This Mother’s Day, give Mom something truly special – a gift made, baked or grown by local vendors. Whether she likes to stay in touch with friends and family, treat herself to the finer things in life, or trot around the globe in true fashionista style, the OTFM-TC has the perfect present!
Greeting Cards by Helen – Helen Drake uses scrapbooking supplies, stickers, ribbons, fabric and glitter glue to create a diverse selection of birthday, anniversary, Mexican-themed, and yes, even Mother’s Day cards. Express your sentiments with unique designs and customized creations. Facebook
Banderas SoapBlends – Nothing says “Thank you, Mom” like handcrafted, all-natural bar soaps, lotions, body butters and scrubs made with tropical oils, pure essential oils and botanicals. Owner Pat Light can also customize any order to make it truly special. Visit the Zona Romantica location (Calle Basilio Badillo 326). www.banderassoapblends.com or Facebook
TY-Bikinis – Mom will look “beach-a-licious” in a customized bikini or bathing suit. Owner Teresa Moreno learned to sew from her mother and turned her hobby into a thriving business. Today she employs both her mother and sister, and together they not only customize beachwear (within one week’s time) but offer a large selection of blouses, dresses and bathing suit cover-ups. You can also find TY-Bikinis at the Buenaventura Grand Hotel boutique. Facebook
New Beginnings – Of their many nonprofit initiatives, New Beginnings hosts a jewelry program for women at the dump. Participating women crochet necklaces, each reflecting the individuality of its maker. All proceeds are given to the craftswomen, helping them reach financial independence. A Mother’s Day gift from New Beginnings could be the gift of a new beginning for someone else’s mother. Visit New Beginnings for more information and voluntourism opportunities.
Check out these other Mother’s Day gift options:
• Artesania de Oaxaca woven baskets
• Begoña Sandalias sandals
• Eder Flores Arte Floral arrangements
• Erika Maree Mexican handbags
• Fashions by Caroline DelMar Collective and Laura Lopez Labra Designs
• Jewelry by Chelow, Liliana Arte, Heriko Joyeria, Adriana Coss Vitrofusión-Reciclado and Chantel~Vintage Spoon Jewelry
Mark your calendar as next week is the Puerto Vallarta Bugambilia Festival (May 9-11). Visit their website for a complete event schedule.
Impassioned by responsible food production, entrepreneurial development and the “buy local” movement, our OTFM-TC is a North American style market celebrating the tradition of Mexico’s tianguis markets. Stop by for home décor, fashions, accessories, farm-fresh produce, international cuisine and read-to-eat foods. Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, the OTFM-TC is open every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday in November to the last Saturday in May. Visit us on www.oldtownfm.com or Facebook.