Mountain Momma Gift Guide: 9 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
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
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. Puzzling Fun
Wild & Wonderful West Virginia Puzzle
Art by Linda // Linda Childers
Featuring hand-painted designs by local artist, Linda Childers, this puzzle is truly one of a kind. Perfect for any mountain momma whether near or far from their beloved WV, this gift is both beautiful and fun. While she enjoys this 1,000 piece work of art, she can also freshen up on her Almost Heaven geography!
5. The Best Catch
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.
6. Awe-Inspiring Art
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.
8. 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.
9. A Traditional Twist
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!
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This post was last updated on June 21, 2022