Katrina Hess Makeup Studio
105 Newbury St., Suite 301
Boston, MA 02116
Give mom the gift of beauty at Katrina Hess Makeup Studios. Whether mom is an all-out glamour girl who would love to try out all the spring beauty trends or simply in the mood for a relaxing facial and eyebrow shaping, Katrina Hess Makeup Studios is the place to send her for some pampering. Katrina Hess is a graduate of Damone Roberts Master Class in eyebrow shaping, an award-winning makeup artist, and her studio is the only authorized Kinara skincare retailer in the city of Boston. Book mom an appointment at Katrina Hess Makeup Studios or just stop by this lovely Newbury Street location to buy mom a Kinara Red Carpet Facial she can try herself at home.
88 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
NOA Jewelry offers the best of both worlds. It features drop dead gorgeous jewelry, accessories and unique gifts. Even better, these fantastic little beauties are made by local artisans. Shopping at NOA Jewelry means that you’re shopping at a small business, supporting local artisans and giving mom something both you and she will really love. The shop offers as wide a range of prices as it does gifts, and you can be sure you’ll find something to fit your Mother’s Day budget.
Robin’s Candy Shop
253 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
If mom has a sweet tooth, there’s no better place for you to go than Robin’s Candy Shop. This small Newbury Street store has absolutely everything. Whether your mom wants luxury chocolates, colorful sugary sweets or stick-to-your-teeth salt water taffy, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Robin’s Candy Shop has made a name for itself among candy aficionados for its old-fashioned licorice and its wide array of stunning novelty items. If you really want to see mom’s eyes light up, consider getting her a 30-inch-tall edible Santa, a monster-sized gummy bear or a two-foot-long gummy worm.
Hilton’s Tent City
272 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
If your mom is more likely to head out into the woods over a Newbury Street spa, or wearing sneakers more often than hand-crafted jewelry, Hilton’s Tent City is the go-to place for her Mother’s Day gifts. You’ll find that it has a full selection of everything you need to outfit your mom for her next outdoor adventure. Whether she needs a new tent, the latest environmentally friendly water bottle or a hoodie to help keep her warm when she reaches her next summit, Hilton’s Tent City has all of that and much more. And if you’re totally at a loss when you see how jam packed this little gem of a store is, it has gift certificates so mom can do her own shopping.
The Urban Art Bar
163 Old Colony Ave.
Boston, MA 02127
If you have an artsy mom or a mom who likes trying new things, a night out at The Urban Art Bar might be right up her alley. Mom will join a group of people, chat, sip wine or beer and create her own artistic masterpiece in a laid-back, hip, fun setting. Reservations are required and classes tend to sell out quickly, so book early to get your mom in for a Mother’s Day treat. She’ll walk out after one night with a hand-painted piece of art that will remind her of this Mother’s Day for years to come.
Related: Boston’s Best Stores With A Cause
Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.