Mother’s Day Gifts

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Shop small, and shop local – that’s the name of the game when it comes to thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts! Whether your mom needs pampering or something a little glam, here are some ideas to help you take advantage of Downcity’s super cute gift shops.


212 Westminster Street

Sweet, hand-printed designs from Craftland are a lovely way to communicate how much your care. Whether it’s a Mama Bear shirt for the weekends, or a very large tote-bag with cute baby animals, these gifts feel super personal.

Awesome scarves that are perfect for getting hair out of your mom’s face during any of her favorite hobbies! She likes to garden? These twist scarves are made with a built-in wire to keep all those strands in place. No matter what kind of activity, these scarves are beautiful, fun, and practical.

A dreamy relaxation kit for moms-to-be. If you were wondering whether or not you should celebrate the fearless ladies about to start new families, the answer is yes. And this is what you should get them.


Queen of Hearts and Modern Love

222 Westminster Street

Moms really love candles. These ones are especially nice for people who generally don’t like super strong smelling ones–with mellow woodsy notes and just the right amount of perfumed sweetness, you really can’t go wrong. Plus, the wooden casings make great planters or tchotchke jars long after the candle is used.

Show mom you were paying attention all those times baking treats with her. Pack up your very best cookies, brownies, or bars in one of these wonderful cookie jars from Queen of Hearts and Modern Love. P.S. You can also use dry-erase markers for a temporary note or decoration on the enamel!

Moon Rivers Naturals is a self-care line that is simple, pure, organic, wild, new, and adventurous.

The seaweed-lavender scrub draws out toxins, and impurities. It has wonderful cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties which help with acne and other blemishes. The lavender soap bar is a complementary cleansing agent with just the right amount of grit to make you feel loved and scrubbed! The solid essential oil tube is concentrated and solidified so it’s easy to apply those good feels wherever and whenever you need them. Infused with organic lavender, chamomile,  calendula petals,  and pure quartz crystals, Solid Vibes is ideal for rainy day. The activated charcoal mask is deep cleansing, exfoliating, detoxifying, and provides a luminous glow. This mask is a blend of organic flowers, oats, bentonite clay, and activated charcoal.



229 Westminster Street

This is the debut perfume and soap bar from beloved stationery studio, Austin Press!

Ladies Cabin brings back memories of faded dresses and wild flowers: a forest hideaway bathed in the afternoon scent of summer air and towering evergreens. Top notes of meyer lemon, armoise, and bergamot, blend with a sweet middle of lily, violet, and neroli, and come together with an earthy base of cedar and moss.

This is for all those tough moms that aren’t afraid of some colorful language from time to time (or making a little bit of a mess!) Tea towels available at Homestyle.

At a loss for words for just how great she is? These books will say it for you! Check out these and more at Homestyle.

The packaging says it all! Make your mom sparkle with a little glitz that reminds her how fire she truly is.

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