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COVID 19 — Mother’s Day in Vancouver: 12 super local gifts for extraordinary times

COVID 19 — Mother’s Day in Vancouver: 12 super local gifts for extraordinary times

Mother’s Day isn’t really about gifts, but it never hurts to be on the receiving end of a bath bomb, personalized necklace, or a cosy Tee. And if it means picking one of this local items for yourself, well so be it. Besides, you can feel good that you’re supporting a local business that is quite possibly run by a mom. All items are available during this pandemic but may take longer to arrive so order early or arrange pick up.

12 local gift picks for moms

Grieving Pins for bereaved mothers

“The Bereaved Mother’s Day Set, because there is no one more brave than the mother who is stretched between Heaven and Earth.” These pins let people know that you are hurting, without having to say any words. Made by local mom Katie Jameson.

>> Grieving Pins

Women Doctors Tee from Silver Icing

This tee is a shout out to seven women doctors who emerged early as a part of the leading authority guiding Canadians through this pandemic. Silver Icing is donating 100% of the net proceeds of this tee to @conquercovid19ca 

>> Silver Icing

Ice cream delivery from Uno

This adorable and delectable Kitsilano gelateria is offering free delivery across Metro Vancouver (in their super cute truck) so stock up on home made gelato or sorbetto for Mother’s Day. Now will it be Lavazza Espresso or Yuzi Lemon?

>> Uno Gelateria

Matching rompers from Smash + Tess

Is there anything cuter than matching with your mini? Check out these comfy, cosy rompers (and Jillian Harris fave) in a variety of colours from Vancouver success story Smash + Tess.

>> Smash + Tess romper sets

Candle Set from Sixth Scent

These 100% natural soy wax candles are hand-poured in reusable containers using fragrant oils and made in small batches. They come in lovely handmade gift boxes. Made in Langley.

>> The 6th Scent Candle

Seeds from Strathcona 1890

Gardening season is on! Gardening moms will love these open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds. Their motto “Help them change the world, one seed at a time” is as good as it gets.

>> Strathcona 1890

A bouquet from The Flower Factory

Photo credit: The Flower Factory

Yes you can still get flowers and what a great way to support a local business. It’s hard to beat the Flower Factory on Main St for stunning bouquets Call, email or go to their online store to send or pickup vase arrangements. Delivery orders by phone are running on a 24 hr window and they are accepting same day pickups by phone. Pre-ordering is preferred during these unpredictable times.

>> Flower Factory

Where to get the best bouquets in the city!

Soaps & balms from Bareskin Bar

Vegan effervescent hand-made bath treats packed with benefits. Everything that goes into them is purposeful and smells oh-so-yummy! Free shipping!

>> Bare Skin Bar

A tee from Strong as a Mother Club

Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/nmkayy/

Get one of these lift-you-up Ts or sweatshirts for the mom who needs strength and has strength! Think twinning is winning? Add a “Strong as MY Mother” shirt for the kids!

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>> Strong as a Mother Club

Personalized jewellery from Small Print

This North Van mom of two handcrafts meaningful keepsakes from finger, hand or foot prints. She sends you a print kit, and then creates a memorable silver necklaces, bracelets, keychains piece from your print. Once it’s ready, she mails it to you!

>> Smallprint

Honey from East Van Bees

Show your mom she’s the bees knees with multi-floral honey from East Van Bees whose hives dot Vancouver neighbourhoods. Talk about local. They also make candles, lip balms, food wraps, soap, Tees, and even offer seeds. PS: They are offering free local delivery for their Honey CSA as well as jar delivery (2 jar min) at this time.

>> East Van Bees

Undies from Revol Girl Underwear

These period-proof panties and bras are not just practical and comfy but downright sexy! With various levels of protection and endless styles that you’ll love to wear everyday, they’ve got sizes ranging from 2XS to 5XL. PS: They even have masks.

>> Revol Girl

A sweatshirt from Locomotive Clothing

This uber local very West Coast Tee (and more) company’s super soft and super adorable MOM + kid collection make perfect weekend wear. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, they are shipping only one time per week, so get you order in! Local delivery to Mission residents.

>> Locomotive

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