“Siri, what day is Mother's Day?” If she told you Sunday, May 9th, she couldn't be more wrong — because, as we all know, EVERY DAY is Mother's Day! But the month of May does bring a special date on the calendar where we can shower mom, grandma, auntie, a BFF and all of our loving caretakers with the extra appreciation they deserve. You take care of the hugs, laughs, and mile-wide smiles, and we'll take care of the gifts that show mom just how special she truly is.
Whether it's a sweet candle to savor the moment or getting together to build lasting memories, these Indies know just the right way to make mom feel extra loved. Check out these 12 gifts from American Makers, guaranteed to brighten mom's day!
12 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts You Can Buy Now
Bélier Handmade (NC)
Maker: Adriana Del Bogno
Ahh…Mother's Day is a great day to treat mom to the gift of complete relaxation! This spa box from Bélier Handmade is loaded with me-time essentials like a bar of succulent-shaped soap, wood wick soy candle, lip balm, body scrub, and more. Plus, you can include a personalized message on a beautiful floral greeting card.
Black Gold Luxury Brand (NY)
Maker: Brianna Vaughan
Scents have a way of activating our most cherished and special memories, and this Mama's Purse Deluxe Box does just that! This self-care kit smells of sweet sugar crystals, lemon drops, and rich hints of caramel, reminiscent of the piece of candy you could always find in the bottom of mama's purse.
Dream Bucket Candle Co. (HI)
Maker: Adriana Gris Rojas
Can't join mom to celebrate in person this year? This crisp and cozy Mom Sweet Mom candle will envelop her in sweet hugs from afar. Rich and juicy black currant splashes together with red wine, clove, and oak hints. The moment she lights this candle, she'll feel transported to a place of love and appreciation!
Dulse and Rugosa (ME)
Maker: Claire Weinberg
Is a backyard chicken coop the hobby that has your mama hen cooing “Cock-a-doodle-doo!”? This Chicken Mama Gift Set includes exfoliating Chicken Scratch Soap, sticker, a tea towel, and Swedish style dishcloth. It's the perfect way to thank the women who rule the roost!
K&K Candle Delights (OH)
Maker: Kyndra Brown
Sweet dreamy scents can help transform even the most hectic momma moments into a minute of “me-time!” This aromatic bouquet of home goods includes two candles, a batch of wax melts, and a bottle of room spray. Floral and tropical scents entwine into a soothing moment of tranquility!
Misplaced Muse Creative (MS)
Maker: Candice Mizell
When things get crazy, every caregiver has their own unique way of bellowing “serenity now!” This Naughty or Nice Mother's Day Box gives you the choice of two candle labels, so you can celebrate the special type of ‘tude your favorite mama serves up.
Maker: Danielle Fleming
Is quality time more in line with your love language? Look no further than a Make-Your-Own Perfume session with Noteology. Share a mimosa (or mock-mosa!), decadent chocolates, endless laughs, and build memories that last a lifetime! Plus, you'll create a 30 ml perfume to remind you of the special day.
Southern Heat Candle Co (GA)
Maker: Aubrey Wright
Can't find the right words to express how much you appreciate everything mom does for you? Southern Heat Candle Co has you covered—pick from 10 creative candle labels, each conveying a meaningful message to show her how you really feel.
Steph's Scrubs and Stuff (CA)
Maker: Stephanie Calderon
This candle shouts “best mom ever!” so every guest in mama's house knows who's boss! It's available in seven sizes and twenty-one scents (Beach Linen! Snickerdoodle! Tropical Island!), so you can curate the perfect candle to capture mom's unique vibe and style.
The Southern Flame (GA)
Maker: Trisha Strumsky
Share the true meaning of mom with this special edition Mother, Noun personalized soy candle! If she's hard to shop for, this is the item for you—there are nearly fifty scents to pick from, so you're sure to find just the right aroma to bring a smile to her face.
Unfiltered Skincare (ME)
Maker: Brionne Beck
Bring the spa to ma with this ultra luxe sanctuary set! A Lux Floral Soak peppered with fragrant flower petals pairs with a Lavender Candle packaged in a handmade pottery cup. Invite mom to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate after a very long year!
Wick and Paper (VA)
Maker: Do Young Ahn
She's powerful, strong, and can take on anything—but even the most notorious cape-wearers can use some kudos! This “I Love You, Supermom” candle (available in two scents) will make her day and thank her for all the times she has saved yours!
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite ways to thank mom on this special day? What gifts are you ordering up to celebrate? Let us know in the comments!
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