By Raquel Parks

Mother’s Day is a great time to show mom plenty of love by giving her items that show how much she is appreciated and is cared for. Keep things fresh this year by avoiding the typical bouquet of flowers and box of perfume. Be creative, and shop locally. There are countless of major department stores and malls to go shopping for mom.

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However, there are also many hidden treasures in Michigan that have everything mom would love and more. Wow mom with something different and loveable this year by shopping close to home. Here are a few simple but thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas that offer enough style, creativity, and excitement for mom right in her hometown.

Tapper’s Diamond and Fine Jewelry
6337 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Spoil mom by making her sparkle in statement-worthy jewelry. Tapper’s Diamond and Fine Jewelry has several locations around Michigan to shop at. They offer a range of show-stopping pieces that would be perfect for mom.

Whether she’s a diamond and pearls girl or into silver and gold, nothing is more exciting than a piece of jewelry as a gift. Jewelry never goes out of style for the hard-working mom. Plus it’s easy to customize which can be very thoughtful and special.

Coqueta Boutique
142 S. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 49009

For the mom that loves fashion and seems to have everything it can be very tricky to shop for. The hope is to give her something she truly wants that she doesn’t already have. The most unique and special gifts are a clever way to win over the fashionable mom. Coqueta in Birmingham has a selection of luxurious, fashionable, and distinctive items that are sure to appeal to her. Coqueta’s garments and accessories are not only gorgeous but they items that appear everywhere and worn by everyone. It’s the perfect gift for the fashion-forward mom who is anything but ordinary.

Mom always has a hectic schedule that can limit personal time take care of herself. Give back to mom by treating her to a salon visit to get her basic beauty essentials done without the fuss before taking her out to dinner.

6 Salon
180 S Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 49009

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6 Salon in Birmingham Michigan offers various services that are dedicated to keeping a woman looking her best. From a cut and colored, hair-do to even the threading of eyebrows has a little something to care for everything. 6 Salon is an ideal spot to cater to mom’s beauty needs.

Sometimes it’s not about the luxury, the style, or size of the gift. Simplicity can be just as thoughtful and even a fun way to make mom’s special day. For the mom that insists she doesn’t need or want anything, surprise her with a delicious and very fashionable piece of chocolate that she can not say no to.

Gayle’s Chocolates
417 S Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Gayle’s Chocolates in Royal Oak is a local chocolate stop that offers a variety of chocolate goodies however the handmade chocolate shoe, measuring 5-12 inches is truly a scene-stealer. The gourmet shoe can be decorated with polka dots and dark accents and comes in both milk and dark chocolate. The silky, sweet taste and equally amazing design is sure to please mom from the first sight to the last bite.

Painting with a Twist
200 W Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

Give mom a fun time out to relax and bring something artistic to take home to remember the day. Painting with a Twist in Ferndale (one of its many Michigan locations) is an excellent way to get mom out of the house, spend time with her, or give her the opportunity to spend time with her friends. It’s also a unique experience that she’ll remember and joy. She’ll certainly be bragging about it for days to come.

There are plenty of ways to personalize Mother’s Day for mom. It’s all in the thought and planning. Remember, theses are only some helpful hints for making Mother’s Day shopping new and fresh.

But don’t be afraid to hold onto some traditions too because they can make Mother’s Day equally special. Essentially, it’s the sentiment and the effort that will truly be appreciated. Keep that in mind and that will certainly be the best guide for shopping for this Mother’s Day.

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Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel’s blog at and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.