Mother’s Day is already around the corner. Yes it’s this Sunday already! It’s the time to show moms, grandmas, aunts, or even another parent who plays the role of a mom, some appreciation and extra love. Scrambling to get a gift last minute? Check out these Long Island-based black-owned businesses that have the perfect gifts.
1) Grand-Mère Cafe-Bakery and Catering
If mom is a coffee lover, any of these gifts would be perfect for her. Grand-mère offers fresh baked pastries and coffee beans delivered right to your door. This Black-owned business provides coffee comes from Kenya and ranges from dark to light roasts. They also have gift sets with mugs and coffee perfect for Sunday! You can also get 15% off your order of you use the code MOM15 at checkout.
For the times she needs to cool down and release negative energy, she can use a candle from Mellow Vibe. This Babylon-based Black-owned business sells soy candles and other self-care goods like face masks and sage. Soy candles smell amazing. Sage can add positive vibes and clear negative energy. They also have combo sets of candles and sage in case mom loves them both.
If she is a jewelry lover, this is a great spot to snag gorgeous accessories for her. This Black-owned business provides a wide range of jewelry from rings and bracelets to necklaces and even waist jewelry, the boutique has all sorts of handcrafted jewelry. They are also made with quality materials like 14K gold, natural stones and glass beads.
Over the past year, we have been washing our hands more than ever. So, why not gift mom some soap that is infused with Reiki energy. Therefore, when these handcrafted soaps and scrubs reach your body, the powerful and enriching energy will transfer over as well. All products are made with natural ingredients like olive oil, pomegranate seed and Vitamin E oil. The website also offers two discount codes for customers. BUY5GET1 can be used to get one free soap after you buy five soaps and BUY10GET2 if you buy ten soaps and get two free.
For the fashionista mom, aunt or grandma, this is the perfect hub to get a place to shop for them! This website sells everything from clothes, makeup, soaps and lotions. You can go grab mom organic lipgloss that matches an outfit, travel size skin care products or a cute set of face masks from this Black, Asian-owned business. All of the beauty products also cater to sensitive skin. There are also many sales on the website right now.
If you need a great rainy day activity to spend some quality time with mom, get her a paint lesson. This Black-owned painting business ships a paint party directly to your home! There are a diverse number of paintings to choose from. With the package, you get all your materials like acrylic paint, a cup, brushes, an apron, a canvas and the link to a video of the artist guiding you on your painting journey. For a few extra bucks, you can actually have a live session with the artist who will guide you in the moment on how to perfect your paintings.
Has your mom or aunt been wanting to lose their quarantine 15 but nothing seems to be working? Well this is the perfect gift for them, because StrongHer caters their fitness classes to women over 35. All the services are online, so she won’t even have to leave her home. She can do a group class, personal training and even get nutritional counseling. The various exercises target the core and upper body. This is a great motivation for mom to reach her weight loss goal.
To all of the tea loving women in your life, custom spiced tea from Akshar would be the perfect gift for her. The website sells different teas that cure different negative moods like anxiety. The teas are meant to relax the customer and even help them fall asleep easier. You can also customize your own tea by picking specific spices. The website also sells organic products like sweetener, dried fruit, coffee beans from Uganda and vanilla bean.
A custom made set of treats from Elle Cake and Company would be ideal if the women in your life have a sweet tooth. You can DM the account on their Instagram to explain what you are looking for. This company does everything from cupcakes and donuts to party favors. If you want to give the sweet treats an extra kick, ask about their liquor infused products!
10) Down the Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique
What woman doesn’t love wine? If mom is getting tired of the same old bottle of Merlot or Pinot Grigio, you can get her a bottle or subscription box from Down the Rabbit Hole. This boutique sells artisan wines and is very small, therefore they’ll most likely have unique bottles that your mom’s probably never tried before. If you want to make her feel extra special, sign her up for the wine club, a subscription box where she will get sent a certain number of bottles per month depending on what package you get.
Here are just a few of the potential Mother’s Day options to consider while also supporting Black-owned businesses. We wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day!