Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we all know brunches, spa days and many of the usual traditions and gifts are not going to be options this year.
Here are some ideas from local makers and retail spots — gifts that will make Mom feel cherished while she’s still social distancing.
A sweet treat from Sweet Republic
Local artisan ice cream shop Sweet Republic is offering 20% off Mother’s Day gift certificates that can be ordered online here. Use code MOM2020 for the discount. Both the Phoenix and Scottsdale scoop shops are still open for takeout and delivery. sweetrepublic.com
“Crafternoon To Go” kit from Rachel’s Young at Art
This week’s kit includes a “Color Your Own Canvas Mom Pot Holder” with three fabric markers, a miniature ceramic flower pot, a cardboard jewelry box, a “Color Your Own Wooden Mom Keychain,” a DIY “Mom” accordion card, a bag of decorations, four crayons, a glue stick, and a paintbrush in case you have paints at home. Kits are gender neutral and have been enjoyed by children ages 2-9. Call to preorder; pick up kits from 9:30 to 11:30am this Friday (May 8). Just pull up in front of the studio and pop your trunk. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves and will place kits into your trunk without any contact. 6990 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 115, Scottsdale. 480-621-6155 or rachelsyoungatart.com
The Cherished Childhood Keepsake Kit
The Cherished Childhood Keepsake Kit, by local writer and parenting instructor Amy Carney, will help moms turn childhood mementos into meaningful keepsakes. The kit includes a red “You Are Loved” keepsake album; an accessory kit with archival paper, an acid-free black pen and an acid-free glue stick; three white organza bags (to store a baby blanket, outfit, bib, hat or other small keepsake); a small gold bag to store lost teeth or other treasures, bookplate labels, recipe cards to preserve beloved family recipes and a 2 GB USB flash drive for storing important photos/videos. $44.99; or you can buy just the album (in black or red) for $24.99. amycarney.com
Standing Face Brush
The standing face brush from Frances in Phoenix has clean, modern lines and super-soft bristles You can even add gift wrapping. $15. Free shipping. 602-279-5467 or shopfrancesboutique.com
Jewelry inspired by nature
Tempe-based Nikolaev Botanical Jewelry is custom, hand-made jewelry for women who want an everyday piece of custom jewelry that is both a statement and a piece of contemporary art that can start conversations. Kim Nikolaev is running a promotion for Mother’s Day: 40% off at check-out through May 11. nikolaevdesigns.com
Baby Momma bouquet
Camelback Flowershop is offering a Baby Momma bouquet for $30. Curbside pick-up is available. For delivery between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day, your order minimum must be $65.
Fashion face mask
Bunky Boutique offers The Elle Mask in plaid. This non-medical mask with elastic straps is triple-layered 100% cotton, with an optional pocket for your filter of choice. Woven exterior, soft knit interior, reusable and washable. Preorder for curbside pickup at this downtown Phoenix shop. $16. bunkyboutique.com
Creosote Bath Bomb
This pink bath bomb delivers an after-the-desert-rain creosote scent while prickly pear cactus fruit juice and organic jojoba oil delivers ultra hydration to Mom’s skin. $16 from Desert Crafted in downtown Phoenix. desertcrafted.com
Changing Hands Custom Care Package, $35-$45 from Changing Hands Bookstore
Fancy Hand Sanitizer, $13-$22 from Phoenix Gen
Game Night gift kit, $35 at For the People