Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 8 Unique Picks for 2021

Want to treat the special lady in your life to the perfect Mother’s Day gift? With a rich collection of local artisans and unique experiences, the perfect gift for any mother can be found in the Mountain State. Let this gift guide, packed with special ideas, lead the way this Mother’s Day.

If the traditional options don’t seem quite right, read on for some unique ideas perfect for the one-of-a-kind lady in your life.

1. A Galloping Good Time

Horseback Riding

Cacapon Resort State Park

Whether she has fond childhood memories on horseback or has never taken the reigns, your mother figure is sure to enjoy a scenic trail ride through Cacapon Resort State Park. After a moonlight ride or daytime adventure book her a relaxing stay at the cozy Cacapon State Park Resort Lodge.

2. Heavenly Scents

Custom Candle

Haute Wick Social

Though the shop’s candle-making classes haven’t started back up just yet, order a custom-made candle for your mom from Haute Wick Social. Pick up to three of her favorite scents, and the shop’s master candle-makers will mix it up just for her. Every time she lights her one-of-a-kind candle she will be met with warm memories of your sweet gift.

3. Next Level BBQ

Grilling Wood Chips

Bear Wood Company

Offering a wide variety of woodworking masterpieces sure to please any mom this season, Bear Wood Company has a unique option for those who love a good barbeque. Cut from 100% authentic bourbon barrels, their grilling wood chunks will give their next grill session a flavor like no other!

4. The Best Catch

An angler prepares to fly fish

Fly Tying Class

Natives Fly Fishing

Know a mom who likes to spend her days by the water’s edge? Gift her admission to a Fly Tying Class with Natives Fly Fishing. As she learns to tie her very own flies, she will think of you every time she catches her next best fish. Give the friendly team at Natives Fly Shop a call and book a lesson for you both to enjoy.

5. Awe-Inspiring Art

Ecology Art

BLOOM

Featuring art by many local artists BLOOM is a shop and exhibition space in Tucker County, where many special goods can be found. Purchase a stunning print created by artist Rosalie Haizlett, highlighting the natural wonder of your mother’s favorite spot in Almost Heaven. In her newest piece of work, Rosalie depicts the lush landscape and creatures of Coopers Rock State Forest. After your pick the perfect Ecology Map for her, be sure to grab a beautifully illustrated sticker of a local critter or bloom.

6. Memory-Making

Cabin Getaway

Appalachian Outpost

For anyone with a busy lifestyle, a relaxing cabin getaway is a dream come true. Book an overnight or long-weekend stay at Appalachian Outpost for your mom, where she can take in serene views or brush up on her Hatfield-McCoy feud history.

7. The Sweet Stuff

Local Maple Syrup

Lost River Trading Post

Whether your mom is a long-time breakfast lover or just a fan of the sweet stuff she is sure to savor some local syrup. Created in West Virginia, this delicious nectar can be purchased from Lost River Trading Post in Hardy County. While you stop by this shop, be sure to browse the wide variety of other unique finds.

8. A Traditional Twist

Colorful Blooms

Forgo the traditional bouquet of spring blooms this season and gift your mom a perennial plant that will stay around a few years. Pick from a wide variety of plants at Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse, where everything from unique roses to lush greenery can be found. If she doesn’t exactly have a green thumb, throw a bit of manual labor into your gift and plant her newest bloom for her.

Top off your perfect gift selection with a free copy of our 2021 Vacation Guide, which can be delivered straight to your mom. Grab one for your own trip planning while you are at it!


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect, and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

This post was last updated on May 4, 2021