Some Gift Ideas that are Great for Mom, but that also Help Support Local Texas Businesses
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching here are some gift ideas that are great for Mom, but that also help support local Texas businesses as they try to operate during these hard times. See below for a selection of items that are either available to ship statewide or pickup in select cities.
Shops at the Pearl District in San Antonio are offering a variety of gifts and specials for Mom. A selection of the gifts from the one-of-a-kind retailers at the Pearl will be available for curbside pick up through Pearl’s Farmers Market Online. Ordering will be available at pearlfarmersmarketcurbside.com starting Friday, May 1, and go through Tuesday, May 5 (items currently not listed on the site, but will be available starting 5/1 in the evening). You may also call the store directly to order or check the store’s website.
See below for some gift ideas that are available for pickup or shipping:
Adelante Gift Baskets Located at the Pearl district in San Antonio, the Adelante boutique is offering bath and body gift baskets for mom featuring LOLLIA products that can be picked up with Pearl Farmers Market curbside pickup in San Antonio. The boutique has been a San Antonio staple since 1975 and they are also selling clothing and other boutique items online that are available to ship like their collection of Johnny Was blouses. Prices vary depending on item Gift baskets available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. Regular boutique items are available for statewide or national shipping. Feliz Modern POP Feliz Modern POP located at Pearl is offering Mother’s Day Gift Boxes for online purchase that include a ceramic candle, gourmet chocolates, hand sanitizer, and candy all packed into a heart-shaped suitcase. Feliz Modern’s online store also includes a selection of cute and quirky Mother’s Day cards for the occasion. Gift box price: $54.00 Link to purchase: https://www.felizmodern.com/collections/mothers-day/products/fmd-mothers-day-gift-box Available for statewide and national shipping. Dos Carolinas Treat mom to a luxurious Seersucker robe and Dos Carolinas candle this Mother’s Day. After all, she should be pampered on her special day. Dos Carolinas specializes in handmade guayabera shirts and has stores in Houston and at the Pearl in San Antonio. Price: $250 Hiatus Spa + Retreat Hiatus Spa is offering four different curated baskets for moms that will make sure she gets the spa treatment even if she’s at home. The baskets are available for curbside pickup via the Pearl’s Farmers Market platform. The four baskets are as follows: “Brighter Days Ahead” Basket – Microfiber Beach Towel, Hydropeptide Solar Defense Body, Hiatus Water Bottle – $42.00 “Spill the Tea” Basket – Aveda Comforting Tea, Mug, Tea Towel – $40.00 “Spa From Home” Basket – Hiatus Robe, Eye Mask, Herbal Neck Wrap, Eucalyptus Essential Oil – $85.00 “Mommy Mani/Pedi” Basket – Cote Strengthening Base and Top Coat, Cote 4oz Polish Remover, Cote Nail Polish and DIY Mani Set – $60.00 Prices vary. Gift baskets available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. LeeLee Moms can receive a $250 gift certificate from the LeeLee boutique at Pearl with a bottle of Jansz Sparkling Rose from High Street Wine Co. wrapped in LeeLee’s signature pink tissue paper and bow. Price: $250 Gift baskets available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. Niche at Pearl Niche is offering three different gift packages perfect for existing moms and mothers to be. “Mommy to Be” – Card, Onesie, Teething Ring, Swaddle, Baby Butter, Body Oil ($119) “Me Time for Mom” – Card, Facial Oil, Facial Toner, Candle 3-pack ($129) “Glam Mom” – Card, Earrings, Sunglasses, Scarf ($121) Prices vary depending on basket. Gift baskets available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. Ten Thousand Villages Online shopping can be difficult so the folks at Ten Thousand Villages have come up with seven gift bundles sure to make moms smile. Purr-fect Presents: Crouching Terracotta Cat Planter. A Cat Nap Velvet Sleep Mask, Cats About It Tea Towel, and a Kitty Print Coffee Mug. Paws-itively Fetching Gifts: Terracotta Dog Planter, Floral Garden Tool Set, and Fetching Dog Photo Holder. Playful Planters for the Gardener: Large Terracotta Dog Planter, Terracotta Fish/Bird Planter, and Terracotta Hedgehog Planter. Spaliday Delights: Soothing Comfort Set Eye Mask and Neck Warmer, Sea Horse Pedicure Foot Scrubber, Natural Hemp Loofah Washcloth, and Handmade Coconut Soap. Sustainable Shopping Staples: Organic Cotton Reusable Bag Set, Sari and Jute Slouchy Net Bag, and Sunny Day Seagrass Basket. Sustainable Kitchen Essentials: Marble and Wood Cutting Board, London Fog Tea Towel, Harvest Cheese Spreader, Handmade Lemon Chef Soap. Self Care Essentials: Magic Dust Scarf, Free to Fly Tote Project Pouch, and Beautiful Body Care Kit. Price: All bundles retail for $50 Gift bundles available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. The Tiny Finch For Mother’s Day, The Tiny Finch is offering hand-painted silver leaf hearts and gold leaf crosses handmade in Texas. The hearts and crosses come ready to sit atop Mom’s desk as a decorative paperweight or accent any bookshelf. Due to the handmade nature, variation in shape and size may be present. Heart: Approx. 3 ½”W x 3”H Cross: Approx. 2 ¼”W x 3”H Price: Hearts retail for $35, crosses retail for $30 Available in San Antonio for curbside pick up. Twig Book Shop For the mom that needs some alone time with a good book, the Twig Book Shop is here to help. Their gift basket includes Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, a hot off the press historical Texas fiction, much of which takes place in San Antonio. The basket also includes a San Antonio coaster and Twig mug. Price: $50 Available in San Antonio for curbside pick up.
Food & Beverage:
Twang – Twang-A-Rita
Moms can liven up their drinks from home with one of Twang’s product lines called Twang-A-Rita, tasty salts and seasonings designed to easily add flavor to drinks and elevate at-home alcoholic beverages to cocktail bar status. May means warm weather drinks and sweet cocktails and Twang’s pretty cocktail rimmers can be used for different kinds of boozy favorites such as margaritas, palomas, mojitos, and more. Special flavors include strawberry-lime, sangrita, citrus lime, regular citrus, lime, lemon lime, and grapefruit. Those of responsible and legal drinking age can also make a margarita for mom with this recipe from Twang. Price: $3.99 Link to purchase: https://www.twang.com/brands/twang-a-rita/ Available for statewide or to ship nationally
La Panaderia – Empanadas
Beloved San Antonio bakery, La Panaderia, is now making select products available statewide. La Panaderia is now shipping empanadas anywhere in Texas via two-day shipping just in time for Mother’s Day. Flavors include apple, pineapple, strawberry and guava. Customers can order online via La Panadería’s website and choose a dozen or two dozen empanadas in a single flavor or assortment. Price: 1 dozen for $50 or 2 dozen for $84 Link to purchase: https://www.lapanaderiaonline.com/shop/texas-shipping/12 Available for statewide shipping. Image credit Karissa Rangel and Giant Noise
Lettuce Grow Farmstand
Lettuce Grow creates the self-watering, self-fertilizing hydroponic vertical vegetable gardens, lovingly referred to as Farmstands which are made in the USA from BPA-free, FDA food grade plastic recovered from coastal communities. Lettuce Grow makes it possible for everyone to grow farm-fresh produce from home, without the experience, time and space required for traditional gardening. After picking the Farmstand that suits their needs – five sizes with space for anywhere from 12 to 36 plants at a time – customers choose from a variety of over 200 non-GMO veggies, fruits and herbs. Lettuce Grow helps growers curate their plant selection, creating a custom grow plan tailored to their location and season. Once the seedlings arrive at the customer’s door and are “planted” in their Farmstand, they’ll only need to spend about 5 minutes a week on “farming” duties for 3 weeks before ready for harvest and refill orders. Price ranges from $348 to $649 for Farmstands and each live, seedling refill is $2 Link to purchase: https://www.lettucegrow.com/shop Available for statewide or national shipping.
CANTEEN Sparkling Vodka Soda
Created for adventurers, CANTEEN Spirits is a recently launched sparkling vodka soda that is available in grocery and liquor stores across the country. Founded by Austin beverage industry veterans Brandon Cason, co-founder and CMO of Waterloo Sparkling Water & Deep Eddy Vodka; Daniel Barnes of Treaty Oak Whiskey and Waterloo Gin; and Caroline Fabacher, the product brings together vodka and sparkling water into a singular product. CANTEEN is a perfect take-along for hiking, picnics and outings without the guilt — each can contains 0 carbs, 0 sugar, 0 sodium, and are gluten free. The initial line-up of all-natural flavors include Watermelon, Lime, Black Cherry, Grapefruit and the sleeper hit, Cucumber Mint, 99 calories each. Link to purchase: https://drizly.com/liquor-brands/canteen-spirits/b21230 Product locator here Available for delivery and pickup in certain locations.
Rio Jade by Lone Star Beer
Rio Jade: The New Taste of Texas, is a Mexican-style lager inspired by the appreciation for Texas’ diverse lands and waterways. The beer will be available throughout Texas starting in late April, with full distribution in May, for a limited time until the end of summer. Lone Star’s first seasonal beer will inspire all drinking-age generations to be proud of what Texas represents. With an ABV of 4.5%, this crisp, Mexican-style lager is locally brewed in the Hill Country of Austin with the finest ingredients Texas has to offer, including award-winning malt from Blacklands Malt, the first malt house to use Texas-grown barley. The beer has a unique-to-Texas flavor that provides a crisp and refreshing taste with characteristic sweetness of flaked maize balanced with spicy, floral and citrus notes from the hops. The bold turquoise and gold cans were designed by Texas-based artist and Burnt Nopal Creative Studio’s Creative Director Cruz Ortiz. The new Mexican lager is a great way to toast to moms in celebration of all they do. Product locator here Available for delivery and pickup at participating retailers throughout Texas. #Eatery #CommunityNews #Bakeries/CoffeeHouses #GiftIdeas #Wine/Liquor/Beer