Handmade for Mom: Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner! Celebrate by giving your mom something one-of-a-kind.

Here are 5 ways to create a unique Mother’s Day gift in COVA:

Smithfield Handmade article Victorias Rose Chalk Painting Class


Create a chalk paint masterpiece for Mom! The charming shop Victoria’s Rose, located in the heart of downtown Smithfield will offer a Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Class on Saturday, May 13 from 9 until 11 a.m. This will be an introductory class where attendees will learn about the paints, waxes and glazes available and at least four different techniques you can take home with you to paint your own furniture. The $45 per person fee includes paint, brushes, wax, and an item to paint (a $22 value). Make something special for your mom, or better yet, bring her along for the fun that morning! Class sizes are limited so call soon to reserve your spot. Victoria’s Rose is located at 311 Main Street in downtown Smithfield, 757.365.4788. LEARN MORE

Franklin Southampton

What do you give the woman who has it all? Handcrafted, uniquely beautiful and delicate jewelry and art is our suggestion. The Rawls Arts Museum in Southampton County is home to a selection of one-of-a-kind gifts that are perfect for Mother’s Day. Select your favorite piece and surprise Mom this Mother’s Day with a gift she will always cherish. LEARN MORE

Virginia Beach 

For some one-of-a-kind handmade flair to make mom feel extra special his Mother’s Day,  Virginia Beach’s North End Bag Company, operating out of the ViBe Creative District is sure to make mama happy. North End is crafting handmade leather bags from scratch, using a variety of multi-era vintage sewing machines. From when the design is sketched to when the sewing machine whirs to a stop, no detail is overlooked in building these timeless and sturdy bags. Whether your mom uses them to hold a wet swimsuit after a day by the ocean or stuffs them with sand dollars straight off of the beach, these durable bags are tough and resilient yet beautiful and refined, just like the woman who raised you! LEARN MORE


Show Mom how much you appreciate her with a unique, one-of-a-kind handmade gift! Colonial Williamsburg employees, retirees, and volunteers put on a Spring Craft Show in the Historic Triangle Community Services Building on May 6th and 7th to sell detailed paintings, handmade soaps, chocolate dipped goodies and much more!  Stop by and check it out! LEARN MORE

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