Features May 2020

Local Mother’s Day Finds

In these unusual times sending something special to your mom (or loved one in your life) can bring much needed joy and happiness. Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day.

Looking for some creative, local love – several local businesses have great gift ideas.

Press Coffee

Coffee is still essential and having a good cup in the morning can brighten anyone’s day. This Mother’s Day give the gift of java. Locally owned and operated Press Coffee makes it easy to never run out of your favorite beans with its subscription service. Guests can choose how frequently they get a delivery – weekly, twice a month or once a month. Then they choose the type of coffee they like and the type of grind. Pricing depends on volume, frequency, and type of coffee starting as low as $14/month. Individual bags of coffee are also available.  It’s easy to order from www.presscoffee.com Plus, Press is offering FREE delivery.

Merkin Vineyards

Mother’s should be toasted for all they have done and given us. What better way than to raise a glass. Choose locally produced and crafted Arizona wine from Merkin Vineyards such as Puscifer Queen B, Sparkling Rose. This crisp, refreshing and delicious rose is served up in a cold can ($44 for a 4-pack). The Chupacabra bubbles is a blend of Chardonnay, Malvasia and Sauvignon Blanc from Willcox, Ariz. that will lift your spirits ($22). A variety of wines both red, white and rose can be purchased on www.caduceus.org/

Founded in 2004, Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars are making high elevation wines out of predominantly Italian and Spanish varieties. Owner and winemaker, MJ Keenan, along with his wife, Jennifer, and winemaker Tim White, produce roughly 7,000 cases a year in their tiny underground concrete facility known as The Bunker.


Buy mom the gift of zen this Mother’s Day by giving her a membership to YogaSix. With multiple options including $76 for four classes a month, $116 for eight classes a month and $126 for the highest level of membership which offers you access to unlimited classes in-studio (once open) and on Y6GO, the company’s online platform, and 60 days of ExpoGo that includes Cyclebar, Club Pilates, Pure Barre and more. YogaSix is locally owned and located at Gainey Village at 8777 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Classes can be purchased www.yogasix.com/location/gainey-village

Garden Goddess Ferments

Garden Goddess Ferments, the Valley’s only locally-owned fermented foods provider, is offering 10% off entire orders by using the code MOM at checkout from Sunday, May 3 through Monday, May 11. From Beet Kvass to several flavors of sauerkraut, all products are 100% vegan, organic and packed with natural probiotics. Shop ggferments.com today because Mom deserves nothing but the best!

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