Cherish Mom: Discover gifts she truly wants in our Mother's Day Gift Guide from Swiss small businesses

Mother's Day - Sunday, 12th May 2024

Celebrate Mother's Day with gifts handpicked from Swiss companies. Treat mom to something special that she will cherish.

During certain times of the year, I'm often asked for recommendations on where to find special gifts from small businesses. While Christmas is undoubtedly one of those occasions, another equally important time is Mother's Day. It's a moment to celebrate the incredible women in our lives, but I often find that the typical go-to gift of flowers doesn't quite capture the depth of our appreciation.

That's why I've put together this Gift Guide, offering a range of alternative suggestions that are sure to bring joy and rejuvenation. I will share some remarkable small businesses, aiming to bring moments of relief and enjoyment to the mother figures in your life, whether it's through a pampering home spa day, a quiet coffee break with decadent treats, or thoughtful gifts like jewellery and greeting cards.

This mini gift guide is inspired by conversations I've had over the past few months, where women expressed a desire for time to rest and feel rejuvenated. While it's perfect for Mother's Day, these suggestions can be cherished all year round—for yourself, your friends, and your loved ones who deserve a little R&R.

So, say goodbye to the usual flowers and explore the sections in this guide, filled with delightful products and experiences that promise to make anyone feel special and loved.

Home Spa Day

Elevate Mom's Mother's Day with our curated "Home Spa Day" section, featuring luxurious treats from Swiss based businesses.

A home spa day offers the perfect opportunity for Mom to unwind and recharge in the comfort of her own home. Indulge her with soothing bath bombs and scented candles to create a serene atmosphere, allowing her to escape the stresses of daily life. With cruelty-free skincare products, she can pamper her skin and indulge in a self-care ritual that leaves her feeling rejuvenated and glowing.

Treat Mom to the ultimate relaxation experience and show her how much she's cherished this Mother's Day.

Treasures Switzerland, ZH

Bath Bombs

Indulge her senses with luxurious bath bombs that create a soothing and relaxing experience.

Wellness Collection Bath Bombs are available in Lavender, Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Lemongrass from Treasures Switzerland: Relax your Body + Mind.

Made with care by Darlene in Zurich.

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Moolea, ZH

Soy Wax Candle

Set the mood with beautifully scented candles, creating a tranquil atmosphere for her to unwind.

Discover the enchanting scents of Moolea's hand-poured candles. My personal favorite is the invigorating blend of Green Tea and Bergamot.

Explore Moolea's collection and immerse yourself in the delightful aromas crafted with care. (Candle refills are also available).

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sinless skincare, ZH

Cruelty-Free Korean Skincare

Pamper her skin with cruelty-free skincare products, leaving it nourished and glowing.

If you're unsure about which product(s) to purchase, don't hesitate to reach out to Lisa. Her expertise and assistance are always available to help you make the perfect choice.

Shop here

deer and sparrow, zh

Bookmark for her favourite book

Indulging in a bath, a good book, and a glass of wine is a cherished treat for moms. It's a moment of pure relaxation, where they can escape the chaos of daily life and recharge both body and soul.

Made by Judith in Kanton Zurich.

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Time Out

Discover the ultimate pampering experience for Mother's Day with our "Time Out" section, featuring rejuvenating facials and soothing massages two of my favourite small businesses in Switzerland.

Treat your Mum to a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle, as she indulges in a revitalising facial and a tension-relieving massage.

Unsure which treatment to choose? Reach out to Karolina or Laura for personalised recommendations on the best treatment tailored to Mom's needs and preferences. Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation this Mother's Day.

Let’s Glow Beauty by Laura, North Zürich


Give her the gift of radiant skin with a revitalising facial, leaving her feeling refreshed and pampered.

Laura offers numerous facials, including various options suitable for sensitive skin.

Laura is based in the north of Zürich city.

Book a facial with Laura

Kaya in balance, Weiningen, ZH


Treat her to a rejuvenating massage, relieving stress and tension from her body.

The experience is truly calming and revitalising.

Karolina also offers Shiatsu and Energy Healing. She's based in Dietikon, ZH but also does home visits for the ultimate Home Spa day!

Book a massage with Karolina

Mom's Moment: Enjoying Coffee and Serenity

A steaming cup of coffee, a cosy corner, and a blissful five minutes to herself. It's a chance for Mom to pause, recharge, and indulge in a moment of peace amidst the busyness of motherhood. Treat her to a well-deserved break and watch her spirits lift with each sip.

viktoria jeanroy, ZH

Mug & Plate Set

Savour every sip with a ceramic cup and plate set, perfect for enjoying a peaceful moment over coffee or tea.

Viktoria has a wonderful collection of ceramic mugs and plates, all made in Aeusgt am Albis.

Explore range

a perky kitchen, weiningen, ZH

Cupcakes & more

Delight her taste buds with a sweet treat, such as these delectable cupcakes made by Rachael.

Rachael also bakes amazing bagels, cakes, dumplings and many other yummy treats perfect for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.

View Menu here

Contact Rachael here

Kürzi Kakao, SZ & ZH

Bean-to-bar Chocolate

Indulge in the exquisite flavours of Kürzi Kakao's plant-based bean-to-bar chocolate. Crafted from the finest cacao beans and ethically sourced ingredients, these treats offer a rich and satisfying experience for any chocolate lover. Perfect for Mother's Day or any special occasion.

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Mother's Day Cards


Jewellery—a timeless and cherished way to celebrate the mothers in our lives. While jewellery may be a classic gift choice, its enduring popularity speaks to its ability to convey love, appreciation, and sentimentality like no other.

Swiss Blue, VD

Edelweiss Necklace

Elevate her style with the timeless beauty of the Edelweiss necklace, crafted in sterling silver to symbolize your enduring love and appreciation. Inspired by the resilience and purity of the Edelweiss flower, this exquisite piece embodies strength and beauty.

Made by Liz in Rolle/Nyon.

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Deer and sparrow, zh

Trinket Dish

Keep her treasures safe in a trinket dish, adding an elegant touch and a little ocean vibes to her dresser.

Made by Judith in Kanton Zurich.

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Loubelle Gems, ZH


Gift her a beaded bracelet with a "Mama" charm serving as a constant reminder of your affection.

Made by Wendy, various colour options available.

Explore collection here

For fans of Deer & Sparrow: Let them choose with a gift card!

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About this gift guide

This gift guide has been curated by Judith at Deer & Sparrow to shine a spotlight on the incredible small businesses across Switzerland.

This gift guide was not sponsored and those featured did not pay or ask to be included in the guide. Each business did give permission for me to mention their business and use their photographs.

The businesses suggested in the gift guide are businesses which I love. However, I make no guarantees, warranties or representations as to the success, effectiveness, or safety of said Products and/or Services.  Use them at your own risk.

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