Mother's Day Local Carolinas Gift Guide

Start planning your one of a kind gift for that special lady in your life. I have put together some of my favorite things as a mom that I enjoy using or would like as a gift myself... hint hint...

If she's like my mom she maybe hard to shop for, so I have put together 10 local artisans and some of my favorite online businesses. Hopefully we can support these local business and make a huge impact for them in 2021.


Local Carolina Businesses:

1. Beauty Mom- Swan Beauty

Elevate your beauty, one box at a time! This Charlotte team hand selects makeup and skincare just for you and then it is delivered to your doorstep! For Mother's Day they have put together ( 5 favorite clean beauty products to pamper them in an exclusive beauty box - save 15% with code: SWANMOM15

Or you can always get them a gift card to buy any kind of box, and purchase the products they receive, no subscription required. I can't wait to get my new box in the mail coming next week, it's so exciting to try out new products and support this woman owned business! @SwanBeautyllc


2. Outdoor mom- Anne Springs Close Greenway

In 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway, a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, to picnics, kayaking and more. Get her an individual yearly membership for $60! Check out their website for more membership options (great family pricing available too). Get her outside just in time for all of their wonderful events and summer concert series!


3. Foodie Mom- Table and Twine

Can't cook and still not ready to go out? Make sure to check out this new adventure from a well known favorite of mine: wedding vendor and caterer Best Impressions. Their goal is to make sure you are eating fresh, have less prep with easy meals with this affordable local meal kit. (sounds like a dream huh?!) They are offering a Mother's Day Brunch which is now available to pre-order in a variety of group sizes. No matter your plans let them take care of your meal this year! @TableandTwineCLT


Or get her a virtual gift card so she can take a week off cooking and enjoy some delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy.

4. Spa Mom- ReVive Esthetics

I love my facials! Get a gift card or take advantage of a complimentary foot massage and microdermabrasion with any facial scheduled all Month of May! Make sure to see Simona she will fix you right up! @reviveesthetics


5. Neat and Tidy Mom- Queen City Organizing provides services in Charlotte and surrounding areas to create organization solutions that are customized to your lifestyle. Grab one of her gift cards so mom can get her house decluttered and back to functional! Your moms will thank you when you don't have to hear everyone ask "Where is the..." because when it's organized they can find it! Check out Lisa's website for more info, you will be glad you met her! @QueenCityOrganizing


6. Shopping Mom- The Southern Nest

This local shop is a favorite of mine because they carry a little bit of everything you need for your own home, closet or you can always find a great gift for a friend. Check out this local SC vendor and fall in love with their southern style! *Amen Jewelry and Ella B Turquoise Candles are all local vendors. @the.southern.nest

7. Stationery Mom- Simsly Designs Invitations & More

You can't go wrong with personalized stationery. This local team of women designers use their talents on paper ranging from Thank you cards to Christmas Cards. A wonderful gift for someone who appreciates an old school thank you note or unique and one of a kind piece for any occasion! Check out their instagram page for lots of ideas and ordering! @Simsly_designsclt

8. Give Back Mom- Empower for Hope

A friend of mine Christin began this business by empowering and providing vulnerable women with opportunities for a better economic future for themselves and future in Burundi, Africa. By working together they have created a one of a kind beautiful fabric that they partner with the sewing school Make Welcome of Project 658 these women make into custom skirts. To learn more about how to get a skirt or to find them in a pop up shop make sure to check out their website! Their story is incredible and is wonderful to see how just one skirt can change the life for many! @empowerforhope

9. Sweet Tooth Mom- For Goodness Cakes

Do you love cake and flowers as much as me?! These adorable Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquets are perfect gift for a sweet treat lover! Featuring an assortment of flavors (7 mini cupcakes decorated with colorful buttercream into a jar of vanilla cake). $35 each. Pick up on Friday May 7th or Saturday May 8th. Use their link to order! @forgoodnesscakescharlotte


10. Photo Mom- Catrina Ann Photography

If you are like me you LOOOVE photos- and guess who never gets to be in the picture.... you! So check out a favorite of mine that is offering Mommy & Me adorable outdoor sessions!

Mother day specials - $325 for a 20 minute session / several location options. Running the entire month of May. @catrinaannphoto



Not local but two of my favorite splurges you can get online anytime!

11. Personalized Mom- Pictale

Personalize a book for your Mom with pictures from your kids showing what a rockstar of a mom she is! Check out their Etsy page for more info and other ideas for creating custom tales (Fathers Day, Moving Day, Birthdays and more). This friend of mine is woman owned business as well~ @yourpictale

12. Fashion Mom- Rent the Runway

Spoil mom with a premier designer rental clothing monthly membership. If she is like me I LOVE fashion and being able to wear new fashion forward clothes without the price tag. They ship the clothes or accessories you pick out from their app and then when your done you just ship it back to your nearest Fedex- no Washing machine needed!! You can figure out which size you need by reading and seeing pictures from real members who wore that item. Memberships starting at $69 or most loved plans with 8 items for $99/month. @RenttheRunway

We hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day! Let us know if you like any of these ideas and we can make sure to find some for Father's Day as well!

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