We all deserve a treat after last year, so this Mother’s Day, why not ask for (or give!) something that genuinely celebrates you and all the moms in your life. And supporting other moms and local, especially now, is one thing we can do to lift up moms and spread the love. From sweet indulgences to fresh blooms to jewelry and spa treatments, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas from our very own NJMOMpreneurs and local spots around NJ. Scroll down for what to give and get, and make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
featured image via The Monogram Corner
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Soothe mom’s stress away
We all could use a little vacay, and spending time at Island Spa and Sauna in Edison feels like an escape, even if it’s just for a few hours. With six saunas that take you from hot to cold, a Korean bathhouse where you can soak away tension and recharge, and plenty of treatment options, it’s a Mother’s Day (or any day) dream come true. They’re currently offering a gift card special, where you receive 10% off a purchase of $250 or more + a complimentary admission ticket. Or sign up for one of their special Mother’s Day workshops, where you can make a DIY scrub with your kids, share a day of relaxation with mom friends, or bond with expectant moms with meditation and movement.
Give the gift of handmade
Parcel in Montclair, owned by NJMOMpreneur Nancy Laboz, has both vintage-inspired custom stationery and papers, as well exclusive handmade items. For Mother’s Day, their hand-poured concrete catch-alls in unique designs like cupping hands, hearts, and animal faces are a keepsake and nice resting spot for rings. For moms who practice the art of letter-writing, make sure to check out the foil-pressed notecards that will give her letters a personal and memorable touch.
Hold on to memories forever
Keep little memories close with a pretty engraved locket—Jalpa Pandit offers this modern riff on a traditional locket with on-trend accents like the rectangular shape and pave diamond bail. Or if the piece your grandmother gave you no longer works with your style, Pandit also takes inherited jewelry and reworks it into a contemporary redesign giving it new life.
Bring out her natural beauty
Pamper mom with the gift of farm-grown and handcrafted products from Oak Hills Farms in Holmdel, owned by NJMOMpreneur Carla Bushey. Moms will love her curated Mother’s Day Gift sets (the pictured set is $40), with skincare or body care tucked in the adorable Lashes cosmetic bag, available in fresh scents like honeysuckle grapefruit or coconut mango.
Personalize her entertaining style
Looking forward to hosting again? A custom board from Mostephinitely will elevate a charcuterie spread or simple cheese and crackers. Use your initials, name, or add in pretty floral or tree designs to create a one-of-a-kind gift to treasure forever. Prices range from about $25-$88.
Spend the day in the tulip fields or send a bouquet
Mamas who have a sweet spot for tulips and fresh flowers, will be thrilled with a bouquet of 20 bright stems of fresh-cut tulips for $20 from Holland Ridge Farms. Or better yet, buy tickets to their Cream Ridge tulip fields for a spring day of pick-your-own tulips with the whole family. With over a million tulips on display and lots of spots for selfies, Holland Ridge Farms is an insta-worthy location and a must-see.
Get personal with a one-of-a-kind gift
Your mom is your one and only, so why not get her a personalized gift as unique as she is? NJMOMpreneur Erica Wasserman of The Monogram Corner will put her monogram on clothing, accessories, and home goods, including a hand-embroidered pullover, a hard shell tortoise clutch, and a customized classic leather tote. Prices range from $18-$325.
The ultimate indulgence for any mama
After so many meals in, a personal chef one night is the ultimate indulgence for a tired mama. Relish Chef Services in Rumson from NJMOMpreneur Marcy Ragan offers personal chef services throughout Monmouth County with organic and fresh options like protein-packed salads and unique entrees with fish and meat. She customizes the options based on your family’s tastes and offers healthy choices. Prices vary on service, and she offers a free culinary consultation to learn more about each family’s needs.
Capture memorable moments in color with your crew
Spend the day in living color and being surrounded by gorgeous blooms in this one-of-a-kind fully immersive floral experience at Level 2 Macy’s Court at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Buy your mom or your mom squad tickets to visit five floral activation scenes designed by The Floral Escape, where you’ll be immersed in a total sensory indulgence (with lots of fun photo ops). After, head for brunch at one of the Westfield Garden State Plaza restaurants. The exhibit is open until June 6, and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Home is the key to mama’s heart
What to get the mom who has everything? Look no further than nest in Red Bank, where NJMOMpreneurs Jenny Glassberg and Kelli Suozzo have artfully displayed their carefully curated selection of home decor, furniture, kitchen accessories, and beautiful accents. You’ll find chic leather vases, pretty table settings, objects to display, and soft throws both in-store and online.
Get lit with love for mom
Candles are always a good gift idea, and NJMOMpreneur, Jennifer Gunn, teamed up with artists Kamryn Shawron and Cat Spilman of Faithwaites to create a candle that celebrates moms everywhere, with retro prints and bejeweled sentiments like mom, mama bear, or love you. Burn the exclusive scent featuring notes of orange, fresh grapefruit, rose, and chardonnay— and when you’re done, save the glass vessel to use as a vase or decorative object.
Go retro-chic with a statement piece
For the fashion-forward mom who likes to keep it chic, a costume jewelry piece sourced by Ward Vintage will elevate her mom’s night-out style. NJMOMpreneur Jennifer Ward has a keen eye for finding stylish vintage (and sustainable) pieces like bracelets, rings, chokers, and pendants—unique pieces where everyone will be asking, “where did you get that?”
Savor the day with sweets
Show mom just how super she is with Baked by Melissa cupcakes in an exclusive gift box, whipped up by NJMOMpreneur Melissa Ben-Ishay. With flavors like Sugar Cookie Dough, Cotton Candy, and Electric Tie-Dye, a box of these are sure to hit mom’s sweet spot (and the whole family too). Available in Paramus and online, with gift boxes starting at $35.