MOM'S LOVE LANGUAGE: GIFTS
Nurture your generous side with these Mother's Day gifts from Austin
In case it wasn’t apparent, Austin goes all-out for Mother’s Day. Lots of local shops are putting all of their energy in providing the best gift options for every type of mom out there. If you haven't found the right gift for her yet, don't fret. CultureMap's got you covered with some of the city’s best gift ideas in this ultimate guide to help you celebrate the special motherly figure in your life. From jewelry, to handmade crafts, to curated gift boxes, there is something for all moms to enjoy on her special day.
Paper + Craft Pantry
This Mother’s Day pop-up market is an invitation for all sorts of mothers: dog moms, plant moms, or a dad who performs both roles as a parent. 17 local small businesses will be set up at the Paper + Craft Pantry in East Austin on May 7 from 12-4 pm. From embroidery, to watercolor paintings, to one-of-a-kind ceramics, this pop-up will surely help you find the perfect gift. Check out the wares at thepapercraftpantry.com.
This popular jewelry brand has delicate gifts that your mom is guaranteed to love every time she wears it, for every style and price point. The new Mom Heart Padlock Pendant Necklace comes in sterling silver or 18k gold vermeil, with complimentary initial engraving in a choice of three different fonts. Or choose a bestselling accessory like the Elisa Gold Pendant Necklace with 21 total gemstone colors to personalize your gift, including two new colors: mulberry dusty and light yellow dusty. Shop at kendrascott.com.
Fellow last-minute shoppers can get a second chance at finding the right gift in-person at Meanwhile’s Mother’s Day Market on May 14. The brewery has curated a showing of several local creators, makers, and vendors for this small event from 11 am to 4 pm. See the list of vendors at meanwhilebeer.com.
Earlybird CBD and Latika Soap
These two local Austin businesses are teaming up to bring your mom the ultimate self-care experience. From May 12-14, shoppers who purchase from Latika Soap will receive a discount code for a free four-pack of Earlybird CBD gummies, while shoppers who purchase from Earlybird will receive a complimentary Vitamin C bath soak and a 20 percent off discount code for their next purchase at Latika. Check earlybirdcbd.com and latikasoap.com for more details.
This cutesy cupcake shop has unveiled its special Mother's Day boutique with a local Mother's Day box bundle containing 12 total cupcakes, three in each of the following flavors: vanilla, salty caramel, red velvet, and dark chocolate. Special gift wrap is included, and boxes can be picked up between May 8-14 at their Palm Way location at the Domain, or delivered at an added cost. Boxes can be ordered from sprinkles.com.
V/O Med Spa
All month-long, V/O Med Spa is celebrating mothers with a special discount: Purchase a wrinkle relaxer treatment in any area, and you’ll receive 50 percent off a one-hour signature facial. The discount is available for both new and existing customers. More information is available on their viomedspa.com.
Austin’s first location of the cult-classic Foxtrot Market opened its doors on Burnet Road earlier this year, and will be providing Mother’s Day gift boxes now until May 14. The curated selections range from self-care items to pantry staples by women-owned businesses. The boxes ship within two to three days and can be ordered online via foxtrotco.com.
Ten Thousand Villages
If you lean more on the creative side and love to give your mother handmade gifts, Ten Thousand Villages on Burnet Road will host a special block printing workshop on May 12 and 13 from 11 am to 2 pm. The team will teach crafters about this 2,000-year-old practice and help you create beautiful, handmade cards. While you're there, you can browse the many unique and handmade fair-trade gifts and take advantage of a 20 percent off in-store promotion for purchases over $50. Additionally for May 13, shoppers will be accompanied by live music by a jazz guitarist and pop-up market in their new community engagement room. Learn more at tenthousandvillages.com.
The Flower Peddler
Treat your mom to a hand-picked flower bouquet all Mother's Day weekend long at the Flower Peddler at the Domain near North Italia. From 10 am to 3 pm on May 13 and from noon to 3 pm on May 14, you can show the motherly figures in your life some love with a complimentary rose, and get a chance to create your own bouquet for her with their selection of freshly picked florals. Learn more at theflowerpeddlertruck.com.
Love Weld at South Congress Hotel
From 10 am to 2 pm on Mother's Day, permanent jewelry maker Love Weld will be at the South Congress Hotel to help you celebrate your special bond with your mother with a 14k welded piece of jewelry. In just 15 minutes, you can have your chain and charm picked out, fitted, and welded. Walk-in space is limited, so appointments are recommended and can be made via Calendly. Just to note: the 15-minute appointment slot is for one person only, so book multiple times for more than one person.