5 Mother’s Day gift ideas from local merchants
blog by S.J. Velasquez • May 10, 2012 @ 9:05am
Mother’s Day is Sunday—I know, snuck right up on us—and it’s the mad dash to pick out a meaningful gift for mom.
Flowers and greeting cards are always a nice touch, but why not pick up something lasting and local? Scanning though ShopBuffalo.com, I came across a few cute gift options from local merchants. See anything your mother might like?
Clutch, 814 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
It’s tough buying clothing for a lady—buy too big, and she thinks that you think she’s fat; too small, and she’ll be too embarrassed to tell you it doesn’t fit—but it’s easy to contribute to sprucing up a wardrobe with colorful scarves. Pick out one in mom’s favorite hues, or pick up a few if it’s in your budget.
Pearls with an edge
Inspired Deisgn Timeless Jewelry
2826 Fix Road, Grand Island
It’s not your average pearl necklace. The soft glow of the round pearls is accented by black spike pearls. Perfect for the mom who likes nice things but doesn’t want to wear the same accessories as all of her friends. Ditch the Kay’s necklaces and go for something unique.
Gourmet chocolate-covered strawberries
Village Sweet Shop, 1 Buffalo St., Hamburg
Unless your mom is lactose intolerant and allergic to strawberries, there’s a strong chance she’d love this gift of beautiful confections.
Spirit of Niagara poster
If your mom is a Buffalo buff, she’s going to like this one. It’s the perfect print for her to hang on her office wall or in the den.
Serenity Spa gift certificate
Everybody likes to be pampered. Buy a gift certificate that your mom could use toward a manicure, facial, massage, haircut—you get the idea. Certificates are available in a variety of denominations.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / Nico Paix.