Mothers wear a lot of hats, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. Many moms are working on their business during the night or through the weekends. Some may put their hobbies aside to manage the business, while others are cutting back on their sleep to take care of their families and run their businesses.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner on May 9, we’re here to help you shop for moms from small businesses owned by moms. Below, find mother-owned small businesses from the Hello Alice community that you can support and get your gifts from this Mother’s Day.
For Moms Who Love Flowers: La Vie en Rose Company
Roses frozen in time? This floral boutique offers preserved roses nestled in acrylic boxes. The flowers are sourced from Ecuador and are preserved to last a year, without the need to water.
For Moms Who Journal: Soothi
Soothi sells customizable leather journals made using recycled and upcycled materials. They also sell stationery and ink pens for all your writing needs.
For Moms Who Love Coffee: Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters
Bean & Bean Coffee Roasters offers organic and fair trade-certified coffee from around the world, curated by mother-daughter duo Rachel and Jiyoon Han. If you’re looking for a virtual coffee experience, sign up for one of their DIY Cold Brew virtual classes where you can learn the methods of coffee brewing at home.
For Moms Who Love Cooking: Anar Gourmet Foods
Find all-natural, gluten-free Indian spice mixes like the Chickpea Curry Gourmet Seasoning Kit and Chicken Tikka Masala Gourmet Seasoning Kit to create Indian-inspired meals at home. The seasonings are from the owner Priya Osuri’s own family recipes.
For Moms Who Love Jewelry: Marida Jewelry
This Long Beach-based jewelry company offers minimalistic pieces designed by jewelry maker Marida Ngov. Find affordable pieces made with gold or sterling silver.
For Moms Who Love Gift Sets: Le Wren
These care packages are carefully curated with gifts such as bath salts, chocolate, and candles, all sourced from woman-owned businesses. Co-founders Serena Roberts Houlihan and Amanda Goller started Le Wren in honor of their moms.
For Moms Who Love Wine: Vinglacé
Taking your favorite bottle of wine on the go? Vinglacé has portable, insulated bottle chillers to keep bottles of wine, champagne, or sparkling water chilled for hours.
For Moms Who Play Tennis: CourtLife
These durable tennis bags have nifty pockets that can fit anything from tennis racquets and water bottles to cell phones and sunglasses.
For Moms Who Love Skincare: Beija-Flor Naturals
Beija-Flor Naturals creates organic skin and haircare products using fair trade, botanicals ingredients from Brazil. Their Cocoa-Mango Buttercream is made from organic cocoa and mango butters and aloe vera extracts and functions as a two-in-one product that can be used for both your skin and hair.
There’s a lot of ice creams on the market, but have you tried gelato made from dates? Navy veteran Thereasa Black churns up all-natural gelato that swaps out cane sugar for dates. With flavors like Honey Butter Pecan and Peach Cobbler, these pints can be shipped nationwide. And for chocolate lovers, Bon AppéSweet also makes chocolate bars sweetened with — you guessed it — dates!
The mother-daughter duo behind Ordinary Habit collaborates with artists to design beautifully-crafted puzzles that are “made to last for generations to come.”
For Moms Who Love Just About Anything: Art Effect
Not sure what to give your mom for Mother’s Day? Art Effect has an array of jewelry, clothing, and houseware products to choose from. Plus, they offer gift cards for picky moms who want to pick their own stuff!