Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Milwaukee Small Businesses

Kristina Mousseau

Small Business

Mother's Day is looking a little different this year! That's ok because Milwaukee small businesses have come up with some creative ways to celebrate Mom, despite the circumstances! We've compiled a list of locally-sourced gift ideas and promotions. Support Milwaukee small businesses this Mother's Day and show her why you're her favorite.

P.S. – when we say "mom" this includes all the sheroes in your life!

Eats & Sweets

Greige Patisserie – Mother's Day pre-order menu includes curbside pick-up of chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate raspberry torte, berry bowl, chocolate-covered potato chips, and rhubarb hibiscus champagne. Call or email to place your order.

Hatched – A special Mother's Day menu is now open for orders and includes a variety of pies, hand pies, quiches, *pie fries*, and DIY flower cookie bouquets. Orders only available online and orders close on May 5 with pick up on May 9th and 10th.

Honeypie – Enjoy a delicious brunch safe at home with their ready to bake, pre-made meal serving 3-4 people.  Mother's Day Curbside Brunch includes frittata, cheesy hash brown casserole, salad, mimosa kit, and mini pie. Order online and pick up March 9th or 10th. Otherwise, consider sending Mom "a piece of Milwaukee" with one of their delicious PieGrams. Order by May 4th to ship in time for Mother's Day.

Miss Molly's Cafe – Treat the Mom(s) in your life to breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day! Each kit includes Nutella & Strawberry Crepes, Mushroom, Swiss & Onion Crepes, Fresh Fruit, Scones, Muffins, Anodyne Coffee (whole bean), and the option to add on Mimosas! Kits can be purchased for 2 or 4 people. Pickup on Sunday, May 10th from 7:30-10 am.

Gifts

414 Mom Box – This special collaboration box is beautifully handcrafted and arranged with love and intention by local artisans. This Milwaukee-only gift includes a signature bouquet by 414loral, Blossom Candle Co.’s “Deep Rooted” candle, and herbal infused nourishing shea butter and skincare by MaShe's Shea Botanicals.

Big White Yeti – Surprise Mom with one of their Sudden Change of Plans Yeti Soy Candle. It's heavenly and smells as close to a mimosa at brunch as you're going to get while social distancing. Plus $10 of every Sudden Change of Plans is donated to Meals on Wheels America. As always, any order $48 or more ships free from their online shop, so you might as well buy one (or a few) for yourself too!

Bird's Tail Jewelry – Their curated Mothers’ Day Goddess Gift set is specially crafted with mom in mind. The set includes some of their best-selling pieces from the Bird’s Tail Goddess Collection – complete with a Mother’s Day Greeting Card that reminds moms that they “make the world more beautiful”! You can also shop their individual pieces or send Mom one of their gift cards. Right now you can save 25% off with code: MOMLOVE25 (offer ends May 3).

Flowers for Dreams – Promoted as "Mother's Day done differently," Flowers for Dreams has created unique gifts including a DIY plant potting kit, a fern plant pairing, Mommy & Me garden bundle, F4D Annual Membership, and a Mother's Day Brunch Basket (pair a bouquet for Mom with a specially curated Mother's Day gift basket or brunch bundle from a Milwaukee restaurant).

Infinite Warrior – Stay connected with your mom even when you're apart with their Distance Duos. Each one comes with two bracelets that when together, bring harmony and balance. Gift one to your mom and wear the other as a symbol of your bond.

J. Sperling Paperie – A tried-and-true gift for any mama is their Motherhood journal. The layout is simple, providing prompts that encourage reflection on the good work she does each week. The hope is that the journal becomes a treasured heirloom passed onto the next generations of mothers in your family. Their heirloom recipe journal also makes a great gift for mothers wanting to preserve memories.

Little Sprouts Play Cafe – Although the Shorewood play cafe has been forced to close due to COVID-19, Little Sprouts have been cranking out creativity, and Mother's Day is no exception. Offering four gift ideas that moms are sure to love: Mother's Day Pampering Gift that includes other Milwaukee small businesses ($85), Succulent Planter Kit ($32), a caffeine-inspired Mother's Day Pick Me Up Gift ($55), and Mother's Day Card Kit ($14).

M+B Design – Give the gift of home and snag a gift card to Milwaukee + Beyond. Their Mother's Day Special is for e-design services to help your mom create a beautiful space in her home!

Milwaukee Food Tours – Care packages filled with love, all while supporting several local MKE small businesses. Milwaukee Food Tours have creatively launched their Shelter-in-Style Kits and are going the extra mile for Mother's Day. Choose from their I Love You Mom Care Kit, Pamper Her Care Kit or any of there other Milwaukee-focused kits. Options available for local delivery or send a piece of Milwaukee to those quarantining from afar with nationwide delivery.

Milwaukee Mom – This organization is partnering with Kendra Scott for a virtual Mother's Day pop-up. Shop for good online with 20% of all proceeds using the code: GIVEBACK7432 will directly benefit Feeding Wisconsin. Click here to shop the online event on April 29-30.

Naomi Paper Co. – Don't forget the card! Naomi Paper Co. makes that easy with their variety of cute Mother's Day cards, along with prints and other gift ideas. Save 20% off your entire order with code MOTHERSDAY20 at checkout. And if that wasn't enough of an incentive already, 15% of all sales made through May 4 will be donated to New Beginnings, which benefits local new moms and babies in need.

Nourish Natural Products – Who doesn't need some pampering, especially during quarantine! These Mother's Day Gift Sets include organic rosewater toner & facial mist, nail & cuticle blend, natural lash and brow growth serum, organic lip balm, and includes a personalized card. All for $45 (valued at $70) and includes free shipping.

Partisan – Promoted as "a new way to support local," Partisan allows you to build a gift box using products from Milwaukee makers and artisans. Handpick your favorite products for a truly thoughtful Mother's Day gift, all while supporting local Milwaukee makers. Curated artisan items include Lush Popcorn, succulents from Belle Fiori, Cream City Caramels, candles from Milwaukee Candle Company, and skincare by Fern & Nettle. Packages hand delivered locally, contact-free or shipped nationally.

Reminisce Studio – Teaming up with Milwaukee Food & City Tours (we love all these local collaborations!), the photography studio is offering an exclusive "Capturing Memories" 20-minute mini-session for up to 5 people in downtown Milwaukee. It makes a perfect gift for the mother who wonders where the time goes! Also offering home decor photos – use code: HOMEDECOR30 to save 30%.

Shovel + Spade – Enjoy the benefits of their all-natural luxurious felted soap. Creatively packaged as “Flowers for Mom,” the felted soap set features two different floral scents exclusively paired together just for Mom.

Splash Studio – Offering a variety of Mother's Day virtual events and painting kits designed for moms and those who love them. Live Mother's Day Sessions run May 9th and 10th and include Mom's Night to UnWINEd, Early Bird Gets the Coffee, and Mamas, Mimosas, and May Flowers. For $40-49, packages include all art supplies, access to virtual painting sessions, and local gifts paired with each one. Packages will be available for contactless pickup by Thursday, May 7.

Stephanie Bartz Photography – consider purchasing her gift cards for a photo session or one of her greeting cards to add your personal message to Mom. Also, if you prebook by May 22, you'll receive $50 off your photo session.

Stone Creek Coffee – Wherever you are on the magical spectrum that is motherhood, Mom Fuel is here for you. With sweet, fruity notes of stone fruit and berries paired with the smoothness of chocolate, Mom Fuel ($16/one lb. bag) is just right for the occasion.

Style Up Group – Make quarantine life extra fancy on Mother's Day. Style Up is offering 30% off their rentable table settings kits and including free round-trip delivery and pick up for customers in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties. View all five table setting options and pricing here.

The Waxwing – Sure to win over any mom, The Waxwing has oodles of local gift ideas. Check out their Mother's Day Gift Sets, which include Fern & Nettle Mother's Day Gift Set ($25, $40), Relaxation Gift Set ($50), Self Care Gift Set ($30), and Plant Your Own Succulent Kit ($16).

Wakefield Workshops – A self-care gift set FOR moms, made BY local moms! The $35 gift set includes a "One Tough Mother" t-shirt, a "Mom Fuel" cookie by All the Crumbs Cookies, a handmade bath bomb. Place your order by April 30 to ship or anytime for local contact-free pickup.

Flowers

Bel Aire Flowers – Show your appreciation for all the women in your life! Take advantage of their same-day flower delivery in the greater Milwaukee area.

Belle Fiori – head on over to their online store, pick your arrangement, add a candle or box of chocolates, write a sweet little card message, and you're set! Not sure what do send? Select the "Designer's Choice" option online, pick your price point, and their flower shop ladies will design something special just for your mama.

Floral Alchemy – For the fifth year, they're partnering with Colectivo Coffee to set you up for Mother's Day. Together they're offering gorgeous seasonal flowers, her favorite caffeine drink, and delicious pastry, all while maintaining social distance – Mom would be proud. Available for contactless delivery Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 or curbside pick up on Sunday, May 10 at Colectivo's Humboldt Cafe & Roastery.

Orange and Blue Co. + Flowers for Dreams – these two MKE staples have partnered together to bring you Mother's Day Bouquets for pick up on Sunday, May 10th at Orange and Blue Co.'s connected restaurant Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern Available in petite ($25) and small ($35) sizes. Available for local pick up and pre-order only. When you pick up, you can call and order take out brunch as well from Uncle Wolfie's as well!

If you have any additional promotions or gift ideas, please email us at hello@mkefund.org. We will continue to update as we approach Mother's Day on May 10th!

Header photo by local photography duo Miranda and Adam at Reminisce Studio.

Kristina

A proud Milwaukeean, Kristina has over 10 years of experience in business, working with both corporations and nonprofits including MillerCoors and Milwaukee Film. She thrives on account and project management, content execution, creative problem-solving, and morning coffee. When not working with clients, Kristina is training for her next big race, watching the latest documentary film, or looking for a really good vegetarian taco.

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