30 Best Local Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Here’s what the mom or mother figure in your life really wants this year
Bouquet of flowers

It’s pretty easy to grab your mom a bouquet of flowers and a sentimental card for Mother’s Day, which is totally fine by all means. However, if you really want to show off and impress her this year, browse around and pick her out something a little more outside of the box. But fear not — we’ve done the searching for you and compiled a list to fit every personality on your shopping list. Without further ado, here’s the items the mothers in your life really want this year.


1. Teal Floral Weekly Tasks Notepad  

This notepad features 50 sheets of paper to help you stay on track and focused for the week’s most important tasks. Each sheet features three columns — Top Priority, Miscellaneous Tasks and Save for Later. 

Teal Floral Weekly Tasks Notepad, $10 at lilyandsparrowboutique.com

2. Herculean Meal Plan 

Herculean Meal Plan is a meal planning service that prepares nutritious and ready-to-eat meals, either to your door or through local pickup. All you have to do is heat and enjoy after a long day of being a girl boss.

Herculean Meap Plan, 14 meals at $9.49 per meal at herculeanmealprep.com

3. Nourishing Cuticle Oil 

Show your nails some love with this on-the-go cuticle pen that’s perfect to store in your desk, purse or car. It features several scents, including organic apricot and almonds, and is paraben-free. 

Nourishing Cuticle Oil, $6 at stellachroma.com

4. Birthstone Rings 

Carry a symbolic piece of those you love most with this stackable birthstone ring. Each piece is sterling silver and features one gemstone that’s 4 mm in diameter.  

Birthstone Rings, $44 at sloanejewelrydesign.com

5. Wife, Mom, Boss Candle 

Give the hardworking mom in your life this candle so she’s always reminded of the #girlboss she truly is. Each candle features 100% pure soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and burns for 75-80 hours. 

Wife, Mom, Boss Candle, $36 at unplugsoycandles.com 

6. Mommy & Me Mini Session 

Rachel Nessia Photography is offering Mommy & Me Mini Sessions throughout April and May. The 30 minute photoshoot can be either indoors or outdoors and features 15 images. (Psst! Don’t forget to get Mom a new frame so she can display her favorite image on her desk!) 

Mommy & Me Mini Session, $275 at rachelnessiaphotography.com


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1. Fragrance and Flowers

Composed of lavender roses, alstroemeria, liatris and more, this hand-crafted floral arrangement features everything Mom will love this Mother’s Day. In addition to the stunning bouquet, this gift set includes a 7 oz. decorative fragrance and 40-hour textured jar candle. The Sparking Current fragrance will bring bright notes of red currant and rhubarb, embellished with floral touches of jasmine, rose and chamomile, to your home. 

Fragrance & Flowers, $124.99 at mcnamaraflorist.com

2. Simple Joys Puzzle

The Simple Joys Puzzle boasts 1,000 pieces and is considered to be moderately difficult. Do it by yourself for some alone time or recruit the whole family to help you finish it. 

Simple Joys Puzzle, $28 at lilyandsparrowboutique.com

3. Best Sellers Bundle

The Bee Sweet Melissa Best Sellers Bundle features a lip balm, lotion bar and intensive heel balm. Patrons can choose their choice of lip balm: orange, peppermint or coconut lime. 

Best Sellers Bundle, $30 at beesweetmelissa.com

4. Sauna Social

Sauna Social is a mobile sauna and detox/relaxation spot for individuals and their friends. Gift Mom a solo 60 minute sweat session for $30 or book a couples session for $60. 

Sauna Social Gift Voucher, $30 for one 60 minute session at saunasocial.giftpro.co.uk/

5. Herb Walk with Materia Meta Spa 

Learn to live closer to nature through this Herb Walk with Materia Medical Spa. The walks are available to individuals or groups, and participants learn about wild foods and their nutritional benefits, medicinal properties and tropical remedies. 

Herb Walk with Materia Medical Spa, $200 at materiamedicaspa.com

6. Amelia’s Bakery Bread 

Amelia’s Bakery bread is handmade daily and sold fresh off the rack. Bread options include country loaf, cranberry walnut, focaccia, semolina and more. 

Amelia’s Bakery Pastries, starting at $3 at ameliasbread.com

The #1 Mom

1. Mama Rainbow sweatshirt 

Each sweatshirt is lightweight and features a rainbow and “Mama” written on the left chest. It’s also suitable for the mom of a rainbow baby. 

Mama Rainbow sweatshirt, $30 at upperkaseboutique.com .


Each keychain is available in either black, brown or white animal print, and is also available in “XOXO.” Clip it to your keys, diaper bag or workbag, wherever you’d like to display it!

Animal Print Genuine Leather Keychain, $16 at shopbluepeppermint.com
3. Mommy Daughter Glass Statement Set 

Match with your mini thanks to this statement bracelet set. Each bracelet can be customized to specify that child’s name and either Mommy, Mom, or Mama. 

Mommy Daughter Glass Statement Set, $35 at hopeanchorandcrew.com .

4. Handstamped Mama Bear With Cubs and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace 

Surprise the mama bear in your life with this hand stamped necklace. Each necklace features fresh water pearls and is customized to how many cubs (kids) your mama bear has. 

Handstamped Mama Bear With Cubs and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace, $74 at 



5. Mama Crewneck

This Mama crewneck is perfect for the mama who loves to show her title loud and proud (because seriously, she’s earned it). Available in sizes S-4X, it’s the perfect everyday oversized sweatshirt. Color choices include stonewashed green, pink and sand. 

Mama Crewneck, $45 at shophellochlo.com 

6. I’m a Cool Mom Graphic Tote Bag 

Whether you’re using this as a purse, work bag or grocery bag, it gets the same message across — you’re not a regular mom, you’re a cool mom. All bags are made in-house and feature reinforced shoulder straps. 

I’m a Cool Mom Graphic Tote Bag, $30 at ellamaes.com


1. Raspberry Merlot Preserve

Take home some of Tilly’s Tea Room preserve to enhance Mom’s next charcuterie board or breakfast. Each preserve comes in a 6 oz. jar and also comes in Strawberry Champagne and Fig & Earl Grey Preserve flavors. 

Raspberry Merlot Preserve, $9 at tillystearoom.com

2. Permanent Bracelet 

Simply Forever Jewelry is a permanent jewelry mobile located in Central Indiana that zaps on its jewelry pieces. Patrons can choose between claspless permanent bracelets, anklets or necklaces in either sterling silver, gold or rose gold. The mobile is available for parties or pop ups, and guests can also book a zapping session at her salon suite. 

Simply Forever Jewelry, starting at $40 at simplyforeverjewelery.com

3. Make your own candle Penn & Beech 

Give the special women in your life the gift of a custom fragrance. Shoppers can stop in and select an empty candle vessel(s), and Penn & Beech will wrap it up with a gift card loaded for the exact amount of the full candle-pouring experience. 

Pour-your-own candle experience, $24-50 at pennandbeech.com

4. Afternoon Tea at Twigs and Tea 

Treat Mom to a selection of scones, finger sandwiches, seasonal desserts and tea, almost like you’re in Europe for the afternoon. Afternoon teas are by reservation only from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Afternoon Tea, starting at $34 per person at twigsandtea.com

5. Cozy Cabin Co 

Give Mom a weekend away or take the whole family on a weekend away in Brown County. Each cabin features 4 bedrooms and 2.5  baths, plus an outdoor hot tub, game room, basketball hoop, fire pit, horse shoes and a treehouse for the kids.

Cozy Cabin, starting at $203 a night at cozycabinsin.com

6. Cupcakes From Two Chicks Whisky Business 

Two Chicks Whisky Business is a bakery in Plainfield that has cupcakes that are to die for. Each cupcake is $3.95 and comes in packages of 2,4,6 and 12. 

Cupcakes from Two Chicks Whisky Business, $3.95 per cupcake at instagram.com/twochickswhiskybusiness

The Mom Who Needs a Break

1. Rose Bubbles 

Each bottle showcases rose sparkling wine all the way from Burgundy Valley in France from the Boisset Wine Family, topped off with a cream and gold satin ribbon. Tres chic. At this time, the rose is only available for local pickup or delivery. 

Rose Bubbles, $83 at thecakebakeshop.com

2. Sleep & Calm Soaking Salts

Rest and relax after a long day of parenthood with these soaking salts. Each reusable glass bottle holds enough salts for 3-4 baths and is a blend of essential oils with epsom salts, dead sea salt, Cambrian blue clay, and activated charcoal. 

Sleep & Calm Soaking Salts, $14 at granolagirlskincare.com

3. Nourishing Face Oil

This nourishing face oil does just about everything — repairs damage, fades dark spot and calms inflammation to keep your skin looking young. It absorbs quickly with a base blend of rosehip, rosemary, chamomile and tea tree oils and blended with apricot oil, carrot seed oil, and more to pamper the mother in your life.

Nourishing Face Oil, $18.50 at spruceandbee.com

4. Rose Quartz Facial Roller

Let Mom roll away the stress in her life with this rose quartz facial roller. Facial rolling helps smooth wrinkles and boosts circulation, unveiling glowing skin. Bonus: Put it in the fridge for an extra jolt of energy to wake you up in the morning. 

Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $22.99 at makeitclassydiy.com

5. HydroFacial with The Indy Esthetician

This 45 minute facial exfoliates, extracts and induces the skin while picking up impurities (including blackheads, oil build-up, makeup and clogged or congested pores). It’s customizable to every skin type and requires no downtime.

HydroFacial with The Indy Esthetician, $175 at theindyesthetician.square.site

6. Caren – Seaside Hand Treatment 

Just like the product name, this hand lotion smells like the seaside — seagrass musk, tranquil driftwood and sunny Sicilian citrus. It’s also infused with aloe vera, which helps fight environmental damage and aging. 

Caren – Seaside Hand Treatment, $22 at nolanjamesboutique.com 

Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor who’s not a mom but really wants everything under “The Mom Who Needs a Break.”

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