Shopping Local for Mother’s Day

I don’t know about y’all, but my days are running together because of the stay at home orders. I only know when it’s Sunday because my church notifies me to come watch them on Facebook. When I realized that Mother’s Day was right around the corner, I got a little worried. Amazon shipping dates are still ridiculous and my mom is not the easier to shop for anyway. I needed help! So I reached out to friends for some ideas to shop local for Mother’s Day and here they are!

Jewelry

Women usually love jewelry. Here are a few of my favorites.

Mimosa Handcrafted  – Handcrafted in Baton Rouge by wife and husband duo, Madeline & Dawson Ellis

Laalee Jewelry – Handcrafted jewelry designed in Lafayette by Christy Mims

Turquoise Lily Jewelry Designs – Handcrafted jewelry designs by Erica Yoches Bunch

Plants

An overwhelming number of my girlfriends said they would love to get a plant instead of flowers this year. Check out these local places for some ideas

Baton Rouge Succulent Co

Louisiana Nursery

Brunch and Sweet Treats

Counter Space is offering a bunch in a box.

The Unbirthday Baker is teaming up with Hunts Flowers for floral and cake sample boxes. Delivery is offered! (Message them for more info.)

Le Posh Pomme – Gourmet Chocolate and Caramel Apples offers beautifully decorated caramel apples.

Cakes and Catering By Maria has not only cakes, but chocolate covered strawberries too!

Bayou Poppers offers gourmet popcorn, a plethora of jellies, and rum cakes.

***Don’t forget to pick up one of those family meals from your favorite local restaurant because moms don’t want to do the dishes on Mother’s Day.***

Gift Boutiques

Each shop is unique in their own way and you are sure to find the perfect gift for the important mom in your life.

The Idea Station offers gift certificates, ready made bath baskets or custom order baskets. Check out their Facebook page or website for lots of other gift ideas like Mimi, Nana, Mom and Gigi hats, t shirts, music boxes, and coffee mugs. They also offer curbside pickup.

Messenger’s Gifts offers customers home decor items such as unique Louisiana themed home decor, adult paint by numbers, bath bombs, Niven Morgan soap and hand creams, jewelry, and so much more. They can put together a gift wrapped surprise for curbside pick.

Unique Creations Gift Boutique offers a wide variety of UNIQUE gifts, treats, accessories, and home items.

Son Life Christian Store offers Christian books, bibles, music, movies and other special gifts.

Hey Penelope offers super cute Louisiana themed clothing and accessories.

SoSis Boutique is a women’s boutique with clothes for fashion-forward minds looking for breaking trends, signature styles and creative ideas that feed the soul.

With so much to choose from, don’t be afraid to over-do it this year! Our mom’s are always important to celebrate. Whether you’re celebrating the mom of your children or your own mother, go big this year they deserve all the love.

Carrie is a Baton Rouge native. She is married to her favorite adventuring partner, Joseph, who she met in 2012. Together, they have two strong-willed and fun-loving daughters. She was a stay at home mom for 3 years before going to work part time as a preschool teacher’s assistant. Carrie has an associates in Environmental Science and is passionate about recycling and up-cycling. When she has the time, she enjoys reading mystery and thriller books, crafting, and playing games. She loves going on dates with her husband, especially when they are new adventures.

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