Finding a gift for mom— whether that’s your mom, stepmom, grandma, godmother, caregiver or best friend who acts like your mom —can be a daunting task. Make it easier and feel good while shopping by picking up something from your local small businesses and artists. You will find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone in your life.

Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas from local BC artists and businesses.

Please remember to follow your district’s COVID-19 rules and regulations when shopping.

Wherever you choose, choose to #shoplocal, we support you!

This list features artists that sell within our Artisan Shop and other venues.

Paper Connections

Sometimes the best gift you can give is one that keeps on giving! Artist Demi Chao’s plantable Mother’s Day cards are the perfect gift that lasts. Each biodegradable card contains a wildflower seed for you to plant and enjoy.  This unique gift is perfect for the plant lover in your life.

Available here: (Artisan Shop) (Etsy) (Instagram)

About Demi

Upon cutting her holiday work visa short and returning home in the middle of the pandemic, Demi sought out a way to keep her mind and her hands busy. With everything that was happening in the world, there were two things that she knew would go a long way: human connection and humour – and so, Paper Connections was born. Demi is a self-taught doodle artist with a music background.

From her room overlooking the picturesque Golden Ears, Demi thoughtfully designs, cuts and assembles these silly greeting cards with the utmost care, using high-quality cardstock, and earth-friendly packaging.

Violet Finvers Glass

Spice up mom’s home décor by adding a colourful contemporary fused glass piece to her collection. One of our favourite pieces from Finvers is her cute and colourful garden creatures. They are the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day garden pot or bouquet of flowers.

Available here: (Artisan Shop) (Website) (Instagram)

About Violet

Violet was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as a graphic designer. In 1988, she graduated with honours from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and has been a professional graphic designer for more than 30 years. A need for a new creative outlet and a change in direction led her to kiln-formed glass. Violet began working with glass in 2008 under the mentorship of Brock Craig at Craig Studios. Her work can be found in galleries/shops across Canada.

Violet’s kiln-formed glass is clean and contemporary. Her attention to detail and finish, and her love of colour, pattern and texture reveal themselves in distinctly unique, functional and sculptural pieces, equally elegant for the office, home and body. Her work is highly influenced by her graphic design sensibility.

Allora Creative

Share your feelings with a one-of-a-kind resin jewellery piece by artist Laura Clark. Her intricate and beautiful resin bracelets, necklaces and rings take wearable art to new heights. We love how Laura makes intangible emotions and memories into a tangible keepsake. Custom jewellery along with her arts totes & tees are available for purchase directly from her website!

Available here: (Artisan Shop) (Website) (Instagram) (Silk Purse Gallery Art Box Gift Shop)

About Laura

Laura Clark is a Canadian photo-based Visual Artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Since graduating from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2006, she has combined her passion for photography with her interest in people to create images that observe, expose and tell stories about how we relate to our world. Clark’s artistic practice focuses on the fleeting existence of time and space from moment to moment.

Clark has recently introduced a one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry collection of wearable art as well. Just like her photography, her jewelry reflects her interest in the preservation of feelings and memories – converting the intangible to the tangible.

More from Laura

View here upcoming exhibitions happening across BC:

  • July 2021: Laura Clark + Ashley Kitchen, Redecor, Sechelt
  • August 2021: Fragrance of Time, Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
  • September 2021: Splash, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver
  • October 2021: Laura Clark + Monica Nudelman, Silk Purse Gallery, West Vancouver

We understand how challenging the current state of the world is, but we hope that you will find ways to support your community and its artists this Mother’s Day.

Happy shopping and Happy Mother’s Day to all the important and loving people in our lives!

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