From the day we burst into the world, mothers mean safety, warmth, and unconditional love. Mothers are almost superhuman, virtually able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and cure all ills with the sweep of a hand. Moms know when you need a hug, when you need to be left alone, and are always there for you when you need them.
If you’re a mom, have a mom, or just know a mom, then you know how hard mothers work and each and every day for their families. When Mother’s Day comes around, we all want to give something back to someone so amazing.
This Mother’s Day, thank mom for everything they do for you and say how much she is loved and appreciated by giving back to her the same way she gave to you – with love, care, and with meaning. Find the perfect #local gift for mom, close to home. Order online to have your gift delivered straight to her door, or plan ahead for curbside pick-up and say Happy Mother’s Day in person.
The perfect gift for mom doesn’t need to be something big, it can be a small, but meaningful gift that says how much you care. In Pembroke, local. has the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Their “Strong as a Mother” bangle is not only simple and beautiful, but its message is also so true. Haliburton’s Indigo Dragonfly’s fun shawl buckle is an elegant solution to a scarf or shawl that won’t stay put. Pair it with a handcrafted wool scarf from Anupaya for a winning locally sourced gift. Nature lovers will also love any of the bird paraphernalia from Gillagallou Bird Inc.
Fashion and Flair
Locally sourced or handmade gifts say so much about the gifter and the giftee; these are not quick and easy finds from a big box store, they take time and investment to find the perfect gift that says “I love you.” For hard-to-find and unique items, browse dot.’s online store of fun, flirty, and fabulous finds, curated right here in Ontario’s Highlands. Mom will love their fun, printed scarves or their colourful summer dresses.
If you love browsing Etsy for fun finds, you’ll want to check out Cheerfully Made online store, which is like an Etsy store packed full of local punch. Pembroke’s Pick it Fence has a fun MAMA line of clothing that is made just for moms! If mom has been looking for just the right purse for ages, maybe locally made leather will have what she’s looking for. Browse Enright Cattle Co.’s website for wallets, handbags and more, all crafted from leather grown and produced right here in Ontario’s Highlands. For more unique finds check out Mariclaro’s bags made from repurposed materials.
Give Pampering and Self Care
You know mom deserves a break (heck, maybe you do, too!). This Mother’s Day tell mom that you value how hard she works with a gift that offers relaxation, comfort, and self-care. Read our story about pampering spa experiences you can have at home and order products online for delivery right to you. These days we can all use a little reset, which is why Creekside Yoga’s online pass offering 30-days of unlimited access to a private Facebook Group is the perfect gift to offer mom some relaxation and rejuvenation without having to leave home. Order from Perth Soap Co.’s online shop to bring the pampering home with their full range of luxurious products, made in Perth, Ontario.
Moms Love Wine
The memes about moms and their love of a glass of wine aren’t far from the truth, so why not gift her with a bottle of some locally made vino? Imagine mom relaxing at the end of the day with the room softly lift by candlelight from Lofthouse Beeswax Candles, while sipping from a glass filled with ruby red wine from the award-winning Potter Settlement Winery. For the ladies who prefer something a little sweeter, the fruit wine from Needham’s Winery will be a little something different. Pair her wine with chocolate from Hummingbird Chocolate Maker in Almonte, or read our story about other sinfully delicious chocolate pairings. Spoil her to thank her for all she does.
If you’re longing to give mom a gift that keeps on giving, then art may be just the thing. Hastings County artist, Noelia Marziali’s, is offering a sticker of mother and child that is a touching and tangible reminder of everything mothers mean to us. You can also purchase local art of all medias from art galleries and local shops across the Highlands. Rail’s End Gallery has an online shop where you can find everything from pottery to paintings and jewellery. Check out their collection of handmade mugs that are calling for a mother’s touch. Keep watch for Blackbird Pottery’s April pop-up online shop to snatch up something beautiful and worthy of mom.
Find Mom’s Next Great Read
Moms love to curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book. Whether they are into non-fiction or inspirational books or are looking for the next great romance to read about, Mill Street Books in Almonte, White Pine Books + Children’s Boutique in Arnprior and Master’s Book Store in Haliburton have a fantastic selection to choose from. Browse their online collections and order for local pick-up or delivery. Throw in some local coffee beans ordered from Madawaska Coffee in Barry’s Bay, Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee in Mississippi Mills or Mighty Valley Coffee in Smiths Falls and she’ll be in cozy reading heaven.