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Mother’s Day Swag She’ll Brag About

Show the moms you care about how much they matter — or even treat yourself! — with thoughtful gifts from Black-owned brands.

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Callie Lipkin
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Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Have you gotten your gift for Mom yet? Give her something special this Mother’s Day by celebrating all she does for you as well as what these Black-owned brands are doing for the culture. Here are a few suggestions, from sweet treats to beautiful handcrafted baskets, to help treat Mom the way she should be treated today and all year long. 


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Give Flowers That Will Not Wilt


Flowers have always been one way to show you care. From long-stemmed roses to carnations, there is a flower for every occasion, and your mom may have a favorite. But with a pair of flowerpot studs ($190), you may help her discover something new. Morgan Thomas, founder of Yam, a Black-owned, woman-operated company, has been making jewelry ever since her mother introduced her to the craft. While we love the flower motifs Thomas incorporates, she also has stunning pieces with pearl accents and delicate metals. (YamNYC.com) 


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Photo courtesy Southern Roots Vegan

Indulge in a Vegan Sweet Treat 


If you want a plant-based way to indulge your mom’s sweet tooth, look no further than Southern Roots Vegan Bakery. Founded by Marcus and Cara Pitts, Southern Roots is a family-owned vegan bakery reinventing Southern classics like their award-winning sweet potato pie. From cookies to cake, SRVB has something for everyone. Check out their Volcano Cake Bundle ($55) for a variety of delicious flavors such as Chocolate Luxury and Red Velvet, or try Mary Lee’s Lemon 3 Layer Cake ($165), named for Cara’s grandmother, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. (SouthernRootsVegan.com) 



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Let Her Escape With a Good Book 


The gift of reading is a beautiful thing. Help Mom curl up with a delightful book and look good while doing it. Beauty and a Book Box, started by Nisha Parker, offers a custom box filled with a book along with beauty products tailored to any occasion ($75). And if you want to keep the good reads and samples coming all year long, give a quarterly subscription. In addition to subscription boxes, Beauty and a Book Box offers retreats to exotic locales such as Jamaica, Iceland and Seychelles. (BeautyandaBookBox.com) 

 

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Give the Gift of Self-Care


Whether it’s a weekend away or just a relaxing day, a getaway at the Mansion at Noble Lane, a Premier Akwaaba Inn in Pennsylvania, could be just what the doctor ordered. Monique Greenwood founded this Black- and woman-owned resort. The beautifully appointed grounds with an Olympic-size pool also boast an on-site spa called YOUtopia. With a complete menu of luxurious treatments ranging from classic manicures ($35) to therapeutic massages such as the Get Your Groove “Back” Massage (starting at $150), there are plenty of ways to pamper your mom. And don’t forget to check out their My Daughter, My Friend package, which includes a $25 spa credit with a two-night weekday stay. Plus, the boutique inn offers gift certificates, so you can pamper your mom any day of the year. (MansionatNobleLane.com) 

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Offer a Gift She’ll Want to Put Everything In


Give her style and function with a piece of home decor that is more art than anything else. Jasz Dio started Tackussanu Senegal, a Black- and woman-owned company, because she wanted to share the beauty and strength of these specially designed pieces that weave functionality and sustainability with the world. Tackussanu Senegal offers handcrafted goods from female Senegalese artisans who often make these wares in their homes. From mugs fashioned from clay and terracotta to baskets made of locally grown grass, these are pieces of tradition that your mom will cherish. The One Dou, Blue basket is aesthetically pleasing and provides great storage for blankets and the like ($275). (TackussanuSenegal.com/) 


Wrap Her Up in Comfort


After a long day, relaxing should be the goal. And what better way to kick-start your mom’s chill-out session than with loungewear from pop star Lizzo’s revolutionary line, Yitty. The size-inclusive brand is built on the “principles of self-love, radical inner confidence, and effortless, everyday wear,” according to the website. The Major Label Pocket Onesie ($115 nonmember or $25 with membership) will wrap your mom in cozy warmth that she will not want to take off. (Yitty.Fabletics.com)


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Excite Her Senses


Gilded Body, founded by Blair Armstrong, a dermatology physician assistant and a beauty and skin care enthusiast, is on a mission to help women elevate their body care. From body balms to brushes, the full line of products from Gilded Body will help your mother create a luxurious body care routine. And Mom will want to set the mood with the Pink Onyx Marble Scented Candle ($88) that complements the Marble Body Brush ($129). (GildedBody.com)