Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide: Pandemic Won’t Stop Us from Celebrating


This year — more than ever — moms deserve to be celebrated. We’re wearing more hats than ever as we keep our families afloat during this time of social distancing. It’s exhausting and sometimes, we are not OK.

Moms deserve a thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day and we are here to help. As always, please shop locally.

Treat her to some pampering . . . now and in the future:

Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day gift bags with spa goodies, gift certificates for waxing or facials

BARE Waxing Boutique

801 Islington Street
Portsmouth NH 03801


Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day kits (three from which to choose), gift certificates for wellness services or other incredible store products.


107 Congress Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

Gift Ideas: Aveda salon products, gift certificates for salon services

Solari Salon & Spa

20 Market Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Studio 59

Gift Ideas: gift certificate for a cut or color — it’s probably been forever!

Studio 59 Salon

59 Deer Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Don't let her cook:

laney & Lu

Gift Ideas: Buy her a delicious breakfast or get her a gift certificate she can use when she wants.

Laney & Lu

26 Water Street
Exeter NH 03833


Gift Ideas: A personal graze box that is just as delicious as it is beautiful.


Delivering to:
Boston MA
Portsmouth NH
Portland ME and beyond

Vida Cantina

Gift Ideas: Order brunch or dinner (do you know they’ll deliver their margarita mix?)

Vida Cantina

2456 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth NH 03801

Get her a special treat:

flower kiosk

Gift Idea: Always flowers. ALWAYS!!

Flower Kiosk

61 Market Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

at least there will be cake

Gift Idea: Cake! Delicious, beautiful cake!

At Least There Will Be Cake

Somersworth NH 03878

Best gifts for moms on the seacoast

Gift Idea: Cozy bralette, fun wine glass or mug — make her laugh or make her feel warm and fuzzy!!

MUSE Boutique

2454 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth NH 03801

Raleigh Wine Bar

Gift Idea: A nice bottle of wine — ask them for suggestions!

Raleigh Wine Bar & Eatery

67 State Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Ensure she gets in the picture:

Ashley Shea Photographer on the Seacoast

Gift Idea: Book a session for the future!

Ashley Shea Photography

Exeter NH 03833
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Lindsay Fairchild Photographer

Gift Idea: Book a session for the future!

Lindsay Fairchild Photography

Portsmouth NH 03801
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Give generously to others because she gives generously to your family:

United Way Baby Seacoast Shower

Every year, the Seacoast chapter of The United Way hosts a baby shower to support new and expectant parents experiencing economic hardship. With the public health crisis at hand and the unemployment rate climbing ever higher each day, the demand for support is greater than ever. Rather than shower these parents in person, everything will be done virtually. Your donation can help ease the burden of our families so that they can access baby basics and early childhood necessities for their little ones. 

This is our community, here on the Seacoast. Let’s support them as they enter parenthood alongside us.

Donate here (any amount is appreciated!).

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Allison’s mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her commitment to see beyond what’s in front of her was fostered by her degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. Allison’s a book nerd and credits her parents and inspiring English teachers for her love of reading and writing. She went on to earn her Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with her engineer husband, she began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant. Now a Portsmouth resident, she spends most of her days with her three daughters (she does not have enough arms) and does her best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in her life, she’s grateful to have her partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside her. Her passion for writing first drew her to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, and her desire to connect moms of the Seacoast with businesses who serve and interest them led her to become SM’s owner. Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.