Are you still looking for gift ideas for Mother’s Day? I was just introduced to an online store named Strolby. They sell locally made goods from small shops all in one single online marketplace. The site enables people to shop local from anywhere, and to discover new and creative artisans along the way. You get the same convenience as major online retailers, but with the exceptional inventory of a discriminating local boutique.
They are located in Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn boasts scores of amazing small shops run by truly pioneering taste makers, who cull their inventory from the best local makers working today.
They have a large selection of Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s, Accessories, Home, Apothecary, Food, & Book items. If you are still looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas they have so many good ideas to choose from.
Some of my favorites were:
BOTANICALLY HAND-DYED SILK SCARF – Gorgeous, large silk scarf hand-dyed by Vagabond’s Daughter in Upstate NY using only fruits, roots, and herbs. Muted tones of dusty rose and indigo. I love scarfs. I have about 12 at this point and I am always looking for more styles and colors.
SWEET ON BROOKLYN GIFT BOX – Sweet on Brooklyn? Share the love with a selection of the best confections the borough has to offer. All items made and packaged in Brooklyn. This the perfect blend of what they are all about! Everything Brooklyn.
WILTSHIRE CARRYALL LAPTOP HANDBAG – Designed by English transplant Fiona Kempton, who was inspired by equestrian and field and stream aesthetics, the Wiltshire Carryall combines recycled jute with gold hardware to present the perfect marriage of ruggedness and femininity. I thought this was such a handbag. I love burlap and the fabric reminded me of that.
FRENCH PORCELAIN HOT AIR BALLOON PLATE – Unique one of a kind antique French plates decorated by Biarritz based artist Little Madi. Madi treasure hunts through the French countryside looking for exquisite old plates she can then modernize with her original illustrations. This looked so pretty, romantic, and vintage.
HANDMADE FRENCH PORCELAIN DEER PLATE – Designed and hand-made by Parisian artist Elise Lefebvre this beautiful dish is ornamented with a handmade porcelain deer figure and tree. Use it to serve amuses-bouches to your dinner guests or display your rings and jewelry or just as a beautiful decorative piece. This plate would be perfect on a dresser for all your rings and bracelets.
In addition to their online shop, Strolby produces daily editorial content, and we are fast becoming a go-to source for news and features on independent designers, Brooklyn culture and the taste makers setting the creative tone in retail today. Strolby is driven by two desires: to help people to discover and shop online from the best small shops in the world, and to help those small shops thrive.
Strolby launched its second site, the Hudson Valley, in April in 2014, and will expand to more markets this year and in 2015.
Enter to win five different hand-made gifts for Mother’s Day from their site below!