This post has been updated for Mother’s Day 2015 (May 10)
There is nothing more frustrating than when you go to a store only to find that it’s closed on that particular day. In many instances, the reason for the closure is that it happens to be a holiday that you may have forgotten about, or you simply didn’t think that the store would be closed on that particular holiday. With the holiday landing on May 10 in 2015, you might be wondering, “What stores are open on Mothers Day?” Here is a list of stores, and whether or not they will be open for Mother’s Day.
Walmart is open on Mother’s Day. If you happen to need to purchase a last-minute Mother’s Day gift, or you simply want to do your regular Sunday shopping, the Walmart in your area will be open.
Target is open on Mother’s Day. All Target stores across the US will be open their normal Sunday schedule hours. If you need to purchase anything from your local Target store, it will be open on May 10.
Costco is open on Mother’s Day. Costco only has six days during the year when it isn’t open. Mother’s Day is not one of these. All Costco stores will be open from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Flower shops are open on Mother’s Day. Most flower shops are independently owned and set their own business hours. If the flower shop is usually open on Sunday, then it will be open on Mother’s Day. Even if the shop isn’t normally open on Sunday, it might be open on May 10. This is because Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days for flower shops. If you are uncertain, your best bet is to call the local shop to confirm whether or not they will be open.
Chocolate shops are open on Mother’s Day. Premium chocolate makers such as See’s Candy and Godiva retail outlets will be open during their normal business hours. This usually includes hours on Sunday. If you have a local independent chocolate store, they will most likely be open for Mother’s Day since this is a big day to purchase chocolate. If your local chocolate shop is not normally open on Sunday, you should call them to confirm whether or not they will be open.
All grocery stores are open on Mother’s Day. While there are a few days during the year when grocery stores will be closed, Mother’s Day is not one of these. You can do your regular Sunday grocery shopping if that is part of your routine, or you can stop in to get some last-minute Mother’s Day gifts if you happen to forget the holiday. All major grocery stores such as Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods will be open. Even local, independently owned grocery stores should be open if they are regularly open for business on Sundays.
National drug store chains are open on Mother’s Day. All three of the major drugstore chains (CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens) are open for business on Mother’s Day. If you do shopping at a local or independently owned drugstores, and that drugstore is usually open on Sunday, then it will almost certainly be open on May 10. If your local drugstore is not open on most Sundays, then it will likely be closed on this day.
In most cases, yes, restaurants are open on Mother’s Day. If the restaurant that you want to go to is usually open on Sunday, then it is likely going to be open on Mother’s Day. Depending on the restaurant, there may be a special menu for brunch. Your best bet is to call the restaurant to confirm whether or not they are open, and whether or not they are serving a special menu on this day.
Gas stations are open on Mother’s Day. Any gas station that is normally open on Sunday for business will be open on May 10. If it happens that a local gas station is closed on this day, there should be plenty of other gas stations open in the area where you will be able to fuel up your car.
Banks and Credit Unions
The majority of banks and credit unions are closed on Mother’s Day. Most banks and credit unions are closed on Sunday. Since Mother’s Day happens to land on a Sunday each year, these institutions are closed as part of their normal business hours. The exceptions are TD Bank and Citizens Bank (Walmart locations) which are open on most Sundays. There are a number of regional credit unions that are open on Sunday as well (list here). These will be open on Mother’s Day as well.
While many of the bank and credit union branches will not be open, ATMs and websites will be functional on this day. Customers should be able to do many of the basic financial transactions through these two resources. If you do a transaction through an ATM or through the online website, it’s important to remember that the transaction may not post to your account until the next business day.
Post offices are closed on Mother’s Day. Much like banks and credit unions, most post offices are closed on Sunday as part of their regular business hours. Therefore, you can expect that post offices will be closed on May 10. If you happen to have a post office that has Sunday hours, it’s best to call to confirm that they will be open on this day.
(Photo courtesy of Nicki Dugan Pogue)