Mother’s day is one of those hard to shop for holidays. Unless you go with the standard bouquet or potted plant, it is a struggle to find something that a grown woman would really like, and not just pick up for herself (well, unless you get mighty spendy). Of course, Mother’s Day Gift Ideas can be as varied as the women receiving them, but when you really want to make the gift special it takes going out of your way a bit. How about hitting the artisan shops and boutiques of New York? I bet we could find some unique gifts there. Guess what? We can… right from the comfort of our own homes.
Strolby is a specialty shopping site, which offers wares from locally made, limited-production goods from the best small shops in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. All these items are available to be shipped to your home (or mom’s home) from a single convenient online marketplace. The Strolby website enables you to take a virtual stroll down the street shopping of Brooklyn, then with just a simple click, jumps you right over to the artisan shops of the Hudson Valley. You will have access to the same handmade goods that you’d find in the actual local shops, and we all know New York is a hub for great artisans and designers.
Here is just a taste of what you will find on Strolby. I’ve broken my selections down into the two regions, for you to more easily find them on the site.
These Catherine Weitzman, Turquoise Fringe Hoops, would make an excellent choice for many moms. They would make the perfect accessory when she is enjoying some seaside dining in a sun or maxi dress. Available from the shop Paper Trail.
If mom is a bit more crafty, these adorable felt sewing kits would make a terrific gift for her. They are from the shop Clay Wood & Cotton. This shop had several adorable things that caught my eye, definitely a must stop by shop.
If your mom is prone to a touch of whimsy, check out the Foxy & Winston shop. The pillow above is just one example of the quirky cute items they have to offer. The shop also features lovely (and equally quirky) dishes, as well as fun printed textile items and artisan stuffed animals.
For those with a mom who is a bit more modern new age-ish, the items at Species by the Thousands may just be what will appeal to her. Check out this neat snake cuff from the shop. All the items have modern flair, but with a mystical edge.
My final pick for you today is this lovely woven panel bag from Meg Shop. It would go with so many outfits and the off white/bone color would be good for any season. It is also available in black as well. Meg Shop offers unique apparel and footwear items also.
Here’s your chance to win these 5 neat handmade gifts from Brooklyn