10 Places to Shop for Mother’s Day in St. Louis
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and lucky for us, there is no shortage of local, independently-owned shops and boutiques in St. Louis offering unique gifts and treats you can’t find in a department store. If you’re feeling stuck when it comes to tokens of Mother’s Day appreciation, read on for our list of 10 small businesses around the city to frequent for personal and heartfelt gifts.
Maven is a no-brainer when it comes to straightforward, stress-free Mother’s Day shopping. The quaint Maplewood storefront specializes in hand-crafted soap, soy wax candles, and bath and body products, all made in-store. Their new spring candles look and smell divine, like the “Pink Cactus” scent with notes of rose, honey, apple blossom and sandalwood. Their all-natural skincare line includes lotions and body washes, as well as more unique products like aromatherapy balms, under-eye treatments and headache remedies.
Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods
Any item stocked by Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods in The Grove neighborhood would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift. The cozy, light-flooded shop carries high-quality kitchenware brands, ceramics, utensils and kitchen accouterments that will inspire the whole family to fire up the grill or whip up some chocolate chip cookies.
Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelry
Elleard Heffern’s gemstones and careful selection of designs explain why they’ve been a local authority in fine jewelry for more than 105 years. If you want to get Mom something that sparkles, this is the place. The experienced staff can help you find the perfect gift to fit your budget and your loved one’s style. We love the letter necklaces that start at $250.
For an eclectic, unexpected gift, peruse the shelves at Civil Alchemy, a new iteration of the neighborhood corner store. The shop carries a wide variety of home goods, jewelry, accessories, and stationery. For fans of baking or experimenting with local artisanal products, choose from the stock of homemade preserves, mustards, maple syrups and more.
Bowood Farms carries more than a hefty collection of leafy, flowery friends. The airy, open atrium also displays home goods that add a quirky, cozy touch to any room. In addition, Bowood stocks jewelry, crystals and other locally-sourced products. You may come home with a few presents for yourself by accident.
Urban Matter in Dutchtown gives you the opportunity to shop “uniquely, slowly and personally.” The boutique offers an eclectic mix of products from local makers, and on Mother’s Day itself, they’re offering a flower workshop on their outdoor patio.
Mary Ann’s Tea Room
Walking into Mary Ann’s Tea Room feels like being transported into the Nutcracker’s universe, with all the frills of a wedding cake and the elegance of an old Southern mansion. The tea room itself is hidden in the back of a store carrying vibrant clothing, jewelry and accessories. In the far corner of the tea room itself, find a diverse collection of delicious teas.
Flowers & Weeds
For plant- and flower-lovers, Flowers & Weeds is the perfect spot for a fresh and personal gift. Create your own terrarium at their DIY station, select pots, and vases from local vendors, or make it quick with a grab-and-go bouquet.
Shopping at Skif is an experience all its own. Take your time picking through the artists’ unique, hand-painted and hand-sewn pieces in elegant fabrics like crushed velvet and linen. While you shop, nibble on some complimentary cheese and chat with the designers, like local favorite Michael Drummond.
Sole Survivor Leather
Since 1969, Sole Survivor has hand-crafted unique leather accessories, from sleek belts and wallets to sumptuous bags. The Maplewood storefront also serves as the artisans’ design studio, where they ideate and execute the brand’s specialty pieces.