With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not shop local and find a truly unique gift that will stand out and showcase to all those mothers in your life just how thoughtful and caring you can be? We’ve handpicked five surefire gifts from Phoenix-area makers that are worth a look!
Just in time for spring, bring mom’s veggie garden inside with a variety of user-friendly hydroponic plants care of the Chandler-bsaed indoor garden specialists at Coco and Seed. Choose from herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro, or homegrown salad toppers like tomatoes and Swiss chard. The self-contained grow kit requires minimal upkeep and comes with everything she’ll need to turn any bare windowsill into a lush green space. cocoandseed.com // @coco_and_seed
Whether your mom is the type who’s got a well-developed self-care routine or one who never puts herself first, a rejuvenating face mask is a quick and relaxing way to reset and rehydrate. Artemesia Soaps, purveyors of botanical soaps, scrubs, and other accessories, created a clay facemask featuring a blend of detoxifying charcoal, moisturizing honey, and restorative blue clay that is small but meaningful way to give your mom the excuse to focus on herself for a while. Or just grab a whole slew of Artemesia’s skincare treats to inspire her own at-home spa day! byartemesia.com // @byArtemesia
A unique blend of real and artificial, the Folhas Laying Branch is a carefully constructed, simple piece of wall decor from Doce Lar, Phoenix makers who usually specialize in beautiful handmade educational banners for young children. They’ve pivoted to home decor with the Folhas branch, a minimalist piece that elegantly brings a bright hit of life to any room (despite featuring artificial leaves attached to a real birch branch). If allergies or nosy pets has mom keeping the indoor foliage at a minimum, this could be the perfect, whimsical solution! shopdocelar.com// @doce__lar
If mom’s into pampering her precious pooch, this handmade pet harness bundle with Southwestern Kitsch flair will be a big hit. The coordinated set from dog parent turned makers Stardog Style includes a collar, harness, leash, and portable poop bag holder with a fun, brightly colored cactus design. Mom and pup will be the stylish pair on the block when it comes time to do a few laps around the block! stardogstyle.com // @stardog.style
Following a COVID-motivated pivot from brick and mortar retail boutique to streamlined online candle shop, Phoenix’s GALEANA39 has since expanded their catalog to include home goods, jewelry, and other gifts, but their handmade candles are still a favorite. With two dozen unique scents to choose from, grab something nice from a selection of ambience-setting fragrances, including the beachy MIRAMAR scent with notes of coconut, sandalwood, and citrus, their best-selling Arizona spring inspired Orange Blossom, or any of several botanical scents with vintage cactus flower illustrations adorning the vessel. galeana39.com // @galeana39