Seven Madison Shops With Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By Kristin Dvorak

It’s possible that this is the first time in your life that you’ve been forced to spend a major moment or milestone inside your own house. Mother’s Day 2020 will be one of those moments, celebrated with breakfast in bed instead of at mom’s favorite brunch spot, perhaps with some yardwork on the schedule rather than a trip to the spa.

There are, however, some extra-special ways you can make the most important lady in your life feel loved—even while at home. Here are seven Madison-area businesses that are offering quarantine-friendly Mother’s Day gifts.

Whiskonsin Bakery

This Middleton bakery has some tasty treats in the oven for Mother’s Day. Choose a beautiful cupcake bouquet decorated in mom’s favorite colors or a six-inch cake covered in white fondant with four food-safe markers for some decorate-it-yourself fun! Cupcakes are made to order in batches of seven or 12. Mother’s Day orders should be placed online at by May 5.


Oh, how we miss being able to walk into a nail salon for a little pampering! Show Mom how much she deserves to be spoiled with a manicure kit from Madison-based nail salon Laquerus, complete with all of the essential tools. There are two options:

  • The Naked Manicure ($30) is a vitamin-infused polish system that’s great for nail strength. The end result after using the full system is healthier-looking nails. It’s ideal for anyone, especially those that are recovering from too many gel manicures or artificial nails, and from frequent handwashing.
  • The Laquerus Mani ($30-$70) allows you to pick a polish color of your choice. This kit comes in three different sizes: Standard, A Little Extra and Feeling Bold. With each kit upgrade you get a few extra goodies.

Order online at

Hatch Art House and Hazel General Store

Each mom is like a work of art, unique in her own way. Hatch Art House offers a variety of handcrafted artwork created by Wisconsin artists, ranging in cost, so there is something special for everyone. Gift a mother in your life a piece of art that reflects her personality and the way you feel about her. Hatch’s sister shop, Hazel General Store, also has a great selection of gifts for Mother’s Day, including beautiful artisan cards. Orders can be placed online at and, and are available for delivery or curbside pickup.

The Purple Goose

Surprise mom with a Mother’s Day gift that includes a few of her favorite things. The Purple Goose has curated seven surprise packages perfect for every type of mom, ranging from $38-$89. Each package is unique, and items vary from baseball caps and candles to handbags, jewelry and more. The surprise packages are going quick, so shop online at

Good Day Shop

This lovely Monroe Street treasure has plenty in store for Mother’s Day, from flower bouquets to custom gift boxes. With a $57 budget in mind, owner Sarah Artz will put together a Curated-For-You package, complete with goodies to fit within three themes: Spa Day, Foodie and Adornment. Choose your theme and let Artz do the rest! (Also recently restocked is their Mama Wolf T-shirt, perfect for this occasion, so you can add that to your mama’s order as well). All Mother’s Day orders can be placed online at and will be shipped by Monday, May 4. Curbside pickup times are also available at checkout.

Tradition Women’s Market

A Middleton favorite, Tradition Women’s Market appeals to moms because owner Jen Wuebben’s next-door shop, Tradition Children’s Market, sells the most adorable children’s togs too (win-win!). But treat mom this time with an aromatic candle set from Madison-made Strider Northwoods Mercantile that includes a small-batch soy candle, essential oil mist and a Palo Santo & red cedar smudge bundle. Or pick out a handmade piece of jewelry by Cival Collective (seen here). Shop online at

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