Shop Local for Mother's Day

Help us build a local shopping guide by sharing your unique finds.

Ah, Mother’s Day. The day you give back to the woman who has given you so much. If you're interested in shopping local, we've put together a short list of unique gift items available from businesses in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

Because each gift is local, you'll be putting your hard-earned money right back into the community. From the traditional to the exceptional, we have something for your mother (or your wife!) to make shopping that much easier.  

has the Mother’s Day cards you need, and they may have the perfect gift. How about a Vera Bradley tote or bag? They come in many colors and patterns; there is truly something for every style and budget! 

offers wine tasting with Mike Larranaga on May 18 at 7 p.m. Not your typical evening out, this event allows you to sip patio friendly wines at a favorite Farmington restaurant.  

If your wife needs a break, why not present her with Mother’s Getaway – a lavender body scrub followed by a moisturizing massage – from . Book now and receive a gift card and mug with purchase, while supplies last.  

Appeal to mom’s sweet side with freshly sliced fruit in a dazzling presentation from . Berries, melon, pineapple and more are artfully presented, and special Mother’s Day offerings are available. 

If you’re looking to spend time with mom, how about the lovely and their buffet? Reservations are required by May 4.

Let Mom's inner fashionista run wild with a gift certificate from . Their unique items, including beaded tunics, bubble dresses and accessories, will have mom in high style.   

After brunch, enjoy the hilarious production of Mel Brook’s musical comedy The Producers. Take in an evening show or catch the matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, or Sunday, May 15. 

If jewelry is more her style, check out . They have an extensive selection of classic and trendy jewelry. They are an authorized Pandora retailer and offer a Pandora gift with purchase (while supplies last).  

Follow your nose to the Great Lakes walk around wine tasting held May 19 at Hundreds of wines will be available to sample, along with food from some of metro Detroit’s notable restaurants. Advance purchase of tickets recommended. Proceeds benefit culinary student scholarships.  

Are you looking for something traditional? How about a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers? on Twelve Mile Road has a wide selection of fresh flowers as well as striking contemporary arrangements, options for every taste and budget! 

Did you find the perfect gift at a local store that's not on my list? Share your find by posting it in the comments section.

Vera Lucksted May 03, 2011 at 03:08 PM
What did you get for mom? Or as a mom, what are you hoping to receive?
KP May 07, 2011 at 12:19 AM
Flowers from the Farmington Farmers Market


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