Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! If you haven’t planned or shopped for all the Mother’s in your life yet, MN Brands for Good has your back! Below are a few of our favorite gifts from the spring catalog, but also a few Minnesota mentions we couldn’t pass by.  Any of these goodies will convey your gratitude for all mom does throughout the year, but you don’t have to break the bank for Mother’s Day either. Pack a picnic, hit the Luce Line Trail, or prepare her favorite meal, the time and togetherness will be most appreciated.

Pamper Mama

In all the hustle to take care of everyone else, mom often skips our on taking care of herself. Give the gift of self-care. This gift not only pampers mom far longer than one day out of the year, but also shows her how important her care and peace of mind are to you. 

Essence One

This is a Spring Catalog brand whose reason d’etre is self care! Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to shower Mama with some relaxing, natural soaps and essential oil rollers, all made in Minnesota. 

Ritual Self Care - Take mom to get a facial or massage at Ritual Self Care in Minneapolis. An all-natural spa located in carriage house near Loring Park, this treat will become your new ritual. Take time to contemplate, relax, and rejuvenate!

Lollidale - This favorite, and featured brand from the Spring Catalog, is a great Mother’s Day gift because the socks are the card. Just write a heartfelt message and gift mom these bamboo fiber blend socks over brunch. Done! 

Be Kind Salon & Spa - This White Bear Lake is an organic, all-natural salon and spa on a mission to spread kindness to each other as well as to the planet. They want to spread respect and good will to everyone, which is exactly what Mom would want too. 

Get Out and Explore

It’s pretty obvious by now, but we LOVE Minnesota!! The best gifts we could think of were not things, but experiences around our fantastic state. Take time for an old favorite or jump into something new. Below are a few of our favorite experience gifts for Mother’s Day in Minnesota.

Yoga retreat- There are many yoga studios and retreats all through the year in Minnesota all of which strengthen your wellbeing as well as your core! Try a beginner’s Mother and Child yoga course to solidify your fitness and meditation goals together. A consistent favorite is Twin Cities own The Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center. They offer classes for everyone, from beginners to experts and even classes tailored to relieving Arthritis pain and several retreats throughout the year. 

St. Croix Winery - This winery has been a staple of the scenic Stillwater area since 1922. If you and mom enjoy tasting varietals and sipping the best of the Minnesota grape look no further than a winery membership! The next tasting party is in June.

St. Paul Saints - Take in a Saints game at CHS Field! What better way to welcome summer than an evening with America’s pastime? This team is all heart, just like mom, so get your tics and join in on the fun! 

Luce Line Trail – Perfect for everyone from the budget conscience to nature enthusiast, take on the day on the Luce Line Trail. This former railroad is largely a crushed limestone pathway perfect for a run, walk, or bike ride as it is 63 miles long! There are numerous stops and interest areas all along the trail including horseback riding, shore fishing, camping, and picnicking.

Give MN pride

Support MN brands and makers through the power of choice! We love to shop local, and shop Minnesota, because we not only support the community, but also because the quality and stories behind each gift, makes each purchase a treasure, not just another thing. Here are some favorite Minnesota made gems:

Bare Honey – Impress mom with a sweet treat from Bare Honey this Mother’s Day. This local honey company is on a mission to save the MN honey bee. Mom will love the best honey around for tea, desserts, baking, or as the perfect golden drizzle on yogurt or a toasty English muffin.

Jules Loft - This MN maker captured our attention a few months ago at the Lowertown Pop event. We had to share these handmade squirrel deterring, safflower seed bird feeders once more. The perfect gift not only for Mother's Day but also for spring! We couldn't decide which one we like the best, but in the end the apple had the most votes.  

 

Hagen and Oats - We have long admired Hagen and Oats craftsmanship. Shown here, The Minnesota Northern lights state wood decor eschews Minnesota pride and #galsforgood! We love the feminine tones on on this rustic medium. 

No matter what gifts you find for all the Mom's in your life, enjoy the day and time celebrating family. Happy Mother's Day from MN Brands for Good!