6 Ideas for Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts
This year, I’ve made it a point to make some more purchases from local businesses, and particularly those of friends! I know a lot of really talented artists and designers and business owners and it’s so much more rewarding to order from them rather than going the big box store route. Here are five ideas for gifting this mother’s day.
If you’re going the flower route, why get flowers that last only a week when they could last all year? Luna Rose Reserve, founded by Michael and Deborah Gregg, sells beautiful Ecuadorean roses that last about a year. Choose from a variety of vibrant colors, including classics like red, white and pink to beautiful oddities like black, lavender, and metallic gold.
Serving you cute looks since 2005! Calico is founded by Elissa Paquette, who is one of the best style curators I know. Find clothing styles fit for everyone, but particularly to get you out of your comfort zone and introduce you to fresh new brands and silhouettes. Her sunglasses and jewelry selection are also really bomb, too! And great thing is that you can shop online or in store!
RA HA Jewelry is a beautiful sculptural jewelry company by Julia Sullivan. All her pieces are handmade in gold, silver, or brass and feature exciting contours like her monstera earrings (yes, that’s me modeling them haha), and now expanding into cute necklaces, bracelets, and teeny bowls!
Years ago, I met Emily Sokolosky while studying abroad in London. We always joked about getting me to whitewater raft in West Virginia (just the thought of it–ha!), and while that hasn’t happened yet, she opened a cute little letterpress shop called Base Camp Printing Co. in Charleston with her sister, Betsy. They make beautiful posters, do custom work, and of course, created several cute mother’s day card designs.
5. Antou Studio
Clothing with a story and deep origin can be found at Antou Studio. Filling a gap between the fashion industry, African designers, and a global market, sisters (and stylists) Olivia and Laurinda Rodrigues have curated, promoted, and fostered a community around knowing where your clothing came from and empowering women all the same (also–peep their logo, which was made by yours truly!).
It’s impossible to make this list without plugging my own best friend. It’s been so good watching Maria Polky Ceramics grow into what it is, now spanning planters, plates, and mugs across 4 main glaze variations. Her spiky white planters look so good with cactuses in them, and her teeny tiny succulent planters are one of her bestsellers. She’s offering 20% off and same day shipping for mother’s day through Etsy.