Social distancing might have us spending time apart from family on special occasions, but that doesn’t have to make this Mother’s Day any less meaningful. If you’re looking for a gift to send to the special lady in your life on Sunday, May 10, a few local Philly vendors have unique and thoughtful gift options for you.
If you’re looking for a special gift for the most important woman in your life, Kin Boutique has got you covered. The specialty store will be offering Mini Style Boxes for Mom featuring one candle, one piece of jewelry and one product of your choice from the store with all selected items being 15% off. Prices vary for the boxes depending on what you choose/your budget, making this choice unique and affordable. To order, email email@example.com. As a special bonus, one of the boutique’s stylists will also work with you over the phone or through FaceTime to help you pick out your three items, handwrite a personal note and ship it to mom for free. If you’re looking for something a little smaller however, Kin is also offering a $50 gift card to the store for free with any purchase of a piece of jewelry by Adina Reyter. Gift cards can be used online and all shipping nationwide is free.
Wax + Wine
The popular DIY candle establishment may have its brick and mortar closed for the time being, but Philadelphians can still make a custom candle as a special Mother’s Day gift. According to a release, Wax + Wine will work with you over email or the phone to help create a special candle based on your mom’s favorite scents; not only will you be able to choose the scents that are mixed, you will also be able to name your candle (Wax + Wine will add a special label) and select your preferred container. Shipping is free for Philadelphia ($25 for nationwide) and candles can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to buy your mom something special but also still not break the bank, check out Simitri’s new $125 and under collection. The collection includes an impressive selection of handmade bags, clutches and headbands, and will be available exclusively online.
Franklin & Whitman
Every mom definitely deserves to be pampered, so why not send her some specialty skincare products to truly make her feel special? Franklin & Whitman will be offering a variety of sets from a full-on spa-in-a-kit to travel packs—all items are vegan and cruelty-free can be delivered right to her door.
Paper on Pine
The specialty stationery store is offering a variety of unique items for Mother’s Day. When deciding what to purchase for mom, Philadelphians can peruse through a selection of beautiful hand-made cards that pop up into a bouquet of flowers, Lollia bath and body gift sets, unique candles like Rewined Rosé, Philly-themes totes, wine glasses and much more. Paper on Pine will also be offering complimentary gift wrapping and curbside pickup for orders as well.
If your mom loves to cook up a storm, Rastelli’s is offering the perfect gift option for you. With Rastelli’s boxes, Philadelphians can send their moms her favorite fresh meat, poultry, seafood and/or plant-based cooking proteins directly to her door—all items are responsibly sourced, expertly aged and trimmed, individually packaged and can be frozen for up to a year with a few delicious options including Faroe Island Salmon, a VBites Veggie Burger Box, a Wagyu Burger Box and much more.
Open House, the boutique lifestyle and gift shop from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran is offering Philadelphians the chance to purchase a unique and special Mother’s Day gift box. The specialty boxes will range in price and can incorporate a variety of unique items including a basil hydroponic grow kit, stemless wine cup, bandana, hand wash, sweets, candles, soap, stationery and lotions. Open House will also be offering individual mom-related items for sale as well, all gifts and boxes can be purchased via Safran Turney Hospitality’s e-store.
This specialty gift box is just how it sounds, full of joy. Jeanne Chang, co-owner of Lil’ Pop Shop and Tess Hart, owner of Triple Bottom Brewing, partnered up to create a care package filled with local goodies. According to a release, Chang and Hart decided to approach a few of their other small artisanal food businesses/friends like Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Câphé Roasters and a few others to get involved with this project for a little over a month now. Each week, the businesses involved bring their goods to Triple Bottom’s large office space in Fairmount and package the boxes. People can customize their boxes with the items they want, and can have the Joy Box delivered right to their mom’s doorstep to help make her day a little more special.
The Bomb Mom Box
Resting Gift Face was recently started by two local Philadelphians with the launch of their Quarantine Care Package, but now this curated gift service will be offering an option for the most important woman in your life as well. The Bomb Mom Box includes a ‘You’re the Bomb!’ card (with a custom handwritten note), a Black amethyst bath bomb, a sage stick, a box of Hot Mama Matches, your or her choice of a cactus, and a custom Mom terra-cotta planter pot — plus a bonus Jason Momoa Coloring Card, for obvious reasons. The Bomb Mom Box is available now online for $34 and can be shipped anywhere in the US (takes 1-3 days) for $15