Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017; Buying Local in NW Arkansas

May 14th is Right Around the Corner….

Hey, y’all!  If you’re like me, gift giving can be tricky.  Sure, you want to give just the right token, but we all need a nudge in the right direction sometimes, am I right?

Here’s your nudge.

I’ve compiled a list of 20 gift ideas from locally-owned businesses that should make your mama proud she raised you with such good taste. 

1.) Turquoise Beaded Layer Necklace from Wit & Whimsy in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: Wit & Whimsy

We all know jewelry is a no fail, but this beauty will keep your mama on-trend with the fun layering and delicate details.

$25 | Find it online here.

2.) Bunny Trinket Dish from The Anchor in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @shoptheanchor via IG

How fun is this little fella to hold Mom’s rings and baubles?

$14 |  Visit The Anchor

3.) “Flowers in Your Hair” Bathbombs from WhimsyWhoo in Springdale, AR

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photo: Whimsy Whoo

Give your madre some time to unwind and soak up some suds from these sweet smelling  bathbombs.  Bonus: there’s a floral hair tie inside each!

$6 | Find it online here.

4.) Wooden Bath Brush from The Freckled Hen Farmhouse in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: The Freckled Hen Farmhouse

Perfect for exfoliating, this bath brush is made with oil treated birch & horsehair.  Fun fact: these brushes are made by visual impaired craftsmen.

$26 | Find it online here.

5.) Laptop Sleeve from Valere Rene Handbags in Rogers, AR

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Photo: Valere Rene Handbags

Keep Mama’s laptop save and sound in this laptop sleeve.  Florals not her jam?  No worries, there are 15 prints to choose from!  *fits 13 &15 inch devices

starting at $39.99 | Find it online here.

6.) Arkansas Pride Throw Pillows from Impressions in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @impressionsfayetteville via IG

Help Mom show her state pride with these patriotic Arkansas throw pillows.  WPS!

starting at $ | Check it out in store or on Instagram.

7.) Crushed Mint Candle from Shop for Mankind in Rogers, AR

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photo: Shop for Mankind

For the eco-minded mama, this candle is a winner.  Spearmint meets peaches and melds into one luscious scent.  Oh, and she’ll love that you can plant the seed-infused 100% recycled package!

$29.50 | Find online here.

8.) Brunch at The Depot in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @arsagasdepot via IG

Feed her and tell her she’s pretty.  Take Mama to brunch at Arsaga’s Depot and then walk her around the Greenway Trail that’s practically in the backyard.

Check out the menu here.

9.) Mom & Me Craft Night at Junque 2 Jewels in Rogers, AR

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photo: Junque 2 Jewels

You know all Mom wants is your time!  Spend it together creating crafty personalized home décor with just y’all or in a big group.

starts at $20 | Learn more here.

10.) Adventure Mug from The Freckled Hen Farmhouse in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: The Freckled Hen Farmhouse

Got a momma that lives for the great outdoors?  Try coffee made over an open flame in this sweet mug.  Adventure is calling and she must go…and drink coffee when she gets there.

$20 | Find it here.

11.) Family Photo Session from The Rosy Life Photography in Goshen, AR

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photo: Sara Torbett with The Rosy Life

Freeze time for Mama by capturing your family in a personalized photo session at the Torbett Farm.  Sara with Rosy Life Photography specializes in candid, genuine photos with healthy dose of southern charm.  Want more? See my previous post to check out our experience with Sara.

Sessions start at $250 | Find out more here.

12.) Life in Love Measuring Pitcher from Euna Mae’s in Springdale, AR

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photo: Euna Mae’s

Does your mama show her love for her family with home cooking?  She NEEDS this sweet 4-cup measuring pitcher! Measure your life in love, indeed.

$24.99 | Find it here.

13.) Flamboyance of Flamingos Pitcher & Cups from Riffraff in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @riffrafffayetteville via IG

How fun is this flamingo print??  This would be perfect for your mama’s pink lemonade on the back porch, yes?

pitcher $60 | cup $16 | Check it out in store or on Instagam.

14.) Flower Arrangement Class from Pigmint in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: Pigmint

Grab Mom, a bottle of wine, and head to NWA’s trendiest florist to learn all about designing and arranging your own floral centerpiece.

$65 | Sign up here.

15.) Crystal Dove Necklace from Love, Hope, & Cure Designs in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @lovehopecuredesigns via IG

How gorgeous is this Twiggs necklace?  It’d look really pretty on your mama, honey. Plus, a portion of every sale from Love, Hope, & Cure Designs goes to charity.

$108 | Check it out in store on or on Instagram.

16.) Custom Stationary from Shindig Paperie in Fayetteville and Bentonville, AR

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photo: @shindigpaperie via IG

For the traditional mother, set her up with fresh custom Haute Papier stationary for those heartwarming handwritten notes.

Contact for consultation.

17.) Preserved Boxwood Wreath from Garden Living in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: Garden Living

Minimalism meets Southern Charm with this simple and classic boxwood wreath.  Mama will love how it looks on her front door!

$78 | Find it here.

18.) Vintage Baubles from Mae’s Emporium in Fayetteville, AR

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photo: @maesemporium via IG

If your momma goes for one of a kind trinkets, Mae’s is your hotspot.  They have literally everything you could wish for in vintage pieces.  She’ll be sure to sw oon over the antique lockets!

Prices on request.

(which isn’t code for super pricey, there’s just too many to choose from!)

19. Farmhouse Table from James + James Furniture in Springdale, AR.

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photo: James + James Furniture

If you’re looking to score some major points with Mom, look no further than a custom farmhouse table for her kitchen.  Built and finished by hand in Springdale, you’ll be giving her a new family heirloom.  And win the title of favorite kid for sure!

starting at $580 | Find it here.

20.) Gift Certificate to Westwood Gardens in Fayetteville, Rogers, & Springdale, AR

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photo: Westwood Gardens

Hasn’t failed me yet, friends.

Order yours here.

Hopefully one of these ideas jumped out as the perfect gift for your mama!  In the end, all we moms want on Mother’s Day is some lovin’s from the kiddos, a fun trinket, some wine, and 30 minutes uninterrupted minutes alone.  Easy peasy, pals.

xoxo,

Kat