Show the mother in your life how much you care, and support her favorite local business at the same time! This Mother’s Day, take your pick from our carefully-selected list of offerings from the best of Portland’s talented artists, makers, coffee roasters, and chocolate makers. Read on to learn more!

Flowers from Sellwood Flower Co

Flowers are the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, and this small Sellwood shop is offering curbside pickup and delivery on their carefully-crafted arrangements. Browse the online shop for bunches of roses and tulips, and add on a box of French macarons or Moonstruck chocolate for the ultimate gift. $55 and up.

8215 SE 13th Ave.

Assorted Woodblock Chocolate Bars

If flowers aren’t her thing, treat Mom to an assortment of 10 bars of Woodblock Chocolate! The floral packaging is as beautiful as the bars are delicious. $40


Photo courtesy of With Love from PDX

Gardening Gift Box

Does the mother in your life have a green thumb? Treat her to this gift box from With Love from PDX, which includes a smock available in two colors, three packages of seeds, and a garden journal from a local printing press. Or take your pick from a variety of other box sets featuring Portland-made items. Note that products only ship on Fridays, so plan ahead! $75


Camamu Roses, Chocolate, and Jasmine Gift Set 

The Unrepentant Rose soap from fave local soap-maker Camamu is just about the prettiest soap you can buy. Take it up a notch by adding Jasmine Vetiver and Chocolicious soaps in a lovely gift box. As affordable as they are gentle, Camamu soaps are safe for the whole family. Stock up and bring your order to $40, and Camamu will pay it forward by giving you a free bar of soap to share with someone in need. Free domestic shipping. $22


Photo courtesy of Altar

Canyon Wrap Dress from Altar

A ¾ sleeve wrap dress is almost universally flattering, and this locally-made version is divine, in a soft modal knit. Altar prides itself on high-quality handmade apparel and also stocks a mean apothecary. Check out the Apothecary Discovery Box, $100, for another great Mother’s Day option. Place your order by May 2 to receive it in time for Mother’s Day. Free shipping! $120


Satellite Necklace from Allie B. Studios

Give mom a symbol of classic beauty with this lightweight necklace, featuring a bronze satellite orbiting a sterling sliver moon. Pair it with matching earrings, or browse the catalog for something else you think the mama in your life will love. Beloved local artist Allie B.’s jewelry combines classic elegance with modern lines, and proves that statement pieces don’t have to be intimidating. $45


Photo courtesy Bridge Nine Candle Co.

Resilience Candle from Bridge Nine

As part of their #makeitbrighter campaign, Bridge Nine Candle Co. will donate $5 from every Resilience candle order to the COVID-19 relief efforts of the Oregon Food Bank. With notes of fresh cut grass, teak wood, ferns and tuberose, this candle’s uplifting fragrance and bright flame will remind moms of their own resilience. Or check out some of the amazing gift sets they’ve put together for Mother’s Day, each 25% off. Free shipping for orders over $75. To get your items in time for Mother’s Day, place your order by May 5. You can even include a note at checkout and Bridge Nine will tuck a handwritten note in with your gift! $22


Sleeveless “Phoebe” Dress from Union Rose

Help the mother in your life get ready for warm weather with this pretty (and pretty local) dress. The Phoebe dress is the store’s most popular style. Support Union Rose, a woman-owned apparel shop featuring apparel handmade by Portland artisans. With standard and plus sizes, free shipping, and 20% off orders over $100, you really can’t go wrong. $144.


Photo courtesy of Wolf Ceramics

Sunrise Mug by Wolf Ceramics

Got an outdoorsy mama? Brighten her morning with a beautiful handmade mug in a cheerful palette. Wolf Ceramics is continuing to donate 10% of every purchase to different organizations supporting those whose livelihoods have been affected by COVID-19. These handmade mugs are ready to ship, and available for pickup at the studio. For shipping, orders are packaged every Thursday and shipped on Fridays, so plan ahead to have your mug in hand for Mother’s Day. $56


Heart Coffee Subscription 

Caffeine is a mom’s best friend, and Heart Coffee roasts some of the most delicious beans in Portland. Sign Mom up for a weekly, biweekly, or monthly shipment of locally-roasted coffee. Yum! $16-$37


Photo of Apothecary Discovery Box courtesy of Altar

Other ideas

Visit Portland Made for a host of other ideas to help you bring Mom some joy while contributing to the survival of our amazing local artists and retailers. Consider a gift certificate to your favorite shops. Check Float for a comprehensive list of local businesses in need of support, with direct links to GoFundMe and gift card order pages. The promise of a future sauna session at Loyly, or a haircut at Vacation Club might be just the thing to perk her up and show her you care.

-Melissa Poulin


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