If you want to make mom feel appreciated like none other this year, look no further than our digest of locally-sourced gift ideas and promotions. Support Milwaukee small businesses this Mother’s Day while you show her why you’re her favorite.

P.S. – When we say “mom” this includes all the sheroes in your life!



Bug and Goose Play Cafe – Let’s be honest, the real thing mothers want on Mother’s Day is a BREAK! Give her just that here at Bug and Goose Play Cafe. They are encouraging Dads, Grandpas, nannies, and other caregivers to bring the kiddos to Open Play on Sunday, May 9th from 9-12 pm and give Mom those 3 hours to herself to do whatever she wants to! You’ll also take home a little something for mom, but it is a surprise!

High Brow Treat your mom like the queen she is. Get her a gift card to get pampered at this premier spa. A range of services is offered to help enhance personal beauty, growth, and confidence. 

Mother’s Day Baby Goat Yoga at The Backyard Grab your mom, a friend who’s a mom, your mom’s mom… calling all moms! Platinum Sky Farms joins MKE Yoga Social with their THREE MONTH OLD baby dwarf goats!!! Join us for these hour long yoga events filled with gentle movements and cuddles with adorable little goats.

Splash StudioPaint from the comfort of your home with your mom this Mother’s Day with the take & make painting kits. A live session will be on to help you as you paint. Order a kit with or without brushes. The kits can be locally delivered, shipped, or picked up in-store. Paint a wood sign or on a canvas. If picking up in-store, grab one of their delicious cocktails to go or enjoy their charcuterie board and indulgence jar to go.  

Style Up Group Want to give mom a socially distanced party? Style Up will make having events easier and more fun by giving you quality products and service. Check out their mobile event bar and Lola the Trike Bar to see what you can have at your party. Whatever occasion it might be, large or small, they have got you covered.


Eats & Sweets

Greige PatisserieWho doesn’t love a fresh delicious pastry? Greige is a French-inspired bakery that offers pastries and desserts. Enjoy these carefully crafted creations this Mother’s Day. Order off the menu for a daily indulgence or create your own pastry for a future party!

Hatched – A special Mother’s Day menu is now open for orders and includes a variety of pies, hand pies, quiches, *pie fries*, and DIY flower cookie bouquets. Orders only available online and orders close on May 5 with pick up on May 9th.

Honeypie If you haven’t had one of these delicious pies you are missing out! Luckily you can change that by treating you and your mom to a lovely pie this Mother’s Day. Their flavors include salted honey pie, Milwaukee Mud Pie, Coconut Key Lime pie, Bourbon Walnut Pecan Pie and many more delicious options. My mouth is watering just listing these flavors. So do yourself a favor and get one of these pies!

LaFinca Coffee Shop A local coffee shop that has faraway flavors. La Finca Coffeehouse focuses on direct trade, sourcing the coffee beans from their family coffee farm in Oaxaca Mexico. Try their house creations or other drinks, they are sure to make your taste buds tingle. Order from their temporary drive-thru service! Walk-ups and bikes are welcome at the window!

Lazy Susan Make your mother feel special by giving her an elegant picnic basket filled with Rose’, coffee, cheese, snacks, and charcuterie. Create more memories with your mom as she uses her brand new picnic basket when you go to the park. Pre-order and prepay by calling 414-988-7086.

Lush PopcornThis gourmet popcorn is a must-have! It takes popcorn to the next level with its large variety of flavors and quality. Get your mom the 1 gallon two flavor tin for $25 so she has the best of both worlds! Or take a look at their other gift sets and tins too.

Miss Molly’s Cafe – Treat the Mom(s) in your life to breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day! Kits can be purchased for 2 or 4 people. Pickup on Sunday, May 9th from 7:30-10 am.



414 Floral 414loral (4-1-Floral) is a black-owned grass-roots floral initiative. Handcrafted with care and love, these flowers are sure to put a smile on your mother’s face for Mother’s Day!

Belle Fiori – head on over to their online store, pick your arrangement, add a candle or box of chocolates, write a sweet little card message, and you’re set! Not sure what do send? Select the “Designer’s Choice” option online, pick your price point, and their flower shop ladies will design something special just for your mama.

Floral Alchemy – For the sixth year, they’re partnering with Colectivo Coffee to set you up for Mother’s Day. Together they’re offering gorgeous seasonal flowers, her favorite caffeinated drink, and delicious pastry. This year, in light of systemic oppression experienced by the Southeast Asian community in Milwaukee, as well as the disproportionate number of womxn who have lost employment and the heightened violence against Asian communities throughout the COVID19 Global Pandemic, they are training our spotlight on and supporting the beautiful tapestry of work HAWA has provided Milwaukee since 1993.

Flowers for Dreams – Create that special something for your mom with their Mother’s Day Workshop. Pre-order the kit! Each kit will be delivered with floral, vase, tools, and an instant camera to capture the moment. They’ll help you with your arrangement via Zoom and you’ll have a beautiful gift for your mother. 

Grow Plants and HomeAdd some color to your home with their variety of lovely plants. They’ve got you covered with supplies, books, houseware, planters, and even blog posts to help you care for your new plant! Check out their colorful 4” Peperomia Graveolens for only $12. Not only do they have variety, but affordable plants as well.

Maranta Plant Shop – Ditch flowers for a beautiful house plant from Maranta’s Plant Shop. Maranta’s new shop is filled with premium quality indoor plants at exclusive prices.



Artery Ink Artery Ink is all about spreading body positivity and education through art. Educate yourself while wearing or using their unique artwork! Give your mom a special and empowering Mother’s Day card from their collection for only $5. 

Big White Yeti – Brighten your Mother’s Day with a divine-smelling candle. These beautiful soy candles are 100% soy wax, pure fragrance oils and undiluted essential oils, and cotton wicks. Surprise her with a candle from their core collection and find heavenly scents like cosmic cactus, lavender patch, and lemon. 

Fern & Nettle Treat your mom with one of their lovely Mother’s Day gift sets. It is handmade and includes Whipped Body Butter, Lotion Bar, Lavender + Lime Goat Milk Soap, Lip Balm, and mini Lavender + Lime Room + Body Spray, wrapped up in a gift box with a customized note. Help give your mom the tools to the self-care she deserves. Maybe treat yourself while you’re at it!

Infinite Warrior – Stay connected with your mom even when you’re apart with their Distance Duos. Each one comes with two bracelets that when together, bring harmony and balance. Gift one to your mom and wear the other as a symbol of your bond.

Milwaukee Food Tours – Celebrate all the moms in your life – and do it on more than just one day – with their 12 days of Mom Calendar. She’ll open each door for a daily surprise to discover 12 delicious and pamper treats like coffee, dried lavender, handcrafted chocolates, luxurious shea butter balm, and more! This custom-designed, American-made box is the most unique way to say thank you for everything the moms in your life do while supporting 12 – 15 small businesses and food producers with your purchase.

Naomi Paper Co. – Don’t forget the card! Naomi Paper Co. makes that easy with their variety of cute Mother’s Day cards, along with prints and other gift ideas.

Nourish Natural Products Nourish is all about promoting wellness and spreading kindness. Their products are all-natural and filled with quality ingredients. Check out their variety of Mother’s Day gift sets. Gift sets can include body spray lotion, lip balm, nail, and cuticle roller blend, lash and brow growth serum, and much more. Find what is best for your mom and show her how much you love her.

Raising Good Love your mom and your city? Come take a look at the beautiful typographic shirts Raising Good has to offer. They have a variety of shirts and sweatshirts that help you represent your origins and title as a mother. The shirts and sweatshirts include Milwaukee Mama, Milwaukee Mom, Midwest Mama, and even Madison Mama. Help keep her stylish this summer by getting her one of these tops.

Ramie & Co. Add some Beautiful jewelry to your mom’s collection or your own! These pieces are full of fun shapes and lovely patterns. Pick from a variety of earrings or you have the option to create custom earrings by reaching out to the artist. These earrings are sure to make a statement! 

Shelby Page Ceramics – Beautiful ceramics made by Shelby. Give your mom something handmade with love and care. From trinket dishes, utensil crocks, mugs, bowls, and plates, Shelby Page will provide you with quality and function. Shop her work on Etsy

Shovel + Spade – Enjoy the benefits of their all-natural luxurious felted soap. Creatively packaged as “Flowers for Mom,” the felted soap set features two different floral scents exclusively paired together just for Mom.

Sparrow BoutiqueAll moms deserve a little pampering. Check out their Mother’s Day pop-up shop on Saturday, May 1st for some Nourish Natural Products! You’ll find uniquely packaged ready-to-gift sets and products to pamper mom and maybe something for yourself! With any pop-up purchase receive a 10% shop coupon for either Sparrow shop to complete your shopping! Sparrow has stylish affordable clothes for women. Is your mom a proud plant mama? Then check out this cute shirt for $24. 

Stone Creek Coffee – Wherever you are on the magical spectrum that is motherhood, Mom Fuel is here for you. With sweet, fruity notes of stone fruit and berries paired with the smoothness of chocolate, Mom Fuel is just right for the occasion.

Swoon LLC Show how much you love your mom by getting the book “Mom I love you Because…” $11.  Happy tears are sure to be present on Mother’s Day with this gift! 

Tactile CraftworksTactile Craftworks is a woman-owned and operated leather crafting company that strives to make pieces that are durable to use, beautiful to look at, and satisfying to hold. Help your mom represent MKE by getting her their 414 keychain for $12. Or check out their park series that supports the National Park Foundation. Their products vary from journals, passport wallets, flasks, clutches, to travel mugs. You won’t be disappointed! 

The Waxwing Tea, bath bombs, and clothes oh my. The Waxwing has a gift for every mother. These quality handmade products are from local and national artists and never disappoint. Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


If you have any additional promotions or gift ideas, please email us at melissa@brainchildstudios.com. We will continue to update as we approach Mother’s Day on May 9th!



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