If Mother's Day has you stumped, we have ideas Mom will love and will help you stay at a social distance. 

It is that time of year- the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and summer is right around the corner. That means so is Mother's Day. Many times, this day leaves us stumped especially in the midst of a global pandemic. How are we supposed to plan the perfect day for the woman who has done so much for us? We've compiled mom-worthy ideas for how to spend her day in Eau Claire and leave her as impressed as we always are with her.

1. Enjoy Some Tasty Takeout

Bacon Burger and tater tots at The District in downtown Eau Claire

Treat your mom to her favorite foods from her fav restaurant. The District Pub & Grill offers a great delivery service while having high-quality burgers. The Livery has a tasty twist on classic Midwest favorites that will make sure your mother is feeling the love. Feeling pizza? The Plus offers great choices of pizza that are big enough to show how much appreciate you have for your mom. 

2. Get Outside

Bikers on the Chippewa River State Trail

Eau Claire is known for its lovely parks and miles of bike trails. This Mother's Day, enjoy the late spring air and go for a stroll through the greenery of Carson Park. Or, if a walk closer to town and the water is what you're looking for, visit Phoenix Park and wander along the Chippewa River. Get beautiful sights of the Eau Claire River by taking a stroll down river front path of River Prairie. Is biking more mom's speed? Go for a ride along the trails bordering the Chippewa.

3. Go Online Shopping

Modern American made goods from Red's

Take a trip to the internet webs and treat mom to some new treasures. Discover locally handcrafted gifts at Tangled Up In Hue and The Local Store. Red's Mercantile, which features modern American made goods, is another fantastic location to check out. Maybe even trigger some nostalgic vibes and visit Revival Records, where you could pick up some old tunes curbside to take home and create new memories.

4. Attend a Virtual Event

River Prairie in Spring

Check out Visit Eau Claire's event page to find a calendar of events occurring around this Mother's Day. A great one is River Prairie Festival happening virtually all day Saturday, May 9. Enjoy the virtual rubber ducky race, mural painting, and a webinar on how to grow your own giant pumpkin! 

5. Get Creative

If mom is more of an artistic soul (or even if she's not), head to Pablo Center at the Confluence's Facebook page and follow along in ArtMobile@Home series. Each video will allow you to put your imagination to the test and create with items you can find around the house! 

6. Stop and Smell the Roses

Flower displays at Down to Earth Garden Center

Literally! Head to one of Eau Claire's garden centers to be surrounded by sweet scents and picturesque blooms for Mother's Day. Visit Down to Earth Garden Center for a peaceful stroll amongst the flowers and plenty of photo-worthy moments.

Whatever you decide to do this Mother's Day, make sure to remember it is her day. Gather her input and make her feel loved and celebrated no matter what adventures the day holds.