This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13. Show your mom how much you appreciate her with one of these five locally made gifts created by artists and makers in Alberta.
Spring and summer are upon us, which means coffee lovers may soon be looking for a cooler way to get their daily caffeine fix. Thankfully, Blackbird Cold Brew Coffee Co. has you (and your mom) covered with its organic cold brew coffee, which is made here in the city using cold water instead of hot. The Calgary company makes nitrogen-infused black coffee in cans and 1L bottles of cold brew concentrate that are perfect for the warmer months. Available at various Calgary retailers, blackbirdcoldbrew.ca
If your mom is a frequent traveler, these travel soaps from Calgary maker Field and Kit may be just the thing. Just break off a few cubes of soap from the bar and tuck them in your bag for when you need it on your next trip. Field Kit also makes regular soap bars and candles that would make equally great gifts. Scents range from Earl Grey and apple to honey and clover. Available at various retailers and online, fieldkitco.com
Local ceramicist Lauren Strybos makes beautiful small jewellery and catch-all dishes, incense holders, vases, bowls, tumblers and more at Calgary’s Workshop Studios. A mix of made-to-order and finished pieces featuring drips, speckles and nature-inspired designs are available through her website or you can pick up From Tree to Sea pieces at local retailers. Available at various retailers and online, fromtreetosea.com
You may have seen fashion illustrator Rachael Meckling drawing 10-minute face and fashion illustrations live at private events and local markets like Market Collective. But she also takes commissions, and a hand drawn sketch of your mom’s cool style or even a drawing of you and your mom would be a truly unique gift. rachaelmeckling.com
The next time a guest steps into your mom’s home, all eyes will be on this striking handmade clock by Calgary’s RC+Smith. The birch plywood clocks feature a hand painted geometric design or a classic clock face. Different sizes and colour options are available depending on the clock design you pick. etsy.com
The former owners of A Ladybug Bakery and Cafe recently launched an online patisserie called She Bakes Bouquets. Along with macarons, cakes and PetitCakes, the patisserie offers cream tarts in the shapes of numbers, letters and hearts. This particular heart shape cream tart is being offering especially for Mother’s Day, and comes topped with macarons, meringues, marshmallows and more. The patisserie offers delivery services and will be delivering over the Mother’s Day weekend. Minimum 24 hours notice for orders. shebakesbouquets.com