Day in and day out, mothers work tirelessly for their children. So when Mother’s Day comes around, what do you give the one person who is always giving to others?
This holiday, an excellent gift for mom may be right around the corner—literally! Rather than frantically searching the web for last-minute gift ideas, consider these unique, thoughtful, local presents, which allow you to show your mom some serious love and support your neighborhood retailers.
1. Assorted box of Abbott’s candies
Located just a few minutes from Ironworks Hotel Indy on 82nd Street, Abbott’s Candy Shop first began selling their world famous caramels and candies in the 1890s in Hagerstown, Indiana. With countless different treat and candy options, an assorted box of chocolates may be the sweetest gift to give this Mother’s Day.
2. “Whatnots” from Silver in the City
This local Mass Ave gift shop offers more than just your typical trinkets. With a wide selection of housewares and “whatnots,” you are bound to find something eccentric any mom will appreciate. Our personal favorites? This “Best Mom Ever” mug, the “super duper mom” pouch and this gorgeous necklace.
3. Mani & Pedi Gift Certificate
A trip to the spa for some much-needed relaxation is what almost every mom desires. Conveniently located at Ironworks at Keystone, Vogue Nail Spa offers a wide selection of nail and spa services, ranging from manicures and pedicures to waxing services and more. Pick up a gift certificate for mom to treat herself or schedule a mani and pedi for two and join mom for a fun spa day.
4. Vintage College Tee
For the sports-loving moms who never miss the big game, help them support their favorite teams with comfy apparel. The Shop Indy, located in the heart of Broad Ripple, offers a wide variety of vintage tees with sports, collegiate and culture themes. Their unique selection of sporting apparel will be sure to delightfully surprise any mom this Mother’s Day.
5. Locally Grown Shrubberies
Allisonville Nursery supplies the northeast side of Indianapolis with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, gardening tools and more. Whether it’s a new indoor succulent or tulips for the garden, moms with a green thumb will adore the beautiful plants and products Allisonville Nursery has to offer!
6. Hoosier Foodie Gift Basket
Local food gift baskets from services like A Taste of Indiana and Green Bean Delivery offer a large selection of tasty locally-sourced treats. A Taste of Indiana’s Hoosier Goodies gift basket is filled with apple butters, preserves, cookies and more, and a Green Bean Delivery bin can be customized with organic produce and groceries and delivered right to mom’s doorstep so she can avoid making that pesky Sunday trip to the store.
Your mom will be thrilled to enjoy any of these Indy-based gifts for her special day, which (don’t forget!) is May 14.
Happy Mother’s Day!