Mother’s Day is on the horizon, and if you haven’t yet planned what you want to do for the special woman who gave you life, raised you, or even just kept you alive, it’s past time to start shopping, especially if you’re also buying for a wife, friend, neighbor or even sibling. Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to honor all the special women in your life, and, lucky for you, there are plenty of amazing options for gifts right here in the Utah Valley. After some serious deliberation, we’ve compiled a list of our top local suggestions for shopping, based on gift type.
For the avid reader
If you’re looking for a book or even a fun little trinket for the special ladies in your life this Mother’s Day, we’d recommend a trip to Pioneer Book or the BYU Bookstore in Provo. Both stores not only offer a great selection of books, but you can even snag a tasty treat or BYU’s signature fudge while you’re at it.
Pioneer Book: 450 W. Center St. in Provo, pioneerbook.com, (801) 356-2931
BYU Bookstore: Located on Brigham Young University Campus, N. 1080 East in Provo, byustore.com, (801) 422-2400
When holidays like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day roll around, florists rejoice, because one of the most common gifts, of course, is flowers. They’re beautiful, often they last, and they’re a sweet way to say “I’m thinking of you” or “I appreciate you.” You can stock up on Mother’s Day flowers locally, with a trip to Foxglove Flowers and Gifts, as well as the Flower Patch. As a bonus, if real flowers aren’t your thing, consider getting that special someone an Edible Arrangement: beautiful AND delicious.
Foxglove Flowers and Gifts: 466 Center St. in Provo, foxgloveutah.com, (801) 375-8096
The Flower Patch: 1298 N. State St. in Provo, flowerpatch.com, (801) 377-7995
BONUS - Edible Arrangements: Located at 2255 N. University Pkwy. #27 in Provo, (801) 477-1990 or at 51 N. W. State Rd. #101 in American Fork, (801) 770-1551, ediblearrangements.com/utah
Buying the bling
If jewelry is your gift of choice for Mother’s Day, we have a couple of excellent options to send your way, starting first with a digital win, and following up with a local favorite. One great Mother’s Day idea is a customized birth month necklace or bracelet delivered just in time for the holiday courtesy of the Orem-based company Pearls by Laurel. Prefer to pick your jewelry in person? You can also stop by Forge Jewelry Works, a company rated #1 in the Daily Herald’s 2019 Best Of Utah Valley competition.
Pearls by Laurel: Online ordering available at pearlsbylaurel.com, (801) 477-0905
Forge Jewelry Works: 2255 N. University Pkwy. #1 in Provo, forgejewelryworks.com, (801) 704-7020
The gift of relaxation
One thing mothers (and pretty much most people, really) could use more of is a healthy dose of relaxation. From manicures and pedicures to hairstyling, massages and more, Valley Creek Spa in Provo and The Retreat in Springville have you covered. Take your special lady there for a day of rest, or even just gift her with a certificate to use at her leisure. Either way, it’s a gift that will keep on giving.
Valley Creek Spa: 3550 N. University Ave., Suite 175, Provo
The Retreat: 238 S. Main St. in Springville, springvilleretreatsalon.com, (801) 489-3026
For the crafty ladies
Do the ladies in your life love to create? From sewing to crocheting, cross-stitch to quilting, Heindselman’s Yarn & Needlework and Harmony in Provo will help you keep your bases covered with a plethora of fabric, tools and supplies. Or if your mother prefers Mod Podge and craft blocks, check out the Wood Connection in American Fork for all crafting needs.
Heindselman’s Yarn & Needlework: 176 Center St. in Provo, facebook.com/Heindselmans-Yarn-Needlework-and-Gifts-192346060823623, (801) 373-5193
Wood Connection: 530 E. State St., American Fork, http://thewoodconnection.com, (801) 763-9556
Sweet treats for sweet moms
Let’s face it. Nothing says I love you quite like chocolate — or sugar. Take your pick. But regardless of what you decide, the Sweet Tooth Fairy cupcake and sweets shop and the Little Red Hen Candy Company will make sure you have what you need, freshly handmade and absolutely delectable. The only catch? You’ll probably want to buy some for yourself.
Sweet Tooth Fairy: Located in University Place, 1064 S. 750 East in Orem, (801) 224-7551, thesweettoothfairy.com
Little Red Hen Candy Company: 934 N. State St. #109 in Orem, littleredhencandy.com, (801) 854-8395
Last minute surprises
It’s not hard to procrastinate gift shopping. If that’s your style, last minute can work with a reservation at the Mother’s Day Brunch at Thanksgiving Point’s Harvest Restaurant. The brunch will be held May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature a buffet stuffed with fantastic cuisine ranging up to $34.95 for adults 13 and older. Another last minute option is a shopping spree at the Beehive Bazaar, set for May 10-11 in downtown Provo and featuring a huge array of local vendors.
Mother’s Day Brunch: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, thanksgivingpoint.org, (801) 768-4990
Beehive Bazaar: Located at the Bright Building, 33 W. 400 South in Provo, beehivebazaar.com