Moms are superheroes. They keep small humans alive, taming tantrums with fish crackers and saving carpets from potty accidents in a single bound. They deserve a day where they are showered with love and maybe an awesome gift. Right now, we’re head-over-heels for gifts that not only spoil mom but also support some of our favorite DC businesses (bonus: they’re mostly mom-owned, too). Scroll on for the best Mother’s Day gifts from parent-owned businesses in the DMV and get ready to indulge your favorite mom.

photo: Jennifer Morris of J. Morris Flowers

Perk Her Up with Petals

There’s a reason a flower bouquet is a traditional Mother’s Day gift: they’re beautiful, smell amazing, and have the unique ability to make the receiver feel pretty special. J. Morris is a Leesburg, VA mom-owned flower shop with insta-worthy arrangements. For $45, the Pick-Me-Up Bouquet is an exceptional value. J Morris offers local delivery in Loudoun County. If you’re looking for a scenic drive, they have the cutest small town window where you can pick up your arrangement contact-free.


photo: June Jewell Designs


Make a Lasting Impression

Moms get homemade artwork year-round, but this is a truly unique piece that she’ll cherish forever. For $20, June Jewell Designs will turn your chosen photo into a hand-drawn 2-color 8 x 10 image. This gift has a super-fast turnaround, so it’s a great last-minute gift. Simply send June a photo and she’ll create a one-of-a-kind piece of art in under 24 hrs. Images are sent digitally and can be printed through any photo processing center.


photo: Trey + Glo

Light Up Her Day

Trey + Glo Apothocary is an artisan candle company offering delicious, unique fragrances like the“Manoja” scent which smells like a five star hotel or a fancy spa—two things not kosher with social distancing. These soy candles come in different sizes and also wax melts; ranging from $12-25, they offer a high-end experience while being inexpensive enough to pamper your favorite mom with several. Trey + Glo was founded by Arlington mom, former beauty editor and the OG editor of Red Tricycle’s DC edition, Ayren Jackson-Cannady.


photo: Sanctuary Beauty and Bath

Make Her Bathroom a Sanctuary

Moms deserve a long, luxurious soak in the bubbliest bubble bath ever, but most don’t have time for it. A shower can still be a quick pick-me-up. Entrepreneurial mom Anusha Moodly has whipped up the perfect shower steamers for her Falls Church company, Sanctuary Beauty & Bath. Anusha offers four rich fragrances for a relaxing, energizing, or refreshing shower.  For $15, Shower Steamers are the perfect way to make any mom feel like she’s indulging in a spa day while standing in a tub full of kiddie toys.


photo: The Hoodie


Give Her Back a Break

Like Mary Poppins’ mythical carpet bag, a mom purse (or diaper bag) is an endless source of anything anyone could ever want. That’s probably why they weight a ton. Lighten her load this Mother’s Day with a hoodie that does it all. This hoodie ($85) has room for all of the essentials  (and more) for those long walk around the ‘hood.With six inside pockets and two outside, this hoodie has room for diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks and possibly even the kitchen sink.



Let Crafty Moms Get Creative

The Aviary Girls have a ton of cool crafts your favorite mom can do with or without the kids. Our pick: this adorable DIY flower caddy that is both practical and playful. Order your kit online and let them know if you want to pick it up in Stone Ridge, VA or have it dropped off at your front door for a $5 delivery fee. They also ship (shipping fees vary). If you need a little hand-holding when completing your craft, there is a library of online tutorials. Or sign up for a live class on Facebook.



Pamper Her Sole

They sound like something out of a fairy tale, right? We’re living in socks these days, so why not wear a pair that’s therapeutic? Silver Spun socks are made with yarn that contains pure silver. These socks have natural antibacterial properties, are super warm and soft, and conduct energy to keep your feet nice and toasty no matter the temperatures. Silver Spun socks was founded by DC resident and mom of two, Laurie Gonyea, who sources all of the cotton and silver in the United States. Made entirely in America, socks come in three different styles – boot, crew, and footie – so you can find a sock to meet your needs perfectly.



photo: Mom Things

Giver Her ALL the Mom Things 

Created and curated by two Ashburn, VA moms, Brooke King and Julie Powers, the Mom Things subscription box offers all the creature comforts a mom could ever want. From the practical to fun, the items in this bimonthly box are specially chosen to make moms feel pampered, special, and appreciated. It’s also a gift that can keep on giving. Sign up for just one box, or subscribe for 3 or six. Let the gift keep coming throughout the year for a little Mother’s Day love that lasts.


—Wendy Miller


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