Need some last minute shopping ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts? We’ve compiled a list of 11gift ideas we’ve found through our travels that are sure to please the mom (or any woman, really) on your list. And, you can purchase all these gifts online so you don’t even have to leave home to shop. Best of all, by shopping these stores, you are helping some fantastic businesses during these difficult economic times.
Best Mother’s Day gifts from Elevate People – Lincoln, Neb.
Elevate is one of our very favorite places we’ve found on our travels. We stumbled across this unique shop on a trip to Kearney, Neb. Elevate, which has since moved its retail store to Lincon, is a non-profit that sells gorgeous hand-crafted leather goods while “creating sustainable job solutions globally that improve lives and transform communities.” You can read more about their story HERE.
We love Elevate’s leather bags and wallets that are well-crafted and will last forever. And, to know that our purchases help others in need makes it even better.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: The tri-fold wallet, double wrap band, or the bucket tote bag that easily slips over a suitcase handle.
A scarf or wrap from Pang Wangle – New Orleans, La.
This company actually found us and sent Ann a complimentary essential wrap. Not only is the wrap soft and fashionable, it is made with an Insect Shield® repellent technology that keeps the bugs away. And yes, we tested it outside on our deck and it really does protect against insects.
We also love that Pang Wangle products are made in the USA with a commitment to reduce the negative impacts of the textile industry on our environment. Trust us, your mom will love these products, this company, and being able to enjoy the outdoors without having to load up on bug spray this summer.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: The essential wrap with Insect Shield® bug repellent, the journey scarf (with pocket), and the featherlight infinity scarf.
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Best Mother’s Day gifts from Figue – Rochester, Minn.
Figue (pronounced “fig”) in Rochester, Minn., is a one of a kind kitchen store for people like us who love food. Created by the mother/daughter team of Amy and Linda Lorber, Figue has found the most amazing makers and creators who provide products with form, function, and quality. We found Figue when we were in Rochester for appointments at the Mayo Clinic and now look forward to going there whenever we’re in town.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: The For Mom With Love gift set, a bread basket, or Gardenaire spice mixes.
BathHouse Soapery and Caldarium – Eureka Springs, Ark.
Ann and Meghan found BathHouse Soapery and Caldarium on a mother/daughter trip to Eureka Springs. They came home with bags full of wonderfully scented body soap scrubs, bath bombs, and hand lotions. The products are not oily and come beautifully packaged in a way that will make your mom feel so special and appreciated.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: The milk collection gift set, any of the body scrubs, or the mani/pedi ultimate set.
The Chef & The Dish – Anywhere you want
When this company reached out to us a couple years back and offered us an authentic Italian cooking class in our own home, we jumped at the chance. We loved our experience and have since taken even more classes. The format is simple, the chef comes to your kitchen via Skype and gives you a private lesson. From Italy (pictured) to Thailand to New Orleans, this company has searched the globe to find great chefs your mom will love!
Best Mother’s Day gift: Give your mom a cooking lesson she’ll never forget with The Chef & The Dish. (This is an affiliate link. We earn from qualifying purchases.)
Best Mother’s Day Gifts from Community Coffee – Baton Rouge, La.
We had our first cup of Community Coffee at a visitor’s center on our road trip through the south last fall and immediately loved it’s smooth, robust flavor. Named for the founder’s community of friends and customers, this company is still family owned four generations later. In fact, it’s the #1 family-owned retail coffee brand in America. Take mom breakfast in bed with a cup of this delicious coffee.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: Mom fuel coffee mug, coffee lover’s gift set, or the Corkcicle steel tumbler gift set.
Our favs from Salt Creek Marketplace – Pawhuska, Okla.
Salt Creek Marketplace, located right across from The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, is one of our favorite stores in town because they have a wide selection of merchandise that’s sure to appeal to just about every mom. Whether the mom in your life enjoys clothing, jewelry, or home decor, Salt Creek’s tasteful products are sure to please. Owner, Doreen Linder, is a mom of two boys and knows how to help you select the best gifts for mothers any time of year.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: Finchberry Sweet Dreams Soap, a Kendra Scott link bracelet, or a Consuela Grab and Go bag.
Best Mother’s Day gifts from Coppola Winery – Geyersville, Calf.
If the mom on your list likes good wine, then look no further than the Coppola winery; we’ve never tasted a Coppola wine we didn’t like. We found this winery on a family visit to Sonoma County, Calif. We’re confident that a bottle of Coppola wine will make your mom feel like the star of the show no matter your price point.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: The Sofia Blanc de Blancs, the Cyrano, and The Family Coppola (a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon).
Our go-to Greek Seasoning – Mason City, Iowa
Who knew that we’d find our new go-to seasoning for chicken, beef, fish, and grilled veggies at the Clear Lake, Iowa, Farmer’s Market. Your mom will love Kusina Gold gourmet Greek seasoning made by a female-owned small business in the heartland. We use this seasoning regularly on meat, vegetables, and on toasted bread or English muffins (with parmesan).
Best Mother’s Day gift: The 2-pack of the 12 oz. bottles of Kusina Gold seasoning. Trust us, one bottle won’t be enough.
Flowers – Grow with The Flow, Denton, Neb.
Grow with the Flow is an aquaponics business owned by one of Steve’s former students, Jeff, and his wife, Heather. In their greenhouses, fish and plants work together to create delicious herbs and veggies as well as gorgeous flowers. Jeff and Heather make beautiful fresh bouquets and arrangements from flowers they grow and cut themselves.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: Flowers, of course. It’s Mother’s Day and that’s always a good idea. If you don’t live in Southeast Nebraska, look for a local grower in your area.
The Pioneer Woman Mercantile – Pawhuska, Okla.
Of course, The Pioneer Woman Mercantile is on our list for places to get great Mother’s Day gifts. We split our time between Nebraska and Pawhuska, Okla., and love shopping (and eating) at The Merc. You can also get many of Ree Drummond’s favorite items online.
Best Mother’s Day gifts: A floral kimono, turquoise bead necklace, or the reclaimed wood footed tray.
What are your favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas? Let us know in the comments below.