There is a lot we have to thank our mothers for, mainly the gift of life–though restraining from eating their young like most wild animals comes in a close second.
Mother’s Day is the one day of the year devoted to celebrating their essential and thankless job–and while your modge podge, elementary masterpieces were once enough to express your admiration, Mother’s Day themed macaroni art becomes a whole lot less cute when you have facial hair and a retirement fund. Forgo your stale pasta, hand turkey plans and consider this: Burlington hosts a motley of retailers for the “Mother Day giftless” to explore.
Blow mom away and overthrow the star child in your sibling lineup with some inspiring gift ideas you can find on and around Church Street Marketplace.
7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Burlington Shops
Sibling rivalry has no age limit. Get mom something she’ll both cherish and wear around town to remind the world of her favorite spawn. Gift mom a charm necklace from Tick Tock Jewelers, or subtly hint she head over to Tick Tock to create her own Mother’s Day wish list.
You can get mom chocolate AND flowers, or you can get mom chocolate flowers to kill two birds with one stone. Lake Champlain Chocolates tantalizes the tastebuds with chocolates that are almost too pretty to eat.
For 25 years, ECCO has stood as a community staple for everyday luxury goods. Throw a splash of springtime color into mom’s wardrobe with a Blue Pacific scarf or HOBO International soft and supple leather wallets.
For the “hostess with the mostess”, Bennington Potter’s North is loaded with dinner party inspiration. Gift mom the tools to wow her guests with stunning stoneware to compliment any occasion.
No matter how old you get, mom is never going to stop worrying. Help her decompress, unwind and destress with a Prana printed yoga mat from Outdoor Gear Exchange. Get her in a nice relaxed mood–and then tell her who really was at fault for that broken window incident.
Every mom deserves to be pampered. Whether mom of three or mother-to-be, Brilliant Massage Therapy provides mom some much needed R&R. Have Jolita Brilliant massage mom’s worries away with a giftcard to Jolita’s warm, serene and now Ashiatsu-equipped establishment.
7. Common Deer
With its artisanal, rustic ambiance and whimsical charm, Common Deer is stocked with high-quality, American-made treasures. Keep it local and “wow” mom with the Waterbury, VT crafted Starry Night Votives. And in addition to getting it gift wrapped for free, Common Deer has a phenomenal card selection which truly speaks to your unique personality.
Still at a Lost? We Have More Mother’s Day Ideas
For all other Mother’s Day ideas, be sure to check out our shopping directory, where we have a number of shops for you to explore in and around Burlington and the Lake Champlain region