Mother's Day Gift Guide, Maslouhi-Style
Mother's Day is right around the corner!
As a mom myself, I can attest to the fact that moms don't need or want things for things' sake on this holiday. Rather, the value truly comes from the thought that is given to the process. Whether that means you get your mom/ mother figure/ the moms in your life quality time together, a gift card to her favorite store, an afternoon of rest, or something you made yourself, rest assured that they'll love it.
If you're looking for the perfect gift, here is a round-up of some of my favorite handmade Moroccan items from Maslouhi. Remember, every purchase from Maslouhi is a gift that gives back to the master artisans in Tameslouht, Morocco who are employed by Maslouhi. Thank you for thinking of us this holiday season and always!
Maslouhi Mother's Day 2021 Gift Guide
1. Hand of Fatima ($20)
Everyone can use a bit of extra protection these days. These hand-carved brass Hand of Fatima wall hangings are a believed to bring luck and good fortune into the spaces they occupy. This symbol has roots in the indigenous Jewish communities of Morocco, and now is a shared image between Moroccan Muslims and Jews. It's a beautiful addition to any room, whether at home, at work, or elsewhere.
2. Market baskets ($45)
Moroccan market baskets are perfect for the moms and mother figures who are always on the go. Market baskets are incredibly versatile, built to last, but also carry a natural elegance (perhaps like the person you're wanting to gift?). You can see these slung over a shoulder at the grocery store or packed with cheese and wine for a sunset picnic. These baskets come in a variety of styles-- if you're looking for a little color, check out our baskets lined with pom poms, or with personalized writing. And, added bonus-- they're one of our most environmentally-friendly products!
3. Leather clutches ($23)
These leather clutches are easily our most popular item! I think it's because of their simple but unique beauty; each wallet is made from the most buttery soft goat leather you can dream of. The exterior is covered in a subtle hand-stamped design of geometric patterns. The front clasps shut with a single button, which opens to an interior open pocket and a zippered pocket. An iPhone 10 can easily fit inside, in addition to other items (cards, keys). The back of the clutch is lined with a zipper for your change. These clutches come in every color and will compliment anyone's personal style.
4. Vintage Rug ($348)
Vintage rugs are made to last. These classic designs are passed down within families and typically display symbols and patterns of great significance for the family that they were originally woven for. These rugs literally have family and love woven into them! We personally adore the simplicity of this grey and off-white runner, which stayed for generations in the family of an artisan from Maslouhi's partner cooperative in Anougal.
5. Kilim Boots ($102)
Looking for something that your mom or mother figure literally can't find anywhere else? You can rest easy because here they are- these boots are an original Maslouhi design! The master artisans of Maslouhi wove the fabric, then passed it off to master leather artisans who completed the leatherwork and created the boot form. They are the definition of teamwork and dedication towards excellent craftsmanship. We always recommend sizing a half size up for the best fit!
6. A Maslouhi Throw ($190)
This is the Maslouhi specialty: exquisite loom-woven blankets and throws. Many designs can take multiple days to complete due to their incredible complexity of design. Any individual palette or aesthetic preference can be taken into account, as we offer a variety of neutrals and bold colors to choose from. All blankets are made from 100% wool, which makes them the softest, snuggliest blankets around. They can act as either accents on beds and couches, or they can be used year round to keep you warm.
7. Gift Card
Not quite sure what your mom or mother figure may enjoy? Want to leave it up to them to decide? You're in luck-- we have gift cards! They come in $25, $50, and $100-- but, if you'd like to give someone a different amount, just let us know and we can make that happen.
We hope this helps you on your search for Mother's Day gifts!