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Many of us tend to fall back on the classic Mother’s Day gifts: A last-minute card from Target, already wilting pharmacy flowers, maybe burnt pancakes in bed. But after two-plus years of pandemic-induced stress–during which time she likely played the role of teacher, entertainer, and, as always, cheerleader—mom deserves to be especially spoiled this year. These gifts from Colorado companies promise to do exactly that.
Lakota Body Care
Founded in July 2021 by then nine-year-old Haleakala, this Native American–owned business individually handcrafts organic and vegan soaps made from ingredients from Indigenous communities across the country. Plus, each of the company’s unique scents (starting at $8)—from Maui Mango Papaya to Tipi Campfire—are ethically sourced and packaged with prayers and positive intentions.
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Michelle Wilhite Handbags
Give your mom some shoulder swag with a handcrafted purse or handbag from Colorado resident Michelle Wilhite, who leveraged a 20-plus-year career in luxury department stores to make her own line in 2021. Wilhite specializes in unique materials like lizard, eel, and python, and each piece’s hardware is individually designed and plated with either gold or silver and Swarovski glass. The interiors are lined with lavender suede—which isn’t red velvet, but is still fancy enough for Reba McEntire, who’s a Wilhite fan.
The Boulder-based company’s Cabana model hanging lounger is inspired by the Magis Spun Chair at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. But, to be honest, mom will likely be more impressed by the sensation of floating she enjoys while taking it easy in the hanging relaxation station (starting at $299).
If a road trip is your mom’s ideal getaway, let Vail-based Harvest Hosts provide the destinations during their journey. For $99 per year, subscribers get access to curated RV camping—and we’re not talking the KOA. RV owners can choose from over 2,700 different destinations across the country, from a sun-soaked winery on one of California wine country’s finest vineyards to a secluded farm in rural Maine.