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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 17 Local Finds from Women-Owned Businesses

It’s been quite a year for moms—and some celebrating of all they do is definitely in order.
Mother's Day Gift Guide

Scratching your head about what to get your loved ones this Mother’s Day? Here are 17 unique gift ideas and experiences, all from local, women-owned businesses, to help make your mom or the mother figures in your life feel seen and appreciated. And while you’re at it, you should snag a treat or two for yourself—we know you deserve it.

No matter if your favorite mom prefers a six-pack of hard seltzer or some caffeinated sparkling water; just wrap some up with this cute koozie from Jessica Landez’s must-visit shop in Fishers and you’ll be good to go.

Mommy juice neoprene koozie, $6.50 at Shopbluepeppermint.com.

mommy juice coozy

This 16-inch “MAMA” chain necklace says it all with the included presentation card that reads, “Motherhood is a love story that never ends.” Find it at NolanJames.net, the website of Melissa Bernero’s Cicero-area boutique. Lucky you: Take 15% off your purchase with coupon code INDYMAVENMOM15.

Mama bar necklace, $14 at Nolanjames.net.

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Sure, cupcakes are a no-brainer, but these floral decorated confections by Marsha’s Specialty Desserts & Tierney’s Catering in Avon are not your ordinary treats. Featuring six cupcakes decorated with icing “flowers,” surrounded by real baby’s breath and nestled into an artfully decorated gift basket, these sweets are truly next level.

Cupcake gift baskets, $25 each at Marshasspecialtydesserts.com. Visit the website for ordering and pickup options and scroll down to see all the Mother’s Day offerings.

cupcake gift baskets

Surprise a loved one with a virtual Mother’s Day afternoon tea flight tasting on Saturday, May 8th, with Tamika Catchings’ Tea’s Me Cafe. Just be sure to sign your recipient up by May 2nd so they can receive their tea sampler box in the mail in preparation for the interactive discussion highlighting various types and benefits of tea.

Mother’s Day virtual afternoon tea tasting, $20 at Teasmeindy.com.

tea

An ideal ready-to-go gift, these mini boxes are filled with artisanal toffee studded with roasted pecans and Guittard milk chocolate. Grab one, or three, at Amy Peterson’s Decorate on Mass Ave downtown.

Mother’s Day toffee, $10.95 each at Decorateindy.com.

Decorate Indy Toffee gift boxes

If you’re searching for a unique Mother’s Day card, check out the selection at Homespun: Modern Handmade, Amanda Mauer Taflinger’s chic boutique on Mass Ave. Whether you’re buying for your mother-in-law or your favorite dog mom, Taflinger likely has an option that fits the bill.

Mother’s Day cards, $4 and up at Homespunindy.com.

Treat your mom (or yourself, who are we kidding?) to a day of style and relaxation with an exclusive Mother’s Day pampering package at ILC Salon in Indianapolis. For $75, she/you can indulge in a scalp massage, a deep conditioning Olaplex treatment, and a haircut and styling, all by Lindsey Cooper, the salon’s ultra-talented owner. An added bonus: The space is super intimate and has a single chair, so you’ll have one-on-one attention.

Mother’s Day salon package, $75, call or text Lindsey at (317) 625-6346 to book and mention Indy Maven.

ILC Salon

Delight your mother with this stunning “Sarah” bracelet from The KALM Collective, started by Indy native Kai Johnson and her best friend London Hester. Hypoallergenic and tarnish resistant, this glamorous bauble is made of sturdy stainless steel that’s plated in 18k gold—and you can take 15% off of it until 5/31/21 with coupon code INDYMAVEN at checkout.

Sarah bracelet, $64 at Kalmcollective.com.

Sarah Bracelet

Mass Ave’s Nurture Baby & Child boutique has new ownership, and with Mystica O’Connor and Adriana Zeljkovic taking the reins, you’ll find an exciting mix of brands and special finds for tykes and little ones—as well as a curated array of books, like How to Spot a Mom, a witty ode to motherhood.

How to Spot a Mom book, $14.99 at Nurtureonline.com.

How to Spot a Mom

Heaven knows most moms could use some great coffee, so check out this medium-dark blend from Joana Wade’s JavAroma Roasters in Mitchell, Ind., featuring cocoa and nutty notes.

MOM coffee blend, $2.50-$49.95 at Javaromaroasters.com.

JavAroma Mother's Day Coffee

Add a dose of whimsy to your favorite mother figure’s sofa with this embroidered pillow from Barbara Turner’s Be the Boutique in Broad Ripple—if you can bear to part with it.

Flower crown gorgeous girl embroidered pillow, $80 at Betheboutique.com.

Embroidered Pillow

Whether the mom in your life uses her soaking time to relax and unwind or just steer clear of kids and obligations for a few precious moments, these honeysuckle bath bombs from Kelly Caldwell’s Simple Goodness Soaps will fill her tub with hints of nourishing almond oil and coconut milk. They’re almost too pretty to plunk in the water.

Honeysuckle bath bombs, $3.25 each at Simplegoodnesssoaps.com.

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Pasta is a good thing any time of year, but for Mother’s Day, Stephanie Daily of Send A Friend Lasagna has teamed up with Homegrown Florist to offer a fresh lasagna and floral bouquet package. Choose from savory options like meat and cheese, vegetable, or gorgonzola, and Daily will make sure your entrée and flower combo arrives on May 8th or 9th to local addresses in Indianapolis and surrounding cities.

Mother’s Day lasagna and bouquet special, $52-$69 at Sendafriendlasagna.com. Visit the website for availability and delivery options.

Send a Friend Lasagna Mother's Day Special

If your mom displays a rotating array of tea towels in her kitchen, consider adding this Mother’s Day-appropriate option, printed with a touching quote from Mother Teresa, to her collection. Find it at the online store of Stacy Maxwell’s Sweet M’s Boutique.

Tea towel, $14 at Sweetmsboutique.com.

Fingerprints Tea Towel

You usually can’t go wrong with flowers for Mother’s Day, but for something a little more long-lasting and unexpected, consider a succulent garden from Rusted Window, Stacy Molander’s floral market and lifestyle boutique inside Carmel’s Indiana Design Center. Molander also offers an array of gift baskets if you’re into one-stop shopping.

Trellis succulent garden, $69 at Rustedwindow.com.

Succulent

Toast your favorite momma with a bottle of Rosé Bubbles® sparkling wine from Gwendolyn Rogers’ The Cake Bake Shop—it’s definitely a splurge, so just try and snag a sip when your recipient pops the cork.

Rosé Bubbles, $80, available for pickup and local delivery only, visit Thecakebakeshop.com for ordering information.

Cake Bake Rose Bubbles

If your mom is in on the joke (or you like a little shock value), consider these sassy socks from Silver in the City, Kristin Kohn’s fabulously quirky downtown boutique.

Women’s crew socks, $11.75 at Silverinthecity.com.

Asshole Kids Socks

Stephanie Groves is a freelance writer in Indianapolis who genuinely looks forward to the mini herb garden she receives every year for Mother’s Day.

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