Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Buy any of these gift-worthy local items individually for Mom or put them together for the ultimate mega-present. She deserves it.

By Megan McDonald May 6, 2020

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Flower Power

Roses, peonies and protea, oh my! Local florist Victoria Warren, owner of Victoria Blooms, is taking Mother's Day orders all week and will deliver a lush, artful bouquet directly to your home. See examples of Warren's work on her website and Instagram, and call (941) 363-0900 to order.

Spell It Out

Local artist Shannon Kirsten—who has collaborated with Anthropologie and Hallmark—is known for her swirly calligraphy and bold florals. Her downtown Bradenton studio is currently closed, but her online shop is open—and now is the perfect time to scoop up a card ($4.50) for the mother or mother-figure in your life. Sometimes a handwritten note means more than any gift. Shop here.


We've sung the praises of Elma Felix's jewelery before, and for good reason. Inspired by her St. Lucian upbringing, Felix creates these one-of-a-kind, brightly colored and patterned necklaces right here in Sarasota. Easy to style with a T-shirt and jeans or a little black dress, an Ebijou necklace is a statement piece that's sure to rack up compliments. From $40; shop at (And if you need a face mask, Felix is also making those out of her beautiful textiles, too.)

House of Hilt has created a special Mother's Day gift set featuring its clean skincare.

Glow Up

House of Hilt founders Jackie Rogers and Natasha Crow make completely clean, plant-based skincare products that are good for you and make your skin glow. For Mother's Day, House of Hilt is offering a special gift set that includes an eye cream, gentle exfoliator and a sample kit, plus a handwritten card for $155. Order at; Rogers and Crow are also offering free local delivery or curbside pickup.

Buy Now, Shop Later

Can't decide what to get her? Try a gift certificate from a local shop. Small businesses start to ease back into operation as Florida lifts its restrictions, and they could use your support now more than ever. Some of our suggestions: Foxy Lady, Lotus, Influence Style, Camilyn Beth, Paint Nail Bar—but check out our list of 100 Best Shops for even more ideas.

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