This Great Mother’s Day Gifts for NJ Moms article is sponsored by Investors Bank.
Another Mother’s Day is on its way. Flowers, check. Brunch reservations, check. Gift? Hmm. Yet again, you’re completely stumped over the perfect gift to get the NJ mom in your life. Why not consider giving her a New Jersey-inspired gift that shows off her state pride? Or purchase a present from a Garden State-based shop or boutique and keep it local.
These fun and creative ideas will ensure a holiday that your NJ mom will always remember.
New Jersey Shaped Cutting Board
You’d be hard-pressed to find a cook who’d refuse new additions to her culinary tool kit. So why not give mom something to help display her passion for the Garden State in the kitchen? She’ll love chopping and cutting on this bamboo cutting board that’s shaped like New Jersey. It also doubles as a serving board for showcasing her culinary creations.
Where to Buy: Bed Bath & Beyond
Mah Jongg Bags
Got a mom who’s crazy about Mah Jongg? She’ll be the envy of all her friends when she’s sporting this cute bag from Livingston’s HandCrafters. The decorative cases are available in three lively patterns so she can fashionably tote her tiles to the next game night.
Where to Buy: HandCrafters
Chocolate Heart Filled With Candy
Gift your beloved with a chocolate-shaped heart that’s filled with delicious candies, courtesy of Chocolate Works. The heart is decorated with the word “Mom” and a pretty flower. Choose from milk, dark or white chocolate varieties. Shop at several New Jersey locations or order online.
Where to Buy: Chocolate Works
Swim Cover Up
Mom will stand out poolside this summer with this stylish swim cover up. The black, lightweight romper from Becca is comfortable even if she’s chasing after toddlers or teenagers. It’s made of gauze fabric and features a V-neckline, flowy sleeves and cutout details. Find it at South Moon Under, which has six shops around the state.
Where to Buy: South Moon Under
New Jersey Cookbook
New Jersey native John Holl rounds up the state’s best offerings in his cookbook Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipes from the Garden State. The recipes feature New Jersey’s own tomatoes, corn, cranberries, blueberries and apples, along with boardwalk and diner favorites. Whip up Sunday gravy, funnel cake, disco fries and more courtesy of this beautifully photographed cookbook that celebrates the flavors and traditions of our state.
Where to Buy: Amazon
NJ Icon Pendant Necklace
Is your mom a true Jersey girl at heart? Then she’ll love displaying her state pride with this cute necklace from Morristown’s Just Jersey gift shop. The tiny NJ pendant comes on a 16 inch chain and is available in either 14K gold fill or sterling silver.
Where to Buy: Just Jersey
Tory Burch Flip Flops
Summer at the Jersey Shore isn’t complete without a new pair of flip flops. Get Mom beach ready with this versatile and comfortable summer shoe staple. These flip flops from designer favorite Tory Burch are available at Footnotes, a NJ-based shoe shop. They come in three fun patterns so there’s one for every style.
Where to Buy: Footnotes
Not spending Mother’s Day in person with mom this year? Surprise her with a personal and deliciously edible message delivered via Cookie Gram. Spell out “Happy Mother’s Day” or message of your choice with 12 freshly-baked, individually-wrapped sugar cookies. Choose your border, ink colors and statement, and Ava’s Cupcakes will do the rest.
Where to Buy: Ava’s Cupcakes
Lighthouses of NJ Mug
Perfect for sipping morning coffee or afternoon tea, this New Jersey mug is sure to become Mom’s new favorite. Featuring the artwork of Jersey artist Greg DiNapoli, the ceramic mug displays images of all 11 lighthouses in the state. Use it to plan your next trip!
Where to Buy: Etsy
Alite Meadow Mat
This cute, lightweight picnic blanket is great for toting along to parks, playgrounds and summer concerts. It’s waterproof and durable so Mom’s belongings will stay dry even when the ground isn’t. Available in two bright designs, the mat rolls up tight and has two straps for easy carrying. Purchase this gift for an NJ mom in the Paramus store or online.
Where to Buy: Campmor