If you still have not settled on the right gift for Mother’s Day, shopping local is the perfect solution for your time crunch and helps contribute to the health of our community!
Sam Walker, mom of five and the founder and CEO of Social Greenery, says that investing in locally sourced products has a wealth of benefits, including economic and environmental impacts but also a broader sense of community
“Shopping local, whether face-to-face or even online from local businesses, you know that business is nearby and that is so important in our world,” she said. “It’s neighborly and that’s the cherry on top.”
Investing with our gift-giving dollars enhances the thoughtfulness, adding that special touch to remind Mom how important she is.
“As a mom, I love a good story. As you shop look for a good social story, for a product or business that aligns with your own or your mom’s values,” she added. “When you buy a gift that reflects what you or your mom cares about, it shows that you have been paying attention. I love receiving gifts but I love to see when my kids are taking in our family values even more.”
Here are some of our favorite places to find locally sourced gifts for Mother’s Day!
Step up Mom’s flower game and sign her up for a Flower Club!
Social Greenery’s Urban Cut Flower Club means mom will get a locally grown seasonal bouquet delivered to her door monthly from June to September. Deliveries are available to homes or offices in the metro including OKC, Edmond, Norman, Yukon and Midwest City. Subscriptions begin at $100 and are on sale now.
Bonus tip: Locally grown flowers tend to last longer in a vase. “The closer you are to the flower’s origin, the longer they typically last in a vase, giving you more bang for your buck,” Walker said. “It is possible to shop for locally grown flowers from a traditional florist. You just have to ask.”
Take mom shopping!
Hit up a local market and let mom choose her own unique treasure. Scissortail Park is hosting their monthly Night Market on Friday Night as well as their weekly Farmers Market on Saturday Morning. Several other communities also have farmers markets on Saturday like Edmond’s Farmer Market. If you already have other plans, you can opt to shop online from the Edmond Farmers Market and they’ll have your items ready for pick up. Moms would love hanging floral baskets, premium-roast coffee, body butters, soaps, sweet treats and more.
Find a farmers market near you with our metro guide.
Pick your own strawberries and make a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.
Growing Paynes Farm in Mustang is hosting a special strawberry picking event with u-pick strawberries plus food trucks and local vendors. Spend some time together and then make mom a sweet treat from your harvest. Their Mother’s Day Mayhem is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffalo Creek Berry Farm will also be open for strawberry picking on Mother’s Day from 2 to 7 p.m., while supplies last.
Find other pick your own farms near the metro.
Gift mom a unique piece of art from a local artist.
Take a tour of a few local galleries and let mom pick out a unique piece of art. Or pick one out for her and include a little bio on the artist so mom can get to know the fellow Oklahoma behind the creation. The Plaza and Paseo Districts are great art destinations as well as Downtown Norman and Downtown Edmond.
If you are looking for some family-friendly events happening this weekend, check out our round-up of things to do for Mother’s Day Weekend.