1 – Lo & Behold Natural Beauty Products – Lo & Behold is a 100% natural body care company based in Durham, NC. Using only the purest ingredients, we bring an air of delight to your day by handcrafting products with alluring aromas, luscious textures, and original local artwork. We seriously love love LOVE all of her products. Give your mom a rest, draw her a nice hot bath and let her enjoy her new body products!
2 – Goodness Gracie: Owned and operated by Sallie and Carter Price, this Wilmington based baking and specialty foods company has been growing steadily since being founded in 1995. Their original product, Heavenly Toffee Cookies, are a sweet, crunchy cookie based on a favorite cookie recipe of Sallie’s mother. The toffee cookies proved so popular that they’ve ultimately come to be sold in over 40 states!
3 – Feelgoodz -From farm to foot, these shoes are made with 100 percent natural materials and provide fair wages to artisans in cooperatives around the world. They are for the “soul traveler” who likes to be comfortably stylish and is people-conscious. Feelgoodz recently launched a new flip-flop collection designed in collaboration with musician Jack Johnson. All proceeds from sales of the Jack Johnson collection benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit that supports environmental education in Hawaiian schools and communities.
4 – Created Beautifully – THE best place to go for beautiful handcrafted fashion accesories for mom this Mothers Day. Jennifer Cashel’s nature inspired pieces are hand crafted by her and her husband out of our home in North Carolina. The shop offers hyde/leather card wallets, canvas/leather tote bags, and gorgeous hand crafted necklaces and earrings. Click here to shop! IG @shopcreatedbeautifully
5 – Liz Kelly – Local North Carolina Artist that creates beautiful works of small batch pottery in Raleigh,NC. Her polished floral mugs, bowls, & plates will make a great addition to any kitchen table this spring. Highly recommend her work for the moms who love handcrafted quality pieces!
Follow her on IG – @liz.kelly.pottery
6 – EDA SURF – This is a creative soul I have been following for quite some time! Wilmington based artist Sean D Ruttkay, creator of the brad identity EDA Surf, has a mission to transform spaces. Through the use of artwork derived from the powers of nature and water, EDA Surf achieves its goal of uplifting consciousness in the built environment. His beautiful photography prints & canvases are a great addition to any home. Perfect gift for the all nature loving, beach going, sand/sun/sea kind of mom! (not only for just your home – his pieces make great additions in businesses and office spaces!!) Follow him on IG @edasurf
7 – Videri Chocolate Factory –Videri Chocolate Factory is a bean to bar chocolate factory and shop that offers a tasty selection of organic nut free, gluten free, and vegan options. ideri Chocolate Factory began as the shared dream of three chocolate lovers: Sam, Starr, and Chris. Sam’s mission was to turn his passion for handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate into his profession. Sam’s wife, Starr, and his longtime friend, Chris, came on board to head up the business side of the company, and the three have been having a blast ever since. Show your mom how much you love her & buy her some sweet treats to relax with this Mother’s Day.
8 – Shop @ Deco Raleigh – Can’t decide on just ONE thing for your mom this year? Don’t worry Deco Raleigh has got you covered. Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Deco Raleigh prides itself on being both a place to buy local and a social gathering place for locals. The store features the work of 60 North Carolina artisans whose crafts range from barbecue sauces to pottery, prints, cards, jewelry, textiles, babywear and T-shirts. If you’re looking for things made in the Triangle, you’ll find many choices, especially in jewelry, says Deco Raleigh owner Pam Blondin.
Visit them at 19 W Hargett St #108, Raleigh, NC 27601.
9- Spa Retreat Cary – Calling all men – this is the REAL way to treat your wife or mother this year. Spa Retreat Cary is your organic, natural choice for massage therapy, skin care, reflexology, group events, and relaxation. And with all the stress that you cause us women , you owe us this much!
Only minutes from downtown Raleigh, the full-service day spa offers a luxurious nail salon, seven treatment rooms, and private group space. If you are looking for a spa that values our local community and family, this is the right place. They pride ourselves on their selection of organic, sustainable, and all-natural products. (Many of which are sourced locally, a continuing effort to be an integral asset in our community.)
10 – Raleigh Provisions (or RP) is a N.C. local gourmet gift shop. Explore hundreds of delicious N.C.-based small companies—find amazing local beer, wine, coffee, cheeses and more. Gourmet gift baskets also available.