Downtown Norfolk Mother's Day Guide

Now more than ever, moms deserve a thoughtful something special for Mother’s Day. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas, dining specials and social distance approved activities to make it easy for you to plan to show mom just how much she’s appreciated. 

Gift Ideas

Great products and thoughtful gifts that support small businesses and organizations.

Dinner and a Show

While you can’t physically go to dinner and a show this Mother’s Day, you can purchase a gift card from a Downtown restaurant and make a donation in your mother’s name to support one of our arts organizations like the Virginia Opera, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Stage Company and the Chrysler Museum of Art

The Gift of Reading

Nothing is more relaxing than curling up with a good book. Our friends at Prince Books have made it easy for you and curated a great list of books perfect for the mom on your list. You can place an order online, call for convenient curbside pick-up or if you prefer to browse, the store is open and following social distancing guidelines. 



Bring the Café to Her

aLatte Cafe has put together three different gift basket options featuring their popular coffee and goodies or you can customize your own. Delivery is free. 



A Cruise for the Future

Hornblower Cruises and Events (formerly Spirit Cruises) has a special deal on gift cards. If you buy a $100 gift card you receive an extra $25 gift card for you or your mom. You can also choose to donate the $25 gift card to a front line worker.  



Gourmet Popcorn

Pop Culture not only has delicious and unique flavors of popcorn, but they have special tins just for Mother’s Day. No wrapping needed! Order ahead and choose up to three flavors from this menu



Sweet Treat

S'mores Amore is offering a special discount of 10% off any online purchase through May 6 using promo code MOTHERSDAY at their website and free delivery for purchases over $50. Personalized message included. You can also take advantage of curbside pick-up at their Selden Market location. 

DIY Necklace Kit

Lorak Jewelry is featuring special DIY necklace kits via their IG stories. Or you can shop from their spectacular and unique online collection



African Art

Selden Market’s Pure Lagos is offering 50% off all African Art in honor of Mother’s Day. 



Vessel Craft Coffee

Vessel Craft Coffee is featuring Mother’s Day Quarantine Correspondence Kit options that include coffee, a mug and beautiful note cards and envelopes. You can also have their standard items boxed up special. Vessel is delivering free locally and shipping nationwide. Order online or visit in person for carryout Mon-Fri, 8am-Noon.   

Click here for the complete list of Downtown’s available retail options during social distancing restrictions. 

Dining Options

One thing most mothers don’t want to do on Mother’s Day is cook, luckily our Downtown restaurants have put together some delicious specials. 

Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Grace O'Malley's is featuring Irish inspired family meals for four along with mimosa kits with fresh squeezed OJ and other drink features. Click here for specials and details. Health care workers receive a 25% discount on all regular menu food items. Family meals need to be ordered by May 8 at 8pm.  


Saltine is offering customizable family style meal options you can pre-order for curbside pick-up. Orders are being accepted until 4pm on May 7 and you can pick-up your order between 11am-5pm on May 10. 



The Stockpot

The Stockpot has put together some delicious brunch and house made pastry options in honor of Mother’s Day. Check out the menu and place your order by May 8 at 10am. Mother’s Day delivery is available within a 5 mile radius of the restaurant. 



Brunch Kits from Tinto

If you want to impress mom by making her a home cooked meal yourself, Tinto Norfolk is making it easy for you with pancake or quiche brunch kit options (with Mimosa fixings as well) that include everything you need but the pan. Orders need to be received by May 5 and will be available for pick-up beginning May 7. Add a case of wine and they will deliver for free. 

Best of RZ Restaurants

The Best of RZ Restaurants is offering both brunch and dinner family style meals available for curbside pickup on Mother’s Day. Click here for the menu and pre-order by May 8.

Click here for the complete list of Downtown’s dining options during social distancing restrictions.


While we are staying physically apart, Downtown Norfolk still has lots of opportunities for things to do to stay engaged, educated, and entertained. Click here for a list of virtual events and here for some inspiration to be active and enjoy the great outdoors.