Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate that special Mother figure in your life. Sure you can buy her the go-to flower arrangement, but I’m sure you agree that tends to get a bit monotonous for all involved. This year I urge you to think outside the box and offer her something truly unique. And the best way to do that is to buy something locally made!

Vancouver Island has some extremely talented artisans who, I know, would be thrilled to help you find that perfect gift for Mom. And during the current crisis we are all dealing with, buying locally made products is especially important.

This post puts together a sampling of some of these great creators and showcases products we feel would make great Mother’s Day gifts.

All of the products mentioned below can be purchased directly from the artisan’s Etsy page, with a click-through from the links provided.

So ditch the usual suspect of a typical flower arrangement, and this Mother’s Day, give your Mom something as unique and special as she is.

Nanaimo Mother's Day Gifts. Vancouver Island View.

Locally Made Mother’s Day Gifts

Nanaimo Area

A Little Nut Tree

Based out of Nanaimo, this artisan creates beautiful prints of all kinds on mugs, wall art, wood art, cards, and notebooks (to name a few).

Best Wishes Card Art

Diane creates amazingly beautiful, detailed-oriented card art.

Blyss By Laura

Out of her Ladysmith studio, Laura makes luxurious, all-natural bath and beauty products designed to relax and rejuvenate.


Known for their handcrafted all-natural soaps, this Nanaimo based company also makes clay masks, facial toners, serums, and body butter.

FaeGarten Clay

Brenda creates beautiful clay designs for your home and garden. You can order customized ones too!

Island Rustic Creations

Based out of Nanaimo, Kyla creates beautiful wood signs and home decor items. She’s recently created a sign unique to our hard-working nurses.


For handmade crochet and knitting accessories and patterns.

Little Kin + Co

On this Nanaimo based Etsy shop, you can purchase art downloads which you can then use to create your own unique prints.

Long Lake Studio

Unique and beautiful earrings, necklaces, and other elegant jewelry.

Radish Life

Fun and unique accessories that make your life a little more rad(ish)!

RobbART Boutique

Beautiful Vancouver Island landscape paintings and nature photos.

Silver Stream 925

Handmade unique genuine sterling silver jewelry.

Sticks and Stones Gallery

Unique and original pebble art designs to celebrate all of life’s special occasions.

Taryn’s Cloth Creations

Sewing handmade eco-friendly essentials.

The Small Bird Workshop

Selling yarn of all weights, colours and sizes.

Vanessa T Cunningham

At this Nanaimo based shop, you’ll find beautiful handmade scarves and wraps plus hand-spun yarn.

Oceanside Mother's Day Gifts. Vancouver Island View.

Oceanside Area Mother’s Day Gifts

In This Corner Clothing

Vancouver Island inspired hoodies and t-shirts for women, men and kids.

Modern Wellness Collective

Based out of Qualicum Beach, this company makes all-natural aromatherapy products using pure ingredients that are ethically sourced.

Prim Stargazer

Vintage clothing and accessories, as well as original items using upcycled fabrics, antique trims and embellishments. 

Qualicum Cloth Works

Beautiful, comfortable clothes to live in, for sizes XS-4X.

SpiritSong Fibre Studio

Cara, from Coombs, creates hand-dyed yarn, fleece and wool.

West Coast Kitsch

Made in a home-based North Qualicum Beach studio, this company turns the disregarded into home worthy products.

Comox Valley Mother's Day Gifts. Vancouver Island View

Comox Valley and Campbell River

ElevATEd Ware

Based out of Campbell River, Lynn creates hand stamped vintage silver plated flatware.

Resonated Rock

From rocks collected on Vancouver Island beaches, this Comox based business creates one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Rose Pedals Jewelry

This Denman Island artisan makes creative jewelry out of unique materials.

SKC Decorative Arts

Coming to you from Cumberland, Samantha creates modern fibre art including handmade weaving products and macrame.

Twisty Trees Studio

You’ll find one of a kind wire wrapped jewelry from this Campbell River studio.

West Coast

Modest Maverick

For warm and cozy Tofino beach blankets and other West Coast wears.

Comox Valley and Campbell River Mother's Day Gifts. Vancouver Island View

Southern Vancouver Island Mother’s Day Gifts

Ash and Nate Co.

This company out of Shawnigan Lake offers DIY Macrame Plant Hanging Kits. This would give your Mom a gift that she also gets to create!

Bloom Holistic Beauty

This Salt Spring Island company makes amazing all-natural aromatherapy products.

JRocks Jewelry

This Victoria-based Etsy shop creates jewelry and keepsakes with your photos.

Kindred Coast

Located in Ganges on Salt Spring Island, this small company makes West Coast inspired adventure clothing.

Pac Coast Candles

Based out of Lake Cowichan, Ashly makes 100% natural coconut-soy wax candles.

Taylor’d Metals

Hand stamped necklaces, bracelets, earrings, golf markers and keychains. This shop owner, based out of Maple Bay, also does custom orders.

We hope this list gives you some ideas for great Mother’s Day gifts!

If books are her thing, then check out our listing of Vancouver Island Authors.

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  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, KIM, for featuring our shop SilverStream925 Sterling Jewelry in your Mother’s Day feature ! I was very pleasantly surprised to learn this from a Nanaimo woman who contacted me & purchased a piece. I did not know of your site, but now will subscribe. Your feature is very appreciated. Many of us normally do craft fairs all summer & of course, we will not be now. I am very thankful to live here on Vancouver Island, Always & Now so too !

    Kind Regards to you & yours, Linda Stedfield SilverStream925 Sterling Jewelry

    • I am so glad you found me, Linda! And you are so welcome. Yes, I miss having all the fairs this year, so wanted to offer someplace for our readers to find some of our local talent. I truly hope it brings in some sales for you!

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