Momma Says Shop Small: A Guide to Local Mother’s Day Gifts

This year, celebrating Mother’s Day will come with some challenges in the wake of the coronavirus.  The Sunday brunch or celebrating with friends and family is not an option.  But the phone calls, cards and thoughtful gifting will mean even more during these uncertain times.

But don’t stress — your friendly neighborhood business owner is so close!  With unique gifts for the diva mom to enhance her style, the Crafty Mom who loves to DIY or the Nature Mom who prefers the outdoors, local small businesses throughout Northeast Ohio have you covered. Check out our list of what’s to offer right here in  The Cle.  And the best part, they are all just a click away or short away!

Abstract Print Tie-Front Blouse by Blanc Boutique Cleveland

If fashion is Mom’s thing, why not dress her up in this chic dolman sleeve blouse? This gorgeous print makes this piece timeless and versatile. $45.

Pink + Green Statement Ring by Bombay Taxi Boutique.

Got color? Check out this beauty made with pink opal and light green quartz.  Imported from India. $40.

Teal Ombré Luminarie by BRICK Ceramic Studio

Light up Mom’s life with this Teal Ombré Luminarie in handcrafted porcelain, $150.  Available for delivery, shipping or pickup.

Columbia Dark Chocolate By Cleveland Chocolate Company

Handcrafted from Bean to Bar in Cleveland, Ohio, these chocolate bars are great for mom with a sweet tooth (and heart). $7 each.

Ultimate Shea Trio by Dornee Natural Body Luxuries

Keep mom relaxed with this perfect combination of fragrances bundled with a bar of luxury soap. $36.

DIY Clutch Purse Kit by Dru Christine Fabrics and Design

Give mom the gift of creativity (and some quiet time).  Kit includes instructions, fabric and all supplies Mom needs to create a chic clutch bag.  Available in three color combinations. $35.

‘Six Feet Closer’ Hand Poured Soy Candle by Furbish & Fire

Relaxing candles with timely themes that are perfect for the mom that miles away!  Available in various scents including Seaside, French Lavender and Blush. $25.

“Nevertheless She Stood” Personalized Journal by Inspirations of Love

So many thoughts, so little time.  Great tool for mom to decompress and unwind. $10.

Custom Spiritual Baths by Imani Allen Collective

It’s all about self care with these relaxing bath sets. Available in  combinations;  Blessings, Juniper Love, Love Syrup, Money Mayheim, Womb Kiss, Renewal and custom blends. $17.

Crossbody Cork Tree Bark bag by JENCI

Keep mom hands free and organized.  Chic looking and perfect for running errands. $65.

All Occasions Card Sets by Kerry C Wills

For the Mom who loves to show some love, these all sentiments cards are perfect! 5 design sets available, including custom. $15

Lash Makeup Bags by Look Fabulous

These makeup bags are the perfect way to keep mom pretty as ever – and organized!  3 styles available.  100% cotton. $10

The Complete Package: Cocktails at Home by Pope’s Kitchen

Cookbook + Drink Recipes + Bar Tools = Perfect combination to get Mom through the quarantine! $76.

Indigo Hand Dyed Silk/Rayon Scarf by Praxis Fiber Arts Studio

Wrap Mom with love!  Gorgeous color and hand dyed with indigo from the locally grown natural dye garden at Praxis. $40.



About the writer: Dru Thompson is a fashion designer who owns and operates Dru Christine Fabrics and Design, a design studio located in Lake Affect Studios in the Superior Arts District. Through community involvement, Thompson has firmly established herself in the arts and fashion community as a writer, educator at the Cleveland School of the Arts, and mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs. To learn more about the design, visit, on Instragram @druchristine, Twitter @druchristine and Facebook Dru Christine Fabrics and Design.  

Post categories:

Leave a Reply