The word is short, but the meaning is huge. She does so many things, and Mother’s Day is the day we celebrate that—although we know we should celebrate it the other 364 days a year, too.
So show mom you know how special she is with thoughtful gifts made right in the Okanagan and B.C.
It’s basically guaranteed that anything you get her from this curated list of extra special gifts from local small businesses will show her how much she means to you. And as a bonus, many of the small businesses are owned and operated by moms, too.
You can support mom-owned businesses this Mother’s Day, while getting her one of the following perfect gifts:
1. Flower arrangement from Funky Petals
Owner Amanda grew up right in Penticton. She and the talented designers at Funky Petals boutique in downtown Penticton (407 Main St.) design unique and special floral arrangements mom will love. As a mom herself, Amanda knows how important it is to get the best on Mother’s Day. Funky Petals delivers flowers all over the South Okanagan and can make your Mother’s Day extra special.
2. Handmade jewelry from Canadian Handmade
Driven to support small local businesses, the Canadian Handmade store, located in downtown Penticton (450 Main St.), opened in February of this year. Mom and daughter duo Janine and Kailyn offer locally, hand crafted items right in store, perfect for mom.
3. Chocolates from Maison Mulnati
Maison Mulnati, Penticton’s very own French vegan chocolate atelier, owned and operated by Celine and David at 221 Main St., makes the perfect chocolates that will let mom know how special she is.
4. Beer from Cannery
Not every mom is a chardonnay kind of gal. Some moms prefer the frothy, sudsy brews made right in Penticton at 198 Ellis St. by the “beer pioneer” family: mom Patt, dad Ron and son Ian. Why not round out the perfect Mother’s Day gift with a fresh pack of Sunblink Berry Sour brewed right at Cannery Brewing?
5. Mala Candles, hand poured in Vancouver and only available in Penticton at Funky Petals
Funky Petals offers more than flowers. In store at 407 Main St., you can find a curated selection of locally made gifts, such as cards, macrame, pampas grass, candy and chocolates, and luxury bath products perfect for Mother’s Day.
6. A “Your” Facial from La Creme De La Creme
Owner Megan has a love for all things skin care and taking care of her clients. And at La Creme (101-207 Main St.), it’s all about finding what works for you and your skin, which is exactly why they call it the “Your” Facial. Moms spend so much time looking after others, now it’s your turn to treat her.
7. Relaxing bath products from Canadian Handmade
When mom has it all, give her time to herself. Locally made bath products are the perfect way to tell mom “I love you.” Find bath salts, bombs and more at Canadian Handmade in downtown Penticton at 450 Main St.
8. Bottle (or two) of wine from Roche Wines
Roche Wines owner Pénélope is a trained viticulturist and winemaker from Bordeaux, France, and seventh generation winemaker. Blending her love for the Okanagan with her passion for wine, this mom-preneur makes stunning wines that mom is sure to love. Shop in store at 60 Upper Bench Rd. in south Penticton.
Support small, locally owned businesses this Mother’s Day. Shop these gifts and more right in Penticton.