Mother’s Day gift ideas – Vancouver top picks

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

As an adult, it can be hard to think of Mother’s Day gift ideas that capture the adorable heartfelt quality of handmade childhood creations.

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While many of us adore handmade crafts and long for heartfelt gift experiences, it can be difficult to find the time, energy and resources to make things ourselves. Fortunately, Vancouver has an incredible supply of local artisans.

 Mom’s don’t need more stuff 

This year, let’s appreciate moms with memorable and meaningful Mother’s Day gifts that are both lovingly and locally made. Skip the over-packaged and predictable gifts that will likely become clutter and/or landfill. Connect with the artisan behind the gift and fall in love with their story.

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In addition to eliciting a genuine appreciation from mom, locally handmade gifts provide an opportunity to support the folks who are generating more meaningful local shopping options. This year, our top recommendations for memorable Mother’s Day gifts in Vancouver are Got Craft? and Olla Urban Flowers.

Got Craft?

Got Craft? showcases 75 local vendors with a wide variety of curated handmade goods. There are endless Mother’s Day gift ideas all under one roof! As Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, returns this spring for its 15th show from May 10-11, 2014 between 10am-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre, located at 1880 Triumph Street in Vancouver, BC. Admission is $3 at the door, and children (10 and under) get in free.

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Some of the vendors at Got Craft? can also be found in our Vancouver gift baskets at the Saul Good Gift Co. We are grateful to be a part of the local handmade movement that is making our city more interesting and distinct!

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The organizers of Got Craft? are appreciating the benefits of settling into a great home here in East Vancouver. “We’re super excited to be doing the show in one of our favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods,” says Andrea Tong-Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production team. “The East Village is the perfect place for Got Craft?’s long term home.” 

Olla Urban Flower Project

In addition to being an incredibly unique flower shop, the folks at Olla are creating more than stunning beauty.  The Olla Urban Flower Project is run by Megan Branson. This local social enterprise is designed to generate jobs and prosperity in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. They also repurpose bouquets from corporate events and redirect them towards non-profit organizations in the DTES.

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If you have any other creative Mother’s Day gift ideas, please comment below or on our facebook page. Do you have any memorable Mother’s Day gift stories? We love hearing from you!