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    36 Small Brands With Gift Cards, Subscriptions, & Other Truly Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

    Small businesses to send big love to your mama.

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    1. Scribbler, a subscription box for moms ready to tell their story. This box is designed to encourage writers to — well — write! Hopefully, they'll finish their creative project and maybe even dedicate it to you.

    the box which includes writing themed gifts and books on writing tips

    Scribbler is a subscription based in Dallas, Texas, that sends monthly deliveries filled with gifts and tips to fuel your passion for writing. 

    What they'll get: Each month you'll receive a box curated with writing gifts, a teaching booklet from a bestselling author, a novel with a signed bookplate, inside information on the publishing process, and access to live chats with editors and literary agents.

    Promising review: "Each monthly delivery of this box is like Christmas morning! There are so many goodies in each box — treats like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, snacks, a journal or notepad or book of writing prompts, pens and stickers and pins, and writer’s favorite things. But most important is the monthly novel (with signed bookplate), an inside look at the publishing process, and an exclusive writing passport (I. Want. Them. ALL!!!!! LOL but for real, I do) penned by each month’s author (who better to get perspective from, right?!?!). There are exclusive online chats each month, and somehow Victoria and Lindsay find a way to sprinkle in all kinds of inspiration and encouragement. I have NEVER been disappointed, not one single time, but I have been giddy like a schoolgirl over my box. Keep up the GREAT WORK, LADIES!!!!!" —Courtney D.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $27.50+/month.

    2. An Etsy gift card if you're looking to give them a unique gift that will be hard to find anywhere else. The site is filled with artists, makers, and small business owners who offer everything — clothing, jewelry, furniture, decor, toys, gadgets, and more.

    Etsy gift card

    Etsy is an online marketplace that hosts millions of small business sellers who curate and create unique items at a variety of price points. 

    Delivery: Email the gift card directly to the recipient, or email it to yourself and print it out to personally deliver it to your loved one. 

    Gift it from Etsy for $25+ (available in amounts of $25–$250).

    3. A Maya's Cookies gift card so they can satisfy that sweet tooth with a variety of flavors from a delicious assortment of gourmet vegan cookies.

    a variety of vegan cookies
    Maya's Cookies

    Maya's Cookies is a Black woman-owned small business based in San Diego that sells scrumptious soft-baked vegan cookies in forward-thinking flavors like chocolate chip s'mores, birthday cake, and marble fudge.

    Delivery: The gift card will be sent to the recipient via email. 

    Gift it from Maya's Cookies for $10+ (available in amounts from $10–$100).

    4. An Izzy & Liv gift card they can use to shop unique items like these mosaic serving spoons they'll want to show off at the next family dinner or a plush fleece blanket they can curl up in.

    Izzy & Liv

    Izzy & Liv is a Black woman-owned small business that sells clothing, accessories, beauty products, home goods, and office items. It even offers its own subscription service called Brown Sugar Box.

    Delivery: The gift card can be sent to the recipient via email.

    Gift it from Izzy & Liv for $5+ (available in amounts from $5–$200).

    5. Just Seeds by Bloomin' Bin because they've been talking about how much they want to start their own garden. There's no time like the present! This subscription is suitable for novice planters *and* green thumbs, and will have them enjoying the fruits of their labor in no time.

    the Bloomin' Box kit

    Bloomin' Bin provides a variety of garden subscriptions for all skill levels. 

    What they'll get: Each month Just Seeds by Bloomin' Bin will send you seasonal flower and fruit/vegetable seeds or both. Once you get your seeds, toss in soil, add some sun and water, and wait for your seeds to bloom.

    Promising review: "I love my Bloomin' Bin! I've been getting it for quite some time now, and just renewed my subscription. I usually get so overwhelmed by seed catalogs, so this box helps me sort out my garden calendar (and helps me not waste any additional money on seeds or plants, OK, not as much money). There are always great varieties and options (I have seed + plant sub), and I love the informative sheets that go with the plants. I've even bought a couple boxes for my other garden enthusiast friends." —Rochelle-sheli N.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $5+/month (available in a variety of styles).

    6. An illustrated picture you can gift them to remix some of your favorite moments together. Or, you can also just get one for yourself of you and your dog.

    an illustrated portrait of a teen
    ThePlutonArt / Etsy

    ThePlutonArt creates custom prints and art. 

    Promising review: "Fantastic artwork! First time I have had anyone do a piece like this, and it turned out amazing. I left the artist free reign with how they wanted to re-create my favorite photo, and they did an outstanding job. Very detailed in all the right parts, but perfectly simplified in others to make the style work. Will definitely be back for more pieces in the future!" —Rylie

    Delivery: After you provide the image you'd like turned into an illustrated portrait, you'll have your print-ready digital file within 48 hours.

    Gift an illustration of two people from ThePlutonArt on Etsy for $35.96+ (originally $89.90+; available in nine background styles and with more people).

    7. A Beginning Boutique gift card in case your mama isn't just a regular mom but a cool fashion-savvy mom. They can snag a cute little number like this floral maxi dress or a poppin' accessory like this handbag for their next outing.

    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-founded business based in Brisbane, Australia.

    Promising review: "Wonderful gift!" —Amanda H.

    Delivery: You can send it to them via email.

    Gift it from Beginning Boutique for $10+ (available in amounts of $10–$300).

    8. A Bean & Bean subscription — a female-powered coffee subscription for the coffee-loving mamas in your life.

    a bag of coffee
    Bean & Bean

    Bean & Bean is owned by mother-daughter combo, both Q Arabica graders (basically the sommelier of coffee aka they know their stuff), that set out to not only provide quality coffee, but to also source as much female-powered coffee as possible.

    What they'll get: Every month you'll get one bag of beans (available in nine grinds) in the flavor of your choice.

    Promising review: "Delicious. My husband and I have tried dozens of different brands and flavors, but we keep coming back to this one. It's rich but not too strong, smells fantastic, and tastes even better. The grind size is perfect for our refillable Keurig. Well worth the cost." —Zareen M.

    Gift a 3-month subscription from Bean & Bean for $66+ (available in two sizes, as well as 6- and 12-month subscriptions).

    9. TheraBox, a self-care subscription that'll remind them to take a little ~me-time~ every now and then with a box filled with therapist-curated items designed to help increase their happiness and reduce stress.

    the subscription box filled with self care products

    TheraBox is a therapist-curated self-care subscription based in Diamond Bar, California.  

    What they'll get: Each month you'll receive one happiness activity and between six and eight self-care and wellness goodies, including face masks, aromatherapy, bath, body, skincare, lifestyle products, and more worth $120+ in value.

    Promising review: "I received my first TheraBox and I LOVE it! It’s got all the essentials to help you relax and get your mind flowing with positive vibes. Can’t wait to receive my next one! 😍" —Tiara W.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $35+/month.

    10. A Kulfi Beauty gift card perfect for pointing them in the right direction if they're looking to get into eyeliner. They'll be able to find the perfect shade or go all out and opt for the complete eyeliner set.

    Kulfi Beauty, / Via

    Kulfi Beauty named after a type of South Asian ice cream, is a South Asian–owned small beauty brand that makes products celebrating and empowering the diverse needs of their communities.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Kulfi Beauty for $25+ (available in amounts of $25–$150).

    11. A Ten Wilde gift card that'll let them scoop up a pair of these beautiful mini orb hoops or choose from a plethera of other chic pieces.

    Ten Wilde

    Ten Wilde is a Black woman-owned gold jewelry design line started by Tenisha Wilde. The company is based in Los Angeles and creates signature pieces at an affordable price for every person.

    Delivery Info: Sent via email.

    Gift it from Ten Wilde for $25+ (available in amounts from $25–$300).

    12. A Daughter of the Land gift card so they can spend a lavish day pampering themselves after purchasing luxe skincare products like this iris + rosehip bath soak.

    Daughter of the Land

    Daughter of the Land is a woman-owned small skincare shop specializing in organic, cruelty-free, and fair-trade formulas. 

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Daughter of the Land for $25+ (available in amounts from $25–$200).

    13. A Muslin Comfort gift card to indulge in bedding that'll make them want to sleep in until the next Mother's Day.

    a muslin blanket on a king sized bed
    Muslin Comfort

    Muslin Comfort is a mom-owned business making breathable muslin blankets for adults. They've also got luxe muslin bathrobes to indulge in.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered via email.

    Gift it from Muslin Comfort for $25+ (available in amounts from $25–$500).

    14. Shaker & Spoon, a cocktail subscription just begging to help them up their mixology game. Look out, there's a new tastemaker in town.

    the kit

    Shaker & Spoon is a Brooklyn-based subscription that wants to help you make amazing cocktails with recipes from top bartenders!

    What they'll get: Each month you'll receive three unique recipes from bartenders from around the world, along with all the ingredients you need to make them — syrups, bitters, mixers, garnishes, and more. No alcohol included.

    Promising review: "Our son gave us a gift subscription and then renewed it when we said how much we enjoyed it. We have recommended the monthly box to so many people and intend to give subscriptions as gifts to friends. Not only are the boxes well crafted and details, but the company has amazing customer service. We have done an awful lot of subscription boxes ranging from wine, clothes, and personal items to snacks and bespoke gifts. This is the first one that we have wanted to stick with!" —Marta V.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $49.92+/month.

    15. Finders Seekers, a mystery game subscription because they're a fan of puzzles and escape rooms (which is where you get your love of puzzles from); this subscription will turn a traditional game night into mystery night of fun they'll want to share with the whole family.

    The kit

    Finders Seekers Mysteries is based in Utah and sets out to help you discover a new city and culture while solving puzzles and deciphering codes. 

    What they'll get: Each month, you'll have the opportunity to explore another city and culture through puzzles, deciphering codes, and escape room challenges.

    Promising review: "My husband and I had a lot of fun with this. It’s perfect for an at-home date night, but we also can’t wait until our kids are old enough to enjoy it with us! We can’t wait until our next box comes!" —Mattie T.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $26.40+/month.

    16. A custom family tree sure to bring a sentimental tear to your mother's eye.

    the family tree printed out and framed
    DownThePathCreations / Etsy

    Down The Path Creations creates digital and printable art, bookmarks, cards, and more. 

    Promising review: "I love this beautiful family tree. I filled one out for me and one for my husband. Now I can share them with our grown children. Thank you!" —Susan Dandrea

    Delivery Info: You'll get a file with a blank family tree that you can fill out, print, and frame. 

    Gift it from Down The Path Creations on Etsy for $4.

    17. An Ideal Bookshelf gift card to add more items to their already bustling literary-inspired trinkets. Perhaps they'd like this Wuthering Heights enamel pin or maybe the coffee mug featuring American classics.

    Ideal Bookshelf

    Ideal Bookshelf is a small business based in Maui, Hawaii, that creates literary-inspired mugs, totes, tees, and more.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Ideal Bookshelf for $15+ (available in amounts from $15–$400).

    18. A Lockwood gift card that'll let them fill their cart with any and everything from stylish clothes to home decor. They may want to drink their cup of coffee out of this ~damn good mug~ or treat their face to a red wine mask.


    Lockwood is a queer mom-owned small business curating and creating unique home goods, beauty products, clothing, and stationery.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Lockwood for $25+ (available in amounts from $25–$200).

    19. A Material Kitchen gift card perfect for moms whose happy place is the kitchen, experimenting with flavors and remixing family recipes. They can add new kitchenware and tools to their collection to make preparing their next dish, that much easier.

    several Material Kitchen products on a table
    Material Kitchen

    Material Kitchen is an Asian-owned, small kitchenware business making professional-grade products that'll make cooking at home so much easier.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email to the purchaser and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Material Kitchen for $35+ (available in amounts from $35–$500).

    20. A Credo gift card because they love a good skincare product made from clean ingredients. This algae body oil, for example, is a seaweed-infused botanical that helps to firm the skin.

    model pumps osea algea oil onto shoulder

    Credo is a San Francisco–based, woman-owned small business crafting hair and skincare products from clean ingredients.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email to the purchaser and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Credo for $25+ (available in amounts from $25–$300).

    21. A Common Dear gift card for the fun and quirky mom who loves color and a good pun or two to fuel their day. You can already imagine them finding a place for this relax pillow or waiting for people to notice their ~please be nice~ pin.

    Common Dear

    Common Dear is a cheerful, queer woman-owned lifestyle brand based in Oklahoma City that curates fun and empowering pieces from woman-owned, LGBTQIA2S+-owned, AAPI-owned, Black-owned, and Latinx-owned brands.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Common Dear for $5+ (available in amounts from $5–$100).

    22. A 90-minute online dumpling-cooking class to teach them how to make these irresistible dough-wrapped delights.

    Uncommon Goods

    Chef Jannie Huang is your instructor for this class. She started her own business teaching others to cook ~the Huang way~. For her, it always comes back to cooking and family, which is why she chose to share her recipes and life with others.

    What they'll need: To enjoy the class you'll need to have two 16-oz packages of dumpling wrappers, a chef's knife, two cutting boards, several mixing bowl, plates, a large nonstick sauté pan with a cover, a pot and strainer, a spatula, and a fork or chopsticks to mix the filling.

    Gift it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    23. A Cat Lady Box subscription because since you've moved out, their favorite kid is their furbaby. The subscription comes with little gifts for their beloved feline friends to enjoy, too.

    the cat lady subscription box that has a cat graphic t shirt that reads cat hair is my glitter and other fun cat themed products

    Cat Lady Box is a Florida-based subscription for people who are obsessed with cats. 

    What they'll get: Each month, you can expect three to four fun cat-themed clothing items, home decor, accessories, and more – plus two cat toys!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS BOX!!! I have subscribed to Cat Lady Box for two years now, and I have loved every single box. People always compliment the T-shirts or jewelry. Highly recommended." —Susanne S.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $39.99+/month.

    24. An IndieStitch subscription in case they're looking to usher in a new hobby that will also expand their wardrobe. Each month, they'll receive a new pattern from an indie designer, and everything they need to turn their fabric into a new wardrobe staple.

    the subscription

    IndieStitch is a monthly sewing subscription-based in Iowa for people who love to sew or want to learn how. 

    What they'll get: In the kit will be a digital PDF download, printed pattern pieces, two to three yards of fabric, notions for the pattern, and bonus sewing tools. Each month, you can pick your choice of fabric. You can opt for something fun and vibrant, something neutral and low-key, or a cool pattern. Past projects have included cardigans, joggers, skirts, tops, and more and run from sizes XXS—3X.

    Promising review: "I'm a novice sewer so I was really hesitant to sign up for this subscription, but it really exceeded my expectations! The materials in my box was great quality and there was a very generous amount. There were a few fun surprises tucked in as well, which I really found to be thoughtful. I think one of the best aspects of this subscription is the tutorial videos that walk you through how to put the pattern together. I've never sewn clothes before so I was really nervous to get started; the videos were really helpful. The pattern in the box wasn't quite my style, but after watching the videos I was able to adapt it a bit and make an item that I really love. This is a really fun way to learn a new skill. I'm really looking forward to future boxes!" —Shannon B.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $65.95+/month.

    25. A Clarksville Candle Co. gift card to fill their home with candles that'll turn any room into an aromatherapeutic spa with scents like goji berry and patchouli.

    the island breeze candle
    Clarksville Candle Co. / Etsy

    Carksville Candle Co. is a Tennessee-based candle-making company that makes natural, hand-poured candles. 

    Delivery Info: You will receive a PDF file with your unique redemption code via Etsy Conversations.

    Gift it from Clarksville Candle Co. on Etsy for $25 (also available for $50 and $100).

    26. A Badge Bomb gift card perfect for the mom looking to deck out their favorite denim jacket with fun enamel pins.

    Badge Bomb

    Badge Bomb is a Portland-based small business making cute, whimsical, and weird pins, patches, and more!

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift a gift card from Badge Bomb for $10+ (available in amounts from $10–$100).

    27. A Coming Soon gift card ideal for contemporary furniture and home decor pieces that'll help them maintain their status as the most eclectic house on the block. A vibrant nub scone will brighten up their wall space.

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon is a woman-founded furniture design and gift shop offering unique and special pieces to add to your home.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Coming Soon for $10+ (available in amounts from $10–$1,000).

    28. An Electric Picks gift card to add vintage-styled pieces to their jewelry box.

    Electric Picks

    Electric Picks is a woman-owned small jewelry shop curating styles made by a metalsmith in NYC.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from Electric Picks for $50+ (available in amounts from $50–$500).

    29. A KES NYC gift card, a brand that makes high-end fashion so mom can feel like a million bucks in their red-carpet-ready look.

    a model wearing a blouse

    KES NYC is a woman-owned small and sustainable luxury womenswear brand.

    Delivery Info: Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout.

    Gift it from KES NYC for $50+ (available in amounts from $50–$2,000).

    30. A Bifties gift card to let them build their own gift box curated with gifts from Black- and Afro-Latinx-owned brands, making it that much easier to support small businesses of color.

    the gift card

    Bifties is a small business that started off as a gift exchange where all the gifts had to come from businesses of color. Now, this is a gifting destination filled with items sourced by Black- and Afro-Latinx-owned brands. 

    Delivery: You can have it delivered it to them via email or print it out and deliver it to them personally. 

    Gift it from Bifties for $1+ (available in amount of your choice).

    31. A truffle class that'll teach them how to make some of the most delicious desserts — truffles. *initiate drool*

    someone rolling a truffle in coconut
    Uncommon Goods

    Sydney Willcox is the New Yorker who leads this class. She found her love for cooking while studying abroad in Italy. Her favorite thing is bringing nonprofessionals to a class and watching them loosen up and find joy in the process.

    What they'll need: In addition to the truffles class (included with the class), you will need measuring cups and spoons, a candy thermometer, a small and medium bowl, a double boiler, a 9"x13" baking dish, a melon baller, small cookie scoop, a fork, a few toothpicks, rubber or silicone spatula, parchment paper, and paper towels.

    Promising review: "The class was very engaging, the instructor was clear and concise, the chocolate in the kit was a good quality, and the end result was FANTASTIC. I had a family emergency and last minute had to be at my sister's house during class and did not have access to my kit. I instead watched the whole class with my 11-year-old niece and afterward we then made the truffles at my house. We both had a lot of fun listening/watching and then making them and they were so so good! Even though we weren't making them during the class, we still found it to be engaging and learned a lot. I will be making lots of truffles in the future! We used the leftover tempered chocolate to make chocolate spoons and festive popcorn! Here's a pro tip from my niece: Sprinkles on the truffles are delicious!" —Jenny

    Gift it from Uncommon Goods for $73.

    32. A Fluide gift card ideal for the beauty aficionado mom who loves nothing more than shopping for a new shade of lip gloss on a Saturday morning. They'll stay face-ready in case you want to take them out for a night on the town.


    Fluide is a queer-owned, Brooklyn-based small business that seeks to amplify the voices of queer and gender expansive identities through showcasing queer beauty, while offering inclusive, vegan, cruelty-free, and paraben-free cosmetics.

    Promising review: "I’m an older cisgender female. I have some trans and gender-fluid friends and relatives and a Fluide gift card is my go-to method of supporting them when they share their gender identity with me. Because I am a person who appears mainstream conservative, I know it means a lot when I celebrate them for who they are. The gift card recipients have been delighted with the opportunity to explore their 'look,' and the fact that that it comes from an old white lady makes it even more special." —Jean

    Delivery: These gift cards are delivered via email. If the amount increments aren't what you're looking for, you can email them to request a custom amount.

    Get it from Fluide for $15+ (available in amounts of $15–$100).

    33. The Nailed It Box invented for people looking for cool things to maintain that mani. Mom has done such a good job keeping their nails together over the past couple of years, it's become their favorite pastime.

    @fearlessnailart / Via, Cratejoy

    The Nailed It Box by Fearless Nail Art is a subscription for nail art lovers.

    What you'll get: Each month you'll receive five or six nail art items including a Born Pretty stamping plate, nail art decals, glitter, nail striping tapes, charms, rhinestones, flat-back pearls, nail wraps, and more.

    Promising review: "I'm always amazed at how much every box includes. Hands down the best subscription box I've ever received. Top-quality themed boxes, and it even includes OPI polishes! I'm never disappointed and I recommend that anyone who loves unique, quality nail products try it!" —Kathryn M.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $15.32+/month.

    34. The Adults & Crafts Crate that'll add a little fun back into their routine by sending a new craft project each month.

    the adults & crafts kit

    Adults & Crafts is a subscription-based in Denver, Colorado, for adults & teens to create fun and trendy projects.

    What they'll get: Each month you'll receive a curated craft box with tools, materials, accessories, and instructions — everything you need to create your next fun project. Past boxes have included wine carriers and epoxy resin coasters and have taught techniques including wood burning and engraving.

    Promising review: "I look forward to this box every month. Most of the boxes contain enough materials for multiple projects and give you a launching point to continue building a new hobby. So far I have built a decorative shelf, made marbled dishes out of clay, and learned to weave. This box has given me little pockets of time to be alone and do something fun and creative, which has definitely been a lifeline during a challenging year." —Heather M.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $31+/month.

    35. Boxwalla in case mom is a film enthusiast or avid book reader and is looking for unique novels and cinematic works to fill their empty shelves.

    @theboxwalla / Via, @theboxwalla / Via

    Boxwalla is an immigrant-owned business that offers subscription that span beauty, books, and film.

    What you'll get: Depending on your subscription, you'll receive films from the Criterion Collection, along with information about each film, or two books from writers around the world monthly.

    Get it from Boxwalla starting at $49.95/box (boxes ship every two months).

    36. Yarn Bits perfect for any mom lookin' to hook up. This subscription will ease them into the world of crocheting one project at a time. Before you know it, they'll be creating one-of-a-kind pieces for you.

    the subscription box with a big spool of yarn and a crochet hook

    Yarn Bits offers a monthly crochet project kit. 

    What they'll get: Each month, depending on your subscription, you'll receive a box of items including yarn, patterns, hooks, and extras to help you learn how to crochet. There's also a Facebook group to share with a community of crocheters, as well as a Masterclass to help newbies or challenge more intermediate crocheters.

    Promising review: "I've been a subscriber of both the quick project and blanket boxes for about 10 months now. I like the wide array of different projects and yarns. I especially like it when there are a couple of color options. I've never had any problems with any of the kits I've finished. I give the projects that I don't have time for to my sister and she distributes them to her friends, and they have loved the projects too! Overall a great product, it's nice that I always have an extra little project (with all the 'fixins') to work on without having to fight the hordes at the store (or wait for an internet shipment)." —Kathleen S.

    Gift a subscription from Cratejoy for $35.42+/ month.

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