It's time to show Mom some love. Mother's Day is Sunday, and instead of resorting to last-minute chocolates and flowers, why not try a local find that's as wonderful as she is.

Tree of Life necklace

You'll have to special-order this charming design, which includes a birthstone representing each child's birth month, but it's worth the wait. Made by Liz Oie of Burnsville, the necklaces have recently been given to Tori Spelling with aquamarine (March), pearl (June) and opal (October) and Kourtney Kardashian with blue topaz (December).

$199 for silver and $230 for gold at

Totes, T's and scarves

Give Mom flowers that will last for years. Local designer Sarah Nassif of Rectangle Designs prints bright blooms and botanicals on T's, scarves and totes. On her website (www., you can map out the exact location where Nassif found and photographed the original specimen that she used in the designs.

$14 for totes, $28-$32 for scarves and $38 for T's at Walker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-375-7600.

Smell sweet; feel great

Forget perfume -- go local with this new line of artisanal products created by Nicole and Ryan Thuftedal. The handmade candles, soaps, lotions and sugar scrubs come in a range of light, fresh aromas including fig and sea salt, cucumber and rose, and lily and hyacinth.

$14 for lotion, $36 for body creme, $12 for liquid soap and $9 for bar soap at I Like You, 501 1st Av. NE., Mpls., 612-208-0249,

Calendar of Events: THURSDAY

Shopping and champagne at Drama Boutique: Enjoy champagne and get 15 percent off all apparel.

6:30 to 9 p.m., 4946 France Av. S., Edina.

Christopher Straub trunk show: Meet the designer and shop his one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. There will also be shopping specials and a fashion show at 6:30 p.m. at Turtle's.

4 to 7 p.m., Karizma, 126 S. Lewis St., Shakopee,


OluKai trunk show: Shop the spring 2013 collection of Hawaiian footwear.

Key North Boutique, 515 1st Av. NE., Mpls., 612-455-6666.

Mother's Day Market: Lark Nest Design, Mustard Moon, Salvaged and Rescued Art, Moss & Marigolds and Dunn Bros. are offering a variety of vintage home and garden items, botanicals and other gifts.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun, Smith Douglas More House, 8107 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie.

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177 • sglassman@star • Twitter: @sararglassman