11 Mother’s Day Wellness Gifts That Support Philly Small Businesses

Not sure what to get mom this Mother’s Day? We’ve got you covered.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you haven’t gotten the moms in your life anything yet, here are eight wellness gifts from Philly small businesses, like this spa-themed box from Chick Invitations. / Photograph by Chick Invitations.

Like many other things right now, Mother’s Day this year might feel a bit different this year. Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean you have to put the celebrations on hold (or simply resort to buying Mom the typical card and flower combo)!

From curated gift boxes to skincare goodies, here are eleven wellness gifts from Philly small businesses that’ll make the moms in your life feel the love, even from afar.

All the chocolate…

…because who said chocolate isn’t a form of self-care?! One of Philly’s oldest chocolatiers, Lore’s Chocolates, is selling customized boxes of assorted chocolates. For only $13, mix and match vanilla butter creams and caramels in either milk or dark chocolate (or both!). They’ve got curbside pick-up from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or you can get it delivered straight to mom’s door. Just note, they aren’t shipping on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays at this time. Snag mom’s box here.


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…or all the cheese

Di Bruno Bros. has *all* the artisanal cheese and charcuterie your mom could ever dream of, and then some. They’ve got a huge selection of gift baskets and bundles, including this loaded snack box (perfect for Netflix nights), this cheese assortment, and this ultimate charcuterie collection. You can view the entire gift list here. Make sure you order by 5 p.m. on May 5th, so your mom gets hers by Sunday.


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Curated gift boxes

Chick Invitations has put together some pretty amazing gift boxes for every kind of mom. The “Mom’s Spa Day” box — complete with a rose quartz facial roller, bath salts, soaps, and nail polish — is the perfect way to send a totally relaxing experience right to her door. Or, if your number one gal is craving her favorite cocktail, opt for the “Make Your Own Mule” box, which includes all the fixin’s for a Moscow mule. Check out Chick’s six Mother’s Day gift boxes, ranging from $65 to $140, here. Orders must be placed by May 6th to ensure delivery by Sunday.

Additionally, Resting Gift Face, a Philly-based gift curation company born out of the pandemic, created “The Bomb Mom Box,” which is basically packaged good vibes. The box includes a black amethyst bath bomb, sage stick, “hot mama” matches, a mini cactus in a super cute planter, and a Jason Momoa coloring card because why the heck not. You can purchase it for $34 here.


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Fitness classes

Since we’re all cooped up inside, now is a perfect time to remind your mom the joys of movement. We suggest buying a three-pack of virtual classes from The Wall. The Manayunk-based studio not only offers a solid mix of workouts, including cycling, cardio sculpting, and rebounding, but owner Juliet Sabella is a mom, too! You can purchase the three classes for $25 here. Bonus: Sabella is hosting a free 30-minute workout for mothers at 9 a.m. this Sunday.


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Flower bouquets

Okay, if you simply can’t get away from buying flowers for the mom in your life, then you should probably support local florists! Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville has small ($65), medium ($95), and large ($185) springtime bouquets made of pink and apricot roses, peonies, and ranunculus. To order, email Petit Jardin.

With three locations in Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, and Bryn Mawr, Robertson’s Flowers and Events also has an array of seasonal bundles, plus hydrangea plants and orchid gardens. Check out what’s in stock here.


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Nature-inspired jewelry

Want to remind your mom of nature’s beauty? Pick out one (or more!) of M Concept’s handcrafted gold jewelry that showcases the best of the outdoors. We’re particularly fond of these cherry blossom earrings ($48) and this Del Ray sun pendant ($78). You can find the rest of M Concept’s Mother’s Day selection here.

For other meaningful Mother’s Day jewelry, check out Jane Winchester’s pretty, thematic gold pieces (from $158), which have meanings ranging from love to freedom to love to luck. They also have a section particularly curated for Mother’s Day items.


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Scent-sational favorites

Hand-poured soy candle company, Dilo, has three different-sized Mother’s Day boxes filled with products that will transform mom’s home into a peaceful oasis. The small ($32) contains a handwritten card, medium candle, and room spray; the medium ($50) adds a wood-burned mixing spoon; and the large ($75) swaps the spray for a reed diffuser and includes a floral tea towel. FYI: If you want the box delivered by Sunday, you’ll need to order by May 5th.


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Skincare goodies

A Mother’s Day gift box from Vault + Vine, featuring Remark Glass, and Franklin & Whitman products. | Photo by Cieri Photography

This pretty gift set includes a face mask from local plant-based beauty and skincare brand Franklin & Whitman, a hand-blown stemless glass from Remark Glass, and a floral bundle from Vault and Vine. That way, your mom can sit back with a refreshing drink and enjoy some self-care time. The set costs $99, and can be bought here. We also recommend perusing Franklin & Whitman’s extensive offerings to create your own gift assortment — their lush rose and lavender botanical steams are unique gifts, and feel divine — and they stock great Face Care Kits, too. (Plus, a portion of every Franklin & Whitman product is donated to dog rescue organizations!)

Sabbatical Beauty has also been killing the local skincare game, and we can vouch. Give the gift of healthy, glowing skin with some of the Korean beauty company’s clean products. For Mother’s Day, we recommend the Camellia Rose exfoliating wash off mask (good for hydrating and anti-aging) or this sleeping cream, made with lavender essential oil and amethyst.

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