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.
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
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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?
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.
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.
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.
A bouquet from 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.
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!
A tee from 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!
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!
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.
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.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).