Mother’s Day is around the corner, and since your mom deserves the very best, you’ll have to scout out an amazing and personal gift to show just how much you care. Locating that perfect gift for your one-of-a-kind mother is no easy feat. Lucky for you, we’ve curated a list of gift ideas for every kind of mom. Whether she loves trying out a new beauty routine, has a green thumb, deserves some much-needed rest and relaxation, or is into the latest trends, we have something for her. Since Mother’s Day is about celebrating all types of moms, keep the other women in your life top of mind because many of these gifts will work for mother-in-laws, stepmoms, grandmas, and godmothers, too. Best of all, these items can be purchased locally from some amazing small-owned businesses. Read on for gift ideas to make your shopping experience seamless in Montclair.
Carol Handbag from SevenSouth Studio + Market
Gift your mom something as chic and wonderful as she is. This 100% natural hand-woven straw tote with bamboo handles from Salt + Umber is an amazing gift. Perfect for carrying to the farmer’s market, beach, or out to brunch, this bag will quickly become her go-to. To earn extra bonus points with mom, add a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine inside for an incredibly thoughtful touch.
Mom Necklace from Noellery
Every mom deserves a little sparkle. These dainty Mom necklaces are a small, simple statement of her very important role and relationship. Noellery has a selection of necklaces for Mom that come in many different styles, meaning you’re sure to find the ideal option that your mother will love adding to her jewelry collection.
‘Gift Dishes’ from Mind Your Beads and Seeds
If your mom has a green thumb, and enjoys spending time in the garden or taking care of her house plants, head to Mind Your Beads and Seeds to pick up a truly beautiful and unique potted plant. These gift dishes come with 5-6 different types of plants and their expert staff will educate you on how to care for them. Check out these other amazing local florists for gorgeous bouquets, potted plants, and more – Blooms in Hand, deVine Plantery, and Clores Flowers.
Thank You Mom Candle from JAE Candles + Co.
Created by three Middle School students from Verona, JAE Candles + Co. is a hand-poured, all-natural soy wax candle company. The brand has recently introduced its newest scent for Mother’s Day called THANK YOU MOM. Inspired by the trio’s love for their mentors and biggest fans AKA their mothers, this scent is the ultimate blend of fruit and flora that your mom will love.
Lavender Calming Collection Gift Box from DollyMoo
If your mom is in need of some major R&R, give the gift of calm with this Lavender Calming Collection Gift Box from Dolly Moo. Treat Mom to an at-home spa day and let these soothing and sweet lavender products melt away her stress. This box set which is almost too pretty to use contains Lavender Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub, Lavender Body Oil, Lavender Aromatherapy Shower Steamer, Lavender Water, Lavender Salve, Exfoliating Olive Oil Lavender Loofa Soap, Lavender Bath Bomb, and a Lemon Lavender Lip Balm.
Sunday Diamond Ritual Sprays from Monty
Give the gift of good vibes with these Sunday Diamond Ritual Sprays from Monty. Created by a Reiki Master, these mists are made of 100% certified organic essential oils, crystal essences in distilled water, witch hazel, and Reiki energy. The mists clear your personal energy, transform the energy of your environment and uplift your senses with aromatherapy. Bonus points for them being the perfect size to throw in your handbag and to have on hand when you need a quick vibe cleanse.
Splendid Lounge Set from On Bloom
For the Mom who loves to feel comfortable but looks chic, this one’s for her. This Eyelet Sweater and Short Set from On Bloom in Caldwell is the perfect mix of whimsy and romance. The beautiful laser-cut eyelet details make this a stand-out yet practical gift.
Shimmer Face Oil from Jones Road
Founded by Montclair resident and beauty mogul, Bobbi Brown, Jones Road is a clean, all-natural beauty line that works on every skin type and tone. Give the gift of glow with this Shimmer Face Oil from Jones Road. Lightweight and silky with a glass-like finish, the Shimmer Face Oil instantly wakes up the complexion and adds radiance to the body.
A Bottle of ‘Rosé Rurale’ from Amanti Vino
Toast your special mom with a bottle of bubbly. Christoph Hoch’s “Rosé Rurale” is one of Amanti Vino’s newest bubbly rosés. It’s a delicious natural wine that pairs well with brunch fare, cheese plates, and fresh shellfish!
Gift Basket from Sicilia Mia
Prepare the ultimate charcuterie board for Mom with this gift basket from Sicilia Mia. Featuring delicious olives in citrus preserves, pesto trapanese, semi-dried cherry tomatoes, eggplant caponata, one hand-painted olive oil bottle, and one oil in the bag. It’s an instant happy hour!
BonBons from Vesta Chocolate
Show your mom just how sweet you think she is by gifting a delicious treat from Vesta Chocolate. Unlike most bonbons, these bonbons are made with their own small-batch craft chocolate. Not only do they taste yummy but they are beautifully packaged and ready to gift!
If your mom has a sweet tooth, be sure to also check out local confectionary and bakeries, Sweet Home Montclair, Holsten’s, and Jayce Baudry for more delicious and giftable options.
Whole Lotta Love Sweatshirt from Nancy Rose Performance
Express your love for your mother with this cozy sweatshirt from Montclair-based activewear brand, Nancy Rose Performance. Made from ultra-soft cotton fleece, this sweatshirt is versatile enough for mom to wear to the gym and then to brunch. It’s so cozy, she’ll never want to take it off.
Olive Oils from Olive That and More
If your mom loves to cook, then you need to take a trip to Olive That and More in Verona to stock up on their delicious essentials. Their Garlic Infused Olive Oil tops the list for a must-have in any kitchen. Mom will love all the ways that you can use this versatile oil. It makes for a robust marinade and tastes delish on top of freshly baked bread.
Couture Planet Tote from Co Co an experience
For the mom who is always ahead of the trends, these fashion-forward Couture Planet® handbags from Co Co an experience make a perfect and totally unique gift. They are made from 100% post-consumer newspapers bearing headlines from the world of fashion, art, food, travel, and sports are available in a variety of styles and shapes.
Photo Shoot Session at Headshot + Brand Bar
Give Mom the star treatment for a day by treating her to a photoshoot session at Headshot + Brand Bar in Verona. Photographer Carley Storm will capture gorgeous and natural photos of your Mom that she can use to swap out that outdated Facebook profile picture!
Assorted Panier Des Sens Bath + Body Products from La Belle Vie Salon + Spa
Transport Mom to the South of France with these gorgeous and luxe bath and body products from Panier Des Sens. This line of all-natural vegan products are made in Provence and smells incredible. La Belle Vie Salon and Spa offers a full range of their candles, soaps, lotions, body washes, and more. Mix and match the assorted products to create your own basket based on what your Mom loves.
Women’s UGG Leda Cozy Sock from JT Murdoch
Pamper mom at home with these ultra-cozy crew socks from JT Murdoch in Bloomfield. These socks are the perfect transition for spring when it becomes too warm to wear her fluffy slippers. She’ll love wearing these when lounging around the house or working from home.
A Staycation at The George Hotel
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What Mom REALLY wants is a vacation. Gift her a night away at The George Hotel. This stunning boutique hotel in the heart of Montclair is the perfect way to escape. Plus, she’ll be able to pamper herself with complimentary amenities from their best-in-class partners.
Funny Kitchen Accessories from Gift Bar
These hilarious and kitschy kitchen accessories from Gift Bar are sure to make Mom smile. Bonus points for them being totally practical!
A Book from Watchung Booksellers
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If your mom loves spending her days with tea and a good book, then head to Watchung Booksellers! From cookbooks to travel guides, beach reads, and more, this community bookstore has plenty of options to choose from.