If your mom is one of the most important ladies in your life (and we have a hunch she is), then spoil her this Mother’s Day with a little something special. Whether she can’t get enough jewelry, adores clothes, or loves checking out events around town, you’re sure to find something that will thrill her at one of Boulder’s independently-owned businesses. Plus, by shopping locally, your money is kept in the community and supports artists and entrepreneurs in the area. Here are some of our favorite spots to shop locally for Mother’s Day gifts in Boulder:
Todd Reed is known for his ability to create gorgeous works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced diamonds. All of Todd’s jewelry is crafted in his shop on Pearl Street, which also serves as the company’s flagship showroom and studio headquarters.
Add some sparkle to Mom’s finger with a piece by designer and goldsmith Carla Morrison. Her showroom offers a unique collection of 18k white and gold pieces with diamonds, multi-colored sapphires, and semi-precious stones.
With an open space layout and clean, modern design, the John Atencio Boutique on Pearl Street’s West End was built with Boulderites in mind. The casual sophistication of his pieces will leave you speechless.
For more than 35 years, Bill and his staff have designed and created custom jewelry in their shop in north Boulder. They focus on custom wedding rings, range (mountain) rings, and more.
Head straight for the soft, luxurious sleepwear at Christina’s. With high-end lingerie designers including Simone Perele, Marie Jo, and Cosabella, you’ll find something that Mom will want to lounge in all day.
MAX Clothing’s Boulder location carries designer and contemporary clothing and accessories from top fashion collections from all over the world. Perfect for the mom with a flair for fashion!
Classic yet contemporary, this husband and wife owned boutique offers attire, jewelry, and accessories—all with a hip, modern personality. The styles perfectly complement the casual yet chic atmosphere of Boulder.
For the Home
Peruse this lifestyle boutique for everything ranging from mid-century modern furniture, vintage collectibles, women’s clothing, small batch apothecary, and home goods. No matter your selection, Mom is sure to adore their modern, desert, and beach-inspired goodies.
When you want to know the background and history behind what you buy, Cedar & Hyde is the place to shop. You’ll find everything from men’s and women’s apparel, bedding, jewelry, candles, and quirky home goods—all with a personal touch that will connect Mom to her gift.
Start the day off right with a fresh bouquet of flowers delivered right to Mom’s door. Alternatively, if you’re in the neighborhood (Alpine and Broadway in Boulder), stop in and select one of their unique, custom, and original floral designs.
Come here for the flowers, but leave with much more. Located in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, this floral design studio also doubles as a garden-inspired lifestyle boutique.
Nestled on the East End of Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, Art + Soul Gallery exudes fun, contemporary creativity. Check out its variety of contemporary art pieces crafted by local and national artists, all in a colorful and welcoming atmosphere.
See why mamas across Denver have made the Pump and Dump Comedy Show and Dance Party a Mother’s Day tradition. Every type of mom will appreciate this irreverent, one-of-a-kind, ‘parentally incorrect’ production that’s “designed as the ultimate respite for beleaguered parents everywhere.” Get tickets here.
Enjoy a range of beautifying treatments at this full-service skin care studio in Boulder. We are big fans of their popular Advanced European facial, which is similar to a European facial, but adds in time for gentle diamond microdermabrasion exfoliation. If Mom dreams of fuller, lush eyelashes, they also carry Latisse eyelash enhancer, a once-daily treatment for hypotrichosis (lack of hair growth) of the eyelashes. While you’re at the studio, be sure to pick up some EltaMD sunscreens (perfect for our 300+ days of sun!), products from the G.M. Collin collection, and Odacité serum concentrates, which are available in-store only.
One of our favorite Boulder traditions becomes even more special when you share it with Mom. Relax over an elegant afternoon tea, complete with English-style white linens, sweet and savory pastries, and cucumber sandwiches.
Whether you join Mom for a spa day or pick up a gift card for her to use when she chooses, the Spa at St Julien is one of the most relaxing spots in town. Choose from its classic pampering packages, enjoy a mani/pedi, get your hair and makeup done, and more–all complete with a view of the Flatirons.
The Dragontree Boulder is unlike your average spa. Designed entirely with your relaxation in mind, the spa offers a range of services including massage, body scrubs, skin care, Ayurvedic treatments, acupuncture, and even group treatments for optimal peace and wellness.
We could spend all day at this cozy bookstore right on the Pearl Street Mall. Bring Mom here to browse, or pick her up a new title to enjoy.
We hope these suggestions help you find a gift for Mom that is as unique and fabulous as she is. Happy Mother’s Day!