It’s that time of year where we get to celebrate the most important women in our lives – our mothers. It’s a day to shower her with love, hugs and gifts. Mother’s Day gifts are a plentiful find in Philadelphia with all of the wonderful boutiques. Rittenhouse Square is great for a mom with designer style. For unique gift ideas, check out Old City for fashion and home goods. Pine Street is the place for moms who are into vintage or antique items, while Manayunk is the spot to find a little bit of everything. And if these options aren’t getting your creative juices flowing, we’ve comprised a list of some great Mother’s Day gift ideas.
1016 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Knitting is a pastime that never goes out of style. Whether mom is a beginner or a true pro, there are all levels of knit kits, from beginner to advanced, that are fun to do. Yarnphoria offers a great selection of yarns and has the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff of all of the yarn shops in Philly. The retailer offers reasonably priced classes that would also make a great Mother’s Day gift…and a great way to celebrate the day together!
804 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Casal Papel is a writing accessories store that offers a lot more than that. The store offers its customers high-quality papers from around the world. Professional designers and printers are on staff for custom projects. The most unique product that Casal Papel offers is bookbinding. Why not design a custom-made book for mom on Mother’s Day? Fill it with pictures, stories and heirlooms that she can cherish for the rest of her life, making for the most thoughtful present she receives this year.
Tea at Three Date
The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop
713 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Spend time with mom in the traditional sense and stop by The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop for a spot of tea. The tea cafe offers international teas from around the world. Tea accessories, trinkets and jewelry are also available for purchase. The cafe often has music events and the walls are filled with the work of local artists.
107 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19195
Not only do Votivo candles smell amazing, they’re beautifully packaged. Each candle is hand wrapped with a hand-pressed seal, making it a lovely Mother’s Day gift. Votivo is known for its intoxicating fragrances and luxurious quality. This is a perfect gift that will linger long after Mother’s Day brunch.
Wine and Cheese Date
123 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If mom is a wine connoisseur, take her to the best wine, cheese and beer bar in Philadelphia. Tria offers the best products from local and worldwide crafters, and the staff is quite knowledgeable on the eatery’s offerings. The atmosphere is casual, and the fare is light. This is the perfect setting for a casual but intimate Mother’s Day.
Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.