Many of us tend to fall back on the classic Mother’s Day gifts: a last-minute card from Target, some already-wilted drugstore flowers, maybe bed-burnt pancakes. But after more than two years of pandemic-induced stress — during which she likely served as teacher, entertainer and, as always, cheerleader — mom deserves to be especially spoiled this year. These freebies from Colorado businesses promise to do just that.
Founded in July 2021 by then-nine-year-old Haleakala, this Native American-owned company individually crafts organic and vegan soaps made from ingredients sourced from Indigenous communities across the country. Plus, each of the company’s unique scents (from $8) — from Maui Mango Papaya to Tipi Campfire — is ethically sourced and packaged with prayers and positive intentions.
Give your mother a shoulder with a purse or purse handcrafted by Colorado resident Michelle Wilhite, who leveraged a career spanning more than 20 years in luxury department stores to create 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 gold or silver and Swarovski glass. The interiors are lined in lavender suede, which isn’t red velvet, but is still chic enough for Reba McEntire, who is a Wilhite fan.
The Boulder-based company’s Model Cabana hanging lounge chair is inspired by the Magis spun chair at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. But, to be honest, mom will probably be more impressed with the floating feeling she enjoys while relaxing in the suspended relaxation station (from $299).
If a road trip is your mom’s ideal getaway, let Vail-based Harvest Hosts provide the destinations during their trip. For $99 a year, subscribers get access to organized RV camping, and we’re not talking about the KOA. RV owners can choose from more than 2,700 different destinations across the country, from a sunny winery on one of California’s top wine country vineyards to a remote farm in rural Maine.