Gift Guide: Mother’s Day

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Here’s your reminder! Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday. Times call for creativity.

We’re typically more the “experience” types for this — Mom and I are deciding whether we’ll hit our favorite garden shops and nurseries in person or simply order online. But I like to balance this with a small, tangible gift as well.

I have no idea how brunch became synonymous with Mother’s Day, but it is, and it’s been a chance for a lot of our local restaurants to test out carry-out brunch. Read more about who’s offering what and how to get it here.

As always, now is a wonderful opportunity to help support local businesses, and I have some great selections — all available at area small businesses. Please support them by sharing this!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Meeka Fine Jewelry

For the mom who never really asks for anything but has exquisite taste

Meeka Fine Jewelry is a gorgeous shop in downtown Camp Hill that carries unique, handcrafted, high-end jewelry.

These are beautiful, handcrafted pieces that make a statement without being trendy. Meeka’s collections feature exquisite pieces that will make a permanent place in her jewelry box.

Check out their curated collection of Gifts for Mom.

If your mom is the type who appreciates delicate jewels in a rainbow of colors and eschews anything “heart-shaped,” this will become a must-shop.

My favorite pair of earrings are an amazing duo of gold, spiraling snakes that my husband purchased for me from Meeka a few years ago. They’re interesting without being bold, and the craftsmanship is top-notch.

Personally, I’m loving the Rachel Atherley Large Mother Of Pearl Feather Pendant and the Rosanne Pugliese Mini Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings in her current collection.

Cocoa Creek Chocolates

For every mom

Two words: Artisan chocolate.

The decadent, handmade truffles made at Cocoa Creek Chocolates (at Brittle Bark in Mechanicsburg) are simply delicious. Creative, innovative, and thoughtful, each truffle — and each set — comes with a story.

Mom’s sticking to a plant-based diet? Cocoa Creek has you covered (and I bet chocolate is one thing she’s been missing from the vegan lifestyle). They offer not only chocolate truffles made without dairy (believe me, you will not miss it), but plant-based chocolate bark, too.

Shop here to create a custom Cocoa Creek truffle box for your mom.

Right now, Cocoa Creek is offering $5 flat rate shipping — but order today.

You also can place orders for pick-up at their downtown Mechanicsburg shop. You’ll save 10% on May 7 and 9. Email your order to

For the mom who always looks ?

I’ve become a big fan of Bronzed Bunny for a few reasons.

One, as my sis always said, “sometimes you just need a little tan to feel better,” and that is true. Of course, we grew up wearing tan enhancers and only SPF after we burned. We also used chamomile tea to try to highlight our hair, so …

Bronzed Bunny spray tans are fast, easy, and never look orange or fake. Truly — it’s like a glow.

Two, lash tint-and-lifts. My bare bones beauty routine was totally improved by this service, and more than once during quarantine have I wished for it so I wouldn’t have to slather on mascara to look “zoom ready.”

Three, I had exactly one sugaring and was sold on it. Unwanted body hair, be gone. I know there’s a whole group of us just patiently waiting for reopening before tackling that department on our own.

However: While BB is closed, you can order their spray-tan-in-a-can, Bronze Me. Pair it with a gift card for post-pandemic upkeep.

For the mom who wants to amp her skincare but doesn’t know where to start

The SkinCare Coach — home of the Rock Star Facial — in downtown Camp Hill offers custom skincare facials, treatments, and currently — virtual consultations!

Her Instagram is also chock-full of great skin care tips — definitely worth a follow.

Owner Nadine is a licensed esthetician — and a dream to work with. She really woke me up to my long-time skin damage and has been helping me improve and maintain my skin! SPF every day, baby!

To inquire about a treatment or purchase a gift card for mom, call 717-903-4441.

For the mom who loves to try new things

Haymaker Meadery dares you to #DrinkDifferent. What is mead? Quick answer, it’s like wine or beer but it’s made from fermented honey instead of grapes or grain.

At Haymaker, however, it’s not that simple. They use different types of honey, brew with a variety of fresh, interesting ingredients, and often collaborate with other craft breweries and wineries to create their one-of-a-kind meads.

They’re dry or off-dry, flavorful, and probably unlike any mead you’ve tried before. I love the All Day Rosé and Dandy for everyday drinking — and their bottled options are fantastic as well.

Annnnd – they’re shipping! Shop here.

For working moms (a.k.a. ALL Moms)

Elementary Coffee has collaborated with D McGee Design Studio and Talking Breads for a special Bread, Roses, and Coffee Campaign.

This special Mother’s Day Collaboration is the perfect gift for -honestly- ANY Mom, because who doesn’t want freshly roasted coffee beans, fresh bread, and fresh flowers (Or some combo thereof)???

The gift includes a bouquet of roses/mums from D McGee Design Studio, a Farmhouse 1lb loaf of fresh bread from Talking Breads, and Elementary’s May Day coffee blend!

Pick and choose what combination of these gifts you want, or sign up for the full package.

Order online here.

More ideas for mom from local businesses we love

Little Black Dress 
Shop clothes, accessories, and more online! 
Direct shipping
Shop here

Fun vintage clothes, jewelry, accessories, and home decor 
Shop via Instagram or Etsy shop 

Open Stage 
“Rainy Day” tickets are just $30 
Treat your mom to a show once Open Stage is back in action! 
Purchase here

The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey
Treat Mom with a Virtual Wine Tasting with The Vineyard at Hershey, Uncorked Adventure & Smoke & Pickles
Pricing varies — choose your selections. Pick-up on May 9.
Details + Order here

Cristiano Winery
Cristiano Winery is offering a special Mother’s Day craft to add to your wine order!
Details + Order via Facebook

Calicutts Spice Co. 
FREE spice blend when you spend $40 or more 
Direct shipping and store pickup available 
Shop and order online 

Midtown Scholar 
Treat mom to a good book or a gift card to browse on her own! 
Direct shipping 

St. Thomas Coffee Roaster 
Customizable gift boxes with coffee, mugs, treats, and more 
Call 717-526-4171 to order
Deadline to order is May 4

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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