Mother’s Day is a bittersweet time for me now – it is funny how we associate not-so-happy things with a specific day, week, month, or year. I am sure there is some scientific research on why we do that. But either way, it is a bittersweet time. And now, Mother’s Day is fast approaching; I am doing my best to get my mind right to celebrate My wonderful Mother and all the other beautiful Mothers in my Life. So, we thought we would do something different for Mother’s Day gifts this year and share a few specialized shops instead of a gift guide.
There are plenty of places in New York City to shop for mom, from curated little shops in various neighborhoods in New York City to large Retail stores or shopping malls. But if mom is a foodie like us, many restaurants offer Brunch and Dinner specials.
While we have not done a Restaurant roundup for Mother’s Day this year – here are a few roundups that are not only fabulous, they are excellent choices for Mother’s Day [Black-owned options for Brunch, Black-Owned options for Dinner, Perfect Mother’s Day Specials, other dining options here and here]. We are sure you will find the perfect Restaurant for Mom.
Here are Nine Shops in New York City for Mother’s Day Gifts
From the Lower East Side to Flatbush, there are Boutiques or shops to find something gorgeous and unique as your mom. Of course, nothing compares to Mom, but these stores offer unique creative gift items and one-of-a-kind options.
Awesome Brooklyn has curated an excellent selection of gifts, especially for moms. And just in case you have never heard of Awesome Brooklyn, Awesome is brought to you by Vanessa Raptopoulos, her daughter Athena who spends almost as much time at Awesome as Vanessa does.
For the past 15 years, Vanessa’s dream was to own her own store, and she finally found a location in the best neighborhood to complete her vision to put this dream into action. And in November 2017, Awesome opened its doors to the community in Prospect Leffert Gardens.
617 Flatbush Avenue — Prospect Lefferts Garden
653 Flatbush Avenue — Prospect Lefferts Garden
Clic — Home Decor
Clic is an internationally recognized home decor and lifestyle brand initially opened in St. Barth’s in 2008 by former stylist and Calypso founder Christiane Celle.
Beginning as a bookstore and art gallery, Clic has evolved into an expertly curated concept space featuring contemporary photography, art, books, home goods, and fashion collections.
By partnering with artisans worldwide, Clic’s unique and one-of-a-kind pieces elevate the everyday.
85 Lafayette Avenue — Fort Greene
Scosha — Jewelry Store
Scosha is a jewelry store that offers a range of handcrafted pieces made with precious metals and stones. The store’s unique aesthetic combines traditional techniques with contemporary designs, resulting in a collection of jewelry that is both modern and timeless.
Scosha’s pieces are known for their intricate details and delicate craftsmanship, and the store prides itself on using sustainable materials and ethical practices in its production process.
This Jewelry Store offers a unique and stylish option for those looking for high-quality, handcrafted jewelry [think something mom will treasure].
62 Grand Street — Williamsburg
Leif – Home Decor
Leifs is a Williamsburg home decor store. The store specializes in Scandinavian-inspired home goods, furniture, and accessories.
They offer a range of products, including bedding, lighting, ceramics, kitchenware, plants, and botanicals. And is known for its minimalist and modern aesthetic, focusing on clean lines, natural materials, and functional design.
99 Grand Street — Williamsburg
Numi Dang on Prince Street is charming and well-curated, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff selling Home Good with a story and soul.
These beautiful Moroccan rugs, a gorgeous Cactus Silk Pillow Collection, handmade, vintage Moroccan poufs, and handmade kimonos and goddess dresses in one-of-a-kind designs to choose from.
42 Prince Street — Nolita
Mociun – Jewelry + Home Decor
Mociun is a Williamsburg boutique specializing in unique and sustainable jewelry, clothing, and home goods. The store was founded in 2006 by Caitlin Mociun, a designer and artist who draws inspiration from nature and the intersection of different cultures.
They are known for their unconventional use of materials and bold designs. At the same time, their clothing and home goods feature prints and patterns that are hand-drawn and digitally printed in-house.
You will also find a selection of curated vintage pieces and collaborations with other designers and artists. So if you are looking for one-of-a-kind pieces that blend art, fashion, and sustainability, then Mociun is the destination.
683 Driggs Avenue — Williamsburg
Bra Tenders NYC
We are sure Mom would appreciate this so much. Who would not want a bra that fits well? Bra Tenders is a lingerie store in New York City that provides custom-fitted bras and other intimate apparel to women of all shapes and sizes.
The store was founded in 1975 by the late Marianne Gimble, a pioneer in bra fitting who believed that every woman deserves a well-fitting bra.
Bra Tenders offers a wide range of bras, from everyday basics to special occasion lingerie. In addition, their staff of experienced bra fitters provides personalized fittings to ensure that each customer finds the perfect bra for their unique needs.
The Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 601 — New York
Cursive New York
Cursive New York is a luxury boutique in the West Village. The store offers a carefully curated selection of high-end products, including designer fashion, accessories, home decor, beauty products, and gifts.
Cursive New York prides itself on its unique and eclectic collection, as well as its personalized service and attention to detail.
The store also features a beautifully designed space that showcases its products elegantly and invitingly. And offers a luxurious and exclusive shopping experience for one-of-a-kind products and exceptional customer service.
17 8th Avenue — West Village
Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house specializing in small-batch, handmade, artisanal chocolates and quality gifts. It has been operating since 1923 and has become a beloved fixture in the community.
Li-Lac offers a variety of chocolates, including truffles, bars, and seasonal treats, all made with high-quality ingredients and traditional techniques.
The must-visit destination for any chocolate lover in Brooklyn, or try any of the locations in New York City.
68 35th Street [between 2nd & 3rd Avenue] — Sunset Park
In addition to our curated list New York City is home to some of the best Retail Stores, so you can always find something beautiful for mom. All of these have physical locations and an excellent online experience.
Shopping Malls + Strips
There are also plenty of shopping malls and strips at our fingertips — here is a list of a few.
- Hudson Yards
- West Field World Trade Center
- The Shops at Columbus Circle
- Brookfield Place
- The Fulton Center
- Soho Mall [176 Mulberry Street — Soho]
- Rockefeller Plaza
- Fifth Avenue in New York City
- Harlem Center [125 W 125th Street — Harlem]
- The Shops at Marble Hill
- Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Center [8949 Bay Parkway]
- Kings Plaza Shopping Center
- Atlantic Center
- Gateway Center
- Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg
- Fifth Avenue in Park Slope
- Metro Mall [6503 Metropolitan Avenue — Queens]
- City Point BKLYN
- Shops at Grand Avenue [74-25 Grand Avenue — Queens]
- Queens Center
- Green Acres Mall
- Rego Center
- Linden Center [137-35 79th Street — Jamaica]
- The Shops at Atlas Park
While our list does not include all that New York City has to offer when it comes to finding the perfect gift for mom – we do hope you find options that are just as beautiful as your mom.
Comment below and share your favorite shops in New York City.