From delicious coffee produced in Brooklyn to a New York-made bike, these Mother’s Day gifts will be appreciated by moms of all kinds
Is mom the quintessential New Yorker (that is, incredibly hard to please)? Are you at a loss for what to gift her on Mother’s Day? Worry not, we’ve got you covered: solely focusing on locally made products, this Mother’s Day gift guide doubles as a checklist of items that every real New Yorker should possess. Shop away!
Fab 5 Organic Handmade Soap from The Little Soap Shop ($27)
Made entirely in-house, The Little Soap Shop’s products will impress the mom dedicated to an all-natural life. The Fab 5 collection includes a variety of the store’s most popular soaps each month.
Marina Pajama Set from Sleepy Jones ($266)
There is nothing better than a comfy, silky PJ and mom deserves only the best of the best. Choose between a variety of prints (we’re partial to the tent strip navy and white set) and you might want to get yourself a matching set as well.
Seasonal Sample Program from Brooklyn Roasting Company ($135 for one year)
Warning: Mom will likely become addicted to really good coffee after tasting this variety. The seasonal sample program includes three different cans of Brooklyn Roasting Company’s sustainable offerings each quarter of the year.
Dear Evan Hansen Broadway tickets (starting at $129)
If mom is a Broadway fanatic, this is the show you want to take her to. Keep in mind that limited availability for tickets begins in July, so you’ll want to purchase yours ASAP but will likely have to wait a bit to actually catch the show (totally worth it—trust us).
Roebling Bike from Brooklyn Bicycle Co. ($519.99)
Boasting an incredibly light frame and puncture-resistant tires, this bike is one of many offerings worth considering at the Brooklyn shop.
American Dry Gin from Greenhook Ginsmiths ($34.99)
Made with organic, New York state-grown wheat, this gin bottle will be appreciated by mom’s refined drinking palate.
Salt Massage from Ancient Baths New York (starting at $255)
Treat her to all the pampering she deserves and take her to the city’s famed Ancient Baths New York for an unforgettable salt massage that includes a 90-minute thermal bath experience, a one-hour-long full body Himalayan salt hot stone massage and a 30-minute body exfoliant.
I Got This From Someone Who Loves Me Pouch from Pamela Barsky ($16.50)
Barsky makes the cutest, most creative, useful and quintessentially New York pouches around town. Grab one or three for the mom that always needs her bag to be organized—and then get yourself this I Miss My Mom laundry bag.
Gray Gardens All Occasion Note Card Set from Sesame Letterpress Shop ($26)
This set features eight different folded letterpress cards with matching envelopes, including “Happy Birthday” and “Best Wishes” cards. How cute?
Jack’s Wife Freda: Cooking from New York’s West Village cookbook ($15.59)
Can’t ever get a table at Jack’s Wife Freda, the New York City brunch hotspot that recently opened a second location? How about asking mom to make some of the spot’s signature dishes after gifting her the eatery’s official cookbook?
ClassPass gift card (starting at $50)
ClassPass is a membership program that grants members access to thousands of fitness classes across 39 cities. Sign both mom and yourself up and head to a mother-daughter yoga class near you.
12-Month Pasta of the Month Club membership from Sfoglini ($260)
Pasta of the Month Club members receive a bag of organic pasta and a bag of specialty pasta “made with the unique ingredients we source from New York City farms and local purveyors” each month. Bonus: Chef Steve Gonzalez includes a recipe and pairing suggestions associated to the pastas sent over. Buon appetito!
Strand Gift Card (any amount)
The Strand is quintessential New York. Give mom a gift card and offer to accompany her to peruse through the bookstore’s 18 miles of offerings. You’ll be supporting a longstanding local institution and mom will certainly be proud.
Champagne Diamond Encrusted Feather Necklace from Lunessa ($695)
With jewelry, you’re always safe. Invest in this beautiful piece in sterling silver handcrafted by Lunessa, a jewelry boutique based in the heart of SoHo.