6 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Aren't Flowers

By Jessica Kline, Publisher + Editor Macaroni Kid Clifton-Montclair April 28, 2023

Want to make mom feel extra special this Mother's Day? Check out local happenings Mother's Day weekend on our calendar and save the date for Upper Montclair's Ladies Night Out where UMM stores stay open 6-9 pm, more info.

Here are seven ways to make mom feel special in Montclair and beyond this Mother's Day:

1. Choose mom's favorite level of creativity, without the messy cleanup.

A special homemade gift is something she'll cherish forever. Just ask any mom you know if you need proof! Check out Wine & Design Montclair's special activity celebrating Mother’s Day with some really fun activities for moms and/or moms and kids together.

2. A sweatshirt for mom or grandma with her grand/kid's initials.
Order yours now to be ready in time for Mother's Day from Bibi Collective, a small group of Afghan refugee women artisans living in Jersey City.

3. How about a cooking class for moms who like to cook ;-).

Check out this local cooking class!

4. Let Mom Blossom and Bloom with Dolly Moo's joyous Bloom Box!

Cleanse and be renewed with French Green Clay and Elderflower Loofah Soap, nourish tired hands with Wildflower Blooms Hand Lotion, and inhale soft serenity with the Wildflower Blooms Soy Candle. Use Code: MacKid for $5 off your purchase. Valid Online and In-store. Minimum $10 purchase. Expires 5/21/23.

5. Spend the day together outdoors.

Pack a picnic lunch and head to a local hike.

6. Treat mom to balloons that will last for days.

No matter how you celebrate, we hope you have a great Mother's Day!

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