Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Great Gifts with Local Ties for All Types of Moms

Mother’s Day is on Sunday and we wanted to put together a gift guide that was focused on local people and products that we loved. We also realized that there are many different types of Moms and we wanted to make a guide that worked for all of them (although most Moms can probably fit in more than one of these categories.) The result was our Mother’s Day Gift Guide below!

Spiritual Mom

FEARLESS Products from the Natural Life Store 

The Natural Life store has a huge collection of accessories and jewelry for the spiritual Mom. They also carry products that benefit a local non-profit! A portion of the proceeds from their FEARless (Face Everything and Rise) collection goes to the Jacksonville based non-profit OCD Jacksonville which is devoted to reducing the stigma of anxiety disorders and aiding those who suffer from them and

their families. The products are adorable they have prayer boxes, courage bracelets and necklaces, journals and other products that have beautiful inspirational quotes and artwork on them. There is a Natural Life store at the St. John’s Town Center or pick something out online here.

Rethreaded  

Rethreaded was started by Jacksonville native Kristin Keen. According to the company’s website, “Rethreaded renews hope, reignites dreams and releases potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business.”

Rethreaded has products that are made in Jacksonville and benefit their cause which make great gifts for the spiritual Mom. Items like their Threads for Hope bracelets and Grace Scarves available here

Liv-N-Grace bracelets

Liv-N-Grace bracelets are the perfect gift for the spiritual Mom. They are gorgeous and come in a variety of colors and styles. The bracelets can be purchased here. Proceeds from the bracelets benefit The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation which goes to two charities. According to their website, they are MARC centers, which serves over 300 at-risk youth in two Jacksonville communities.

McKenzie’s Academic Resource Center’s offer academic tutoring, mentoring and developmental programs for students of all ages. And “McKenzie’s Home” The Foundation built three homes at the Okoa Refuge Orphanage in Uganda, Africa and in partnership with Okoa Refuge, provides medical care, food, shelter, education and love to over 75 girls, boys and infants.

Tickets to the Party Under the Tent at the Serving Up a Cure Tennis Tournament

The Serving Up a Cure tennis tournament was founded by Jacksonville locals a little less than a decade ago. The tournament, benefiting pediatric brain cancer research and care, will be held June 8 – 10, 2018 and will be hosted at Deerwood Country Club. All proceeds from Serving up a Cure go directly to three charities: The Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research Foundation, the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic’s Gabriel House of Care and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Here is the link to buy tickets for their Party to Ace Cancer,  which will have food from cantina Laredo and an open bar as well.

Artsy Mom

Theater tickets from the FSCJ Artist Series

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According to their website, “The FSCJ Artist Series is Northeast Florida’s major presenter of national and international touring attractions and is the presenting arm of the Florida State College at Jacksonville. The FSCJ Artist Series presents Broadway musicals and plays, as well as concerts, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts downtown and at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Beach Blvd.” Their next season has some great shows lined up including Hamilton. Get tickets here.

Classes at the Art League of Jacksonville

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The Art League of Jacksonville offers affordable art classes for children and adults. Get Mom tickets to an art class at their website here.

 The Write Touch

The Write Touch is an adorable store in San Macro that has an assortment of stationary, gifts and accessories that the artsy Mom is sure to love. You can pick up a gift at their San Marco store or online here.

Health and Beauty Mom

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Plexus Products
Plexus is a company that has a variety of skin care, sleep and gut health products for Mom that will be sure to put a smile on the face of any Mom that is into Health and Beauty. Even better-you can keep it local by purchasing these products from a local business owner! Go here to purchase some great health and beauty Plexus products and still keep it local.

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The Ponte Vedra Inn & Spa
The Ponte Vedra Inn and Spa has excellent spa packages available for Mom. There are hundred luxurious spa treatments she can choose from such as the pink Himilayan stone massage or the Diamond Emerald Ayurveda facial. You can also purchase a gift card here  and let her choose!

Stylish Mom

Ellie Bing
Ellie Bing is a great local boutique that has beautiful one of a kind vintage and modern jewelry and accessories.  There are two locations one in Avondale and one in Jax Beach and you can shop online.

Rosie True
Rosie True is a local clothing boutique with a variety of designs, perfect for the stylish mom in your life. The boutique features smaller brands with local flare. Browse their collection online or in store of flowing dresses, tunic tops and vivid prints. Conveniently located with a store in San Marco and Jacksonville Beach, mom can stop in too, either for a cute dress, or fun piece of jewelry to make for the perfect Mother’s Day outfit.

Pineapple Post

The Pineapple Post is another great local shop that has almost every gift imaginable for the stylish mom in your life. They are probably best known for their stationary and invitations. What makes them unique is that they have an awesome selection of “print it yourself” items. Most shoppers would describe the style as preppy meets beachy. From home décor to accessories to stationary, you can’t go wrong here.

Pearl Home 
Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach Pearl Home offers hip, modern high-end designs. It’s the perfect place to pick up something for the stylish Mom to display at home. It has several great interior design gifts like chic bedding and small artisan furniture pieces.

Foodie Mom

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Gift mom with a sweet Bundt cake! Nothing Bundt Cakes is a great bakery chain located throughout Florida. They feature the cutest Bundt cakes in a variety of flavors with added fun decorations. Nothing Bundt Cakes has amazing customer service here at the Jacksonville store. Ordering is seamless, whether you are ordering online or at the shop. You can choose from a single Bundt cakes in two different sizes, their medium option are the Bundtlettes which come as singles or as cute tiered towers. The smallest option for these goodies are the Bundtinis, they are about cupcakes size and come in a pack of twelve. Choose from a plethora of fun flavors, including pecan praline, confetti, and marble, or settle on a classic like chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet. All of the cakes are piped with their amazing cream cheese frosting. Trust me, it’s so good you’ll want to order a cake just for yourself!

Lucy’s Sweet Shop
Lucy’s Sweet Shop offers handcrafted cookies, cupcakes and cakes in a variety of flavors. The shop is located inside a plaza near the beach so it offers outdoor seating on a relaxing patio and it’s so close to the beach you can go for a moonlit walk before or after dessert!

A Chef’s Studio
A Chef’s Studio is a local cooking studio for those looking to learn, share, discover and develop their cooking skills. Perfect for anyone with a desire and interest in cooking! If your mom has got a passion for cuisine, gift her with this fun-filled and thoughtful gift where she’ll be able to sharpen her skills or learn a new technique. This is a great suggestion for a family or ladies outing if you’re looking to gift the special women in your life. Choose from their popular guest chef taught, Home Chef Series, a group class, or their relaxed wine club! There is truly something for everyone here. Check out the calendar here for upcoming classes!

Pet Lover Mom 

The Bark Boutique
Is a pet store in the 5 Points area in Riverside which offers treats, toys and more for the pet lover Mom. They have baked treats and cakes for dogs, training classes and more! Check them out at their store or online here.

Featured Places:

Natural Life Flagship Store
4818 River City Dr Ste 106, Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 997-7772
Rethreaded
820 Barnett Street Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 438-8109
Serving Up A Cure
June 8-10
10239 Golf Club Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32256
Party to Ace Cancer Saturday Night at the Deerwood Country Club
904-733-3003
Ellie Bing Avondale
3639 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 232-8866
Ellie Bing Beaches
21 12th St S
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Beaches
(904) 249-6444
Rosie True San Marco
1949 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville
(904) 396-7463

Rosie True Beaches
2400 3rd St S Ste 104, Jacksonville Beach
(904) 247-8464

Pineapple Post
2403 3rd St S # A1A, Jacksonville Bch, FL 32250
(904) 249-7477

Pearl Home
791 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 372-0057

The Write Touch
1967 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-2009

The Art League of Jacksonville
3740 Burnett Park Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 677-2787

The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
302 Ponte Vedra Boulevard Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
904-273-7700

Bark Boutique on Park
1021 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
904-356-4530

Bark Boutique Downtown
45 W Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
904-516-7836

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