Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Mama than to support some of our local businesses, many of which are Mom owned and operated.
Whether she loves jewelry, flowers, fitness, sweets or relaxing, we have you covered with a list of local businesses you can shop from this Mother’s Day. Here’s a few of our faves:
1. Cookies from Jo Jo Cookie Co
These adorable MOM cookies from Jo Jo Cookie Co are guaranteed to hit mom in the feels while satisfying her sweet tooth. You can order on the website for pick up on Mother’s Day weekend; but hurry, pre-orders end on April 27th!
2. A Handcrafted Tray Box from Krafting Moments
These beautiful handcrafted stand up trays by Krafting Moments can be filled with treats and flowers or left empty, and they can be personalized and customized to suit mom’s specific tastes. As long as it’s not filled with more laundry piles, it’s bound to be a hit with mom!
You can order online and get more information via instagram.
3. A Staycation at The Grove
Mom needs a break, and what better way to give her the gift of self-care than to book her a hotel room that’s close enough to home (because mom guilt is a thing) while still feeling like luxury. With so many boutique styled room options to suit her style, from cottage inspired to Viva Las Vegas, she’ll feel like she’s boarded a plane to her favourite retreat.
You can book online, stop by and grab a gift card in any denomination, or you can choose from one of their curated packages that suit different moods, occasions and personalities. We’re a big fan of the “Fun With Fido” package that includes pet accompaniment, in case mom wants to bring the pooch along on her stay.
You can check out the website here.
4. Gemstone Jewelry from EVB Jewelry
EVB Jewelry creates the most beautiful crushed stone and crystal jewelry that gives us all the heart eyes. 😍
We love their Mom themed Rose Quartz bracelets, which can be customized for Mother’s Day with the title of your choice, whether it’s Mom, Mama, Nana, Nonna, or another personalization.
You can shop online via the Etsy store or check EVB Jewelry out on Instagram.
5. Merch for the Snarky Mom from No Filter Blonde Shop
If you know a snarky mom who likes memes and swearing, she’s sure to love these funny mugs, keychains and magnets made by No Filter Blonde. Bonus points if she’s a MILF who drives a minivan and is proud of it! (They’ve got merch for that.)
You can shop via the website or get in touch on Instagram.
6. Cheese & Wine from Paglione Winery
Wine, cheese and flowers?! Yes please! Show mom you know the way to her heart with this gift pairing from Paglione winery that features their Rosé Lemonade sangria or a bottle of wine of your choice, an antipasti box, a personalized handwritten post card, and an arrangement of beautiful tulips in a stemless wine glass from Thiessen’s Flowers.
You can shop this package online or call the winery to place your order while supplies last.
7. Trendy Fitness Wear (and more!) from Rain Fitness
Rain Fitness in Tecumseh takes you from the studio to the streets with high quality, consciously made activewear, athleisure, and loungewear from the leading fitness and lifestyle brands in fashion.
You can shop online or in store for stylish and unique leggings, casual work appropriate pants, and trend worthy sweatshirts that can take Mom straight from Zoom meetings to date night.
8. A Little Bit of Everything from Urban Art Market
Not sure what to get mom? If you want to support a plethora of local artisans and get hundreds of gift ideas all in the same spot, check out Urban Art Market, where you can find pottery, crochet, paper crafts, candles, body care, home décor and more. This cute little shop in the heart of Walkerville features 100% local and handmade goods. There’s something for every mom!
9. Trendy Handcrafted Cards from Made by MMLB
Handcrafted and sold locally by Made by MMLB, these fun and trendy pop culture cards are the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day gift. You can purchase these cards online, or contact them directly on Instagram to place an order. Made by MMLB also offers custom order requests for many of their products, and their merchandise is sold at many local stores including Wolf & Rebel, Potted & Quenched, and more.
(That Queen card tho, lol. )
10. A Gift Certificate from Rose Cleaning
Let mom put her feet up and we’ll handle the cleaning. Our gift certificates can be purchased on our website, and they come hand delivered and gift wrapped with one of our signature candles. That means you can order from the comfort of your home and have it delivered right to your door, which leaves nothing left for you to do but become mom’s favourite child when you give her the gift of a clean house.
So Many Ways to Support Local
There are plenty of local businesses to support this Mother’s Day, from restaurants and spas, to salons, flower shops and gift shops. And while we can’t share them all, we hope that you’ll look within the community to find the best gifts for mom that will not only make her smile, but will also make a local business owner do a little happy dance.
Do you own a small business that sells Mother’s Day gifts? Tag us on Instagram and we’ll share your gift ideas in our stories.
Written by: Stacey Wood