While we can never pay back all the time, care, and love our mothers (and important female role models!) have given to us over the years, we can always show them how much we love and care for them on this extra special day. Check out our 2022 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for creative gift ideas from local creators and small businesses that are redefining the gift-giving space and adding their own take on traditional products. From beverage-inspired body care to culinary gems that will upgrade any kitchen, this list has something for everyone!
Inspire mom this Mother’s Day with our Female Founders Food Collection, a supreme assortment of snacks, treats, and cooking essentials from some of Chicago’s best women-owned businesses! This gift box is a bestseller for a reason and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate mom than with some culinary delights.
Brighten up mom’s day with some colorful blooms from one of our favorites, Flowers for Dreams. This local florist not only crafts the most beautiful arrangements, but a portion of all their proceeds goes to a variety of local charities. So far, they have donated over $900,000 to Chicago-based nonprofits that support animal rescue, Black lives, education, and fighting domestic violence.
Soap Distillery is THE place to go for locally made body care that is anything but ordinary. This woman and minority-owned brand make its beverage-inspired goods in small batches to create the ultimate self-care experience. Their products are also sustainably made to ensure that their fun body care can serve an important purpose and a positive message!
A charitable donation on behalf of mom is a great gift for the woman who literally has everything and loves giving back. Since there are so many local organizations that could use donations, try picking one that speaks to the person that she is and reflects her passions! Some of our favorite nonprofits are Chicago Hope Food Pantry, Sarah’s Circle, and PAWS.
Our specialty curated subscription series is the gift that keeps giving all year round! Whether mom has a major sweet tooth, is on a health kick, or is the go-to chef at home, we’ve got a box that will fit her needs and enhance her lifestyle.
Local Eclectic’s curated selection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces is a feast for the eyes and a sentimental way to show mom some love this Mother’s Day! Gift mom one of these stunning birthstone rings on her special day as a beautiful reminder of how much she means to you.
Treat mom to a classy bottle of wine she’d never treat herself to from local bottle shop, BottlesUp! This woman-owned spot consists of a team of friendly people who care about what you’re drinking and are ready to help you find the perfect bottle for mom. Swing by their shop to browse their considerable selection or email them for a recommendation.
Sugar Bliss’ acclaimed baked goods are will bring a smile to mom’s face that will last the whole week (or ‘til she runs out). From beautifully decorated cupcakes and cake pops to brownies and macarons, this local woman-owned, minority-owned icon has everything a dessert lover could want, and then some!
Our Culinary Gift Cards are the ideal gift for moms who love experimenting in the kitchen! Simply choose a gift amount and let her pick from our extensive selection of locally made sauces, spices, snacks, and pantry staples for instantly upgrading her at-home dining experience.