Flashback to our childhood years… Mother’s Day is approaching, and teacher gives us a little project – make a card for mommy to give on Mother’s Day. We fumble around our craft materials, getting glue on our hands, sometimes getting papercuts, and drowning the cards in glitter. When we hand our cards to mommy on Mother’s Day, she gives us that ever beautiful smile on her face, a big hug, and a thank you kiss. There’s no warmer feeling.
Now that we’re older, let’s admit it. We may not have the time or we’re too conscious of our skills to make things ourselves. So instead, why not support local businesses by giving mom handmade products made with love by the creative people of Baguio. Here are some ideas for where to find that perfect gift for mother.
1. Copper Wire Accessories by Maia Fine Creations
These gorgeous necklaces, rings, and bracelets are perfect for moms who love to accessorize. Made with copper wire and precious stones, they make great statement pieces for your mom’s outfits.
Check out her Facebook Page!
2. Bags from The Market Crafting Collective
These handy bags and totes are made from recycled materials, and each is a unique piece. Not only are you giving mom something functional, you’re also helping Mother Nature. The Market Collective will be opening a booth at GARAHE this weekend. Check out their Facebook page!
3. Cookbooks from Mt Cloud
Buy local books, and support indie writers with these great cookbooks. Who knows, your mom might learn a new specialty for the whole family to enjoy on your dinner table.
Where to Buy: Mt Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo
4. Postcards by Project Fund Our Future
If your mom is abroad or in another province, why not send her a hand written letter along with a lovely postcard designed by PFOF.
Where to Buy: Mt. Cloud Bookshop
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5. Paper Quilled Earrings by Castapella
If your mom loves fun and funky accessories, these colorful paper quilled earrings are sure to make her smile. Check out their Facebook page.
Where to Buy: Mt Cloud Bookshop.
6. Paper-cut Bookmarks from Mt Cloud
For moms who love to read, give her a simply elegant bookmark, made in the art of paper-cutting, to embellish her book and remember you while reading.
Where to Buy: Mt Cloud Bookshop
7. Flowers from Harrison
You can’t not give flowers on Mother’s Day, so support the local vendors at Harrison by buying your mom a bouquet or pieces of your mom’s favorite flowers, accompanied with a simple note.
Where to Buy: Harrison
Most of these are made by mothers themselves, so let’s support these Baguio moms while giving back to our own moms through these simple but lovely gifts. And let’s not forget to tell them we love them on Mother’s Day.