Here’s to the women who not only birthed, bathed and toileted you, but loved you through your less than attractive teenage years. The Reader’s locally focused Mother’s Day gift guide has the perfect gift suggestions for any mom, from the stylish to the sporty –and even those that claim to not need anything (don’t fall for it, it’s a trap!).
1. Bow Shoe Clips by Princess Lasertron, $14
As an unexpected addition to Mom’s favorite shoes, Princess Lasertron’s shoe clips make the perfect gift for the shopper on a budget. Each set is handcrafted, made of felt and are available in a variety of hues. Purchase at shop.princesslasertron.com.
2. Hand-Blown Glass Vessels by Glass Harmony
Hand-blown by local artisan Corey Broman of Glass Harmony, these sandblasted glass vessels are the perfect gift for the interior design-loving Mom. Purchase one of the vessels pictured here for $160 to fill with flowers or order a custom piece in Mom’s favorite hue. Contact Glass Harmony at 402.960.4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
3. Roulette Shots Pin-Up Photography Package
Ooh la la! Not for the faint of heart, Roulette Shot’s pin-up photography packages are the perfect gift for a mom in need of a pick me up. All packages include retro-inspired hair and make-up, background and props. Mom gets one hour to model 2-3 of her own looks and receives 10 edited images on a disc to take home for $150. Visit facebook.com/roulette.shots to book your session.
4. Yoga Wear by Autopilot Art
Unique embellished and hand silk screened yoga wear is wonderful for your Yogi Momma to stay in shape, harness her chi and support local business in her clothing and at the yoga studio. The garments greet the other yogis with Namastè either on the jacket arm or pant leg, for the fun side of Mom! The line includes tanks with built-in support, tees, pants and hoodies. All items are hand-screened with images by Autopilot Art. All Autopilot Art items are available for sale at Hot Shops Art Center, located at 1301 Nicholas Street or by emailing email@example.com.
5. Mother’s Day Spa Package from Sirens at the Loft
Could mom use a little pampering? Give the gift of a relaxing facial with Sirens at the Loft’s Licensed Esthetician, Sarah Ankenbauer. Sirens is also offering a special Mother’s Day package, which includes a 30 minute Swedish massage, an express European facial, a classic pedicure and a shellac manicure, all for $250 (including tip). Call Sirens at the Loft to book an appointment for Mom today, at 402.933.9333.
6. Air Shawl by Inez Gill, $35
Hand-knitted from vegan cotton yarn, this breezy summer shawl is the picture-perfect addition to any tank or maxi dress. The Air Shawl is available in 25 shades, from orchid to soft teal or apple green. Purchase at inezgill.com.
7. Haute City Tickets
Haute City is here, just in the nick of time for Mother’s Day. Omaha’s first interactive shopping experience will take place on Saturday, May 19th at the Midtown Crossing Shopping Center. For $10, purchase tickets for Mom to visit Haute City Day, where she can shop and experience everything from interior design demos to pop-up boutiques showcasing current trends. For $75, purchase tickets for Mom to attend Haute City Night, an exclusive VIP rooftop fashion show showcasing national designers with a live performance by Quixotic Fusion. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hautecity.com.
8. Dundee Cycles Tranquility Bicycle
Perfect for the active mom, local bicycle shop Dundee Cycles offers a selection of custom options that are sure to please. The Tranquility bicycle pictured here is made from high quality handmade Toray Carbon and provides a smooth ride for anything from commuting to weekend jaunts around town. Base price for this model begins at $1,799 with your choice of color and numerous upgrade options available. Dundee Cycles’ Omaha retail and service location will open mid-May, so in the meantime visit shopdundeecycles.com or call 402.740.8407 to place your custom order.
9. Dolce Vita Wedges from Trocadero
Could there be a more “of the moment” shoe than Dolce Vita’s mint green espadrille wedges? I think not. Perfect for the mom with a mad sense of style, pick up a pair for $185 at Trocadero in Omaha’s Old Market. And hurry, these surely will not last.
10. No. 175 Tool/Garden Tote by Artifact Bag Co.
Originally designed for use by a carpenter, this waxed canvas and leather tote is a great fit for the mom on the go, as it can be used to carry anything from text books to groceries or simply for a day of shopping in the city. Artifact Bags are handmade in Omaha using American materials and the No. 175 Tool/Garden Tote pictured here retails for $175. Visit shop.artifactbags.com to purchase.
Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at fashflood.com.