No matter the occasion, your mom deserves a thoughtful, unique gift. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite made in Virginia products that she is sure to LOVE! Shop this gift guide to find things for every mom, from the outdoor lover to the “foodie” mom.
Flying Fox Vineyards Seasonal Vermouths
Virginia has over 300 wineries spread from the coast to the mountains, so if your mom is a wine drinker, you can always pick up a few bottles of Virginia wine for Mother’s Day. But for a distinctive and delicious gift, check out the seasonal Vermouths at Flying Fox Vineyards. Each vermouth reflects seasonal flavors; for instance, the spring blend is made with locally-grown rhubarb, seasonal botanicals, wormwood, and fresh lime peel, while the summer version has grapefruit, peaches, fresh floral notes, and Angelica root. These interesting vermouths can be blended into a cocktail or enjoyed mixed with sparkling water, and once opened, they will last for months in the fridge, allowing Mom to sip and savor these distilled flavors of Virginia at her own pace!
Discover Richmond Food Tours & Virginia-Made Gift Boxes
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Virginia is known for its plethora of excellent restaurants and small businesses producing unique food items (and sometimes drinks, too). Discover Richmond Tours arranges food tours of some of the best foodie neighborhoods in Virginia’s capital city, from Church Hill to Scott’s Addition. Take Mom out for an absolutely decadent day of yummy treats as you hit all the best Richmond restaurants, breweries, and food-centric destinations.
If you’d prefer the food brought to Mom instead of trekking from one restaurant to the next, consider ordering a Mother’s Day Gift Box from Discover Richmond Tours instead. There are two versions available: the Local Delivery option is hand-delivered the day before Mother’s Day and includes biscuits, breakfast sausage, simple syrups to make a to-die-for cocktail at home, the classic Richmond Blend tea from Rostov’s, and much more, while the Nationwide Shippable option includes six local gifts including lavender lotion bars, Virginia honey, local strawberry jam, and more. Order your Mom one of these special Virginia artisan gift boxes today and get it shipped in time to arrive before Mother’s Day!
Vana Chupp Studio Silhouette Necklaces
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Get Mom a gift that she’ll cherish forever when you order a custom-made Silhouette Necklace from Vana Chupp Studio. These delicate laser cut charms let moms wear their loved ones close to their heart and are simple enough to go with any outfit, allowing for everyday wear.
Mountain Laurel Designs Totes & Camping Packs
Photo Credit: Ron Bell
For those moms who love the outdoor life, pick up a camping pack or bag from Mountain Laurel Designs, an outdoors outfitter based out of Roanoke. These ultralight bags are waterproof and made in all shapes and sizes, giving you plenty of options. Pair these packs with a camping trip for just the two of you and Mom will be thrilled!
Wild Wander Co. Art Prints
Photo Credit: Clara Cline
The Art Prints from Wild Wander Co. are perfect for the Mom who is both artsy and outdoorsy, featuring animals, plants, and scenes from some of Virginia’s most iconic outdoor destinations, including Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. For a more coastal vibe, consider the Blue Crab or Atlantic Oyster prints.
Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Co. Vintage Oyster Can Coffee
If your mom happens to live for caffeine, order a few bags of Joe from the Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Company. Better yet, get the authentic Eastern Shore experience with their Vintage Oyster Can Coffee 2-Pack. Once she finishes the coffee inside, she can repurpose these nostalgic oyster cans and remember your thoughtful gift every time she looks at them!
Many moms opt for tea over coffee, and we’ve got something for them, as well. Order one of the tea blends from Swallowtail Tea, located in the mountain town of Floyd. We recommend the Masala Chai or the Appalachian Sunrise Herbal, which will make her feel like she’s relaxing on a quiet morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with every sip.
Naked Goat Soap Co. Candles
Photo Credit: Emily Setelin, @emset
In addition to goat’s milk soaps, essential oils, and other all-natural body products, The Naked Goat Soap Co. crafts soy candles with cotton wicks that are both paraben-free and phthalate-free. The candles are housed in concrete vessels handmade by the owner’s husband and have light, refreshing scents such as Gather, a fir balsam blend, and Thicket, infused with lavadin (a lavender hybrid), sage, and citrus. Like the coffee oyster cans, the concrete vessels can be repurposed after the candle is finished and used as a planter, giving moms a second gift that can be treasured for years to come.
Saint Virginia Organic Cotton Botanical-Dyed Scarves
Photo Credit: Amy Hindman, @saintvirginiatextiles
Saint Virginia’s hand-dyed scarves are a fantastic gift for the fashion-forward yet eco-friendly mom. Each scarf is one-of-a-kind, dyed using flowers, plants, roots, leaves, and even bugs! The owner even grows most of the flowers she uses and forages locally for the rest. The scarves are made from the softest organic, American-made cotton and natural plant dyes, so while supporting local, you’re also supporting sustainably-crafted goods when you purchase one of these scarves for Mom.
Bright Body Skincare Products
Photo Credit: Amanda Arnold, @amandaarnoldphotography
Give your mom a pampering present with a few of the skincare products from Bright Body, like the Illuminating Tonic, an exfoliating glow serum designed to plump fine lines and boost skin radiance, or the Ayurvedic Facial Oils, a line that is customized for individual skin concerns such as dryness, puffiness, or redness and irritation. Additionally, Bright Body also carries cleansers, conditioners, and other hair products as well as bath and body care products like deodorants, soaps, exfoliants, and more.
Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery
Photo Credit: Jessy Poole-Caruthers, @earthfirespiritgallery
Earth, Fire, & Spirit Pottery handcrafts plates, coffee cups, vases, and ornaments that make for great gifts for Mother’s Day. A three-generation business, the owners use glaze recipes that have been passed down through their family, resulting in beautifully unique stoneware that Mom is sure to adore.
Huger Memories Pillows
Photo Credit: Sarah Wiley, @huger_memories
Most moms have a favorite family photo that they keep framed in their homes, allowing them to reminisce on an especially happy time that they shared with their loved ones. Turn that beautiful memory into a stunning keepsake with a custom pillow from Huger Memories. These hand-stitched pillows are crafted after one-on-one consultations with the owner, ensuring that your precious family photo comes to life and creates a new memory that Mom will always remember.
La Vache Microcreamery Caramels
Photo Credit: Stephanie Williams, @lvcaramel
Gift Mom something sweet and locally made with a box of La Vache Microcreamery Caramels, handcrafted using traditional French techniques. These smooth caramels incorporate local and responsibly-sourced ingredients, and are all made without corn syrup or preservatives, ensuring quality and freshness in each artisanal treat.
Mother Shrub Drinking Vinegars
With summer on the horizon, light and easy-to-drink cocktails are an ideal match for cookouts and late evening sunsets on the back porch. If your mom is all about mixing an unbeatable drink, get her a few bottles of Mother Shrub Drinking Vinegars. The tart yet sweet blends come in flavors like carrot thyme, grapefruit, lime, and salted honey, and can be mixed with Mom’s favorite spirits or blended with sparkling water for a teetotaler treat.
If you want more locally-crafted products, check out our Made in Virginia Gift Guide for tons of thoughtful gifts!