Mother’s Day is coming up and hopefully you’ve been thinking about what to do for mom so you’re prepared and ready to treat her to a wonderful day. But, not all of us can be so prepared and sometimes moms are just hard to shop for. Below are some great local shops to check out if you need a few ideas for mom this year.
The Wine Spot
2271 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 342-3623

If your mom is a fan of wine (or beer!), this is the place to shop for her! The selection is nothing short of wide and varied, and the drinking accessories are unique as well. From cute wine gift bags, to wine openers, wine glass labels and even some cocktail mixers, there’s a little something for every mom looking to relax with a delicious libation. Bonus: if you wait a little too long and you have mom with you when you’re shopping, you can stick around and sip on something tasty in the store!

Salty Not Sweet
2074 W. 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113

Salty Not Sweet has a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re not sure what to get mom, just stop in here and browse a bit. You’re sure to find something that’ll catch your eye. There are handmade candles and soaps, jewelry, handmade cards, T-shirts, wall decor, magnets, glassware and much more. A lot of the items are Cleveland or Ohio themed, so this is also a great option if you’re looking for something with a little geographic pride.

Flower Child
11508 Clifton Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 939-9933

Flower Child is for the vintage-loving mom. If your mom likes unique items from a different era, wants to complete a collection, or you want to find an unusual gift that might surprise her, Flower Child is perfect. Come here with plenty of time on your hands, as this place is stuffed full of all sorts of items from clothing and decor to useful vintage kitchen items and furniture. There’s a little something for every vintage lover here, so browse away, but know your limits, as you could be leaving with more than your car can carry.

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Passport to Peru
1806 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 932-9783

Passport to Peru is a great place to check out if your mom loves incense, candles, handmade items and tapestries. The range of incense scents here is baffling, with classics like nag champs and sandalwood as well as wild new scents like root beer. There are also perfumes and body oils in a range of scents, as well as incense and candle holders in varying shapes and sizes. You can also find wind chimes, scarves, footwear, jewelry, rugs and tapestries here for moms with more Bohemian style.

Urban Orchid
1455 West 29th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 785-3618

If mom would just like a beautiful bouquet, then look no further because Urban Orchid is the best florist in Cleveland. This shop’s wedding bouquets are breathtaking, but that doesn’t mean that simple, everyday flower arrangements are overlooked here. Stop in the Ohio City or the new Little Italy location in a historic church to browse locally sourced floral gift for mom.

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Kaitlin Dershaw Durbin has spent the past 7 years living in and loving Cleveland. She enjoys making new discoveries, especially when it comes to the local food and arts community, and sharing them with others, hoping to spark similar love for the city in others. Find her other local profiles at