It’s that time of year again—Mother’s Day 2022 is just around the corner. Mother’s Day is an ideal way to honor the women in your life who have helped you become the person you are today. In recent years Mother’s Day has encompassed grandmothers, women we think of as second mothers, mothers-in-law, fur moms, best friends, and even female mentors. Mother’s Day is also a great way to honor women in our world who have made a difference.
“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and
a million ways to be a good one” Jill Churchill
Broadening the definition of mother also allows for a more inclusive celebration on a day that can, for some, be a sad occasion. While everyone may not have a mother living or a good relationship with one, Mother’s Day can be transformed into a time to honor those women who have nurtured us and helped us grow, whether they gave birth to us or not.
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother: Italian Proverb
The best Mother’s Day gifts are equal parts sentimental, useful, and of course, have a personal touch of some kind. Sure, you can always opt for a procrastinator-proof last-minute gift like a beautiful floral bouquet or gift card, but honestly, you still have plenty of time to pick out both a meaningful and tangible gift before Sunday, May 8 so there’s no need to succumb to your last-resort go-to's just yet.
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” Jane Sellman
Let’s shop local this Mother’s Day:
Adeva Salon and Spa: A full-service Aveda Concept Salon and spa features many gift choices for mom or purchase a gift certificate for a future pampering.
All Things Great: Consignment & Vintage Clothing, Decor, Furniture, Art & Recreated Goods.
Ben Franklin and Mindfair Books: Books, Waggoners and Taza (Mexican) Chocolates; yarn, fabric, cards.
Carlyle Shop: Geranium and Begtonia patio potts, glassware, tea cups, velvet totes, beautiful cards, etc...find an assortment of gifts here.
Evie Lou Oberlin: Jewelry, accessories, clothing - many unique choices.
FAVA: May 6th and 7th Ice-Dyeing Class or purchase a gift certificate at favagallery.org/classes for a variety of classes mom will enjoy
Ginko Gallery: Show your mother love with hand enameled heart earrings or a handmade glass heart necklace . Pick out a handblown glass vase to take to the Carlyle Shop for a custom made bouquet. Our beautiful greeting cards are perfect for you to write your own heartfelt message of thanks and love to your mother.
The Hope Collection: Share love for your mom and support global moms around the world by: Buying chocolate that supports an all woman-run coop in Ghana; Buying a card from Quilling Card that employs over 100 women in Vietnam; Adorning a mom with beautiful beaded jewelry made by a group of moms in Saraguro, Ecuador
Verite Glass: Buy mom an experience – a Glass Fusion Pendant making class introduces her to the art of glass fusion. Saturdays 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Willow Jewelry: Who doesn’t love diamonds! Willow also features Orfega hand-made jewelry from Spain – unique sterling silver jewelry.
Let's Dine Local this Mother's Day:
And…what mom doesn’t like to be treated to a meal they don’t have to cook or clean up after! Let 1833, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, The Feve, Aladdin’s, Bistro Bella Luna, Bingo Chinese Restaurant, or Lupita’s serve mom a delicious meal. Or if time is short because you have so many other great things planned for mom, pick up great food at The Arb or Subway, or coffee, tea and treats at Blue Rooster Bakery, Slow Train Café and The Local Coffee and Tea.
If all the choices are just too much for you….let mom make the choice. Purchase Oberlin Gift Certificates from OBP and mom can decide where to use them – most establishments in Oberlin accept them. You can PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATES HERE or in person at the OBP office.
“To all the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, sisters…
You are all kinds of amazing.”