The Quad Cities is a great place to live, work and play. And it’s also an awesome place to SHOP and GIFT.

When you shop local, you can truly impact the community in a big way.

According to one study, when you buy from a locally-owned businesses, about 68 percent stays in the community (compared to 43 percent when spent with a national chain). And as a bonus, you get to connect with your community and support businesses we love right here in the Quad Cities.

Last weekend may have been Small Business Saturday (which we LOVE), but that doesn’t mean you can only shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. There are tons of great gift ideas right here in the Quad Cities.


Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for moms that you can grab right here in the QC – 



Established personalized month and year

Letter2Word, $64.95

We love this personalized month and year sign as a gift for almost anyone. It’s the perfect way to display special dates – anniversaries, birthdays and more. You won’t find a more personal gift this Christmas – and they are made right in the Quad Cities.


Pure Hair Studio, 3 for $30
Create a beautiful gift package than any woman would love – choose from all-natural handcrafted soaps, hand poured soy candles, room sprays, or Davines shampoos and conditioners. 
Katsch, Geneseo, $24
We love these mugs for almost everyone – they are the perfect gifts for friends, teachers and especially moms. (Throw in a gift card to your local coffee shop and you can win at Christmas.) They bring a little sparkle to the morning cup of coffee or tea, and feel extra personal with an initial. Visit Katsch in Geneseo or grab one online – it even comes in a gift box. 


Norwex body cloths

Michelle Silvera, $19.99/pack of three

These are the perfect addition to a pampering basket for a mom who deserves a little “me time.” These body cloths help cleanse skin and remove oils that cause breakouts. Grab them for stocking stuffers for kids, too – each family member can claim their own color cloth.


A massage 

Nelson Chiropractic, $120 for four 30-minute massages

I don’t care who you are … you deserve a massage. And if you are stumped on a gift for any mom on your list, this is a great way to give the gift of relaxation. And our friend at Nelson have a special deal happening right now – you can buy four 30 minute massage gift certificates for only $120. 


LulaRoe leggings

LuLaRoe with Ashlee and Megan, $25

These are our favorite leggings for any occasion. These buttery soft leggings are great for dressing up or down and come in hundreds of colors – solids and fun prints. There’s truly something for any mom.



Laser Hair Removal
SkinGym MedSpa QC

Give the gift of smooth and fuzz-free skin in the new year. SkinGym MedSpa is the only clinic in the Quad Cities to offer safe, effective and FDA-approved laser hair removal on face or body. As a bonus, unlimited packages are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Hair free momma, for life.


BedStu YELL boots

Flutter Boutique

These two-toned boots are a must-have for winter. They are equally perfect with jeans or a dress, and they instantly elevate an entire outfit from “meh” to “WOW.” Check out all the BedStu boots at Flutter too find the perfect pair for the mom on your list.


Rose gold watch

KEEP Collective Danielle Schertz, $34.50

We love the new rose gold trend, and this is the perfect gift for moms who need to be on time for baseball practice, ballet and board meetings. It’s great dressed up or down, and you can even add other personalized charms to the band for a more customized look.


Jammin’ Style with Michelle, $58.50
Need a gift for someone who doesn’t always have time to make it to the nail salon? (Psssst: Every mom.) This is the perfect pampering gift that includes everything you need to get your nails party ready at home. In addition to four nail wraps of your choice, the package includes a mini-heater and full application kit. (And you’ll save 25 percent of the retail price.) Check out all the great designs up for grabs here.)

giraffeFamily photos

Giraffe Photography

Do you want to be the hero of Christmas? Buy a gift certificate for family photos. This is an investment that moms can cherish forever. And family photos don’t have to only happen around the holidays. 



Broadway Balcony Club package

Adler Theatre, $89/package (including three shows and drink tickets)

Want to give the gift of girls’ nights out – or date nights? This is our favorite (affordable) idea for fun nights out in the Quad Cities. Purchase the new package from the Adler Theatre for balcony tickets to Once (1/25/17), Stomp (4/25/17), and Rent (5/17/17). Each package also includes three drink vouchers.  
Forget the raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens. These local gift ideas are some of our favorite things. 
What would you add to this list? 
We weren’t paid to write this post, but we work with amazing sponsors throughout the year and wanted to highlight our favorite local businesses!

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