There’s nothing a mom loves more than being pampered and celebrated, and a thoughtful gift goes a long way. Let us help you crack the code to a gift that will keep you in mom’s good graces all year long.
Serene and calm, just like mom (unless you forget to call), this soy candle doesn’t just smell good, it does good. Bright Endeavors employs young mothers and gives them the skills to transition into the professional workplace.
Signature Water Lily Candle by Bright Endeavors, $25
A picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case, so is a picture frame! Made by hand from reclaimed building materials, these colorful and unique frames are great for capturing an equally one-of-a-kind memory.
Renew Frames by FoundRe, $28+ based on size. Made in Chicago.
This is quite literally the gift that keeps on giving – and looks and smells good doing it! Purchasing this soap sends half of the proceeds to caring for the animals in the Gulf Coast affected by the BP oil spill, and yields an adorable keepsake: a ceramic bird made from Louisiana clay.
Bird Project Soap by Matter Inc, $26
Looking to create a spa experience without having to leave home? Chicago Honey Co-op’s raw honey and sugar scrub is made with a deliciously fragrant array of essential oils and natural ingredients, while cultivating and supporting the dwindling bee population right here in Chicago.
Honey Bath Scrub by Chicago Honey Co-op, $16
Celebrating Mother’s Day long distance? Scout out the perfect gift at Neighborly between Thursday April 30th and Sunday May 3rd, and we’ll wrap it, pack it, and ship it to Mom for free! Minimum purchase for free shipping is $25, international and expedited packages receive an $8 discount on shipping.
Enter to win 2 lawn tickets to the Aretha Franklin show on Saturday, July 11th AND all the picnic supplies you’ll need, including picnic blanket, bamboo plates & utensils, cheese knife, tray, and non-breakable wine glasses (total value of $230!). One entry allowed per person per day, in-store only through May 9th. No purchase required. Winner will be selected May 10th at noon, just in time to surprise Mom if you’d like!