Mother's Day is just around the corner, and for a lot of our clients, this will be their first as a family! If you're still looking for the perfect gift, we've got a few suggestions that are great for any special mama in your life! Plus, these gift ideas are from Bull City and woman-owned small businesses, which make them even more special.
Does Mom have a sweet tooth? Treat her to a pie from East Durham Pie Company.
Ali Rudel's pies, both full-size and handheld, are delicious, beautiful, and made with ingredients which are sourced as close to home as possible. For Mother's Day, Ali and her team are offering flavors like: Honey Lemon Chess, Strawberry Pistachio Crumble, and Mocha. Can't decide on just one? You could also opt for the mini-pie sampler pack and have a taste of all three! Yum!
Is Mom under stress? A massage from Harvest Moon Bodywork may help relax away any tension.
Ayden Cox is a skilled massage and craniosacral therapist who specializes in the care and treatment of prenatal and postpartum bodies. She sees clients in her office, or if requested, at your home (which is a great option for brand new or solo parents).
Does Mom need to relax? Give her the gift of self-care with bath and body products from Lo and Behold Naturals.
Lizzy Chadbourne's products are an EmDo favorite, which we carry in the boutique here at the office! She takes time to craft and create scents and packages that are as delightful to look at, as they are to use! Gifting Mom a Lo and Behold Gift Set means she can pamper herself with a relaxing bath or home-spa experience while you parent your children, perhaps, outside of your home.
Does Mom prefer jewelry? Depending on her style, consider a piece from Every Drop Keepsakes or Renee Gaudet Designs.
Okay, so these two businesses aren't Durham-based; but they're made not far away, in Hillsborough. Renee Gaudet creates stunning, contemporary, wearable art with her designs. They're perfect for any fashion-forward, stylish mama!
Every Drop Keepsakes is owned by EmDo Community Member Sarah Stokes, who creates truly unique beads and jewelry made from breastmilk, a lock of hair, sand, soil or ashes. Her work provides a tangible memory of an important moment in a mother's life which she can wear or hold onto.
And of course, who doesn't love fresh flowers? Give Mom a bouquet from local florist, Pine State Flowers.
Not only are they North Carolina's first locally-sourced flower shop, featuring blooms from EmDo Community Members (and dear, dear friends) Sassafrass Fork Farms, they're also offering a special Mother's Day Bouquet! What makes these flowers so special? Besides the fact that you can feel good about supporting local flower growers; your mom's bouquet absolutely be one-of-a-kind, as they're arranged with in-season flowers, which change daily.
Have other suggestions? Let's hear them in the comments!