Ten local finds for mom.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Here’s the bad news: The best brunch spots are already booked, and you’re completely stumped for gift ideas. The good news: We have you covered with 10 perfectly mom appropriate gifts from local spots. And she’ll never even have to know you didn’t come up with the idea on your own.

Papier Mache Bird, $40, Fraîche on the Avenues (5805 Grove Ave., fraichehome.net)

This little bird figurine will add a chirp of sweetness to any room in mom’s house.

Ceramic Dogwood, $15.95, The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia (800 E. Broad St., thevirginiashop.org)

You could give your mom fresh flowers and they’ll last a few days. Or you could give her this ceramic dogwood flower and she’ll have it for years to come. Bonus? No watering required.

June Jars, $15, Quirk Gallery (311 W. Broad St., shop.quirkgallery.com)

Does your mom never leave home without a plastic bottle full of water or tea? Then she’ll go nuts over these eco-friendly, locally designed June Jars.

Thomas Jefferson Clay Pot Mug, $12, Pusey Museum Shop at the Virginia Historical Society (428 N. Boulevard, shop-vahistorical.org)

If your mom has even the slightest green thumb, she’ll get a kick out of these clay pot mugs with a quote from one of the original masters of the American garden.

House Without Books Paperweight, $24.99, LaDifférence (125 S. 14th St., ladiff.com)

Do you have fond memories of growing up in a house full of books? Show mom how much those childhood stories meant to you with this quote inscribed paperweight.

Tidal Pool Necklace, $78, Twist Style (twiststyle.com)

Give a coastal loving mom a piece of the beach with this necklace made with moonstone, jasper and mother of pearl.

Large Tea Gift Box, $60, Rostov’s Coffee & Tea (1618 W. Main St., rostovs.com)

You could pick out a couple of kinds of tea and hope for the best. Or you could let the pros at Rostov’s take over with this massive gift basket full of carefully selected teas and other goodies.

Oilcloth Garden Apron, $25, Modern June (modernjune.com)

Every gardener needs an extra hand at times. This locally designed garden apron will do the trick for any mom who spends time pruning and planting.

Basket Vase, $40, Dana Gibson (6414 Horsepen Rd., danagibson.com)

These ceramic vases featuring different floral designs feel classic and timeless. Just like mom.

Sunrise Scarf, $30, Need Supply Co. (3100 W. Cary St., needsupply.com)

This warm weather scarf is just the kind of piece that will become a staple in your mom’s spring and summer wardrobe.

Find more on our Mother's Day Guide.


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 Liz Jewett is a freelance writer, registered nurse, and noted Mother’s Day gift expert. To find out more about Liz check out her blog at http://lizramsay.blogspot.com or follow her or on Twitter @lizj843.

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