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Austin Gifts Perfect For Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is the one day you can show your mom how much you love and care about her. Even though you know your mom super well, sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect thank you. Don’t let the importance of the holiday intimidate you! No matter your budget, your mom will love whatever you give her. So check out our list of mother’s day gift ideas, and let her know how special she!

Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Online Gifts

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Art schools are overflowing with amazing artists. ArtStartArt helps you discover them first. They’re making it easier than ever to purchase original artwork from the best student artists at top universities across the country. They believe living with art is a transformative experience that fuels the creation of even more art. Your purchase empowers a student artist to continue creating. When they create and sell work, more people are able to experience this art, and it’s this cycle they want to perpetuate. They have great affordable pieces of work, that can be the perfect little gift for your mom!

A Town

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A Town opened its doors in the heart of Austin, TX. Owned by true locals, it’s important that they present their customers with a handpicked selection of unique goods. Shop Austin-themed gifts, novelty items, and t-shirts in the same space as local artwork, jewelry and accessories, and an assortment of playful novelty and gift items. They are proud to offer an array of items made in the USA, and they support many locally made goods. With such an expansive variety of Austin made good, it won’t be hard to find something your mom will love!

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Nina Berenato Jewelry is the first fashion retail business in Austin, Texas, to earn the city’s highest sustainability honor as a Platinum Green Business Leader, going toe to toe and surpassing billion-dollar companies. All their products are made from recycled and refined metals sourced from United Precious Metals Refinery in Miami, FL. United has a commitment to both their environmental and Fair Wage responsibility. None of their products contain animal products and are 100% cruelty-free. Their production and manufacturing are done locally, reducing our energy imprint and ensuring safe and fair conditions for their workers. Because every piece of jewelry is handcrafted with care, one of Nina’s jewelry pieces would be the perfect gift to show your mother that you care!

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The owner of Vintage Soul had an early passion for junking and bringing new life to old pieces as well as finding apparel and jewelry that is truly unique. They serve over 16,000 customers with the warmth and hospitality of a true hometown boutique. The store is an extension of Dripping Springs, and Vintage Soul is passionate about finding pieces that will resonate with them. All of the clothing, jewelry, home decor, and handpainted signage that you experience in the shop or online are handpicked and curated by the owner and her staff of three hardworking moms, which makes visiting Vintage Soul truly unique experience!

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Loop & Tie makes gifting simple. Instead of sending your mom a gift or gift card, you can send her a collection and let your recipient experience “shopping” for their own gift! All you need to do is send a curated collection or customize your own. Then select an expertly curated collection of artisan gifts that fit your budget. After that, Loop & Tie will ship your selected mother’s day gift to your recipient!

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Austin Art Garage was created to expose talented emerging artists and offer art enthusiasts, from all socio-economic backgrounds, an opportunity to invest in art created within their community. This may be your rare opportunity to acquire beautiful, locally made art early in an artist’s career while it’s still attainable and become a part of their story. Austin Art Garage has something for everyone, from the cash strapped college student to seasoned art collectors looking to invest in new talent. Their website is updated very frequently, so check back often to find the perfect art piece for your mother!

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Relax and unwind at home with Painting With A Twist’s limited time Twist At Home kits! All you need to do is register for one of their “Twist at Home” pick up times and complete your order on their website. Then, they will text you the images to choose from to select your paintings (they currently have 40+ options to pick from)! After that, come by the studio to pick up your kit on Saturday, May 9th from 3-5pm. Each kit includes a surface of your choice (selected when registering), up to 7 paint colors to create your masterpiece, 2-3 gently used brushes for you to keep, paper plates, paper towels, and a disposable apron. A painting experience with your mom is the perfect mother’s day gift!

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Succulent Native is an unconventional succulent and cactus boutique, and they love what they do. Their goal is to create unique and gasp-invoking arrangements that allow even the black-thumbs around us the ability to care for their own small patch of green! Check out their special Mother’s Day arrangements for mother’s day gift ideas!

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Uncommon Goods’ collection has grown since the beginning of the online platform. Uncommon Goods finds thousands of designs handpicked by their buying team, who search all year for creative finds from around the world. They also discover unique pieces through online submissions from their community of artists and designers. Thanks to their in-house product development team, they create their own goods, too! With over 200 staff members either creating or finding the perfect gift, Uncommon Goods is the perfect site to find your next mother’s day gift!

Local Restaurants

Antonelli’s Cheese Shop

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Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is at the heart of Austin’s cheese scene. They have a bustling cut-to-order cheese shop where they invite you to “taste the case” in the Old World tradition. Partnering with artisans who are truly committed to managing their lands sustainably and caring for herds humanely allows them to source the finest local, domestic, and international cheese. As Austin’s first specialty cheese shop, their cheese can be appreciated in person at the shop and in restaurants across town. A decade into life as cheese experts, they could never have imagined where life would take them and are excited to continue their cheese-y journey! Even though their store isn’t open to the public, you can still take virtual cheese tasting courses and order cheese trays for curbside pickup!

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Owner of Aphrodite’s Oysters, Kristen Jordan, loves traveling and the different foods and flavors that come with it. From Morocco, Portugal, and Spain, to Croatia, Hungary, and Germany, Kristen had to experience the vast world of food. She began her classical training as the only assistant to a dutch chef at a Bali-inspired hotel in Costa Rica serving fine french 4-course dinners, bringing her culinary skill to her dishes at Aphrodite’s Oysters. For mother’s day, they are offering mother’s day gift packages that include 1-2 dozen oysters, 1-2 pounds of shrimp cocktail, and one pair of oyster socks!

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Rooted in their family’s unique heritage and culture, Buenos Aires Cafe’s natural instinct is to share nothing but the very best food, values, and traditions of Argentina. Good food can make the world a better place, which is why they are particular about their ingredients. Curated with love and dedication, their wine list showcases our country’s diverse regions and the beauty of our nation’s most acclaimed grape: Malbec. Hand-crafted cocktails inspired by Argentina’s love for bitter and sweets. And for mother’s day, they are extending their love for food with a mother’s day box! The box includes a half dozen empanadas, frittata, and fried greens, orange-glazed sweet bread, spreads, seasonal fruit, a cheese plate, wine of your choice, and a gift of your choice!

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The Cavalier is a neighborhood bar serving homemade southern-inspired food in East Austin. They have a variety of classic cocktails, cold beer, decent wine, and delicious food made from a scratch kitchen. They have a dog-friendly patio, pool table, dartboards, and vintage arcade games, and kids welcome before 8 pm! You can also bring home their scratch food for mother’s day by ordering their brunch kit, dinner kit, treats kit and drinks kit!

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This East Austin restaurant serves fresh, locally sourced food from sliders to dumplings, cold cocktails in an atmosphere that is family-friendly and pet-friendly. Contigo is also known for serving amazing Bloody Mary’s during brunch and mouth-watering menu choices. Because their brunch is popular, they are creating a special brunch menu for takeout! The brunch includes Bagels and Lox, Bibb Salad, Strawberry-Juniper Sweet Rolls, Fresh Fruit, and Yogurt Tart, Frittata and Cookie Dough!

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At District, they are passionate about the quality of the food they serve. Partnering with local, sustainable farms and businesses, they use fresh, quality ingredients from a responsible source. Come in and enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner from their seasonally crafted menus paired with a refreshing beverage or mocktail. They are offering a special mother’s day menu that includes chicken schnitzel, wagyu steak, spring pasta, n’awlins shrimp + grits, braised beef rague papardelle, dijon herb marinated pork tenderloin, your choice of side, and a dessert!

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Eden East, a 1920’s farmhouse on a five-acre farm, is a true farm-to-table dining experience. They serve a monthly prix fixe menu every weekend, and an a la carte breakfast on Wednesdays and Saturdays! Every month, Chef Sonya Coté develops a menu based on what is available from their local farms and ranches, which includes the freshest, most vibrant seasonal ingredients. For mother’s day, check out their brunch menu that includes breakfast or lunch tacos, quail and waffles, and more!

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El Alma is a vibrant, homespun take on the contemporary flavors of Mexico. Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas prepares food as she might cook for you in her home. They have an array of tacos al pastor, queso, and carne asada tacos, but will also have a variety of small plates and sophisticated entrees using fresh ingredients and richly layered sauces. Alcocer also features one of her childhood favorites, ‘gringas,’ a popular Mexico City snack made of flour tortillas, cheese, and savory pastor. For mother’s day, they are offering two different mother’s day kits, one being a make your own taco kit, and the other is a lavender mimosa kit!

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Emmer & Rye is a restaurant designed around the farmer’s haul with a focus on seasonally inspired and local cuisine. The airy space features lofted ceilings and centerpiece shelving with design elements like wheat, cookbooks, and vintage glass. Their goal is to maximize local ingredients, and they even have an in-house fermentation program! Grains milled in-house, and whole-animal butchery is the focus at this Rainey Street American, which also boasts a garden and nightly dim sum specials. Now, they are bringing their pantry to yours with their special pantry gift boxes! Choose a kit, or make your own custom kit that will be shipped to your home!

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Jeffrey’s is an upscale neighborhood fine dining restaurant featuring dry-aged prime beef and French American classics. Decorated in walnut and comfortable tones, Jeffrey’s is named one of the classiest places in Austin. Their New American menu is prepared with continental flair, including caviar and steaks sourced locally from Texas ranches. For mother’s day, Jeffrey’s has created an expansive mother’s day brunch that offers some of the most delicious dishes ever! From hot smoked Scottish salmon to lemon raspberry cake, mom will love her mother’s day gift!

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Italian cuisine is rooted in necessity and gratitude towards every ingredient, driving the idea behind what Intero does and what they strive to provide to their guests. Focused on utilizing locally raised “entire” animals and locally farmed “whole” produce, Intero embraces traditional Italian techniques and cooking sensibilities from a sustainable, contemporary approach by highlighting the seasonality of Texas ingredients, bringing you innovative yet familiar dishes! Intero is offering mother’s day brunch and dinner packages that include herb-roasted whole chicken, brown butter and sea salt cake, brunch tart, and so much more!

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Olive & June raised the bar for Italian cuisine in Austin with an emphasis on handmade pasta made in house daily. Olive & June also has the largest and most diverse selection of Italian wine, Amari, and Grappa in Austin. Being a part of the Parkside Projects company, Olive & June is well known for its formal yet friendly service. Guests can look forward to new and exciting ways our chefs are celebrating the cuisine and culture of Southern Italy with their friends, family, and loved ones! They are offering family packs that would be a perfect way to celebrate mother’s day!

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Tiny Pies are the original tiny hand-held pie. Their pies are just like grandma used to make, only much, much, smaller! Tiny Pies are made from old family recipes with the highest quality natural ingredients sourced from local farms (when possible). They bake from scratch daily off a seasonal menu. Sending your mom her favorite tiny pies will make her mother’s day a little sweeter!

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Wayback is a casual boutique hotel 15 minutes west of downtown. Their style is friendly, comfortable, and classic. Surrounded by hills and a big Texas sky, The Wayback is a place to feel the breeze, be carefree and linger. Their cafe is offering some of the beautiful hill country landscape to your home for mother’s day by creating a picnic for four! The picnic includes ingredients to build your own sandwich, bacon-wrapped dates, kale and butternut squash salad, and citrus buttermilk cake!

DIY Gifts

The Adults & Crafts Crate

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Adults & Crafts is a thoughtfully curated craft subscription box for adults and teens to create fun and trendy projects! Every month is a different craft to allow you to learn a new craft technique like wood burning and engraving. Create beautiful products like wine carriers, epoxy resin coasters, and more! Perfect for a friend hangout or mother’s day gift!

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What DIY fan wouldn’t love to get their hands on this delightful plant project? 1800flower’s charming bonsai starter kit comes in your choice of Juniper, Jade, Azalea, or Hawaiian Umbrella, and includes everything needed to plant and care for your new mini tree. It’s a thoughtful gift for anyone who appreciates a good hands-on activity!

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How exciting is it to create your own sea glass mobile? All the materials to make your one of a kind project are package ready for you or a loved one! The package includes 30 genuine pieces of sea glass (the sea glass will be white, seafoam, and blacktop drilled and were found on Prince Edward Island), 10 feet of fishing wire to hang the sea glass onto, 3 feet of hemp, and 1 piece of beach driftwood. The piece of driftwood and sea glass will be different than the ones shown in the photos. Your mom will enjoy creating her own special sea glass mobile!

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The complete soy candle making kit, Nature’s Blossom candle making starter set contains everything you need to create your first candles! This candle making supplies set contains 1.5 Lb of vegetable soy wax, three scents (Lavender, Lemon, Chamomile), large wax melting pitcher, three tin candle jars, six cotton wicks, wick stabilizers, and a step-by-step candle making guide!

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Papersource’s Potted Orchid Paper Kit is a fun and creative way to brighten up a room! Kit includes pre-cut shapes, floral wire, and floral tape. The tools that are needed are tacky glue, bone folder, flower pot or cup/glass, scrap paper, and scissors. Kits make one potted orchid with eight blooms, each measuring approximately 3″ H × 4″ W!

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This abstract stained glass suncatcher kit is perfect for the beginner or a unique gift-giving idea. The finished suncatcher will be 6″ x 6″ when complete. The package includes the pattern, nine unique stained glass pieces, 4 – 6″ zinc came (border), two rump rings, and 60″ black-lined copper foil. All you need is your own iron, solder, and flux!

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This hand embroidery kit will include everything you need to start the project, and it is a great kit for beginners too! Just with this set, you can finish a pretty embroidery. If your mother likes embroidery, the process of embroidery, this gift will be perfect and relaxing!

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