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.
Ten local gift picks for mom
Kent Street Apparel
What Vancouverite doesn’t need a bright, sassy but elegant umbrella emblazoned with the words “Merde I’ll Pleut” on it? This Mount Pleasant shop’s bright, cheeky umbrellas are flying off the shelves.
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.
Ticket(s) to Leading Moms
For moms looking to recharge (in other words, all of us!). Fill yourself with short, intimate talks from these everyday moms who’ll share stories of courage and strength. You’ll see yourself in these speakers, and you’ll leave inspired, refreshed and empowered.
Mint & Birch
Beautifully handcrafted bar necklaces never go out of style. This mama of four hand cuts and stamps each one with love.
Herchel Supply Co
This local sensation and darling of the Instagram hipster set makes everything from floral backpacks and duffles to wallets and colourful travel gear. Their every changing repertoire of snazzy designs and rugged fabrics make them a great Mother’s Day gift.
Vegan effervescent bath treats packed with benefits. Everything that goes into them are purposeful and smell oh-so-yummy! Studio pick up is also available for those last minute gifts.
Strong as a Mother Club
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!
Show your mom she’s the bees knees with multi-floral honey from East Van Bees whose hives dot Vancouver neighbourhoods. Talk about local! The also make candles, lip balms, food wraps, soap, and other apothecary items.
East Van Bees
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.
This uber local very West Coast Tee (and more) company’s super soft and super adorable MOM + kid collection make perfect weekend wear.
Shoosha Baby Truly Organic
Certified organic and smells even better than a baby’s bum. PS: There are lots of soothing balms, natural spray and serums for the parts that hurt on a new mom’s bod!
PS: If you’re looking for an array of local products, head to the Got Craft Market on May 4, 5 in East Vancouver!