Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

By Christina Wu and Nusha Balyan at The Story Exchange

Mother’s day is fast approaching and we looked through the women-owned businesses in our 1000 Stories campaign to come up with a list of products that can put a smile on a mom’s face.

Jimmy Beans Wool
For the mom who loves to knit, here’s a bouquet of hand-dyed wool. This Mother’s Day Jimmy Beans Wool’s offer features colorful yarn arranged like flowers (with a knitting needle stem) in a glass vase.

Watch how Laura Zander turned Jimmy Beans Wool from a hobby into a multimillion dollar business.

Graceship
This is for the professional mom who’s on the run but doesn’t want to sacrifice fashion for her high tech devices. This “laptop purse” looks like a trendy handbag on the outside, but features a laptop compartment on the inside.

Glam Girl Natural Cosmetics
This all natural make-up line is 100% gluten-free, cruelty-free and vegan. It offers a new make-up routine without added chemicals.

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SheaRadiance
Eco-luxury, all natural beauty line that offers all the benefits of shea butter while giving back to the nut tree’s birth place and its community. Ten percent of the proceeds go back to women in Nigeria, who work on processing this coveted ingredient.

Blessed Charm
Give mom a charm designed just for her with this personalized custom jewelry brand.

Haralee.com
Comfortable sleepwear for “hot women” invented by a cancer survivor, who spent many sleepless nights drenched in sweat as a side-effect of her chemo-therapy. Haralee is a line of cooling pajamas that is also recommended for menopause symptoms.

Gumdrop Swap Kids & Maternity Boutique
Looking for designer clothes for expecting moms at affordable prices? Try Gumdrop Swap Kids & Maternity Boutique for new and lightly used garments, which you can purchase either online or in person. It also offers discounts for buyers who swap their old baby and maternity clothes.

Tealet
If you’ve got a tea-loving mother, check out Tealet’s Global Tea Tasters, a monthly or annual subscription of tea from farms all over the world.

Veez Ties That Bind
Spice up mom’s kitchen outfit with a fun apron design from Veez Ties That Bind.

Scrapbook Mamma
Share your favorite memories with your mom in a scrapbook. You no longer have to spend hours cutting and gluing the book together — the Scrapbook Mamma will help you assemble a personalized gift.

Sourcing Handmade
Support artisans and indie designers by giving your mom a handmade gift, crafted with love and care. 

Stiletto Escape
For mom and her girlfriends, Stiletto Escape will plan their next getaway, with all details taken care of, so they can just pack and enjoy their retreat.

SurpriseByMail.com
If you’re not able to spend mom’s special day with her, SurprisebyMail may be able to help. Pick her favorite treats from their online options, write a personal message, and the surprise gift will be delivered straight to her door.

Cupcake Castle
Gift mom some fun bonding time. Cupcake Castle is a place where mothers and daughters team up to decorate cupcakes.

For more gift ideas from women-owned business, check out the following categories:

Clothing & Accessories

Health & Beauty

Home & Housewares

Food & Beverage

E-Commerce

Arts & Entertainment

Are you a woman who has started a business? Submit your story and it will appear on our site. We will use it to find candidates for our 2013 filming season and for blog posts.

Posted: April 2, 2013

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