Local Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

From jewelry to bath products, here are some ideas to help you shop local for mom this Mother's Day.

Alexys Ryan Inspirational Jewelry

The perfect gift of jewelry says something about the woman wearing it. This Mother’s Day, choose a bangle or necklace embellished with Swarovski crystals that describes your mother and her fierce determination. Alexys Ryan is a local jewelry company that is empowering women through its inspirational accessories. Bangles are bedecked with the powerful messages like “endurance — stronger than you think” and “balance — wear all hats.” And necklaces feature symbols that represent breaking free, tranquility, friendship and more. This is the first direct-to-consumer collection from East Providence-based LDC, which creates designs for top retailers. Executive vice president Jennifer Brousseau and director of sales Alexys Garrepy — who are also sisters-in-law — created the fashion jewelry line in response to changes in buyer trends and retail marketing. The jewelry is available locally at Papillon Jaune Salon in Providence, Salon Couture in Bristol, Bead Sting in Coventry and Eloquence Jewelry in East Greenwich, as well as Tickles in nearby Swansea, Massachusetts. alexysryan.com

Alexys Ryan Tranquility necklace.


Mother’s Day Carnival at Flaunt Boutique

On Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate Mother’s Day a little early at Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield with a special Mother’s Day event filled with entertainment and shopping. Take advantage of discounts on brands and vendors, enter raffles to win prizes, test fate with tarot card readings, meet Coast 93.3 personalities Doug and Jenn and enjoy wine tasting from Gasbarro Wines and doughnuts from Knead Doughnuts. There will also be make-up tutorials from NYC artist Tim Mackay and touch-up eye lash extensions from Eye Candy Artistry, as well as advice from celebrity relationship expert James Sama. All of the raffle tickets sold at the event, along with 15 percent of all sales from the day, will be donated to Child and Family RI in Providence and Newport. The nonprofit organization, celebrating 150 years, is the largest and most comprehensive service provider in Newport County and one of the largest in Rhode Island that focuses on serving families across the state from children to the elderly. 19 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, 401-949-4849, flauntri.com

Luca and Danni jewelry is available at Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield.


A Personalized Salt Scrub Made by You

Cathryn Violet Artisan Soap is teaching a special class at West Elm on May 8 from 6−7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a fun night of making salt scrub and enjoy a glass of sparkling prosecco! Customize the salt scrub for mom while having a fun night with the gals or you can bring her and do it together, or keep it yourself as a much-deserved treat. The $28 class fee includes the recipe, instruction, ingredients, jar and gift giving package as well as the free glass of prosecco. Attendees will also earn 25 percent off one in stock item at West Elm. Call 401-274-1901 or stop in the store to sign up. Please note that class space extremely limited, and it will sell out quickly. You can also always stock up on Cathryn Violet Artisan Soaps and other bath products monthly at the Mount Hope Farm farmers market on Saturdays. West Elm, 179 Wayland Ave., Providence, 401- 274-1901, westelm.com; cathrynviolet.com

Make your own Cathryn Violet salt scrub for mom.


Java Skincare Mother’s Day Special

Stephanie Additon, Java’s founder and hard-working mother, wants to treat Java fans to a special Mother’s Day deal, available on its website. Help mom relax with the indulgent coffee bean and raw sugar body scrub or the body wash and body serum. All products smell and feel delicious on the skin, plus they have health benefits including smoothing dimpled skin in problem areas. All orders will receive free shipping, luxury gift wrapping, all-natural chocolate covered espresso beans and a handwritten note to mom from you. Place your order at javaskincare.com and use the code JAVAMAMA. You can add the note in the checkout process. Or you can pickup Java products at local shops, including Flaunt Boutique, but this does not include the Mother’s Day offer.  javaskincare.com

You can also purchase Java Skincare (without the Mother’s Day special) at Flaunt Boutique.