It seems only a few months ago that we celebrated last year’s Mothers Day over Zoom calls and from a distance, and yet, here we are celebrating our moms on this day once again. For some of us, this means the holiday snuck up on us, allowing only a short period of time to gather our thoughts and ideas for cards and gifts. If you’re among the many in this, we’ve got you covered! Our curated list, ranging from coffee to candles to wine, will help to point you in the right direction, no matter your distance—6 ft. or farther.
A FRESHLY ROASTED BREW
There are few mothers in the world who would deny a cup of coffee—especially if it’s freshly roasted and ready to be brewed. Detroit, of course, doesn’t disappoint. Ashe Supply Co., located across the street from the Detroit Opera House, roasts their own coffee on location and offers it by the pound. Stop by between 8 AM and 2 PM from Tuesday-Saturday to grab a pound or two!
Books in their nature are personal and vary in each person’s view and when a book fits a person’s likes, they make excellent gifts. Bookstores like Source Booksellers in Midtown help to bridge the gap between book and gift with their curated collection of poignant, beautiful, gripping, and fantastic reads. Check out Source’s daily schedule to find a new favorite for your mom (and maybe you)!
A CANDLE AS SWEET AS SHE
Detroit Rose, a local and all-natural candle and skincare line, offers only the best and most beautiful products for its customers. Each candle scent is simply heavenly, and the Aphrodite Face Oil is divine. If your mother struggles to spend time on herself, a gift from Detroit Rose is an excellent way to give her a moment of pause and self-love in her busy routine.
SOME NEW CLOTHES FOR SPRING
Much like books we love, clothing is something we wear, literally, close to our chest—especially our sizes. If getting your mom a few new pieces for her spring wardrobe is your gift idea, Good Neighbor is an excellent, mindful shop to grab a gift card from. Good Neighbor is filled with brands they ethically support and believe in, providing customers with only the best. Oh, and if it couldn’t get better, their downtown location is only a block from Ashe Supply Co.!
THE GIFT OF FOOD, FOOD, AND OF COURSE, MORE FOOD
Will gift cards for local restaurants ever get old? We think not, because the experience is something truly unmatched. Grab your mom a gift card from her favorite place, or to somewhere new! If you need some suggestions, check out this list of some of our favorites!
HIPPY DIPPY MOMMY
If your mother is more the Earth-conscious type, a great place to look for gifts is Ann Arbor’s new container-free shop: BYOC Co. (Bring Your Own Container). The store is filled with local bands and bulk materials, ranging from liquid hand soap (bring your own reused container to fill!), shampoo bars, and even kitchen compost bins. They may be a bit of a drive, but they are oh-so-worth-it!
SIP INTO SPRING
On the flip side of a coffee-loving mother, is a wine devoted-woman. Located downtown, House of Pure Vin offers an eclectic and palate-pleasing array of wines. For those who know little about wine, or the types your mother enjoys, no worries! The staff and founder, Regina Gaines, have your back, so ask away to find the perfect fit for your mom.
WHY NOT GIFT A LIVING BOUQUET?
The perfect spin on the classic Mothers Day bouquet is a hanging basket of flowers or an irresistible house plant. If she loves beautiful flowers, giving her a plant instead of fresh cuttings will remind her of her family’s love longer than just a few days. Check out this list for a few local shops filled to the brim with blooms galore!