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OUR 5 FAVORITE MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS FROM RUST BELT MAKERS & PURVEYORS

OUR 5 FAVORITE MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS FROM RUST BELT MAKERS & PURVEYORS

We love Mother's Day. It's an opportunity to celebrate not just your mother, but the influence of all mothers in society.  

So we are combining that with our favorite goods made and purveyed by woman right here at home in the Rust Belt Region.

First up is this hand woven fair trade sea grass tote from The Silk Road Fair Trade Market in New Wilmington, PA.  It feels weightless, so both mom's and grandmother's alike are sure to love it.  Ready for a trip to the beach, or the farmers market, it will hold up to years of use. 

Vegan, handmade, and natural--those are just three of the reasons why we love the Body Polish and Soap from You Bath & Beauty's Alex Ahern.  Made in small batches, these beauty products are long lasting and leave your skin smelling divine and feeling smooth.  We think mom will love them.

1820 House Candle Co is home to multiple lines of vegan plant based candles to choose from. Our picks for this Mother's Day is (from L to R):  the Minimalist Collection, Avocado + Mint, available in house only at the 1820 House Candle Co store and workshop in East Palestine, OH. In the B. Elixirs Aromatherapy line we are crushing on Crushed Basil, and from the Signature line of custom created fragrances, we love Mineral + Moss in its low profile sleek vessel.

Custom photography.  As photographers, we love the gift of Lifestyle Photography.  This precious gift will be cherished and passed down as an heirloom, with a session that's a combination of candid and posed shots providing a glimpse in to who your family is today. Make sure you pick a package that offers prints from your session as well as a box such as this archival safe handmade glass box.  Package from Tami Weingartner and Nicole Cassano.  

For those wanting to make a gift, check out our TERRARIUM DIY WITH SUCCULENTS & JADE


And of course....the best gift that you can give is the gift of your time. In the busy world we live in, nothing says "thank you" and "I love you" more than giving your undivided attention. With that in mind, please come back on Wednesday for our easy and affordable brunch that sons and daughters of all ages can help to make.

Photography ©Tami Weignartner

Copy editing by Morgan Kohler

AL FRESCO MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH | THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN HELP MAKE

AL FRESCO MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH | THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN HELP MAKE

TERRARIUM DIY WITH SUCCULENTS & JADE

TERRARIUM DIY WITH SUCCULENTS & JADE