By:  Meghan Barrett

Mother’s Day is coming up and you want to get the perfect gift for the special moms in your life. It can be super hard to find a gift that says, “Thanks for bringing me into the world, sacrificing a whole bunch and raising me to be the cool human that I am!” But don’t worry – there are tons of gifts locally that say just that. You don’t have to travel far or scour the internet; here are thoughtful, unique gifts for mom right here in the Triangle.

A quick warning for the procrastinators out there – ensure you get your gifts a little early this year. Shipping time is taking longer and some of these are made to order as well (making them super special). Here’s your sign to go get the gift now… they’re far better than a stock greeting card.

Pierce and Hide –

Fun, colorful statement earring and accessories galore! Grab some jewelry that will bring a pop of joy to mom. The owner and designer, Caroline, is a mom herself; so you are pulling double duty here supporting a local Holly Springs mom and getting a unique, lively gift for mom! (use code “RDGirl10” for 10% off you order)

Spa Retreat Cary –

Spa days aren’t uncommon as a gift for mom. But this Spa is anything but common! It looks a little confusing when you drive up to an office building, but inside is an oasis waiting for you (along with a glass of bubbles!) 

Gifted Boutique & Wrappery –

A locally owned, online boutique specializing in gifts that celebrate, support and encourage your favorite people. Well now, doesn’t that describe mom? What’s even better is they have gift boxes carefully  designed specifically for mom. They take the hard work out while providing you with a thoughtful gift.

Sweet Lovable Chocolates –

If mom is a chocolate lover you must put in your order here! Chocolate covered everything that tastes delectable and looks like a piece of art. Order a la carte, or from the finely curated boxes. Don’t wait until the last minute here for your order – a couple days’ notice is required.

The Living Soapery –

Taking “natural” soap to a new level. They create artisan soaps with naturally harvested rain water.  Indulge in the scent of carefully-blended essential oils in the comfort of your own home. Bring luxury and self-care straight to mom. She doesn’t even have to leave the house! If you aren’t sure which scent to get mom, gift cards are available. 

Now that you have your gift. Let’s make this even better for mom…after all she’s taken care of you all these years! Add your own personalization. Make a handmade card. Taking a few moments to grab a piece of paper, write your own message, even trace your hand like you used to in elementary school, will elevate your gift to another level. Tell mom how much you love and appreciate her. Your words will mean the world to her. Don’t be surprised if this causes a few tears to roll down her cheeks.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Meghan Barrett is a Mom Success Coach & Podcaster. She helps moms create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt. Mama’s Daily Dose is the short, actionable podcast for mamas who want more.

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