With everything going on right now, it's even more important than ever to shop local! So we're compiling our must-sees for your gifting needs, and our first digital gift guide is just in time for Mother's Day! (But shop quickly to ensure timely deliveries!)
Flowers are always a must-have for Mother's Day right?! But this year, it's time to make it extra creative. These DIY-opportunities are perfect for anyone with a little more time on their hands! Of course,
Local Color Flowers: The Bucket is beauty and DIY all wrapped into one! Here's how it all works - Local Color will deliver a bucket of fresh flowers directly to your door or the recipient of your awesome gift (mom, maybe?!), then you get to stretch your creative muscle by arranging your own floral bouquets right from the comfort of your own home!
Love and Luster: We are loving DIY Kits right now! Yeah, it can be pretty to receive a bouquet of flowers, but when you or mom get to create your own exactly how you want them?! There's seriously nothing better or more appreciated!
BITES, BEVERAGES & MORE!
Sip and soothe! We have a loooong list of favorite treats we love, and here are just a few you can gift right now! Make someone's day with a delicious treat or surprise them with a full meal! If you can't tell yet, the way to our hearts is food & drink..!
Johari Made: Send a little something sweet (or even spicy!) with unique flavors of small batch jams!
Kupcakes & Co: If you're in the Howard County area, you likely are already obsessed with Kupcakes & Co! Two locations filled with deliciousness from cupcakes to cinnamon rolls to cake pops and more! Best part? They are currently doing Kareful Kurbside so you can order ahead and pick up curbside!
Copper Kitchen: Fresh and delicious new menus are out each week for delivery! Definitely a sure thing to make Mother's Day awesome!
Lynny C + El Bufalo: Personalized Tequila Bottles available when you order a Margarita kit, which, let's be real, we all need one of these right now.
Balanced Letters: Brew Mom Glass, since we all know 5oclock is starting a lot earlier these days ;)
Tea by Two: Take out tea party for Mom! They have a "Scones and Tea To Go" carry out package that is sure to make you and mom feel real fancy! They also offer tea sandwiches to go as well!
READY TO ORDER BUNDLES
One stop shopping at it's finest! Combine treats and flowers, tea and honey, and get your shopping done all in one!
Bird In Hand: The ultimate in Mother's Day gifts resides at Bird In Hand! Not only do they have ready-made boxes to show your mom how much you love her, but they also let you create your own to really put in all of the things mom loves! There's wine, & sweets from Bramble Baking Co., skincare by Bathe Brand, Coffee from Thread Coffee Roasters, flowers from Caesura Floral +more!
Hons Honey + Wight Tea Co Mother's Day Box Collab: Tea and honey go perfectly together! Enjoy this awesome local collaboration that gets the pairing just right!
Because we're all ready to jazz up our zoom calls. & Who else is getting into full makeup and attire to take the trash out these days? Make sure you accessorize too! :)
EaarthBones: Send any number of the beautiful items from Eaarthbones shop, or send an activity with an online workshop! They are also offering a Thinking of you Gift Box that would be the most loveliest and inspiring gift mom could receive from her favorite child (we're assuming)
SOAPS & SPA:
Who would've predicted how special and needed a gift like soap could be!! Might as well make it something beautiful too!
Cope Soaps: We know you don't want to think of your mom in the bath, but an at home spa day is something ANYONE would love. The cool part? The soaps are handcrafted by two mental health therapists, so you know it's relaxing, and from now until Mother's Day (5/11) Copes Soaps is offering 40% off their soap selections!
Polish Change: At home mani time, with a business that's always been committed to giving back too!
GIFT CARDS, HOME & MORE SHOPPING
Many of your local shops are offering gifts cards, and we definitely recommend checking out your favorite spas, boutiques, and services. Rachel V King Lifestyle Photography is offering gift cards here! and TROHV in Hampden offers gift cards and a huge assortment of beautiful gifts for the home here!
Of course, a shout out to our friends at Taken and HERE. Pop ups, who have always provided amazing spaces to shop local! Make sure to follow each of them to see what local businesses, art, and gift-able items are available for delivery!
The list could truly go on and on! But we're going to keep you wanting more! We'll be creating more guides during this season and hopefully beyond! If you have, or know someone who has, something perfect for gifting, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for future posts!
All photos courtesy of each business' instagram