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These Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are a Shore Thing

These Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are a Shore Thing

Mother’s Day will soon be here. Even if you can’t be with your mom on May 11 to celebrate, there are many ways to show her you love her. Sending a gift that speaks to her interests is one great way. (Please note: these are affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission for items purchased.)

For Moms who love coffee and cocktails

Ocean City Coffee of the Month Club

Ocean City Coffee Company offers a Coffee of the Month Club where you can receive pounds of freshly roasted gourmet coffee delivered directly to your door. Choose from Original/Blended, Flavored or a combination of Original Blended and Flavored. You also can select whole bean or 8 different types of grinds, depending upon which type of coffee machine you have. Great gift for an Ocean City Coffee-loving Mom! Click here to order.

American Cocktail Club

American Cocktail Club

The American Cocktail Club is a monthly subscription service for cocktail lovers. Each box includes 4 servings of fresh, low calorie, low sugar juice blends curated by award winning mixologists, as well as recipes. The Everything Box option ships the liquor required for the recipe, or you can opt for the alcohol-free version. You can order this spirited gift by clicking here.

For Moms who love (or don’t love!) cooking


Sunbasket is a home delivery meal kit that provides oven-read, pre-prepped breakfast, lunch or dinner, directly to your door. The items are fresh and organic and there are many options for special diets, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetic, paleo and more. Click here to give your Mom the gift of healthy foods and more time to spend with family!

Lobster Anywhere

Lobster Anywhere delivers fresh Maine lobsters right to you door. Select from a decadent menu of whole fresh lobsters, lobster tail, lobster meat, chowders and much more. Then pick your delivery date and have your lobster meal on the day of your choice. Since you may not be able to go out for dinner on Mother’s Day, this is a great option. They also offer special dinners for two with different seafood options. Check out all the awesome Mother’s Day options by clicking here!

Blitz’s Market in Ocean City Meal or Gift Card

Blitz’s Market in Ocean City serves up delicious foods year round. A Blitz’s Gift cards is perfect way to treat mom to lunch or dinner the next time you’re at the shore. In summer, Blitz’s Market partners with Beach Bucket Lunch to deliver meals to your family right on the beach. Blitz’s is currently doing a Pay-It-Forward program to donate meals to individuals and groups of front line workers. Making a donation in your Mom’s honor would be a great, heartfelt gift.

For Crafty Moms

Craft In Style

Craft In Style Box is a great gift for Moms who love to craft. Each month, she will receive all she needs to make stylish DIY projects. Each box contains new projects, easy instructions and supplies. Crafts vary from terrariums, clay marbling, candles, gold gilding, sun print photography and more. All boxes can be customized just for your Mom to reflect her interests.

Etsy Gift or Gift Card

Etsy is a great website to find vintage and handmade goods. Whether she’s looking for a unique beach bag, hand crafted jewelry of a vintage 1950’s print, Etsy is the place to go. They offer gift cards too, so your Mom can pick the gift she wants.

For Moms who love the beach

Beach tags

From now until the end of May, you can purchase discounted beach tags from your favorite beach towns. Orders are taken either online or through an app (see each town for instructions). A seasonal tag for your beach-loving Mom is a perfect way to remind her that better beach days are ahead. To order beach tags, click on the appropriate town: Avalon, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor.

Beach box subscriptions

Beach Box Subscriptions are the hottest new thing for beach-lovers. And they make the best gifts for Moms who wants to feel closer to the beach all year round. Oceanista and Beachly (formerly Coastal Co) are our two favorites, each company providing high quality, beautiful items worth over $200 per box, for less than half the price. Each box includes 5-8 items including apparel, beach accessories, jewelry, lifestyle items and more. Annual subscriptions offer 4 boxes per year, or you can purchase just one box as a gift.

Stock the House

Stock the House offers impeccable, personalized service to the Jersey Shore and other vacation destinations. From stocking your vacation home with essentials or planning a special event, Stock the House will tend to your every vacation need. They also offer an In Home Gourmet package to consult with a chef and design menus based upon what is currently in your pantry – a great gift for a Mom who is tired of cooking the same dinners every night!

For Moms who like to give back

Wetlands Institute Gifts – Adopt A Species or Membership

Did you know you can adopt a sea terrapin, horseshoe crab or American Oystercatcher? The Wetlands Institute offers an Adoption Program where your adoption fee will be used to fund research and conservation efforts for the selected species. You can adopt an egg, a hatchling, a nest and more. A Wetlands Institute membership also makes a great gift for the Mom who loves to protect our animal friends.

Cape May MAC Membership

For as little as $35, you can purchase a Cape May MAC (Museums, Arts, Culture) Membership for your Mom. A membership will get her free tours, free admission, discounted tickets to events and a quarterly newsletter.

Pura Vida Charity Wildlife Bracelets

Pura Vida’s beautiful hand-crafted bracelets make an excellent gift for anyone. But for a Mom who wants to support research and conservation efforts for ocean animals and other wildlife, a bracelet from their Charity collection is ideal. Pura Vida also offers a Monthly Bracelet Club for 3, 6 or 12 months of unique bracelets. The fact that Pura Vida helps support its artists and donates a portion of their sales to other charities is the icing on the cake.

Don’t forget the card

Minted offers beautifully unique designs from independent artists and writers. Find your perfect Mother’s Day card with Minted!

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