Mother’s Day is right around the corner (can we talk about how fast 2016 is flying?) and one of my favorite things is giving and receiving locally-sourced gifts. As a small business owner myself, I know how hard we all work to succeed at this crazy entrepreneur life, and I want to support others as much as I possibly can. Collaboration over competition…always!
So I’m super-excited to share this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, full of items from incredible Kansas City-based designers, makers and retailers! If you’re looking to pick up something for the mother figure in your life (aunt, grandmother, BFF, whoever!), I’ve got you covered!
For the No-Fuss Fashionista Mom:
Nickel & Suede is known for their lightweight leather earrings that look amazing and are so comfortable to wear. This KC-based brand is available at many retailers throughout the metro (Made in KC is one of them!), but you can also buy their items online. I love all the color choices and styles! Something for everyone!
For the Organized Mom:
Etiquette Boutique is now featuring glam inspired planners, stationary, journals and more! I know as a mom I’m always writing down notes and lists, but then I leave them all over the place. I’d love to have them stored all in one location, in a cute notebook that looks sharp as well as being super-functional.
For the Mom Who Loves Flowers, But Wishes They’d Last:
Who doesn’t enjoy getting a pretty bouquet on a special occasion? Unfortunately, however, the joy is usually short lived…until now! Gift a succulent from Flowers By Emily instead, and mom will be able to enjoy them for much longer.
For the All Natural Mama:
Hand & Land is a gorgeous store that has a ton of beautiful and Eco-friendly items from beauty products, to jewelry, home products and more! This Mother’s Day you can put together a little gift basket of some of their items and personalize it especially for your recipient.
Want to surprise mom with something sweet, but not plain old chocolates? Try out a gift box from Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro! These Brazilian candies melt in your mouth, and they look so unique and beautiful. You can order them online or buy them at Hand & Land’s retail location. Sweet Kiss is also hosting a Mother’s Day event this Saturday at Hand & Land from 12-3 p.m. where you can roll your own Brigadeiro! A fun activity for moms to do with their kids, or for kids to go do with dad as a surprise for mom! Sign up via their website here.
For the Mom Who Has Everything:
What mom doesn’t want to receive a meaningful, thoughtful gift? But sometimes it can be pretty hard to shop for the lady who seems to have everything. Enter the Crazy Bananas Creative Studio Mother’s Day Package! When you buy a gift card for a family photography session, you also get a 4-pack box of Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro candies to gift along with it! It’s a present that any mom would love, and she’ll be grateful to be able to capture images of her family (which include her in the frame!) that will last a lifetime. Time is running out, so get your order in by Wednesday, May 4th to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day. Email me at email@example.com to reserve yours!