Mother’s Day is steadily approaching, but you still have time to snag something special for the mother or mother figure in your life. This year, why not opt for a gift that gives back by supporting a small, BIPOC- and/or queer-owned business?
Small businesses, often the lifeblood of their communities, have struggled during the pandemic. Buying a Mother’s Day present from them can help ensure they survive and thrive. It doesn’t hurt that they tend to sell items you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Here are 13 products from small businesses — many of them queer- and BIPOC-owned — that will make Mom feel like the true queen she is.