8 Ways to Go Local for Mother's Day 2015

It can be hard to find the perfect gift to show mom how much you appreciate her on Mother's Day. The best way to find that unique, one of a kind gift that will knock her socks off is to think local! Here's our Arizona Mom's Gift Guide, or eight ways to go local for Mother's Day:

1. Buy Mom Flowers from a Local Florist

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If you're getting mom flowers for Mother's Day, remember to order directly from your local florist. When you order from large online companies, up to 20-30% of the money you spend leaves the local economy. Support your local florist for Mother's Day!

SEE ALSO: Buying Flowers? Don't Get Duped -- Find a Real Florist

2. Find Mom a Unique Piece from a Local Jeweler

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Arizona is home to many great artisans that even make jewelry locally! Check out some local jewelry stores to find a unique piece for mom.

3. Pamper Mom at a Local Spa or Salon

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Treat mom to the spa day she deserves. Check out local spassalons, and massage therapy specialists to give her the special treatment.

4. Treat Mom to a Delicious Local Brunch or Local Mother's Day Event

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We've put together a list of great local events around Arizona for you to spend the day with mom, from brunches to art shows to book readings there's something every mom will love! Not able to take mom out to a meal? How about a Devour Phoenix or Tucson Originals gift card!

SEE ALSO: 3 Simple Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

5. Satisfy Mom's Sweet Tooth with Locally Made Candy or Sweets

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If you're mom is a chocoholic or has an epic sweet tooth, give her the gift of locally made sweets and candy. Go big with custom made desserts!

6. Give Mom the Gift that Keeps on Giving with Locally Made Personal Care Products

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Local handmade lotions, soaps, hair products, cosmetics, skin carewe got 'em and your mom will love them!

7. Give Mom a Localist Membership

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Sign your mom up for a Localist membership to guarantee local fun all year long. At just $20/year, it's an affordable gift that will give your mom something to look forward to for the entire year. Sweeten the deal and sign yourself up to be a Localist, and your mom will love that she can enjoy these amazing events with you! Sign up now.

SEE ALSO5 Ways to Be a Localist with Mom for Mother’s Day

8. Plan a weekend getaway

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All your mom really wants for mother's day is for you to spend time with her, which is what makes a weekend getaway a great gift! Check out our WeekendZona series for trip ideas, or join us on our Explore Arizona trip to experience Arizona wine country in Sonoita, Arizona May 15-17.


Don't have time to head to the store? You can still shop locally online! Check out Local First Arizona members' online stores at Scott's Marketplace and around the internet. Still stumped on what to get mom? You can also check out our Gifts and Greeting Cards section in our local business directory!