It's almost Mother's Day! Can you believe it? Time has seemed to take on a weird quality; at times, feeling like it's going so slowly and other times feeling like it's speeding up. During this time where we are spending so much time at home we have all been experiencing various emotions due to this worldwide pandemic. Some people have lost jobs, some have sick family members and others have loved ones working on the front lines and we are worried about their safety. This post isn't about COVID-19, but to not mention it when it's our reality right now would feel disingenuous. Honoring the mothers in our lives feels more important than ever to me this year. Here is a gift guide we put together for all of the mothers in our lives-- sisters, friends, daughters, mothers, grandmothers and neighbors. The first section is comprised of items that we sell at Salt and Branch. The second section is a round-up of some of our favorite small businesses, many of them local to us in Massachusetts. (These are not sponsored, just our opinion).
Salt and Branch
For the "Homebody" mom (aka all of us right now):
The Home wreath sign from Sincere Surroundings is handmade in Iowa. It would be a welcome addition to an entry way or living room. $35
This Salt all-purpose balm from Salt and Pine blends brightening lemon, soothing lavender, earthy eucalyptus, and woody rosemary pure essential oils with subtle complementary notes of sea salt and seaweed to soothe the skin and relax the senses. $18
Fresh squeezed lemonade is a hand painted sign on reclaimed wood from Anchored Soul Designs. Each sign is unique with varying wood textures, and imperfections such as small cracks and nail holes. $28
For the "Beach lover" mom:
The Cozy Harbor candle
is a clean, heavier coastal scent - it's a top seller, and an actual place! Cozy Harbor is a picturesque cove off the beaten path in Southport, Maine. These coconut and soy blend candles are made in small batches in Massachusetts from Farm + Sea. $26
Never go wrong with a classic - Easy to carry around and roomy enough for all your beach essentials this Kata Shoulder Bag
includes a beautiful "Tagua (Vegetable ivory)Tassel" handmade by Ecuadorian Women Artisans. $65
"Take me to the sea"
beach farmhouse style sign in aqua and white is hand painted on reclaimed wood. Each sign from Anchored Soul Designs is unique with varying wood textures, and imperfections such as small cracks and nail holes. $24
For the "Gardener" mom:
"Farmers Are Heroes"
is designed with love and printed by hand from Gladfolk. This bag makes a great gift for anyone who loves farmers and the valuable work they do. $22
Each adorable tin from Idea Chic comes with an all annual wildflower seed mix that can be grown in any region. $4
These garden markers
from Idea Chic are a useful addition to your indoor or outdoor herb garden. Ten individual stakes are included: Basil, cilantro, mint, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, lavender, dill and sage to mark your herbs. $12
For the "Boho" mom:
Simply Styled Art's Sea Glass & Wood Bead Tassel Garland
with a hand painted wood chip on one end is perfect natural texture in any room. Style on a shelf, ladder, coffee table or jar. $19
from Woven Grey are inspired by water and waves. These coastal blue, deep, round baskets are beautiful and can be used for a variety of purposes. $55
Whether for storage, laundry or decoration, these handwoven jute baskets
from Bit of Meraki feature functional handles and are the perfect addition for a contemporary interior. $52
Here is a round-up of some of our favorite small businesses (These are not sponsored, just our opinion).
-- This Cape Cod based business makes adorable necklaces, earrings and rings in the shape of Cape Cod. They are available in silver, gold and rose gold. Find them here
Picture property of Capeology
Alison Rose Vintage
-- Alison makes beautiful cards and prints and does custom orders as well. Find them here
Picture property of Alison Rose Vintage
If your mom is a foodie or even if she's not she will love artisanal sea salt from Duxbury Saltworks in Massachusetts. Find their products here
Picture property of Duxbury Saltworks
Christine creates her coconut wax candles, diffusers and beauty products in Freeport, Maine. Check out here products here
Picture property of Tidal Living
-- Laurel creates beautiful jewelry including bracelet cuffs, rings and necklaces featuring inspirational words. She is from Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Find them here
Picture property of Nautically Northern
Shop small. Shop local. Shop handmade. Shop women owned businesses.
Stay safe and thanks for reading.