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Best Places For Mother’s Day Gifts In Charlotte

April 29, 2014 8:00 AM

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Shopping for Mother’s Day isn’t always easy. You need to find something that is unique and special; something that makes mom’s life a little easier or a little brighter and fun. Let her know she is loved and appreciated by selecting a gift from beyond the sales rack at the local drug store. Here are a few suggestions of locally owned establishments filled with gift ideas that mothers will love.
The Buttercup Gifts and Stationery
343 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 332-5329

This little shop in the bright yellow Myers Park cottage opened back in 1975, and has stood the test of time by offering gifts that are just right for Charlotte. Operated by some 30 knowledgeable sales ladies, the locally owned Buttercup is an especially good spot to shop for new mothers and personalized monogrammed gifts. It also offers in-house printing of stationary and invitations, as well as free advice on matters of etiquette and style. For additional gift options, visit the nearby store The Gifted Box.

Related: Best Experiential Gifts For Mother’s Day

Cottage Chic
1232 E. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 375-1888

Located in Dilworth, this cozy cottage has rooms stuffed with gifts great for Mother’s Day. Indulge your mom with a box of Bequet Celtic Sea Salt caramels or a jar of whipped sugar scrub, a pair of classic sateen pajamas or a Karma gold necklace. Showrooms are overflowing with pajamas and robes, jewelry and accessories, bath and body products, cosmetics and chic clothing from trendy jeans to cashmere sweaters. Cottage Chic also carries linens and home décor, such as the Maude Asbury line of fabric-covered magnetic memo boards, aromatic candles and diffusers, retro appliances, gifts for children and much, much more.

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1916 Commonwealth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 966-7030

Billing itself as a vegan boutique, Eco-licious, which is located in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, is the perfect spot to shop for a mom who is “going green.” Owners Fiona and Marley carefully select and test each product they offer, ensuring its cruelty-free and eco-friendly background. Eco-licious stocks a variety of great gift items, including jewelry, clothing, accessories and home décor handmade by local artisans, plus reusable food packaging, vegan snacks and eco-conscious cleaning products. Those just getting started in the vegan lifestyle will find lots of encouragement, good advice and a warm welcome.

Exceptional Terrariums
Atherton Market
2140 S. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 699-6898

Mom doesn’t get much time off, so consider giving her a little piece of tranquility—a terrarium. Designed to be viewed from all sides, these miniature environments enclosed in glass can take her on an instant journey to a peaceful mossy grotto. Best of all, they require almost no care, and thrive on neglect. Linda of Exceptional Terrariums creates her green works of art in vintage and new glass containers, each one being specifically more unique than the next. You can find Linda and her creations at the Atherton Mill Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, or call to schedule a visit to her studio in Concord.

Related: Best Places For Handmade Gifts In Charlotte

Flowers Plus
301 S. Tryon St., Suite 50
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 342-4529

Flowers are always a welcome gift and, with over a quarter century of experience, the award-winning designers at Flowers Plus can provide the perfect bouquet to suit every taste, from traditional arrangements to modern tropical designs. A variety of other gifts are available as well, including balloons, dish gardens and flowering plants. Flowers Plus also offers themed gift baskets ranging from classic fruit baskets to chocolate lover’s baskets and candy bouquets. Fresh flowers are delivered daily to all Charlotte addresses plus selected zip codes, with same-day delivery guaranteed for orders before noon on weekdays.

Related: Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Of All Ages Can Make

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