MOMS & GRADS
Celebrate Moms & Grads
Find gifts and experiences just as unique and special as they are.
Mother’s Day is coming up, and graduation season isn’t far behind. Both of these occasions call for celebrating and gift giving, and downtown’s collection of independent, small businesses have you covered.
Here are some resources to help you honor the moms and grads in your life while supporting local businesses when they need you the most:
Check out our gift guide!
We’ve made the planning easy by assembling some fantastic gift suggestions, dining and celebrating ideas, promotions and specials, and more from downtown businesses.
You can also use our Find It Downtown tool to see a list of all businesses by category, or visit our OPEN* Retail & Services page for the latest on which businesses are open and how they’ve adapted to serve you.
Celebrate with meals or drinks Downtown!
So many of downtown’s restaurants and bars have adapted to increase their carryout and curbside pickup options to provide your favorite food and drink to-go!
Others have indoor or patio dining and drinking options, and many take reservations for celebratory dinners, brunches, and more.
In addition to finding special offers in the gift guide above, be sure to click here to use our OPEN* directories to find the latest info on what services downtown businesses are offering.
Give Downtown Dollars!
Need a great, one-size-fits-all gift? Introducing Downtown Dollars – the new, convenient, cashless currency you keep on your phone! Downtown Dollars is an e-gift card program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership designed to keep local dollars with our downtown businesses.
When you purchase Downtown Dollars for your mom or grad, you’re giving them the means to experience the best shopping, dining and entertainment in Downtown Dayton. Downtown Dollars are accepted at more than 70 participating merchants in Downtown Dayton. Get all the details here.
Make Downtown Your Celebration Destination!
Downtown’s a great place for your Mother’s Day or graduation plans. Make a day of it and enjoy being out on the town while supporting local businesses for shopping, eating, and celebrating. Find downtown events in our online events calendar, or check our OPEN* Things to Do page for the latest on what’s open for in-person fun or unique online experiences.
Mother’s Day weekend, you can enjoy a special Downtown Sidewalk Sale throughout the city streets on Saturday, May 8, and don’t forget that Out on 5th occurs every spring and summer weekend, creating a pedestrian mall for outdoor fun in the Oregon District.