Sweet, fresh, & local gifts for Mother's Day #Giveaway

Written by: Debbie Roever

Mother's Day can send you into a last-minute tail spin - too many options, no time, and so much pressure to get it right.  When you think of your mom, wife, partner, friend, or co-worker - try this approach - sweet, fresh, and local.

**PLUS** Enter our giveaway with Sassy Moms in the City to win a gift package of Tru Blooms Fragrance and Vosges Haut-Chocolat truffles.  Enter here by 11pm CST tonight.  (1) winner will be announced tomorrow!

Try these 5 spring picks for a very happy mother's day (or any day!):

#1. Tru Blooms Perfume is a Chicago-based and produced fragrance. This limited-edition scent is made from the flowers planted in the city’s parks, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and flower beds in over 20 public spaces throughout Chicagoland. A bright floral perfume, the ingredients are locally sourced and made of elegant sheer rose, traditional lavender and sensuous violet. Each 100 ml limited edition bottle is etched with a number from 1 to 2150 - priced at $38 and $65.

BONUS: Enter promo code "NPN" at checkout for 15% off Tru Blooms orders and free shipping through 5/12/13 - SHOP

#2. Vosges Haut-Chocolat is a Chicago-based exotic chocolate company. Owner and chocolatier, Katrina Markoff, began her creations from her apartment here in the city of Chicago fourteen years ago. Markoff had one mission – to share the world through the medium of chocolate. Today, Vosges Haut-Chocolat has 8 retail locations, spanning Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York, along with various grocers throughout the 50 States. From chocolate bars, truffles, caramels, toffees, drinking cocoas and baking mixes, chocolate lovers are sure to fall head over heels for Vosges Haut-Chocolat.

BONUS: Enter promo code “NPN15” at checkout  for 15% off orders of $75 or more, through 5/12/13 - SHOP

#3. Flowers by Stem is a Chicago floral design firm for weddings and events throughout the Chicago area. In addition to weddings and events, flowers by stem offers custom-designed subscription services for those businesses/homes in need of ongoing floral design. This Mother's Day, flowers by stem is offering a 3-month floral design subscription for the Chicago moms in your life. Each month for three months, the Chicago mom of your choosing will receive a $75 floral design, custom-designed to their specific preferences. This 3-month subscription is $225.  

BONUS: Get a special NPN 15% discount for all orders placed by 5/12/13. SHOPEmail flowers by stem at stephanie@flowersbystem.com to get your subscription ordered today!

#4. erin gallagher jewelry specilizes in custom jewelry - each piece is hand-made in Chicago with unparalleled craftsmanship.   Mix and match gems, chains, and a bit of magic at our renowned gem bar.  Voted best jewelry store by Chicago Magazine and CS!  We know you'd happily wear any jewelry made from macaroni, but why not wear this hand-engraved disc to commemorate your 1st day at Mom, Inc.  It’s a badge of honor.  Wear this proudly MOM! Other favorites are customized monogram necklace, labradorite droplet earrings and chain link bracelet with a gemstone, the isabella! 
BONUS: Enter mode "mominc20" to save 20% in store or online at checkout SHOP
#5. Head 2 Toe Mobile Spa is a Chicago green beauty company that brings their spa services to you! They use Vegan and non-toxic products that are safe for their clients and the environment. Pamper Mom this Mothers day with beauty products and services that will leave her and the earth saying, "Spa-ahhh". The special "Pamper Gift Pack for Mom" includes one Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Sugar Scrub Bath Melts, a luxurious Eye Cream and a $25 gift certificate to use towards any of their green manicure and/or pedicure services. Best of all? Head 2 Toe comes to Mom, so she won't have to lift a single finger or toe. Products are made with love by fellow local beauty company Lulu Blossom. SHOP
We hope these are the perfect way to treat a very special woman (or yourself) on Mother's Day this year!
Posted on April 19, 2013 at 8:32 AM