Here are some gift ideas to get you inspired for shopping for Mother’s Day. (It’s this Sunday.) All the vendors are from Maine.
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An easy-to-carry tote: Rough & Tumble, owned by Natasha Durham, is located in Norway, Maine. Each handbag is made by hand.
A peelable banana: For the creative mom with a sense of humor, here’s an interesting gift. It’s a previously owned Plush Peelable Yellow Banana Vegimal Toy made by Freemountain Toys in 1976. The banana has a zipper that lets you take it out of its peel, and it’s being sold on Etsy by a stay-at-home mom in Scarborough.
Ceramic cream pitcher and sugar bowl: Located in Dresden, TB Pots Stoneware Pottery makes pottery that is lead free and safe for the dishwasher, microwave and oven. It’s also really pretty.
Frosted glass-beaded necklace: Funky Pretty Beads in Portland sells an assortment of colorful glass beads and necklaces. Great for moms who love bright jewelry.
Vanilla merino wool: For crafty mamas who like to make felt or spin, this wool is sold by Purple Moose Felting in Oakland.
Silk-screened print: This is a 27-inch by 34-inch hand silk-screened, framed print made by Erin Flett in Westbrook. A couple would pair nicely on your mom’s wall.
Watercolor painting: If your mom prefers paintings, Wordsmith Studios in Bangor is selling this original watercolor abstract painting. All of Denise Smith’s paintings are vibrant and joyful.
Sunflower carving: Does your mom enjoy gardening? If so, this beautiful hand-carved wood sculpture of sunflowers could make a great gift. It’s 8 ½-by-7 ¼ inches. You’ll find many similar carvings by North Wind Carvings in Orono.
Heart-you glasses: Glamorize your mom with these heart-shaped sunglasses that ship from Augusta. Maybe add a couple other items to your gift package: a beach towel and a weekend date to sit on Popham Beach.
Novelty sign: For the kick-butt mom, here’s a sign to make her laugh. It’s made by Kiss This Girlfriend in York.
Vintage wallet: Well, this is cool. A rarely used, silver metallic wallet from the 1960s. Buy it from A Maharani’s Closet, run on Etsy by Stephanie Smith in Portland.