Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I have created a gift guide from some of the best shops to consider for your gift giving needs for Mother’s Day. These creators are local handcrafted businesses with brick-and-mortar stores or have a website to order from. Each company on this list has the ability to put a smile on her face and a warmth in her heart.
This Mothers Day gift guide has a mix of creations and products to help give you ideas that might be perfect for your Mom or that special someone that is a maternal figure in your life.
Natey & Bode
Based in Babylon, NY, owner Ryan Gold offers a treasure trove of personalized items. If you have a travel bug on your gift giving needs list, she offers beautiful passport covers and travel tags for suitcases that can be customized at the request of the purchaser.
Another great find is the family birthday and celebration sign that helps you keep things more organized. If your Mom is a true Julia Child in the kitchen, Natey & Bode has several custom options for her culinary skills. One great gift option is the custom engraved recipe board. These few examples are just some of the wonderful gifts she has to offer. To explore more customized creations, check out their website at: https://www.nateyandbode.com
Angela Carillo is the founder of Alegna Soap, a hand-crafted bath and body product company made locally in Bethpage, New York. Angela’s soap making journey began as a hobby when she became an empty nester. She started to create body products by mixing and blending ingredients, scents and colors which became a passion for her. After a while she decided to take her hobby to the next level and in 2010 Alegna Soap was founded.
Alegna Soaps are made with organic olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter and essential oils. Her luxurious soaps are blended with fragrance notes of floral, citrus and earthy tones in beautiful colors. They leave your skin feeling clean and smooth. Her activated charcoal soap bar helps clear out the oils and debris that lie on the surface of the skin. In addition to her soap line, you can find lip balms, personnel scented oils, and home fragrance sprays.
If your Mom is one who tends to enjoy long baths, spa treatments or understands the importance of skin care as a whole, Alegna Soaps is a great gift giving option. To learn more about Alegna Soap products visit her website at: https://alegnasoap.com
Pagio Jewelry Designs
Pagio Jewelry Designs is an independent jewelry design company based in New York, led by professional artist and jewelry designer Paola Giordano. Paola's jewelry pieces are for the discerning women who are looking for originality, uniqueness, solid craftsmanship and a substantial piece of statement jewelry.
Paola designs and fabricates all of her work independently utilizing unique, unusual and oftentimes unduplicated semi-precious stones combined with various precious metals resulting in bold, one of a kind statement pieces of jewelry. Perfect for any gift giving that you might have no matter the time of year.
In 2022, Pagio Jewelry Designs will be opening a contemporary craft gallery in Oyster Bay, NY that will be known as the “The Pagio Gallery”. The gallery will predominantly carry the Pagio Jewelry Designs line but also the work of other fine artists. The gallery is slated to open late April 2022. The new brick and mortar location will be located at 10 Spring Street in Oyster Bay, NY. Explore the wonderful designs of Paola via: https://www.pagio.biz
NOBODO is all about body sprays and deodorants. Founder, Ilene Sharinn wanted to find balance between the need of having strong deodorizing options without all the chemicals. The variety of products she has created are handmade using natural and organic ingredients such as aloe, jojoba oil and essential oils.
The HBC sprays mists are such an interesting gift giving idea since they can be used for a wide range of odor causing issues. The mists she created are more like a perfume that can be used on your body after showers, before blow drying your hair for an extra boost of scent or in the soles of your shoes. It may also be used by spraying it on couches, soft fabrics, curtains, carpets and garbage bins. Her perfumes are also available in a roll on, perfect for when you are on the go.
Besides her everyday personnel body product line, Ilene offers a No-Pew organic odor eliminator and No-Mos bug repellent spray. Explore the different options that NOBODO has to offer here: https://www.nobodoinc.com/
If your gift giving needs includes a fashionista, The Boutique in Babylon Village, NY is my personal favorite. Owner Theresa Ribarich carefully curates pieces that can catch an eye from across the room. Her taste in clothing and style is unparalleled with each category of her collections having their own beat and vibe. She specializes in one of a kind pieces, vintage apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Visit her brick and mortar location at 41 E Main Street in Babylon.
HITCH HANDMADE MARKET
Looking for a wonderful place to browse to see what might grace her desk or the bookshelves that she places her words of wisdom? Sometimes mothers like small tokens to remind her how much she is cared for by those she loves. Hitch Handmade Market offers artists collections that could allow you to express your affections for her in ways of grace, humor and admiration. This brick and mortar sources goods from local makers and artists with a wide variety of gifts to choose from. To find out more about Hitch and see what they have on hand, browse their shelves in person or consider visiting their website as an alternative at: https://www.hitchlongisland.com
If you are more of the traditional Mothers Day floral gift giver, consider pairing your bouquet with one of my beautifully scented soy candles. My company, Great South Bay Candles creates scented candles and candle melts in a variety of fragrances including florals, clean and fresh, sweet and woody scents. We don’t have a brick and mortar store but you can find us online or in several retail locations throughout Long Island, New York.
Depending on what your mom enjoys, gathering a basket of goodies from one of these NY based companies might be the best way to express your affection towards her.