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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Pittsburgh

May 8, 2012 6:00 AM

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner with just under week to go until mothers everywhere will be inundated with enough candles and scented body lotions to stock their own Bath and Body Works store. Instead of giving her the usual bouquet and cliché Hallmark card, think outside the box and venture to one of these five unique boutiques. Whether your mom is the queen of crafts, a fitness fanatic, Martha Stewart in the making, or in desperate need of some fashion TLC, shop these stores and you’ll be sure to find the perfect present to make this Mother’s Day extra special.
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For The Crafty Mom
WildCard

4209 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 224-2651
www.wildcardpgh.comHours: Mon to Wed – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Settled in the heart of Lawrenceville is WildCard, described by owner Rebecca Morris as a “year-round craft fair” that will drive craft-crazy mothers wild. But don’t be fooled; WildCard is not your typical craft store. With hundreds of cards and stationary, bags and wallets, vintage buttons and jewelry, and t-shirts and craft supplies, more than two-thirds of which are designed by local artists and crafters, consider this hipster boutique has far more than your average Hallmark. The best part? The majority of items are priced at under $50, making this your one-stop shop for etsy-esque items that pack a Pittsburgh punch.

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For the Running Mom
Fleet Feet Sports

1751 North Highland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 851-9100
www.fleetfeetpittsburgh.comHours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Whether your mom has been complaining about needing to get in shape or she’s a diehard workout junkie, Fleet Feet Sports has you covered for essential and practical fitness gifts. Shop the wide selection of athletic apparel, shoes, socks, and insoles, accessories and gadgets, and even energy and recovery products, all of which come with the store’s FIT guarantee. If you’re not quite sure exactly what she needs, pick up a gift card. They’re available in denominations ranging from $25 to $200.

Related: Guide To Your Own Closet Makeover In Pittsburgh

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For the Sweet Tooth Mom
Mon Aimee Chocolat

2101 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 395-0022
www.monaimeechocolat.comHours: Mon to Fri – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Have a mother who could use a little indulgence? If so, look no further than Mon Aimee Chocolate, a unique sweet shop sure to please even the most discerning sweet tooth. From gourmet, imported chocolates from Asia, South America, and even Australia to domestic vintage confections, you’re certain to dins the perfect gift for your chocolate lover. Sure, some items are a bit pricier than the sweets you might find at Walgreen’s or Giant Eagle, but these chocolates are worth every penny.

Related: Best Mother’s Day Brunch Spots

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For the Fashionable Mom
hip’tique

5817 Ellsworth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-5817
www.hiptiquepa.comHours: Tues to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Affordable and high fashion usually don’t go hand-in-hand, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at at hip’tique. Owner Leah Pistella describes this unique boutique as “Pittsburgh’s best kept secret,” bringing “the metropolitan and funky vibe” of New York and Los Angeles to Pittsburgh. Fashion forward mamas will go gaga over the handpicked jewelry, clothing and accessories by established and up-and-coming designers like Tracy Reese, Tulle and Rebecca Taylor. Want mom to feel like a true celebrity? Book her a private shopping session with a personal stylist.

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For the Foodie Mom
In The Kitchen

1725 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-5513
www.shopinthekitchen.comHours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If your mother can give Rachael Ray a run for her money, she’ll love the one-of-a-kind selection of kitchen products available at In The Kitchen, an independent cookware store serving Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. In The Kitchen specializes in everything but the kitchen sink, from bake ware to textiles. Having a hard time choosing the perfect gift? You can’t go wrong with In The Kitchen’s gift certificates.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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