Gift Guide

Five Local, Last-Minute Gifts For Mom

It's the day before Mother's Day and you realize you haven't done any shopping. Don't worry, we're here to help. Start your search here.

By Elizabeth Djinis April 12, 2022

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We’ve all been there—it’s the day before Mother’s Day and you realize you haven’t done any shopping. You generally know what your mom likes, but you’re not sure what you can get her in such a short timeframe.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have just the items to get you started on your search. And if these don’t work, they’ll certainly spark ideas of what will.

Blue Mercury Woody Fragrance Set.

Bluemercury Fragrance Sampler Set.

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Bluemercury Fragrance Sampler Set Local


1500 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 365-0020

Sometimes it’s better to offer someone a taste of everything than to pinpoint exactly what they want and pinpoint incorrectly. This sampler set ($38) gives your mom the chance to try out some of Bluemercury’s best-selling woody floral fragrances, like Green Cedar by Abel and Room Service by Vilhelm Parfumerie. The gift box comes with six small bottles that give you the opportunity to, as one reviewer put it, fall in love with each one. Your mom might just ask for another one come her birthday.

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Eileen Fisher organic cotton slub hooded cardigan

Eileen Fisher organic cotton slub hooded cardigan

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Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Linen Slub-Hooded Cardigan Local


1501 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 365-2435

Yes, Florida isn’t exactly a state known for its chilly nights, but everyone needs at least one classic, staple cardigan that can provide them with some warmth and coverage during a rainy or windy day. This casual yet pulled-together cardigan from Eileen Fisher ($228) is the perfect way to cap off a day look or elevate a trip to the airport. We love the black version.

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Give Mom the gift of perfect nails at Paint Nail Bar

Give Mom the gift of perfect nails at Paint Nail Bar

Paint Nail Bar Gift Certificate Local


1417 First St., #1010, Sarasota, (941) 366-8989

When you’re really stumped for ideas, a gift card is the way to go. It shows your mom you’re thinking of her while still allowing her the agency to do something on her own. A gift card to Paint Nail Bar is a great way to encourage your mom to pamper herself — on your dime. Choose from services like the Lickety-Split manicure or pedicure, which is a great option for moms on the go, or the “Talk of the Town” manicure-pedicure, which pulls out all the stops for a full spa experience. Whatever you choose, we know your mom will be thrilled.

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Lilly Pulitzer Athletic Striped Set.

Lilly Pulitzer Athletic Striped Set.

Lilly Pulitzer Athletic Tank Top and Leggings Local


443A John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-3091

If your mom is always running off to another yoga class or going for a run, then athletic wear is the way to go for a gift option she’ll love. We love this vintage-looking striped set from Lilly Pulitzer with a tank top ($98) that boasts a built-in bra and high-rise mid-length leggings ($128) that are moisture-wicking to keep sweat at bay and have a side pocket to hold your mom’s phone as she runs.

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Beneva Flowers Bouquet Local


6980 S Beneva Rd., Sarasota, (941) 923-7401

For this one, we suggest going classic. What mother wouldn’t love a thoughtfully arranged bouquet of flowers? If your mom has a favorite flower, like daffodils or tulips, consider framing your bouquet around that. There’s nothing like a spray of fresh flowers bursting with color sitting on your dining room table to enliven a day.

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