10 unique and Birmingham local gift ideas for Mother’s Day

We are swooning over this brown paper and fresh flower magic. Photo via Wild Honey Flower Truck

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we don’t want you heading home empty-handed. Here are 10 Birmingham local Mother’s Day gift ideas that we know she’ll love including local favorites like Wild Honey Flower Truck and Dreamers Supply Co.

1. Make her a unique arrangement with flowers from a local shop.

You can never go wrong with flowers. Like ever. And Birmingham has no shortage of blooms. Build your own bouquet with blooms from the Wild Honey Flower Truck! They’ll be parked at Alabama Outdoors in Homewood this Saturday, May 11, from 11AM-3PM.  A few other local favorites include Shoppe in Forest Park, Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery in Pepper Place, Dorothy McDaniels and Oak Street Garden Shop in Mountain Brook!

2. Find a thoughtful gift tailored specifically for her at Dreamers Supply Co.

If your mom enjoys the thought behind the things you gift her, you’ll want to stop by Dreamers Supply Co. in Forest Park. This sweet little shop is tucked away off Clairmont Ave. on 39th St. S, and one of the best gift shops in Birmingham. Their products range from unique and locally made prints, pins and patches to chic leather handbags. Check them out, and make sure to check their Instagram for their spot-on gift guides.

3. ‘Shower’ her with new soaps and scrubs from Freedom Soap Co.

Share some #SelfCare with your mom to show your appreciation for her this Mother’s Day. There’s no better way to do that than adding a few new products to her beauty + skincare routine. One of our favorite local picks is Freedom Soap Company. They hand-make and sell soaps, bath salts, scrubs, solid scents and so much more—but the best part is that their products are all natural, eco-friendly and palm oil free. Another perk? They are based right here in Birmingham.  You can shop them online here or visit their shop in Cahaba Heights at 3131 Bellwood Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243.

4. Treat her to a Mother’s Day meal at a local restaurant.

Food is always a good gift idea, and that’s not up for debate. Make reservations at her favorite restaurant or maybe try something new—either way, she’ll appreciate the quality time and sweet gesture. Here are 10 Mother’s Day brunch events happening May 10-12!

5. Surprise her with tickets to the symphony.

If the perfect gift is something you can do together, consider gifting her tickets to a show at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. You can get allll fancy, eat a nice meal before and enjoy some beautiful, mind-altering music together. Check their upcoming events to find your favorite and grab tickets!

6. Sign her up for a local grocery delivery service like Shipt or till.

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Grocery delivery might not be the most exciting gift, but could be one of the most practical—and maybe even most appreciated. Shipt is a great option, as well as till, a new produce delivery service straight from Alabama farmers here in the ‘Ham. You can also shop products straight from their site.

7. Support a cause by shopping unique cultural gifts at Sojourns Fair Trade.

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Sojourns Fair Trade is one of Birmingham’s most unique shops and is somewhat a hidden gem. Tucked away on 3rd Avenue North downtown, the quaint shop has no shortage of special treasures. If your mom likes a little quirk and gravitates toward eclectic jewelry, art or knick knacks, this is the perfect place to snag her something great. Sojourns, being fair trade, means they don’t support sweatshop or child labor—the first of its kind in Alabama. They work with 400+ cooperatives in more than 50 countries, and all products are environmentally sustainable. Also, they have the most amazing cards

8. Send some smell-good candles her way from Ecam and Co.

With scents like Strawberry-Guava. Sunflower and Grapefruit Mint, it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong with an all-natural 100% soy Ecam and Co. candle. Don’t know what scent your mom would like? Try sending her vague surveys like “Pick a fruit: Strawberry, Grapefruit or Fig,” or “Pick a plant: Bamboo, Eucalyptus or Lavender,” to get a better idea. Shop the candles online or find them at Filter Bham in Five Points, Square One Goods downtown, or at the Pepper Place Market May 11!

9. Can’t decide on just one product? Send her a byndel.

byndel is a Birmingham based, female owned and family operated business that makes the most thoughtful gift boxes, filled with local treats that any mother is sure to love. They’re currently offering seasonal boxes that are perfect for all types of mamas. The themes include Calm, Convivial and Refined—all curated to perfection, showcasing the best of Bham. Shop them here.

10. Give the gift of alone time by sending the kids to summer camp.

No explanation needed. Here are our favorites.

Have your own ideas to add to the list? Share them with us on social @BhamNow!