Gifts for Mom

Photo: Aliona Gumeniuk

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift for the woman who can do it all? We asked our friends on social media to share their go-to gift ideas and favorite local stores where they find the perfect presents. (And if we quoted your own mom, consider this your cheat sheet.)

Photo: Duane Tinkey

Gift card to Putts & Pins in West Des Moines for duckpin bowling and very cool mini golf. — Marilyn Dysart

I run a small cleaning business (with my mom!) and have recently booked quite a few cleans from kids wanting to treat their parents. There are lots of cleaners in the metro that own their cleaning service, and it’s such a great way to support small businesses!— Grace Chapman

The Boho Vase. My mom loves her arrangements! — Ronnie Olson

Lavender Life lavender farm in Pleasant Hill. All of their products are heavenly. Mom would love one of their beautiful gift baskets! It’s such a charming place to visit, too. — Wendy Lyons

Jewelry from Marnē. — Suz Elliot

Photos: Meg Shupe Photography

Curated gift boxes from Des Moines Mercantile. All Iowa-made products, packaged and sent for you. Sooo easy! — Kelly Shrock

My husband got me a Mother’s Day board from Grazing Table Charcuterie, and we went to a park and had a little picnic with our girls. It was great! All four of us enjoyed it. — Gabby Fisher

Give. in West Des Moines, or She in the East Village! — Marta Codina

I recommend a massage at the Finch & Oak Massage Studio. Or splurge on a gourmet farm-to-table dinner at a place like Lone Oaks Farm. — Teddi Yaeger

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