Moms can be hard to shop for, so we asked our team what they want for Mother’s Day. The best part? Everything on the list is from local businesses. It’s a win-win! You have our permission to send this link to your husband and/or your kids. You’re welcome.
- Get Growing
For many, Mother’s Day signals the start of planting season. Help mom get a jump start on her garden with a beautiful container or hanging plant from Canoyers Garden Center. Check out their 2 metro locations in Grimes and Ankeny.
- Fresh and Clean
Treat mom to a spa-themed gift from Buff City Soap. A selection of plant-based bath bombs, whipped lotion, hand soap, and more will leave her feeling pampered. Visit one of their 3 metro locations in Waukee, Johnston, and Ankeny.
- In the Box
No time to shop? No problem! Order the Not Your Average Mother’s Day box from The Knotty Nail and your shopping is done. It includes a sterling silver necklace, 20 oz. tumbler, embossed leather tray, and a gourmet chocolate bar.
- Burn, Baby, Burn
Let mom make her own candle at Candle Bar DSM in Valley Junction. She can choose a container and scent and then pour her custom candle.
- Home Sweet Home
Mom is sure to love this thoughtful gift box from Doe a Deer. The box includes a 16 oz. tumbler with straw, Swedish dishcloth, flour sack towel, sticker, and candy.
- Go Glam
Pick out something sparkly for mom from Kendra Scott, a trendy jewelry boutique at Jordan Creek Mall, featuring custom designs. From earrings and necklaces to rings and bracelets, you can find something for a range of styles and price points.
- Bloom Service
These are not your typical grocery store flowers. Choose an elegant floral arrangement from Wildflower DSM that is sure to wow the mom in your life.
- Sweet Treat
Make sure her day is as sweet as she is with cupcakes or cookies. Creme Cupcake and Molly’s Cupcake are two of our favorites.
- Pamper Her
A gift certificate for a massage or pedicure along with childcare for when she schedules it is always a good idea. We recommend Salon Spa W or East Village Spa.
- Pay it Forward
Shop for mom at Give DSM, a unique boutique in West Des Moines that gives a portion of every sale to charity. Or get a gift card and offer to watch the kids so she can pick out what she wants!