Mother’s Day will be here sooner than you know, which means it’s time to think about how you are going to make sure that you cement your place as mom’s favorite kid. Obviously, you could never buy a mother’s love- but you can at least get some brownie points by getting her the right gift. You don’t want to be stuck the day before Mother’s Day empty handed, so we’ve put together a list of favorite local shops in the Central Florida area where you can find the perfect gift this year.
College Park & Colonial Town
Luxury brands, vintage finds, and gently-used accessories make Dechoes a place that you will stop at regularly to hunt for bargains. Don’t mistake this for just another resale store— Dechoes has an upscale, edgy vibe that you are sure to love.
Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Co. is an incredibly popular paper goods, design, and illustration company located in Winter Park. Specializing in custom, hand drawn stationary and paper goods that you will be absolutely inspired by. Of course, you just need to remember that you’re trying to find a gift for mom— not an early birthday present for yourself!
This little bookstore prides itself by putting local Florida authors in the spotlight. Bookmark It is a community literary hub that regularly hosts readings, author talks, book signings, book fairs, and much more.
Dear Prudence Shoppe
This feminine store has jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, women’s fashion and stuff you won’t find anywhere else. This Audubon Park boutique is a favorite stop when looking for that one-of-a-kind item— especially for your one-of-a-kind mother!
Oviedo Antique Mall
The Oviedo Antique Mall is 12,500 square feet with over 100 dealers that display quality antique, vintage, and collectible treasures from all over the world. If you are looking for that one item for the mother who already has everything, you’ll find it here.
Ivanhoe District & Downtown Sanford
Located in both Orlando and Sanford, Washburn’s exotic import stores have been going strong for almost ten years! You will find beautiful glass cabinets from India, Thai statuettes, and wood carvings from the most remote places in the world. The stores overflow with colors, textures, and shapes of Asia. A Washburn piece is the best gift for mothers who have the travel bug. The best part is that you can get to know the furniture as you sip cocktails at the bar.
Plant St. Market
Downtown Winter Garden
If material goods aren’t really your mother’s thing, how about taking her to a relaxing spot for lunch? Plant St. Market is an artisan food market with some of the best eats in central Florida! There is a butcher, coffee shop, juice bar, chocolate shop, bakery, pizza, Cooked Can Brewery, and even some unique gift shops.
It’s a good bet that your mom is one of the most important ladies in your life, which is probably what makes it so hard to find just the right thing for her when her special day comes. Overthinking what to get her is only going to make the whole process harder! There are dozens of shops in your local area that have those special and unique gifts that you just couldn’t find anywhere else.