Here at Seacoast Moms Blog, there are few things we love more than providing the absolute best resources for local moms while supporting the businesses and brands that we love. In honor of Mother’s Day month, we’ve put together this Celebrate Moms Gift Guide, a guide featuring some of our favorite local businesses. Our goal is to encourage the community to shop small, shop local, and #celebratemoms all year long!
CycleFierce is the Seacoast’s first and only stadium-style cycling studio. The state-of-the-art “cardio sanctuary” studio is equipped with 32 top-of-the-line Schwinn AC Performance Plus bikes, and a sound system you are sure to feel, not just hear. Led by the best and most experienced instructors on the Seacoast, each and every Ride promises to be a true EXPERIENCE, a physical and mental release, and just pure energizing fun. The most current schedule is available online. They offer Rides throughout the day, including early and late morning, lunchtime, and evening Rides. They offer several Ride times on the weekends, both morning and afternoon. The studio is available for private events, corporate and fundraising events. CycleFierce is open 365 days/year, including all holidays. The studio includes a retail boutique with branded merchandise, two restrooms/changing rooms, a shower room with amenities, and a filtered water station. Check out the website to join today!
Located in Downtown Exeter, Cymbidium specializes in unusual fresh flowers. Orchids, succulents, and air plants also fill the shop, as well as greeting cards, gift items and handmade jewelry (made by co-worker Theresa). Proprietor Jessica Christoferson (mother of Cooper – 5 and Ella – 3 ) opened the shop in 2005, fulfilling her dream of creating an urban floral boutique in a small town. Jessica hand picks flowers and plants each week at the New England Flower Exchange where they arrive from all over the world. The shop is set up so you can choose your own stems or pop in and have them create a custom arrangement or wrapped bouquet. An ever-changing selection of blooms creates a beautiful space for you to enjoy. Cymbidium provides delivery to Exeter and its surrounding towns in the Seacoast area; additional locations can be arranged.
At First Impression Day Spa, the sole intent is to help you look and feel your best. They celebrate each client’s individuality and authentic beauty. The dedicated staff is passionate about learning. Through advanced continual education, these professionals are able to bring you the most up-to-date products, services and techniques.
The Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro was created in 2007 and opened as Portland’s premier haven for mindful dining. Expanding to Portsmouth in 2015 to offer its friends and patrons a degree of culinary balance that is often elusive in today’s world; compassion and indulgence, health and gratification, food for vegetarians and carnivores alike. The inspiration for our food began in Thailand and grew to include many Asian influences as owners, Dan and Bob, sought to bring a spirit of equality and inclusiveness to their menu. No borders. No hard lines. They united ingredients and flavors from Thailand, Malaysia, China and India into a meat-free menu with something for everyone. The Green Elephant sources and provides as many local products as possible. We offer unique cocktails, local beers, a full wine list, hand-mixed teas, and coffee roasted locally. We invite you to join us in your best formal attire or in your favorite pajamas for ladies night, date night, family night, post yoga, or anytime. It is always our pleasure to provide you with our Asian-inspired vegetarian cuisine, made with love.
Inside Out carries all the latest styles in men’s and women’s designer clothes and fashion to keep you comfortable and seriously stylish. You’ll find a variety of men’s and women’s designer denim, plus a whole lot of top-name brands in footwear, jewelry, and more! They also offer goodies for the kids (babies, too!), pet treats and toys for the companions in our lives, and a variety of travel accessories for all of life’s adventures. From cocktail essentials, to unique home accessories, these shops have got you covered. Inside Out would love to help make your precious fun time more comfortable, a little easier and a lot more fun. Cheers!
Laney & Lu is a vibrant food cafe located in historic downtown Exeter. We believe food can serve a far greater purpose than to simply fill our stomachs. The ‘right’ food nourishes our souls, builds community, and connects us with the earth. We work with over a dozen farmers and merchants throughout New England to source locally whenever possible and positively impact local eco-systems. We utilize compostable to-go packaging with a commitment to being ‘zero waste’ to the customer. We believe Laney & Lu can make a meaningful and sustainable difference. Our menu includes coffee, tea, crafted brew + blends, smoothies + smoothie bowls, breakfast, salads, wraps, and hearty rice + quinoa bowls. Check out our new kids menu, too! Our Mission: WE CELEBRATE COMMUNITY AND THE CONNECTION FOOD HAS TO CREATING A MORE HEALTHY, JOYFUL LIFE. WE USE FRESH, WHOLE DELICIOUS INGREDIENTS TO CREATE FOOD AND DRINK THAT NOURISHES YOUR BODY AND FEEDS YOUR SOUL.
Nancy Slater has a flair for fashion, an affinity for people, a love for family and a passion for life. Owning and running Let’s Glow is what she does best; which is making others look and feel fabulous! After conducting extensive research on the best natural tanning formulas and training/education available, Nancy selected the Aviva tanning system and decided to launch her own business. Although she originally set out to tan herself and a few close friends, when multiple referrals began pouring in, she knew it was time to grow her business. It was from that experience that Let’s Glow was born. The organic, sunless tanning studio enables people to achieve a healthy glow, without the damaging and potentially deadly UV rays the sun and tanning beds deliver. With Let’s Glow, Nancy is helping people feel, beautiful and confident, without compromising one’s health.
LunaChics is a great place to shop for casual wear and for “date night.” We carry several styles of designer denim for all styles, shapes and budgets! Don’t need denim? That’s OK! You will love all the choices of cotton leggings, twill slacks in basic colors and great patterns! Your outfit can always be completed with a top to hang out in with the kids or a day trip with friends and, lastly, a well deserved night out for YOU! Moms need Mom time! And, not only will you enjoy a stress free shopping environment, so will your kids and anyone else you may be with! There is a section of the store dedicated to the non-shopper which includes a comfy couch, TV, toys and for the older kid(s) in your life – beer and wine! And, of course, snacks for everyone! So come on in and have fun! You will love the jewelry, gift items and so much more! Can’t wait to see you!
Pretty Poppy is a destination for affordably priced jewelry, handbags, apparel, baby, sunglasses, and more. Check out our selection of perfect gifts for any occasion: wedding, new baby, hostess, teachers, and all holidays! In some exciting news, the shop just launched Beekman 1802 natural beauty products! Visit today to check out these great products and more.
Profile Coffee Bar crafts traditional and innovative espresso, coffee and tea beverages to the highest standards, complemented by breakfast and lunch options made with high quality, honest ingredients, all served in a comfortable, modern space that invites customers to socialize, enjoy great coffee and food, and relax.
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Skin Healthy Medi-Spa is the best of both worlds, where luxurious day spa treatments merge with advanced medical skin care technology to create a true medi – spa experience. Board certified Dermatologists and licensed practitioners work together to enhance your skin’s health using state-of-the-art equipment, procedures and cosmecuticals in a relaxing environment. There is truly no spa like it! Services and treatments include: hair and nail, sunless spray tan, massage, Botox and Sculptra. All skin, hair and nail therapists are certified in advanced treatment protocols.
Whether you are ready for a new look or to turn back the hands of time, Skin Health Medi-Spa can accommodate your needs in a serene, private environment treating the body, mind and soul.
By integrating ancient knowledge about plants and beauty with modern scientific theories of total wellness, Solari, an Aveda Lifestyle™ Spa, is designed to enhance each client’s image and outlook, restoring balance to mind and body. They have a passion for service, as well as Aveda’s philosophy of beauty, wellness and care for the environment.
SOULFIRE Power Yoga is a heated power vinyasa yoga studio with soul. It is also a mom-owned business dedicated to building a supportive community and empowering every student to live their most fulfilling life. All of the teachers are moms working to bring yoga into their own lives and the lives of their students. Classes are challenging, empowering, sweaty, uplifting and joyful. Their core values are community, connection, empowered interaction and integrity. Soulfire believes yoga is for everybody and sees each student in their highest potential. Classes are accessible to all levels. Class times include morning, midday and afternoon/evening options. They offer Baptiste Power Yoga inspired classes as well as beginner classes, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. They also have free class every Friday for Military and First Responders. The studio works with athletes, athletic programs, school-based programs and in-corporate settings. These specially designed programs include yoga, mindfulness and meditation. SOULFIRE offers a 200-hr. Yoga Teacher Training, as well as a variety of workshops and trainings.