Salem, Massachusetts Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Salem’s shops are all ready for Mother’s Day! Find gifts for mom in downtown Salem or by shopping locally online. Visit store websites or follow them on social media for all the latest promotions and find a complete list of stores with online shops here.

For the artist or art lover

Moody’s Home & Gifts

The Peabody Essex Museum shop is stocked with items based on past exhibitions, and clothing accessories, and books inspired by some of our favorite artists. The shop has everything from jewelry and accessories to chocolates from Harbor Sweets, and

Moody’s Home & Gifts recently launched a Mother’s Day collection with cards, soaps, jewelry, artwork and more. For all the latest locally made and fair trade goods or to “window shop” for some inspiration, be sure to follow Moody’s on Instagram.

The Witchery recently brought back their crafting sessions! Bring mom downtown to try her hand at crafting spell books, brooms, and more.

Cheese, chocolate, & wine

The Cheese Shop of Salem

The Cheese Shop of Salem is accepting online orders for wine, cheese, and gourmet specialty items. If you’re local to Salem and don’t find what you’re looking for on their website, contact them directly to see what they have in store. Local delivery is also available and the Cheese Shop of Salem also has wine and cheese subscriptions (with pickup available) that would make wonderful gifts.

Pamplemousse is another option to purchase a local wine club subscription as a gift, along with gourmet kitchen gifts, locally sourced produce, cheese, beer, cider, and more. Gift cards are also available to purchase online.

Chocolate is always a great choice for Mother’s Day gifts and Salem has no shortage of options to shop for something sweet. Harbor Sweets has been making chocolates out of Salem since 1973, and a wide variety of chocolates from gift boxes to specialty hot cocoa is available to order online. Harbor Sweets’ Mother’s Day collection wraps up some of our favorites (sweet sloops!) in floral printed boxes perfect to kick off spring.

Kakawa Chocolate House, Salem’s newest chocolate shop has assortment boxes available to order online or pick up from their shop on Essex Street. Order a box for Mother’s Day and sample truffles, caramels and more, or opt for one of Kakawa’s traditional chocolate elixirs in a mix you can make right from home.

If mom prefers savory over sweet, Popped! Gourmet Popcorn has nearly every flavor of popcorn imaginable in time for Mother’s Day. Find sweet and savory options, and opt to customize the packaging just for the occasion. Visit their website to shop and take advantage of their buy one get one free offer.

On Artists’ Row, Beverly Bees offers locally produced, award-winning honey along with lip balm, lotions and salves from their bees. Stop by the store while shopping downtown and watch them make candles right on site!

Clothing and accessories

Modern Millie

Salem’s own vintage-inspired boutique, Modern Millie, has an online shop and the option to set up virtual shopping trips. Email customer.modernmillie@gmail.com to set up a virtual shopping trip, or shop online with weekly promotions.

On Pickering Wharf, Coven Beauty Company offers a modern twist on Salem’s charm with apparel, makeup, ritual tools, gifts and more. Enhance Mom’s makeup collection or pick up a uniquely Salem bag, wallet, or apparel. Shop in-store or online.

Books, gifts, and everything else

Trolley Depot

Bring a Salem souvenir or gift home this Mother’s Day from wherever you may be. Many of Salem’s gift shops including Trolley Depot, Coon’s Card & Gift Shop, or museum shops at the Salem Witch Museum and The House of the Seven Gables have online stores with Salem books, ornaments, and more. Hive & Forge offers a collective of locally made art, soaps, accessories, and more all created by local artists. Just looking for a Salem tee or sweats to relax at home this Mother’s Day? Witch Tee’s is online too!

Books by local authors and bestsellers are available from Wicked Good Books, Salem’s independent bookstore. And Marble Faun Books & Gifts stocks a variety of books along with Victorian inspired gifts and accessories.

District Trading Company stocks tees, hoodies, cards, and gifts all with their own original designs AND 5% of sales go to local arts education programs.

Salem Historical Tours is also open via their shop on Central Street and online store for Salem souvenir shopping. Visit their website to shop Salem t-shirts, books, ghost DVDs, jewelry, cups, and more.

Shopping for a pet mom? Visit New England Dog Biscuit Company, located right across from Salem Historical Tours, to pick up biscuits from their “micro-barkery,” pet toys, food, and gifts.

Don’t miss Salem’s Witch shops


Gift a virtual psychic reading this Mother’s Day with Hex and Omen, or send mom on a virtual retreat with HausWitch Home + Healing. For crystals, candles, spell kits, herbs and more, shop a local witch shop online or in person with Crow Haven Corner or The Cauldron Black. Gift a class or custom spell with Hermetic Arts, or wander through Pentagram, Salem’s newest Witch shop.

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