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Five Fail-Proof Shops for a Last Minute Mother's Day Gift

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T-2 days until Mother's Day—but fear not, gift slackers! Follow our last-minute guide to earn the favorite spot in your sibling lineup. From locally- and globally-sourced handcrafted heirlooms to vintage cookbooks that remind mom of her own mother, these five boutiques will ensure a bear hug from the woman who raised you.


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1. Nomad

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1741 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 497-6677
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Does mom consider herself an "urban explorer?" Whether her past life, current one, or fantasy world include faraway travels, Nomad has just the eclectic stock to inject global vibes into her home and wardrobe. Find quirky decor, informative books, effortless accessories, and contemporary apparel that transcends generations. A colorful children's selection also speaks to moms-to-be.

2. Good

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133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 722-9200
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Much like Nomad, Charles Street shop Good blends together distinctive home decor (throw pillows and antique kitchenwares abound), ageless apparel, one-of-a-kind accessories (try jewelry or obscure Parisian perfume), and even children's buys for new moms. But rather than an international influence, you'll find a strong New England aesthetic with the majority of Good's inventory pulled from New England makers.
88 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
While Noa may be a small store, it's local reach is broad. Every artisan featured in the boutique is regional, from RISD grad and Canton-based jeweler Cristina Hurley to Art Deco laser-cut pieces from Jenn Liddiard in Scituate. In a rush? Choose a handmade card on the way out for one-stop shopping.

4. Farm & Fable

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251 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 451-1110
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Come to think of it, Farm & Fable is a Mother's Day paradise, filled with one-of-a-kind vintage cookbooks and handcrafted heirlooms guaranteed to become new family favorites. Take the gift one step further and actually prepare a meal from the cookbook—hey, it's a great excuse to grab a waxed cotton apron from Birdcage for yourself.

5. Niche Urban Garden Supply

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619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 753-4294
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Green thumb (or black), Niche is well equipped to outfit you (and your mother) with the tools to create a stunning succulent centerpiece or blooming window box. Maybe get her started with an herb garden—the shop will be hosting a workshop on the subject come May 13 ($25).

1. Nomad

1741 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Does mom consider herself an "urban explorer?" Whether her past life, current one, or fantasy world include faraway travels, Nomad has just the eclectic stock to inject global vibes into her home and wardrobe. Find quirky decor, informative books, effortless accessories, and contemporary apparel that transcends generations. A colorful children's selection also speaks to moms-to-be.
1741 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Good

133 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Much like Nomad, Charles Street shop Good blends together distinctive home decor (throw pillows and antique kitchenwares abound), ageless apparel, one-of-a-kind accessories (try jewelry or obscure Parisian perfume), and even children's buys for new moms. But rather than an international influence, you'll find a strong New England aesthetic with the majority of Good's inventory pulled from New England makers.
133 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. Noa

88 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
While Noa may be a small store, it's local reach is broad. Every artisan featured in the boutique is regional, from RISD grad and Canton-based jeweler Cristina Hurley to Art Deco laser-cut pieces from Jenn Liddiard in Scituate. In a rush? Choose a handmade card on the way out for one-stop shopping.
88 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

4. Farm & Fable

251 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Come to think of it, Farm & Fable is a Mother's Day paradise, filled with one-of-a-kind vintage cookbooks and handcrafted heirlooms guaranteed to become new family favorites. Take the gift one step further and actually prepare a meal from the cookbook—hey, it's a great excuse to grab a waxed cotton apron from Birdcage for yourself.
251 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

5. Niche Urban Garden Supply

619 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Green thumb (or black), Niche is well equipped to outfit you (and your mother) with the tools to create a stunning succulent centerpiece or blooming window box. Maybe get her started with an herb garden—the shop will be hosting a workshop on the subject come May 13 ($25).
619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118