Shop Local – Mother’s Day Buying Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and buying something special for our mom’s will be harder this year. With many storefronts closed, buying online from big box stores or going to big chains may seem like our only option.

But wait! It isn’t. This is the time to support local businesses and buy handmade gifts for our mothers. Many storefronts have moved online, and some are offering free pick-up or delivery in Calgary. And with gas prices being what they are, a little drive won’t kill anyone! 

This handy little guide will help you shop for your mom no matter what she likes. We have found vendors that sell everything from jewelry to skincare, you’ll have so many different options the only problem you’ll have is picking one.

*Please call or message each company before ordering. The information given may change, but SheEmpowers has done our best to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing.*

For the Mom who Loves Jewelry

Alora Boutique

Started by a mother-daughter team in 2009, Emilyn and Jameela created this business to create meaningful pieces that could make a difference in the world.

Each piece has a meaning and comes with a meaning card. Their jewelry is intended to not only make you look good but also feel good!

Choose from beautifully crafted gemstone bracelets or ethically recycled brass necklaces.

Alora offers free shipping in Canada and the U.S. They also offer pick-up in the N.E. of Calgary (by appointment only), you can schedule pick-up by texting (403) 805-3077. Pick-up is on Alora branded items only.

Website: https://www.alora.ca/ Instagram: @aloraboutique

Meyari Jewelry

Meyari Jewelry was born out of a desire to create colorful and unique jewelry for the modern woman. Using macrame, beads, and gemstones, she creates beautiful pieces of jewelry in chic and moderns styles. Born in Mexico and living in Canada since 2004, her jewelry incorporates the culture she grew up with.

Mayari Jewelry has a beautiful selection of colorful and unique earrings, necklaces, and rings. There is also the ‘One of a Kind’ collection that is to die for!

Mayari Jewelry offers free shipping within Canada! If you live in Calgary you can email (meyarijewelry@gmail.com) to arrange for pick-up/delivery.

Website: https://meyarijewelry.ca/  Instagram: @meyarijewelry

For the Mom who Needs ‘Me Time’ or Self-care

Stresscase is a business, created by Karen and her teen daughter, that promotes self-care! Stresscase curates locally-made relaxation products for their themed self-care kits to inspire busy Calgarians to take time for themselves. The kindness exchange that has resulted from these themed relaxation kits is gaining momentum throughout North America. For every 10 Stresscase kits they sell, they donate one to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

They offer gift subscriptions and monthly subscriptions, or you can buy individual self-care kits. Whatever you choose, your mom will love it.

Stresscase offers free shipping.

Website: https://stresscase.ca/  Instagram: @imastresscase

For the Mom who Loves Flowers

Spring is here, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with all the snow on the ground. 

If your mom/wife has a green thumb and can’t wait to start planting her flowers and garden, why not get her a beautiful bouquet to tie her over until warmer weather comes around?

Small Flower Floral Studio

Small Floral Studio is a flower shop run by Elli Jesperson. Her designs are beautiful and meaningful. Choose from many seasonal bouquets or get the designer’s choice. This choice lets you tell them the occasion, recipient, price (the amount you want to spend), and delivery date. You can even put in what colors are her favorite! 

Small Floral Studio offers flower delivery for $15. They may accommodate curbside pick-up but you must call in advance to make arrangements.

Website: https://www.smallflower.ca/  Instagram: @smallflowerfloralstudio

Plant it Modern

Maybe your mom/wife isn’t into flowers but still has that green thumb, a plant would be an excellent idea!

Plant it Modern is a local plant shop that has a fantastic selection of plants, pots, and everything you’d need to care for your new or existing plants. Check out their FAQ section as it has excellent advice if you are unsure of what kind of plant to buy.

Plant it Floral offers curbside pick-up Wednesday to Saturday from 12 – 2PM. Deliveries are Monday only from 10AM – 2PM, cost is $15.

Website: https://www.plantitmodern.com/   Instagram: @plantitmodern

For the Mom who Loves Skin Care

Skincare is becoming more and more popular every year. There are so many brands that it can be hard to know which has the best product or whose claims are more than just fluff. These two brands are more than fluff!

Wake Up and Glow

Wake Up and Glow is a Calgary based company that has been around since 2000. Their skincare is made in small batches in their Calgary studio. Their oils are for everyone and every skin type.

Your mother or wife will appreciate getting their skincare as a gift this year!

Wake Up and Glow offers free pick up in Sundance between 8:30 and 9:30 PM or if you can choose flat shipping for $9.99 (within Canada).

Website: https://www.wakeupandglow.net/ 

Instagram: @wakeupandglowshop

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies opened in London in 1981 and has a Calgary storefront since 2014 on 4th and opened a second in the Beltline in 2017. They are a company that believes in transparency and honesty and believe that beauty should be natural!

They have a large variety of products to choose from and even a section that helps you with gift ideas. You can also pick up bath and body items or aromatherapy and well-being items!

Neal’s Yard Remedies offers curbside pick up Monday to Friday from 9PM – 5PM at their Beltline location (101, 1111 10th Street SW Calgary, AB), orders for pick-up can be place over the phone (1-855-495-4958) or by email (info@nyrcanada.ca). They offer free shipping on orders over $50.

Website: https://www.nealsyardremedies.ca/ Instagram: @nyr_canada

For the Mom who Loves Treats

Kin + Pod

Kin+Pod is an ethically sourced bean-to-bar chocolate company in Calgary. They pride themselves on creating delicious chocolate that is free of slave labor and human trafficking. They make their chocolate in small batches to ensure quality. As well as being ethical, their chocolate is vegan and gluten-free. Perfect for any mom, regardless of dietary restrictions!

If that didn’t convince you to get your mom….and maybe you, a bar or two, they are also recipients of three 2018 Gold Medals from the International Chocolate Awards. 

Their treats aren’t just for eating, though! They’re great for baking with, and they even have drinking chocolate for you to make hot chocolate with! 

Kin+Pod offers free shipping in Canada. 

Website: https://www.kinpod.ca/  Instagram: @kinpodchocolate

Hopefully, this guide has given you a good idea of what you are going to get for your mother or wife this Mother’s Day, and shown you how easy it is to shop local!

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