Okay, Mr. or Ms. Procrastinator, this is for you. Probably barely noticed it in your busy schedule, but in a few days it will be Mother’s Day and you’ll be in panic mode because as usual you haven’t bought her a gift yet. You can admit it.
So instead of being that person shopping at the last minute for convenience store candy or gas station flowers—don’t be that sad, sad person—put some thought into it this year. This is the woman who gave you life, raised you and put up with all your teenage weirdness. She deserves better.
Here are the Top 10 Mother’s Day awesome gift ideas from local businesses that will make you look like the smart, thoughtful child you want her to believe you are.
10. Charitable Giving
Neverthirst is a Birmingham-based group that partners with churches, businesses, families, gyms, and individuals to bring access to clean and living water to people around the world.
Heart Walk Ministries impacts men, women and youth by exposing the core beliefs in hearts; addressing the false paradigms of fear, guilt and shame based living, and developing a healthy practical theology that envelops intimacy with God, community and individual missional purpose.
9. All Things Alabama
Yellowhammer Supply Co. allows anyone wear their own style of the Heart of Dixie. Specializing in casual and business casual attire, both men and women can look great while sporting the classic Yellowhammer logo.
State Traditions creates state-inspired apparel and accessories that reflect traditions across America. Some sharp items in Tide and War Eagle colors that look great on game day.
8. Bubble & Bath
Moms love bath products, and Buff City Soap has some amazing stuff. Each of their locations makes every product sold right there, where you can see exactly what goes into the products you put on your body. It’s a bit of a mad lab stocked with ingredients like gardenia petals, lemon zest, hemp seed oil, shea butter, charcoal, and tea tree oil. Soap recipes that are safe for your skin and contain ingredients you can actually pronounce.
7. Dine & Unwind
Fleming’s is a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and the very finest aged USDA Prime beef. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any other day.
At Highlands Bar & Grill, restauranteurs Pardis and Frank Stitt complement each other in their commitment to creating a memorable dining experience for their guests, from excellence in the kitchen to intuitive service in the dining room.
6. Sweet Treats
Repeatedly noted as Birmingham’s premier bakery, Edgar’s has an amazing menu of cakes, cupcakes, cookies and much more.
K & J’s Elegant Pastries is a custom cake shop that specializes in custom cakes for all occasions. Cupcakes, pastries, cookies and unique designs.
5. Fitness (Workout Warrior)
Founded in Birmingham, Iron Tribe Fitness blends one-on-one coaching with group fitness. Because they want you to get the most out of every 45-minute workout, they always provide two highly-trained coaches and limit classes to 20 participants.
4. Beauty and Cosmetics (Glam it up)
GLOW is an on-demand beauty app available on your smartphone. They’re in Birmingham, but they have GLOW Pros traveling all over Alabama to do weddings, galas and proms every week.
Wink by B always keeps the client in mind. They pride themselves on quality work while also maintaining the health of your natural lashes. Their mission is to enhance the natural beauty and confidence within others. Check out their Mother’s Day special.
3. Spa Day (Spa-tacular)
Begin the journey to a healthier you at Balanced by Samantha. Offering, health coaching and education, massage and medicupping, infant massage classes, and health education presentations.
At The Spa at Ross Bridge, choose from a vast array of our custom treatments, including the Signature Organic Facial, the popular Aromatic Warm Stone Massage, or a luxurious body treatment.
2. Flowers (Flower Power)
Bloom and Petal, a premier boutique florist located on the Highway 280 corridor, offers the Birmingham area superior floral arrangements and assortments. Their deep-rooted passion for flowers, along with our dedication to service, makes them the ideal choice for any occasion.
1. Jewelry (Baubles & Bling)
Still the reigning champ of Mother’s Day gifts. Every Kendra Scott piece is intricately and artfully designed at her state of the art studio. Kendra and her team created the Design Lab of their dreams complete with casting, 3D printing and an extensive product and material library.
A jewelry design house with a focus on precision like craftsmanship, DILLEN offers a classic, effortless perspective on jewelry. They believe that jewelry should not only possess style, but also have meaning and significance.