Mother’s Day in the MRV

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th and the Mad River Valley’s retailers, makers, restaurants and other businesses are coming together to celebrate. You are encouraged to explore the MRV’s nooks, crannies and neighborhoods to discover the pefect gift for Mom. There are so many great options to consider and it’s another great opportunity to “Buy Local”and support our local business community!  Here are just a few suggestions to consider:


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Local Gift Ideas 

  • Is Mom a reader? How about the latest book from The Tempest Book Shop? They have over 10,000 to choose from and can special order anything!
  • Blockhouse Studio has a carefully curated selection of items for Mom in their beautifully merchandised Studio Shop.
  • Forage and Finery in Warren Village offers uniquely crafted products that are carefully curated, high quality, one of a kind goods that any Mom would love.
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids offers many a gift idea for beer loving Mom’s out there. A carefully curated case of beer, some sweet Lawson’s merch, or an afternoon in the tap room are just a few options. Can’t decide? Do them all, Mom will love you for it.
  • Atelier 101, the MRV’s newest pottery studio and ceramics gallery has a wide variety of gift ideas for the one you love.
  • Three Buds Apothecary has beautiful candles, essential oils, aroma therapy, botanical skin serum, bath salts and arousal oils are all terrific Mother’s Day gift idea.
  • Artisan’s Gallery has lots of ideas for Mom such as; candles, cards and blown glass hearts along with cards, pillows, socks and more.
  • 4orty Bridge offers a carefully curated collection of sophisticated and fun casual wear for Mom. They also have some cool cards and tea towels from A Wink Designs
  • Outdoor gear for all season at Clearwater Sports.
  • Mad River Taste Place is the perfect place to get a gift basket for foodie Moms. There are lots of indulgent treats to consider; local cheese, maple syrup, chocolates, craft beer, Mad River Distillers liquors, smoked meats, and an endless array of other Vermont specialty foods.  The best part is that the busy bees at the Taste Place will  create gorgeous gift baskets and will ship them anywhere.
  • Coffee is always a great gift and lots of it is being roasted right here in the MRV. You can get a subscription of locally from KS Coffee or grab a pound from Awake Coffee. Can’t decide? Get a gift certificate at Three Mountain Cafe and let Mom decide.
  • Skis, snowboards, boots, stylish apparel, toasty gloves, ski and snow board accessories, foot beds and more are available at Splinters Board Shop  Vermont North Ski Shop or at Alpine Options.


A special dinner out (or take-out in) at one of our amazing eateries is a perfect way to honor Mom. Check out what the restaurants of the Mad River Valley have planned for the big night.

Mother’s Day can be a busy restaurant night so why not consider impressing Mom with a home-cooked meal and these fine MRV establishments are at your service:

  • Kitchenen-ette offers fool proof meal kits that will make life wicked easy for you to serve up a special  feast for Mom.
  • Fabulous fish can be had at Sugar Fish and Suzi and Bob would be happy to share some of their favorite recipes.
  • The Mad River Taste Place is THE place to get (and taste) all the best local foods from many of our local makers. 
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Taproom is a terrific place to take Mom out on this special day.
  • The Warren Store and Paradise Provisions have a wide array of great prepared meals and sides to make your special day complete. Don’t forget the East Warren Community Market, they have lots of amazing take-out options to choose from.