Mother's Day Gifts Made Easy  

Posted: April 24, 2017

We have the perfect Mother’s Day gift for very superwoman on your list: moms, grandmas, and mother-in-laws. No need to head to the local department store, when Worcester has some of the best kept secrets right in our backyard. Here are the top 10 shops for Mother’s Day gifts.

Maureen Bane is an artisan, teacher, and the owner of Signature Finishes

Signature Finishes

With a variety of gift options created by local artisans, you will be sure to find something unique and one-of-a-kind for the special mother in your life at Signature Finishes in Grafton. Some of the items on the rack include beautifully restored vintage furniture pieces, unique home décor items, lovely hand-crafted jewelry, terrariums, pottery, custom artisan crafts and greeting cards. 

C.A.S. Handmade

Leather is always a great treat. C.A.S. Homemade is a unique line of stylish bags, totes, clutches, home textiles and clothes. It’s a one-stop-shop for fashion lovers.

Located in a historic building with a cafe next door, The Grafton Country store is a fun place to shop

Grafton Country Store

Inside this beautiful gift store located in a historic building on the Grafton Common, you will find everything you need to make the perfect gift for mom - jewelry, stationary, pottery, candles, and so much more. While you're there, marvel at the early New England craftsmanship of the historical building with its wood floors, exposed beams, and that timeless hodge-podge of nooks and crannies and you can even grab a coffee and treat from the cafe next door!

Worcester Center for Crafts

The Gallery Store at the Center for Crafts has special occasion gifts, from scarves, lamps, prints, jewelry, table linens, to photographs, and more. The shop also sells Simon Pearce line of glassworks and pottery. 

C.C. Lowell

If the mom on your list is an artist or art lover, there is no better place to shop than the oldest art store in the country. Between art supplies, exotic paints and workshops, finding something for an artistic mom is as easy as a brushstroke.

Vintage jewelry from Crompton Collective

Crompton Collective

Crompton Collective is a curated boutique marketplace located in a historic Worcester mill building. It is designed to celebrate our local independent makers and our love of old things.

Seed to Stem

More than just a gift shop, Seed to Stem is the creative culmination of two artist’s ideas to create a unique shopping experience like no other. The shop itself celebrates the beauty and perfection of the natural world, boasting unusual botanicals, terrariums, natural objects, curiosities, home accessories, antiquities and more. 

Fun Worcester inspired gifts from Worcester Wares

Worcester Wares

Give mom a little piece of Worcester with a gift from Worcester Wares. Made entirely in Worcester, Worcester Wares is a staple of all things Worcester pride.

The Purple Rose

The Purple Rose, located in Northborough, Mass., offers an eclectic mix of home furnishings, decor and gifts, including the popular Magnolia Collection from HGTV's Joanna Gaines. Women's handbags and jewelry, as well as chic diaper bags, baby blankets and clothing, make the perfect gift for a new Mom!  


Knitscape is a modern yarn shop, showcasing a full selection of yarns and fibers, buttons, patterns and accessories. Among the colorful skeins of fiber, kindred spirits and visitors can exchange project ideas and relax. In addition to the extensive selection of unique knitting staples Knitscape offers classes and workshops for all ages and experience levels.

The Museum Shop at the Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

The Museum Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise inspired by art in the permanent collection and in museums worldwide. From note cards, framed and matted prints, silk scarves and ties, umbrellas, decorative boxes to an irresistible collection of tree ornaments, picture frames, glassware, pottery, purses, clocks, and art inspired jewelry and watches to complement any outfit.

Birch Alley

An extensive collection of iron hooks, knobs and bottle openers mixed with a lovely supply of glass, porcelain and metal knobs, there is nothing common about the gifts at Birch Alley. Beautiful lighting, pillows, candles and kitchen paperware will make any mom fall in love.

Joe’s Albums

Music loving moms unite at Joe’s Album. Filled to the brim with new, old and classic records, Joe’s Albums is a great shop for the inner rocker moms. Records start as low as $1, giving you a lot of room to really rack up on some classic records.

La Jolie Fleur

You can't really go wrong with a beautifully designed floral arrangement. Check out La Jolie Fleur located at 263 Park Avenue in Worcester,  a custom-design, destination flower shop. The works are varied but the shop has a passion for country French. Typically, French floral designs are mounded and lush, organic, natural and romantic. The Pastel Delight or the Chantilly Lace are perfect for Mom. 

Prints and Potter Gallery

Prints and the Potter Gallery represents such nationally known craftspeople as master glass artist Josh Simpson, Pennsylvania potter Bill Campbell, silver jewelry designer Carolyn Zakarija, and several fine American woodworkers.  A number of local craftspeople are also represented in the jewelry, pottery, glass and woodworking displays. English etcher Jo Barry is still an important presence, even after more than thirty years.

Spend the day at the spa.

Tu Moda

Enjoy a Mother - Daughter day at this luxurious spa located on Pleasant Street in Worcester. The day includes a one-hour Aromatherapy Massage in an amazing suite, a Tu Moda Spa Facial followed by a healthy lunch served on the serene Garden Room. After lunch,enjoy a Classic Manicure and Therapeutic Pedicure followed by a scalp massage, shampoo, blow-dry and complimentary make-up touch-up to leave you and Mom feeling beautiful, relaxed and re-connected.

M. Pope & Co.

Looking for something that sparkles? M. Pope & Co. Fine Jewelers on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester offers beautifully designed pieces, from necklaces and bracelets to rings and custom jewelry. Surprise Mom with the Kit Heath Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Lotus Cuff or Julie Vos 24K over Brass Versailles Filigree Bangle.  She won't be disappointed! 


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