Instead of picking out flowers or sending a quick card to Mom this year, why not find her a present that recaps your last vacation together? We’ve curated a Mother’s Day gift guide for unique treasures made to remind Mom of the allure of the Eastern coastline.
Combing the Beach [Bar Harbor, ME]
All those summer memories of collecting trinkets washed ashore by the Atlantic are encapsulated in these locally curated works by Mount Desert Island photographer Jennifer Steen Booher. Her beachcombing prints are miniature collections of artifacts she has plucked from the Maine shoreline, which she then aesthetically arranges for unique prints. Each print is titled with the name of the beach she combed to create it, like nearby Hulls Cove.
Coordinated Crystal Glassware [Jupiter, FL]
Made at Pineapples, Palms, Too Shops – a modern home decor and furniture store located at the Shops at Fisherman’s Wharf – these Riedel Crystal rocks classes can be custom engraved with any latitude/longitude location you’d like. For the mom who can’t stop talking about the trip, it’s a perfect set of barware that will have others asking where those coordinates lead.
Fashionista for a Day [Naples, FL]
If you’re in Naples for Mother’s Day, local fashion stylist Barbara King will turn up the volume on Mom’s wardrobe. This local fashionista, who has styled celebrities like Sandra Bullock, escorts mom through the racks of Fifth Avenue South shops and some of her favorite hidden gems when you book a Personal Shopper Package with Naples’s Edgewater Beach Hotel.
Well-Written [Lake Placid, NY]
Mary Ballou’s Lake Placid–made stationery is the gift for the mother who always popped a handwritten note in your lunchbox. Ballou’s clean and simple designs on recycled stock provide the perfect canvas for thank-yous and “I’m thinking of you” messages.
Scents of the Sea [Rockland, ME]
Made from organic olive, palm, and coconut oils, as well as rain water collected just a few blocks away from their Main Street factory and shop, these soaps don’t just smell divine, but they feature a selection of familiar Maine scents, such as pine and seaweed.