Every mom has her own unique interests, talents and tastes, which can make holiday shopping a little head-spinning if you’re hoping to give her something special, but there are many can’t-miss gift options. From locally made candles to kitchen gadgets and relaxing bath salts to chocolates, we offer plenty of gift options that any mom is sure to love.
1. Candles, candles, candles
Comforting and calming, candles make a great gift. For an extra special gift, look for one that’s made right here in Oregon.
Little Bees, based in Eugene, makes Northwest-sourced beeswax candles that are long-lasting and clean-burning. If your mom is sensitive to scents, these candles are perfect because they are made without added fragrances.
Aggie’s on Main hand-poured and hand-labeled candles are made from all natural soy wax in northwest Oregon. Mom might appreciate the fact that Aggie’s is a mother-daughter business, run by women for three generations.
Bee Lucia is a 100% family-run business that creates candles from refined, pure beeswax and organic coconut oil. These clean-burning candles are made in Portland and infused with essential oils and natural gemstone crystals that glisten and emit beneficial negative ions into the air when burned.
2. Upgrade her kitchen equipment
If your mom loves time spent in the kitchen, she will likely love the gift of high-end kitchen cookware, bakeware, tools and gadgets, which can make cooking and baking both fun and easy.
Closed Loop Woodworks cutting boards are perfect for the eco-minded mom. Created with renewable cross-laminate bamboo, these Portland-made boards are available in a variety of fun shapes and sizes.
Emile Henry Pie Dishes are heirloom-quality and made with a state-of-the-art “High Resistance Oven Ceramic” technique. An ideal gift for the mom who loves to bake.
Joseph Joseph Kitchen Essentials produces innovative multi-tasking kitchen tools and storage solutions that make life in the kitchen easier.
3. For moms with a sweet tooth
Whether she loves dark, milk or white chocolate, you’ll find endless choices at both our Market Bakery and in our grocery aisles.
You Are Loved Chocolate Fudge Truffles are rich, creamy and delicious and are also gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and keto- and paleo-friendly. If your mom has allergies or follows a special diet, she will love these truffles!
Theo Chocolate Northwest-made bars are made with the highest quality, Fair Trade, organic ingredients. Available in a variety of fun, distinct flavors – think Raspberry Dark Chocolate or Coffee Toffee. A great gift for the mom who loves to try new things.
Endangered Species Chocolate are an ideal gift for moms who love animals. This animal-minded chocolate company donates 10% of their net profits to organizations working to help endangered species.
4. Encourage self-care with gifts that promote wellness
A great way to show your mom how much you care is with all natural bath and skin care items that promote self-care and self-love without harmful ingredients.
Shikai products are made with unique and effective ingredients, including the traditional Indian herb shikai. The lotions are extra moisturizing and gels gently cleansing, making them a great gift for any mom.
Mad Hippie facial care products are created in Portland and promote healthy skin using natural ingredients. No parabens, petrochemicals, GMOs, phthalates, dyes, perfumes or silicone.
Inesscents Botanically Infused Bath Salts are a terrific gift for the mom who appreciates relaxation time. The healing powers of hemp, salt and organic oils come together in these bath salts to create a calming bathing experience.
5. Teach her a new recipe with a cookbook
For the mom who loves finding new recipes, get her a cookbook. If she follows food trends, she might be interested in a cookbook about special diets, such as gluten-free eating or possibly keto or paleo cooking. Or, if she is more of a culinary explorer, give her a world cuisine cookbook and introduce her taste buds to flavors from around the globe. Head to your Market Home & Gift section to see our entire selection of books!
6. Give the gift of Oregon wine or craft beer
In Oregon, we’re lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of vineyards that make exquisite wines. Each of our stores has a unique selection of locally made wines, like McMinnville-based Goodfellow Family Cellars and Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon. Stop by your Market and ask one of our stewards to help you choose a warm, cozy red, a crisp, fresh white or a fun, delightful rosé that your mom will love. We also carry a wide selection of hard-to-find craft beers, made right here in the Northwest.
If you need to get a gift for the father-figure in your life, then check out Gifts to get your dad this holiday season.