If you’re like me, you’re just now realizing that Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 12th, which means you need some great gift ideas and you need them fast! If you’re also like me, you like giving gifts that have some thought behind them. I also love to shop locally. As a small business owner it makes me feel good to help other small business owners. So I’ve come up with some pretty terrific local Mother’s Day gift ideas for you!
There should be something on this list for just about every mom out there. But if not, I do apologize. Let me know what you did get your mom.
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Get Healthy
Does your mom hit the gym? Or need some stress relief? Then consider getting getting her a gift that will improve her health. Because even though our health is one of the most important things, we often put it on the back burner. [spacer size=”0″]
If your mom is looking to get fit, give her a fitness certificate!
Visit Sweat website for complete class schedule
Purchase gift certificates ($50, $100, $250) online or email [spacer size=”0″]
If your mom is more social, give her a certificate for group classes at Athletic Club Alabama!
Mother’s Day special: 10 classes for $35 (restrictions apply)
Visit the Athletic Club Alabama website for complete class schedule [spacer size=”0″]
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Glam It Up
As Marilyn famously (and correctly) said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” And while real diamonds may not be in your budget, you can still get your mom something shiny that makes her feel like a million bucks when she wears it. [spacer size=”0″]
If your mom loves jewelry, then you must visit Lolettas, a store specializing in unique, affordable jewelry from all around the world. Some of owner, Rebecca’s, Mother’s Day picks are the sentimental and stylish Truly Unique Crosses from Israeli designer Ayala Bar (seen at top right), the heirloom inspired Mothers Day Sorrelli Necklace, and Kendra Scott Colorwheel Earrings (seen at bottom left), which come in a variety of colors and sizes.
Location: 4800 Whitesburg Drive, Suite 40 Huntsville, Alabama 35802 or any time online [spacer size=”0″]
Give your mom a gift that gives back with FashionABLE scarves and Refugee Beads, which are made in Atlanta by women who have sought refuge in the U.S. Both of these great companies use the profits from their sales to create more jobs for moms and help them become independent.
Silhouette has an array of choices to help you find that perfect gift for you mom. From personalized mugs, phone coversand tumblers to scarves, locally made accessories, ipad cases and jewelry, there’s something to please every mom!
Location: 4851 Whitesburg Dr. Ste. D2 Huntsville, Alabama 35802 [spacer size=”5″]
Stylish moms will rejoice at accessories from Shoe Fly and you’ll rejoice at their unbeatable prices!
Everything from earrings to purses to clothing, this store is sure to have something for your fashionable mom.
975 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
8213 U.S. 72, Madison, AL 35758
This boutique tucked away in 5 Points has much more to offer than clothing.
Mother’s Day gift ideas range from darling pearl bracelets to yummy mixes (almond pound cake) to delightful kitchen accessories.
617A Meridian Street Huntsville, Al 35805 [spacer size=”0″]
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Home
Give your mom a gift to make her home stand out from one of these great stores. [spacer size=”0″]
This may not be the first place you’d think of to go shopping, but it should be!
The Gardens gift shop is filled with lovely trinkets, especially if your mom spends time outdoors in her garden.
My personal favorites are the brightly colored decorative spinners you put in the ground of your yard (seen at left).
Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden [spacer size=”0″]
If your mom loves to decorate, then you’re sure to find something fabulous for her at Portobello.
From wall art to lamps to furniture, this store is a one-stop-shop for all things decorating.
4800 Whitesburg Drive South Suite 41 Huntsville, Alabama 35802 [spacer size=”0″]
Another great (but less obvious) place to get terrific gifts is the Burritt on the Mountain gift shop.
Chock full of perfect Mother’s Day gifts like vintage linen pillows (seen at left) and a bluebird of happiness windchime, you may have a hard time picking just one gift!
Location: Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801 [spacer size=”0″]
Another shop you’ve probably never considered (unless you’re sick) is Huntsville Hospital’s Gift Shop.
But let me assure you, this is no traditional “get well cards and balloons” hospital shop. Instead you’ll find everything from decorative bowls to pretty candles and even jewelry!
The Lobby of Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children [spacer size=”0″]
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Has It All
If you have one of those mothers who is hard to shop for, then I’ve found several stores that you simply must visit. You’re sure to find a gift that is perfect for your mom. [spacer size=”0″]
The Switch House is filled with everything local and organic!
It’s a treasure trove of items that are perfect for gifts: soaps, eco-soy candles, bath products, local art, FredBread and more!
120-A Cleveland Ave Huntsville, Alabama 35801 [spacer size=”0″]
Local designer Boy Meets Girl Designs has the perfect gift for your mom. This unique statement piece (seen at right) displays a vintage electrical insulator mounted on historic barn wood. This one of a kind gift is perfect as a bud vase or votive candle holder. Custom Orders accepted until Monday, May 8th or stop by their booth at Lucky Duck Days May 11-12th for last minute shopping.
The Little Green Store on Monte Sano is an environmentally conscious store and gallery. Stocked with local and regional artists and jewelers, you’re sure to find a great gift here.
Just look at the hand painted chair, the Hammock dog and cat sculptures, or the Harry Leaf wine stoppers. This store should be on all your shopping trips.
820 Monte Sano Boulevard Huntsville, Alabama 35801 [spacer size=”0″]
Does your mom have a big event coming up? Take some of the stress off and make her feel pampered with a certificate for make-up services- Perfect for weddings, professional pictures, special occasion and lessons. Make up Artist Nancy Finnegan summed it up the experience best, “it allows a woman to sit down and take a moment out for herself and feel beautiful when she leaves my chair.”
Nancy Finnegan offers gift certificates on her website. Mention this post and you’ll receive 25% off your purchase!
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that Entertain
Take your mom out for dinner and a show at one of these upcoming performances. Whether your mom is a fan of musicals, traditional plays or even The Price is Right, the Huntsville Theatre Community has something for her! If you want to make it really special, go with her! [spacer size=”0″]
SPANK: The 50 Shades of Grey Paradoy: the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life.
- Date: Thursday, May 16th pm at 7:30
The Price is Right Live stage show: The classic game show comes to life on the Von Braun Center stage!
- Date: Sunday May 19th at 7pm [spacer size=”0″]
5 Women Wearing the Same Dress: During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville estate, five identically-clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom.
- Dates: May 10-18th. Purchase tickets
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: In this musical a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders discover that a spelling bee is the one place they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
- Dates: July 12-20. Purchase tickets. [spacer size=”0″]
The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux – Melodrama Dinner Theatre: With an abundance of zany patients, wild tunes and a hilarious plot, this musical melodrama will keep you in stitches all night!
- May 31st-June 1st and June 6th-June 8th at 6pm
- June 1st-2nd and June 8th at 2pm
Purchase tickets. [spacer size=”0″]
- June 14, 15 at 7:30pm
- June 16 at 2:30pm
- June 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm [spacer size=”0″]
Local Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Original Art at Lowe Mill
If your mom is artistic or you want to get her something that you know no one else in the family will, then I suggest heading over to Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment. With over 100 working artists, small businesses, restaurants, and live performance venues, this place is literally wall to wall with amazing gift ideas.
- Susan Knecht: Blown Glass, Studio #201
- Pizzelle’s Confections: Railroad Car #4
- Jeannie Vereen: Mill Village Woolery, Studio 322
- Susie Garrett: Mixed Media, Studio #126
- See more Lowe Mill Artists on their website
Location: 2211 Seminole Dr. Huntsville, Alabama 35805
- Wednesday 12-6pm
- Thursday 12-6pm
- Friday 12-8pm
- Saturday 12-6pm
Free Admission on Mother’s Day
Looking to spend time as a family on Mother’s Day? These local attractions are letting Moms in FREE!
Sci-Quest has a special gift for moms on Mother’s Day: free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can also make a special homemade soap to take home as a present between 1 to 4 pm.
U.S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! Mom gets in FREE with a paid guest on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Enjoy a special hands-on activity where children make mom a supernova flower to take home to celebrate her special day.
Out to Eat on Mother’s Day
Looking for somewhere special to take your mom out to eat?