout menus to give mom a break from preparing meals. Keep reading for local gift ideas and Mother's Day takeout specials in Albany. 

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Gift Ideas


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Box of Local Love

Taste of Troy Food Tours has compiled the perfect gift to send to any of the 'moms' in your life. Purchase a 'Box of Local Love' filled with a curated product selection from local makers! The box features products such as a candle from Collar City Candle, a bag of buttered popcorn from What's Poppin, tea from Short and Stout, a gift certificate from Hudson-Chatham Winery and more! Plus, this gift is a wonderful way to help support local businesses during this difficult time. Order a box for $75 each at this link by May 1! 


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What's Poppin

What's Poppin has a sweet (and salty) special for mom! Albany skyline tins filled with three popcorn flavors are on sale for $29.95 until May 8. Popcorn flavors to choose from are cheddar, caramel, butter, cheddar hot, vegan cheez and vegan cheezy hot. Order from this link by May 1 for delivery before Mother's Day. Save on shipping costs with the code PICKUP to pickup your tin at O'Tooles, located next door to What's Poppin. As an added bonus, once the local popcorn shop reopens, all Albany tins will be eligible for half price, in-store refills until August 31, 2020. 


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Fort Orange General Store

Downtown Albany's charming Fort Orange General Store has made shopping for Mom a breeze! Browse the online shop's "For Mom" section for tons of gift ideas that mom will adore! From cute cards, to tote bags, to jewelry, to candles, Fort Orange's curated collection of gifts has something for every mom. Fort Orange General Store is currently offering free shipping on orders over $50 and if you spend $100 or more you will receive a free $20 gift card with your order! The shop is also now offering curbside pickup on Tuesdays - Fridays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. 


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Fleurtacious Designs 

Local florist Fleurtacious Designs is a one-stop-online-shop for fresh flowers, candy and gifts for Mother's Day. Browse the online shop for floral arrangements, succulents, gift cards, chocolates, gummy bears and more. Contact free pickup is available on May 7, May 8 and May 9 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 


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Specials from BARE Blends

Searching for a vegan or gluten free gift? Preorder a Mother's Day special from BARE Blends online. Treat mom to raw vegan treats such as raw Snickers Bars, raw Tiramisu Minis or raw Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles. Pick up a DIY Mother's Day Brunch and allow mom to relax while you bake up gluten-free vegan waffles! Or, purchase a gift card for mom! From April 26 - May 8, purchase a $75 or more and receive a free sweet box available for pickup.  

Takeout & To-Go Offerings


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Leave cooking to the experts this Mother's Day! Treat mom with a "Steak House Dinner" or "Classic Italian Dinner" from Nicole's. Don't forget to add a quart of Rose Sangria for $15 to the order! Pre-order by May 7 for curbside pickup on Sunday, May 10 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 


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Sweet Eats

Sweet Eats, a gluten-free and dairy-free bakery, has a wonderful selection of treats available for Mother's Day Brunch. The menu includes gluten-free donuts, cookies, cupcakes, scones and more! Place your order by May 6 for curbside pick up on May 9. 


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Innovo Kitchen

Innovo Kitchen is cooking up brunch and dinner take out options for Mother's Day this year! Brunch options (for two or for 4-5) include sticky buns, bottomless mimosas, scones, egg cups and more. For dinner, choose between four entrees and enjoy a variety of sides with lemon chiffon cake for dessert. Pick up for brunch is available from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM and pick up for dinner is from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. 

Jack's Oyster House

Enjoy a to-go Mother's Day meal from a legendary Albany restaurant! Jack's Oyster House is now taking orders for Mother's Day Dinner To-Go. Choose between hand-carved filet mignon roast, grilled Tuscan chicken or Atlantic salmon filets. All packages include a caprese salad, oven roasted herb potatoes, sauteed spring vegetables and raspberry & tahitian vanilla cheesecake. Curbside pickup is available on May 10 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar

Celebrate mom with Mother's Day Brunch from Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar. The menu features delicious options such as Southern style lobster & grits, starfruit French toast muffins, Cajun chicken & waffles, curried crab frittatas and red curry tofu rice bowls. Several sides are available and all orders come with fresh tropical fruit juice. These Mother's Day specials are available by pre-order only, so make sure to call and place your order today! Pickup and local delivery is available. 


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Milano Restaurant & Wine Bar

Milano Restaurant & Wine Bar is serving up several Mother's Day Take-Out options. Splurge on mom with a delicious brunch or a three-course dinner featuring either black angus filet mignon, rack of lamb or salmon. Mother's Day orders are due by Thursday, May 7 for pickup on Saturday May 9.