Shop Talk: Shower Mom with Fabulous Gifts this Mother’s Day

Skip the Target candle and gift her something unique

By Melinda Sheckells

For Moms that Love Working Out

V Shred Threads creates foundational items that every woman needs in their closet. Essential Leggings, Seamless Flex Sports Bras, Seamless Flex leggings and Weightless jackets ranging in sizes extra small to extra large. Their buttery-soft stretchy fabric that is flexible for workouts and contours to the shape of the body. The moisture-wicking material keeps you dry during high-intensity workouts. They come in vibrant colors and made with long-lasting quality that adds a boost of fun to working out or running errands around town.

For Moms with a Sweet Tooth

Hit the cute Cupcakery on Eastern for their to-die-for Buttercream Flower Cupcakes. Each one is decorated like a vibrant spring flower. They are almost too pretty to eat. Priced at $65, these goodies are a special treat for a special Mother.

For Moms Wanting More Than Just Candles

Broken Top Candle Company offers hand-crafted, sustainable and eco-conscious luxury bath, body and home products. Broken Top utilizes only natural and organic materials. They are mindfully sourced to be renewable and recyclable, free of parabens and gluten as well as vegan. Their candles incorporate all-natural cotton and cotton core wicks that are lead and zinc free.

Broken Top started as a late night candle making hobby for Founder Affton Shouse, and quickly turned into a burgeoning lifestyle brand. The anthology now includes lotions, soaps and linen sprays in addition to those beloved soy candles, lotion, soap, linen spray and more. Buy Mom a Sea Salt Surf Candle ($26.00), a Saguaro Cactus Hand Sanitizer ($24.00) or a Citrus Herbed Tonic Linen Spray ($16.00). If you think she will really love these new lush products, go all out and get her the trio. for more information. Also available on Amazon, Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom Rack, Von Maur and more.

For Moms Who Always Needs One More Mask

HMNKIND fashions masks that are99.9 percent antibacterial 99.9 percent UV protection and they are crazy, crazy soft. They are made with a similar material to Korean Beauty makeup blending sponges with a 4-way stretch. Eight colors are available, each priced at $28, with sizes ranging from extra small (for kids) to large. Ten percent of all sales will go to fight racial injustice and systemic racism by supporting the nonprofit, Color of Change.

For Moms Who Love Retail Therapy

Make your way downtown for locally made, thoughtfully curated products perfect for all the moms in your life. With the first Night Market of the season launching leading up to Mother’s Day (May 7 and May 8 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.), the community will have the chance to shop local makers for one-of-a-kind gifts for the ladies in your life. Take mom on a shopping spree downtown.

  • Blooms are a perfect gift for mom, especially with The Tiny Bloom’s Mother’s Day offerings, where 100 percent of the Designer Tip will be donated to March of Dimes, a nonprofit that helps improve the health of mothers and babies.

  • Treat mom to some mind, body and soul healing during Rooted Lounge’s Deep Sol Sunday event on the rooftop deck at Fergusons Downtown from 10am to 12pm, with half-priced tickets to all moms. More information and tickets are available at

  • For kids looking to make the perfect gift for the moms in their lives, Future Makers is partnering with Pretty Petals by Lucy, offering a special kit that will teach them how to make a paper flower card or corsage. Curbside pick-up for the DIY Kit will be available May 4-7 from 9am to 5pm, with a virtual workshop that can be watched live on May 7 at 5pm or on demand. More details and to order the DIY Kit can be found at

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