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A Mother’s Day Shopping Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  Sunday, May 8th will be here soon and Orange County’s independent shops and businesses want to help you celebrate Mom with the perfect gift!  Whether you are a local resident looking for creative ideas or just visiting the area and wanting to bring home something special, here’s a sneak peak of some popular trends for Mother’s Day 2022.  Orange County, Virginia will help you find just the right sentiment or souvenir for all the special moms in your life!

Flowers are still a staple in the Mother’s Day gift giving catalogue and for good reason.  They brighten up a room and are a beautiful reminder of growth, birth and new life.  Local florists like Lacy’s Florist, Colonial Florist and Antiques and Unionville Florist can help with a custom bouquet for your local Mom or they can assist by sending something special across the miles.  A little insider’s tip….when ordering flowers for shipping consider having them arrive a few days early.  This will ensure they get delivered during a busy window for retailers, it will extend the time they are enjoyed by the special Mom in your life, and it may even save you a few dollars in the process!

Photo Credit: Lacy’s Florist

Another popular way to gift flowers for your Mom is to consider longer-lasting plants or even artificial arrangements that will look beautiful indefinitely.  Shops like The Market at Grelen have a variety of beautiful arrangements in pots or decorative containers as well as natural-looking faux stems. They even have a wonderful selection of succulents which have become a popular choice for interior decorators because they are rich and varied in color, are low maintenance and many believe they clear the air of impurities.  Whatever your preference The Market at Grelen is the perfect place to shop for a discerning mom.

If you have a new (and presumably tired) mom on your gift list, consider gifts that spoil and indulge.  A rejuvenating spa treatment at Mill House Spa at the Inn at Willow Grove or a facial from Yvonne De Estheticienne, European Skin And Bodycare Salon are both great options for moms that need to relax and recharge.  Or purchase a set of locally made body care products from Raindrops in Virginia.   They offer soy candles, homemade perfumes, bath salts and more!  Both Raindrops in Virginia and the Inn at Willow Grove offer online gift certificates if you want to shop local from afar or need a quick gift option.

Photo Credit: Inn at Willow Grove

For sentimental moms or grandmas photo gifts are all the rage in 2022 and the options are endless!  Located on Main Street in Gordonsville Cavallo Gallery offers custom framing for your recent family photos or the latest artistic creation from her favorite grandchild.  Unique shadowboxes are also a great way to preserve and display cherished heirlooms, christening gowns or Mom’s favorite set of baby clothes.  Cavallo also boasts a variety of hand-made jewelry and décor items.    Or surprise your Mom with a family portrait session with local photographers Hart of Grace Photography or Capturing Joy Photography.  The perfect edition to any weekend away, a family photo session is a gift that will be treasured for years to come and is a priceless souvenir from your travels.

Photo Credit: Cavallo Gallery

Lastly, there is nothing like a new dress or fabulous linens to make your Mom feel loved.  Gillian Valentine in Gordonsville has clothing inspired by local artwork and made right here in Central, Virginia.   Because their products are all hand crafted you can even customize your order by browsing different design options and marrying them with your preferred products to make the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift!  Boutiques such as POSH or Folkling also offer amazing finds to fit a variety of styles.

Photo Credit: Folkling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever kind of gift you choose for the mothers in your life – make Mother’s Day 2022 special in Orange County, Virginia!