Looking for a unique, memorable Mother's Day gift? AIM Local, a new gifting company featuring Chicago's best artists, makers and entrepreneurs has all that you need. Founder Sharon Schneider is here to tell us about several of the companies featured this month.
WCL viewers, CLICK HERE to get AIM Local's Mother's Day gift box containing $85 worth of products for the special price of $45.
beelove is an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products produced by Sweet Beginnings out of North Lawndale. They do everything on site, from building hives to harvesting the honey and making the products. Gift collections range from $14 to $65.
Annie Bell Fragrances: Luxury, handmade, long-lasting soy scented candles and aromatherapy products that are 100% natural. You can create your own scent at "Make your own candle" classes. Take mom or get your girlfriends together for a BYOB public class for $35, or schedule a private class for a few dollars more.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat: Ready to go beyond drug store chocolates? Vosges is getting quite an international reputation for its exotic flavor inspired by founder Katrina Markoff's world travels. Find gorgeous gifts ranging from $10 to $45 and up. Bonus: with exotic truffle names like "Black Pearl," "Funk & Disco" and "Wink of the Rabbit."
MojoOwl : If your mom has a vintage piece she inherited but never wears, MojoOwl could be a great solution to turn it into something modern. Jeweler Nors Beatriz also works with crystals and natural stones, literally drilling the holes by hand to create statement pieces with power. Prices start at $35.
Melina Stock Art: a visual artist and art therapist who turns your family portrait into an original piece of art/sketch. You can find examples of her portrait work on her Facebook page. She is also releasing a full coloring book this month, and it's absolutely gorgeous.
ChopBox: A weekly meal delivery service started by a Chicago mother and her son. They do all the shopping and chopping and deliver the ingredients and recipes every week. So take some of the cooking burden off mom and give her a Chopbox gift subscription.
Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant: With 8 area locations, Cooper's Hawk has a particularly great tasting room and wine club stuffed full of perks like free wine tastings, discounts, birthday rewards and more. Take mom for a tasting and take home a bottle.
Chicago-Made Gifts for Mother's Day
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