What Moms Really Want: 10 Mother’s Day Gifts


mother's day giftsMoms 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. 

10 Local Mother’s Day Gifts

  1. 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 CenterCheck out their 2 metro locations in Grimes and Ankeny.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!

What ideas would you add to the list for Mother’s Day gifts?


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