Mother's Day is just around the corner! It's a day to celebrate your mom, grandma, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, or any special mother in your life!
The past year has been tough on us all, but especially for moms. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in the workforce, especially those that are care takers. A gift might not solve all her problems, but there's also no denying that a gift makes everyone feel special.
In honor of Mom, we've compiled a list of gifts she may enjoy - all from small businesses across the U.S.
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The Ultimate Pamper Pack
Vintrey Goods, based in Colorado, was built out of a desire to build a business that is both meaningful and socially conscious, all with an underlying love for all things local. Vintrey Goods embodies a love for travel and empowering local artists from around the globe.
For the ultimate pampered night in, give Mom this gift pack filled with self care goodies like candles, nail polish, turmeric milk mix, and chocolate!
SHOP Pamper Gift Pack $48, available at Vintrey Goods
For the coffee (or tea!) lover
Uplift the spirit with every sip! These hand sculpted mugs with cute little phrases inside the rim are a great way to bring calm, focus, and good vibes to your Mom's mornings.
Mix It Up, based in Idaho, lives by the motto "if you "Mix It Up" in your home decor, entertaining, gift giving, and your life...just a little, it becomes more interesting and delightful!" As an anchor in its community, they seek to connect with customers and help them find a unique and high quality gift that will spark joy. And their customers love them - they were voted #1 Gift Shop 11 years in a row!
SHOP Folk Mugs $18, available at Mix It Up
Sustainable, Fair Trade, and Ethical
Giraffe, based in Washington, curates handmade items from over 45 countries, creating a space that truly represents the entire world. Every item at Giraffe has a unique story and journey to tell. You can feel good buying Mom things from Giraffe because they promote fair trade standards, focus on good design and quality, preserve cultural integrity, and use items that are Earth friendly and sustainable.
Grab her these cozy handwoven scarves in a multitude of colors. The perfect accessory to complement any outfit, or something to simply cuddle up with at home!
SHOP Handwoven Cotton Shawl $68, available at Giraffe
Handwoven Art from Tunisia
54 Kibo, a Brooklyn based shop, aims to bring contemporary African design to each of us. Born in Ghana, raised in South Africa, and now living in New York, founder Nana Quagraine always loved the unique contemporary African design items she found on trips home. She aims to tap into the vast creativity and talent in Africa to bring designs that are accessible globally.
Grab Mom this handwoven, contemporary, and gorgeous throw pillow. A stylish way to add comfort to any space!
SHOP Hammamet Throw Pillow $65, available at 54 Kibo
A Little (or a Lot) of Bling!
Sometimes a little bling is all Mom needs! Broken English, with shops in Santa Monica and New York, curate collections from the world’s top designers.
Grab this Mama necklace for an extra splurgy gift for Mom!
SHOP Mama Necklace $675, available at Broken English
Get Creative with Candles
Not into splashy gifts? Spend some quality time with Mom making your very own candles! The owners of Elm Candle Bar, based in Seattle, understand the power of candles. They influence our emotions and create an atmosphere.
A 100% customized experience - chose your color and your scent - DIY candles are a perfect way to spend a relaxing evening with Mom!
SHOP Candle Home Kit $72, available at Elm Candle Bar
Double Duty Art and Practicality
Polish Pottery sources beautifully designed stoneware directly from Poland. These unique pieces are easy to clean (hello dishwasher safe!) but are gorgeous enough to display proudly in your home. Created by skilled artists by hand, this gift is a show stopper!
Grab this carafe for Mom and maybe enjoy a mimosa or two at home, while you’re at it!
SHOP Peacock Carafe $66.39 available at Polish Pottery Outlet
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