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If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but want to stay local, check out these five great places to shop. From beautiful flowers to unique gifts, you are sure to find something that your mom will love. Whether the woman in your life needs a spa day, or she would love to wear a new pair of earrings, here you will find ideas that will inspire you. And if there is not enough inspiration for you below, check out last year’s top five here.

Posies Of Wellesley
158 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760
(781) 237-9669
www.posiesofwellesley.com

Posies of Wellesley has some of the most gorgeous floral arrangements you’ll ever see. With Mother’s Day arrangements starting at just $39.95, there are beautiful choices at affordable prices. Make mom smile with a classic bouquet of flowers, and let Posies take care of the details. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly, making your flower purchase a wonderful experience from start to finish.

(Photo Credit: Bella Boutique Spa)

(Photo Credit: Bella Boutique Spa)


The Bella Boutique Spa
1349 Centre St.
Second Floor
Newton Center, MA 02459
(617) 796-7920
www.thebellaboutiquespa.com

Treating mom to a massage or a facial is a great way to let her know that you appreciate her. Moms deserve to be pampered, making a gift card to The Bella Boutique Spa the perfect gift. If you want to do something extra special, book something on the same day (or arrange for a friend or two to tag along) so that mom can enjoy a bit of a girl’s day. Their prices are reasonable for what you’d find in the area, a stone massage will run you about $140 plus gratuity.

(Photo Credit: The Vin Bin)

(Photo Credit: The Vin Bin)


The Vin Bin
91 Main St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 480-9463
www.thevinbin.com

If you’re thinking of trying something different, check out The Vin Bin. If your mother loves wine, you can sign her up for a class at The Academy. For about $20, mom can learn about wine, beer and pairings, depending on which class you choose. Since this is something best suited to do with a pal, so you can pay for dad too (or if you’re buying for your wife, make a date night out of it).

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(Photo Credit: Clever Hand Gallery)

(Photo Credit: Clever Hand Gallery)


Clever Hand Gallery
52 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-3272
www.cleverhandgallery.com

If you’re looking for something truly unique, check out Clever Hand Gallery. Here you will find handmade jewelry and accessories, pottery and art. You can pick something up for the home, or get mom something special that she can wear to remember her children. There really is something for everyone here; you won’t be disappointed by the selection. In addition, you’ll also be helping out local artists – it is a win/win!

Bhadon Gift Gallery
1075 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 798-0432
www.bhadongifts.com

In business since 1977, Bhadon Gifts prides itself on having the most “unusual” gifts. They have been nominated as a “Top 100 retailer of American crafts” since 1996 and offer items from handmade jewelry to artwork. If you want to get mom something super special that is truly one of a kind, head to Bhadon to check out their items. They have many conversation pieces that will make the mom in your life proud to own.

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