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2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Katie Sorokas Katie Sorokas 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 9! As we cruise through this chilly Columbus spring and pass by the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, let’s take a moment to honor and thank all the mamas who have held up half the sky (or more) during an unprecedented year. Make it rain flowers, treats, and indulgence (for all budgets) on the mothers in your world – and do it all supporting local mamas too!

These mother- and family-owned businesses in Central Ohio are hoping to meet all your gift giving needs this year. Investing your dollars in a mother-owned business stretches the joy of your gift beyond you and your loved ones – and supports local community members and neighborhoods as well. Some businesses and storefronts are open, some are pick-up only, and others are mailing out gifts. Pick a gorgeous gift for all the moms in your life today to avoid any shipping delays! 

Flowers + Treats

Floral bouquet ($40+) from Hilliard Floral Design. In addition to a beautiful selection of fresh cut flowers for Mother’s Day, Hilliard Floral Design offers a wide variety of gift items, candy and chocolates. Shop owner Christine Buroff, mother of three and grandmother to six, recommends kicking back with a nice glass of wine while enjoying your flowers and Prosecco Fizz or Sugared Citrus Unplug soy candles. Hilliard Floral offers contactless delivery in the Franklin County area.

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Hanging Baskets ($20+) and Succulents ($5+) from Groovy Plants Ranch. Mother’s Day and flowers are a classic combo – and Groovy Plants Ranch is here for you with classic hanging baskets starting at $20, gorgeous succulents and potted plants, and a DIY option to pot up your plants at their very own Planting Bar. Whether you surprise mom with new green babies at home, or bring her for a fun-filled afternoon of selecting plants and pots and getting your hands dirty at Groovy Plants Ranch, you can’t go wrong supporting Liz, local mama of two, and her family’s business in Marengo. 

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Brownies ($4.50+), Cinnamon Rolls ($4.50), and Oatmeal Cream Pies ($7) from Fourteen Twenty Nine. Amanda, a mama and passionate brownie baker, founded Fourteen Twenty Nine with an intent to serve her community and, specifically, survivors of human trafficking in Columbus. Indulge in a treat and uplift women in your community when you check out Fourteen Twenty Nine’s famous buckeye brownies, cookie dough brownie sandwiches, brown butter cinnamon rolls and classic oatmeal cream pies. Watch for Mother’s Day Specials as well!

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Mother’s Day Treat Box ($30) from Kennedy’s Kakes. Named after her daughter and inspired by her mother and grandmother, Adrien Jones of Kennedy’s Kakes has been bringing gorgeous and indulgent cakes and treats to Columbus since 2009. Let the extra special Mother’s Day Treat Box wow the mama in your life – and impress her even more when you don’t ask her to share! Featuring a churro cupcake, lemon blueberry loaf, decadent love bites and more, this treat box will make a delicious and sweet addition to breakfast in bed!

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Brunch ($8.50) and a Gift Card at Freedom a la Cart. Treat the mom in your life to a delicious brunch with an impact. Picking up pastries or lunch from Freedom a la Cart “makes meals more meaningful by deliciously combining” brunch with “life-changing employment and impactful services to survivors of human trafficking.” Each café purchase provides workforce training and wraparound services for local survivors of sex trafficking. Freedom is a place where survivors can heal, learn, and grow as they establish personal and economic self-sufficiency. Nothing tastes better than supporting a global sisterhood feels.

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Beauty + Self-Care

Mother’s Day Gift Set ($20+) from 2 Natural Sisters. Founded by sisters, Karla and Karen, 2 Natural Sisters will deliver nourishing gifts to both the women in your life, as well as Mother Earth on Mother’s Day. This company has a focus on earth-friendly practices and natural ingredients to care for both your skin and the planet. The founders are working to ensure a healthy world for their children and grandchild with each order. 2 Natural Sisters is offering Mother’s Day gift sets to help treat the mamas in your life this May!

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Gift Card to Boss Gal Beauty Bar. Boss Gal Beauty Bar is here for all the mamas looking for an extra special facial and spa day for Mother’s Day this year. Let owner and mama Kathy and her team help the moms in your life relax with a Glow & Go facial at the Facial Bar. Get truly indulgent with The Golden Hour, a facial using 24k gold, or The Dope Facial, a CBD-infused facial treatment. And, if you purchase a $79 (or more) gift card between May 1 – 9, you will also receive a free ZO Skin Health Vitamin C and lighted compact to gift (or keep!).

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Westman Atelier Makeup Brushes ($38+) and Eye Pods ($88) at Fine Feather. Fine Feather has what you need to pamper the mama in your life with natural and thoughtfully-chosen beauty and self-care products. Diana, mama to a 3-year-old little boy, recommends splurging on gorgeous Westman Atelier vegan makeup brushes (made with sustainable wood handles and handmade in Japan by the oldest brush-maker in the world) paired with Westman Atelier Eye Pods. The RMS Lip2Cheek Glow Quad Mini ($25) is perfect for the mama on the go – a very portable palette of universally-flattering shades for versatile use on face, eyes, cheeks and lips. Let Fine Feather customize a special and unique gift just for the mama in your life.

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Gifts Moms Will Love

Gorgeous, maintenance-free plants, journals, puzzles, and more from On Paper. The Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party at On Paper is sure to be the event of the season! You’ll find plants that never need tending made by local paper artist Pretty Papel, elegantly potted in vintage teacups and pots. Complete the perfect Mother’s Day gift with high-quality teas, puzzles, and journals all inspired by Regency-era garden parties! If the mom in your life loved Bridgerton, this is the place for you to find an extra special gift! Three women with a handful of children between them collaborated to bring a day full of whimsy to the special woman in your life!

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The Motherland Candle Collection ($15+) from Coco & Grace. Decadent, hand-poured candles featuring unique scents in natural coconut wax will be a treat to receive for any mother in your life. With the help of her 4-year-old daughter who helps to make the candles, Mika Romney creates wonder and delight with Coco & Grace’s The Motherland Collection featuring scents inspired by Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and Côte D’Ivoire. As a special Mother’s Day treat, this collection will be 20% off. A special Mother’s Day gift box is also being offered featuring three new scents in a 10 ounce candle, 3 ounce candle, and room spray.

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T-shirt with an extra special meaning ($28) from Megan Lee Designs. Is the mom in your life “a cool mom”? Always willing to be brave enough to be the light for your little ones? Megan, owner of Megan Lee Designs and mom to two little ones, recommends treating the mama in your life to one of these fabulous t-shirts. Her shirt featuring Amanda Gorman’s famous line of poetry has been the best seller of 2021 – and the mother to your kiddos definitely deserves the best! Order online or pick-up at their Westerville storefront.

Image provided by Megan Lee Designs

Jewelry and Self-Care Ritual Kits from Bohindi. This gorgeous storefront has all you need to give a thoughtful, sweet and intentional gift to mamas in your life. Choose from self-care ritual kits, a gift card to visit The Bead Bar to set intentions in stone on a one-of-a-kind bracelet, or personalized bracelets and necklaces featuring dates, birth stones and initials. Personalized gifts are a caring way to honor rainbow mamas and mothers who have miscarried or lost children as well. Founded and designed by local mama, Jamie Riley, let Bohindi celebrate special moments and set intentions for future ones.

Image courtesy Bohindi via bohindi.com

Happy Mother’s Day!

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