Mother's Day gifts that aren't cheap chocolate

Is there a mom in your life who deserves something special for Mother's Day? I’ve written before on the perils of sugary, salty, fatty food gifts for those of us who are working toward health and fitness goals. Skip the cheap box of chocolates made with fractionated palm kernel oil and corn syrup, and thank mom with something meaningful! There are plenty of cool events this weekend in Baltimore where you can find a unique gift:

Towson University Spring Pottery Sale  

Friday, May 12, 3 - 9pm and Saturday, May 13, 9 - 5pm.

Buy a handmade gift created by upcoming artists and professors of Towson. Be on the lookout for fantastic work by Towson professor and local artist Mary Cloonan (pictured)! The sale is located in the ceramics studio, room 3012 in the Center for the Arts building.

For the Greater Goods Market

Saturday, 11am - 4pm at R. House in Remington.

At "Baltimore's Handcrafted Shopping Pop-Up Party," you'll find works by small businesses and local makers. Plus a portion of funds go to support Remington Village Green 

Pile of Craft 

Saturday, May 13, 10am - 5pm at St John's Church @ 2640 St Paul Street

Charm City Craft Mafia puts on this much loved spring show featuring more than 50 artists showing their locally handmade works.

Baltimore Farmers' Market  (or any of our region's amazing farmers' markets)

Sunday, May 14, 7am - noon under the JFX

Take mom out to the market Sunday! It's a scene: This time of year, you'll find lots of potted plants and herbs, locally made food by quality producers like Michele's Granola, Zeke's and Hex Ferments, plus local functional and decorative artwork. And of course, there's plenty of fresh produce! Come early to snag a quart (or two!) of berries from Agriberry. 

What other great options have I missed?