Mother’s Day Like a Local

Mother’s Day is nearly here and we are still in a pandemic! I’m sure you thought your gift last year was pretty cool BUT you especially need to step it up this year. Moms right now are not ‘bored’ or starting side hustles or alphabetizing their crystal collection. Moms right now? They are working triple overtime.

Now that we got how amazing Moms are out of the way, let’s talk about another thing we can easily agree on: the importance of supporting local small businesses. There is a massive shift in the way local businesses can operate. With any shift comes a lag time in profit returns, we need to come together. More than ever we need to make the ethical choice to purchase locally when we can. Putting local + love of Mamas together = I’ve compiled the perfect compilation of gifts, wrapped in a pretty little bow for ya.

Below is a list of all Maryland sourced gifts from Westminister to Baltimore to Annapolis and even Severna Park. I would be happy to receive any of these (*hint-hint*) for Mother’s Day and I may have already treated myself to one or two.

In no particular order let’s get it crackin’

1. Hon’s Honey Gift Box $55

Hon’s Honey is a Baltimore based business that empowers women survivors of addiction, abuse, poverty, sex-trafficking, and prostitution. This specially made gift box supports their mission and can be shipped with a personal note to a special Mama anywhere.

Included in the box:

  • 16 oz Honey 
  • Honey Pump
  • Hon’s Honey Mug (only available in box set!)
  • Hon’s Tote
  • Wight Tea’s Baltimore Breakfast Blend 
  • Wight Tea’s Blueberry Basil Tea

2. & 3. HERE. a pop-up shop $26-$115

A one stop shop for ALL gifts for everyone. HERE. has an entire tab dedicated to Mother’s Day, that’s how seriously they take gift giving. I was initially swooned by the Morse Code earrings, they come in a few different shade options. Then I was really taken aback by the gift box and what you get.

Included in the box:

  • Kim Hovell Print –“Sea Lavender” Print of original painting 8×10 in 11×14 mat, signed by the aritst {$40}
  • Oyster pottery dish 
  • Pearl Hair Clip 
  • Mom Cuff 
  • Chesapeake Destination Candle – Exclusive artwork, Soy Candle
  • Chesapeake Oyster Can Print 
  • Face Mask – Boonsboro Buckets

4. Old Westminster Tasting $75

Say no more… Wine is the best way for busy Mom to keep hydrated on a that special Sunday afternoon. It’s not surprise that this sibling-run business made a special gift for Mother’s Day. Old Westminster Winery will send three of their newest wines as a tasting kit bundle, delivered right to her (your) door. FREE shipping for orders over $75. It’s a no brainer.

Included in the bundle:

  • 2019 Rosé
  • 2019 Trio
  • 2017 Tempranillo.

5. & 6. Brightside Box $30- $45

Another business that has an entire section of the site dedicated to MOTHERS DAY! There are about a million items that you can send to any Mama Bear from Brightside. Two of my favorite picks: MOM OF THE YEAR graphic t-shirt and the Got it from my Mama gift box. Free shipping on orders over $50.

Included in the box:

  • Sugared Blossom hand creme
  • I Get It From My Mama jumbo mug
  • Voluspa Baltic Amber mini macaron candle 

7. Wine By Design Glassware $20

Danielle Griffo has an eye for quintessential Annapolitan vibes like no other. She can paint anything on glass, but I think the whimsical palm stemless is a great option. Allow the wine from Old Westminster Winery sit gently in this work of art. Browse some her her designs HERE.

8. Mint + Major Earrings $34

Don’t hate me…but I miiiiiiiiight have purchased the last one of these bad boys. Mint + Major has an incredible collection of statement jewelry pieces. I love scrolling through their new arrivals as part of my weekly quarantine-routine. These Mother of Pearl earrings are an oversized stud perfect for Spring and Summer.

9. Rise Up Coffee $13-$70

You know what is better than coffee? Seasonal roast, local coffee. Rise Up has a rotation of roasts through the year on limited release, right now they are offering free shipping for local delivery. If you’re feeling particularly kind, go ahead and get her a subscription, who knows when we will be able to enjoy a cup outside of our homes. It is such a treat to get coffee in the mail. The Spring Equinox is a 50/50 dark/light roast Guatamalan coffee, it is the fine line between Winter and Spring. Bravo!

10. Peaceful Petals prices vary

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without some flowers, am I right? But these aren’t just any grocery store flowers, these are wedding-worthy bouquets that get personally delivered to your door from a Vintage VW. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Peaceful Petals Flower Truck pulls up to your event creating a dreamy backdrop but they’ve now flexed their creative muscles to included personal deliveries during COVID-19. Go ahead and brighten a Mom’s day.

Pro-tip, go to their contact page and ask to be included on the weekly delivery email chain.

SO… you scrolled to the bottom for a synopsis…

  • Mother’s Day orders need to be placed ASAP for an on-time delivery
  • Many local shops are offering free delivery right now, make sure you aren’t doing an Amazon Prime Mother’s Day gift
  • This year is especially important to show a Mom how valued she is, it’s not a Netflix + Chill scenario for Moms, it is multi-tasking like never before
  • Contact your favorite shops to organize a gift basket if they don’t already have an option; they all include handwritten notes with delivery

To Moms everywhere….You are the backbone, you are what is keeping the world afloat.Moms, you are the source of smiles and the source of comfort. You are the hands that hold us all. I love you, I see you and I applaud you. Happy Mother’s Day!

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