Mark your calendars for Mother’s Day, May 9!
After an especially challenging year, it’s time to show the standout mother figures in your life just how special they truly are. This year more than most, it may seem next impossible to find the perfect gift that tells her how much she means to you. As moms, we have taken on not only the stress and worry from the pandemic itself, but also the effects on our family’s work schedules, school schedules, socialization, and extra safety precautions when away from home.
While a gift won’t exactly cure the hardships and sacrifices moms have made, they may just help her relax and enjoy something for herself for a change… because we know she deserves it!
To make shopping for Mother’s Day a breeze, I’ve rounded up a collection of meaningful gifts from local shops #AroundFishers that every mom will love.
For the Coffee Loving Mom: Best Mom Ever Mug
Give her the official title of “Best Mom Ever” with this beautiful stoneware mug from The Wispy Pine Boutique. This mug features a cool white glaze with a subtle speckle effect. With a simple, yet stately earthy design, this mug will have the special mother in your life feeling connected and caffeinated ready to take on the day.
For bonus points, add in a Gift Card to one of these great local coffee shops:
For the Mom Who Loves to Cook: Graze Cookbook
Graze is a cookbook found at Shine Design Home filled with inspiration for small plates and you guessed it… grazing. It’s all about creating multiple small dishes that pair together perfectly for one whole meal. The lovely mother figure in your life who loves to cook will enjoy all the tips from food stylist Suzanne Lenzer to help them prepare healthy, wholesome, and appetizing food.
For the Mom Who Loves Flowers: A Bouquet of Daisies
Did You Know? Daisies symbolize innocence, loyalty, purity, patience, and simplicity.
They are bright, cheerful flowers that can instantly lighten and add freshness to a room. These daisies are the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for your mom on her special day. The French Tulip offers online orders only with contactless afternoon deliveries for safe gift giving.
For the Mom Who Enjoys Puzzles: Pebble Beach Puzzle
Bring the beach to mom with this beautiful pebble beach puzzle. This wooden jigsaw puzzle from High Frequency Arts is laser cut with their very own geometric piece design. The red and grey pebble beach photograph was taken on Santorini by Ahnna Galena. This puzzle is 173 pieces and is noted to be challenging! It’s perfect for the puzzle lover in your life.
For the Mom Who Loves Candles: Mother of the Year
And the Mother of the Year Award goes to…
All moms deserve this candle after the year we just had, am I right? Available in a variety of scents, this 100% pure soy wax candle from Unplug Soy Candles will fill her home with a beautiful fragrance and instantly brighten her day. Not to mention, its sleek design will also look aesthetically pleasing any room she places it.
For the Wine Loving Mom: Cheers to You
Bring Napa Valley home to mom this Mother’s Day with a bottle (or two) from Peace Water Winery. Peace Water Winery is Indiana’s only locally owned California winery where they handcraft their wines right in the heart of wine country, Napa Valley.
For the Mom Who Deserves Some Pampering: Blush Salon Boutique
Pamper mom with a fun (and much-deserved) salon experience at Blush Salon Boutique. It’s different than your traditional salon and spa in that you can get pampered and shop their boutique all in one place! I am certain mom will enjoy this luxurious experience of feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
For the Chocolate Loving Mom: A Dreamy Gift Basket
This filled to the brim basket is every chocolate lover’s dream! Surprise mom with something just as sweet as she is with this beautiful chocolate filled basket from Jen’s Floral Design.
For the Mom Who Loves Giving Back: New Hope Bag
New Hope Girls began 10 years ago and is a non-profit in the Dominican Republic that provides rescue for girls and jobs for women coming from dark and difficult places. Each bag is made by one of the women and inside this beautiful handmade bag from State of Grace Boutique, you’ll find a card with their name, photo, and story.
For the Cozy Mom: Atomic Mom Socks
She’s an atomic mom; strong, powerful, and protective. They’re perfect for the cozy mom who is super mom by day and lounger by night. She is sure to stay comfy and hip in these cool crew socks from Gallery 116.
For the Mom Who Needs a Time Out: Mom Bomb
This fragrant fizzer from MJ Layne Boutique will certainly prove that mom is the bomb dot com! Once she drops this bath bomb into the bath water, she can relax, unwind, and watch as this white tea fizzer dissolves revealing a fun surprise inside.
For the Mom Who Has Everything: Gorjana Compass Coin Necklace
Mom is that one special person who helps you find your way through life’s journeys… just like a compass. This unique compass coin necklace from Blue Peppermint Boutique has that heirloom feel like it’s been in the family for ages. Express your thanks and appreciation for all that she does with the perfect jewelry gift like this bold Gorjana Lou compass coin necklace.
So much has fallen onto the shoulders of mothers over the last year. Let’s express our gratitude by gifting them something unique, thoughtful, and local this Mother’s Day.
Amanda Merriweather has lived in Fishers for eight years with her family of six on the northwest side of the city. She is a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer who enjoys reading, blogging, crafting (her new favorite hobby is woodworking), as well as spending time with her family finding new trails, exploring new places, watching movies, and playing board games. You can find her at The Yard at Fishers District, local coffee shops and boutiques, and the Fishers library and parks with her kids. Her favorite aspect of Fishers is how family-oriented the city is, and how many family-friendly activities there are to enjoy throughout the year. Follow her on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and on her blog.