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!
Applecrest is a true Seacoast-area gem. Enjoy acre after acre of Pick-Your-Own strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pumpkins, apples and flowers. Well-maintained fields and orchards with low-hanging fruit make easy picking for the entire family. When done, visit the farm market for grown-on-the-farm fruit and veggies and an array of fresh-baked pies, cookies, and hot cider donuts. Top off the outing with an ice cream treat from the Creamery. In the Fall, Applecrest’s famous Harvest Festivals are a full day of outdoor fun and family-oriented activities, including live bluegrass, hayrides, petting zoo, face painting, corn roast, pie eating contests, make-your-own scarecrow, and more.
Voted the Seacoast’s best new restaurant, the Applecrest Farm Bistro serves hearty and healthy New England inspired fare. Whether straight off the farm or locally sourced, sustainably raised good, simple food is the cornerstone of the Bistro’s made-from-scratch menu. Fresh fruit smoothies and house sodas make the perfect complement to a choice kid’s menu. For mom, its bistro-style preparations with a full wine list and seasonally inspired hand-crafted cocktails. Orchard views and three-season patio dining help the Bistro deliver an unrivaled true farm-to-table experience. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, year-round.
At Arbonne, we take nature’s gifts as inspiration, and blend it with high science and true innovation. Each and every product is carefully formulated and crafted with potent botanicals to enhance your beauty, health and wellness and to improve your life–inside and out. We develop our skincare products by carefully selecting botanical ingredients known for specific beneficial properties. Through innovation in science, we introduce formulas that make skin more healthy, youthful and beautiful.
Drs. Beebe and Evans are the only chiropractors in the state of New Hampshire who are board certified upper cervical specialists utilizing cutting edge 3D imaging. They specialize in a very gentle approach that is extremely effective for chronic headaches, migraines, neck pain, and head and neck trauma. They know that when your head and neck are painful, it’s difficult to be as present, patient and loving with your family as you want to be. Areté will help make your body a better place to live!
Churchill’s is a full-service home and garden center committed to creating a delightful customer experience. People from all over New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine visit Churchill’s as the destination for inspiration, quality and beauty. Whether looking for premium plants, outdoor living accents, or garden-inspired home décor, our friendly, professional staff of horticulturalists, designers and artists offer personal service and advice about every aspect of gardening and seasonal home decorating. Oh, and there’s a Kids Club!
CycleFierce is the Seacoast’s first and only stadium-style cycling studio. Our 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 studio offers Rides throughout the day, including early and late morning, lunchtime, evening, and on weekends. The studio is available for private, corporate, and fundraising events and 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.
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.
FIT4MOM Seacoast is dedicated to the Strength In Motherhood by providing classes and support for moms in every stage of motherhood. Through Fit4Baby’s prenatal fitness classes, Stroller Strides, Body Back, and Our Village, women have the opportunity to have a workout and support that is flexible around motherhood.
GLOW is a holistic wellness studio located in the heart of York Village, Maine. We practice holistic wellness–recognizing the whole person and honoring the many aspects that determine a client’s wellness path. We see women, men, teens, and infants. In addition, we offer *GLOW MAMA* – including all of our other services that are especially dedicated to “wellness for the childbearing years.” Our experienced practitioners offer a variety of wellness services including: Massage Therapy, Holistic Acupuncture, Health Coaching, All-Natural Aesthetics, Reflexology, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Groups, Wellness Workshops, and Professional Development.
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.
Hazel’s collection is specifically curated for the discerning Seacoast Woman. Whether you’re looking for your favorite new outfit to hit the decks in, or that wow dress to totally impress at your next meeting, Hazel offers something for every occasion and lifestyle. Hazel’s designs are classic with a twist so you won’t see yourself coming or going. No time to shop? Let us schedule you a private, after-hours shopping experience catered to you and your needs!
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!
At making faces, we believe life is already serious enough, makeup should not be. It is our goal that each woman walks away, not only looking the best she can on the outside, but that she also feels her best on the inside. We strive to create a place of quality products, expert tips and techniques. We are all moms, but we have mastered the five minute face to at least feel polished up, even if we are running around in leggings doing errands all day! Whether you’re looking to change up your makeup, or you’re in desperate need of a new skincare routine, we are the place to start! We have a fully equipped facial treatment room that is completely private, and bobbles to finish off your glamorous makeup application when you actually get a “date night”. We carry over 50 national brands of cosmetics, skincare, bath/body, fragrance, hair care, sun care, accessories, jewelry and apparel.
I’ve always craved an outlet for artistic expression as part of my work, and in past jobs I’ve enjoyed the social interaction aspects of them the most. Being a Nail Professional is the perfect combination of both and has truly landed me my dream job. In addition, it provides me the flexibility I need to juggle life as a single mom to a seven-year-old boy. I pride myself on attention to detail and a customized experience for each client. I love color and nail art but also enjoy the beautiful simplicity of a neutral look as well. My favorite service to perform is called “The Artist’s Choice.” I will consult on likes and dislikes, mood, and take into account the season and current trends to come up with a completely unique look just for you. My range of services include both manicures and pedicures, from basic to completely blinged out!
Oceanside Physical Therapy is a group of women who are experts in pelvic floor rehabilitation. We understand the lack of care in the current medical system for women, especially with regards to prenatal and post-partum care. Our mission is to provide education, awareness and treatment for the Mom! Pregnancy and delivery are traumatic, end of story. The best thing you can do for your baby and family is to set an example of self-care. We can give you a world of information that will help you tremendously throughout your life in only a couple of visits.
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. We are located at 15 Portwalk Place in Portsmouth!
Reflections is a casually elegant, full service day spa offering all aspects of Electrology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy and Hair Care. Each of our services are provided in private rooms to ensure that our clients receive the utmost in personal attention. Each of our skilled licensed practitioners are considered to be top in their field, with many years of experience to offer. We provide a wide variety of appointment times for your convenience. Online booking is available, as well as gift cards.
Explore and stroll nine acres of display gardens and stone paths. We grow an uncommon palette of annuals, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering trees and shrubs, custom patio containers, and beautiful hanging baskets. We stock over 35 varieties of Japanese maples, large and dwarf evergreens. Our staff is knowledgeable and passionate about plants. Visit our website for events, hours and directions, plants, seeds, advice and inspiration.
Seacoast Sports Club is the perfect fit for the whole family! Come swim in our salt water pool, play tennis with a friend, relax in our steam rooms or saunas. With five locations on the Seacoast, we offer over 200 classes a week including Barre, Yoga, TRX, Group Cycling, HIIT and small group personal training, all taught by the most qualified and supportive community of instructors on the Seacoast. AND for the little ones we offer on-site child care with an experienced and dedicated staff, swim and tennis lessons, as well as a functional movement training program for kids ages 7-17. There really is something for everyone at SSC! All moms receive a free one-week trial at any of our locations!
SK Massage and Body Work has been part of the Exeter community for nearly four years and has over a decade of experience working with runners of all ability levels. Being a mom is a wonderful experience that often leaves little time for you, but self-care is even more important due to the extra demands placed on both your body and your mind. Taking time for an hour massage is one of the best ways to help you stay injury and stress free. Can’t spare an entire hour? Don’t worry, we carry the Trigger Point Pro line of foam rolling products for times where you just can’t make it into the office. We also offer e-gift certificates and convenient 24/7 online booking on our website or on your phone via the Mindbody App because we know how precious your time is.
For thousands of years, salt has been used as a natural disinfectant, detoxifier and anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that breathing salt-infused air can relieve symptoms for people dealing with respiratory, skin, and sleep-related challenges. Inspired by the birth of their daughter, owners Nastia and Daryl wanted to create a sanctuary for wellness and healing. Soleil’s Salt Cave will be a gathering place to recharge, detoxify and be well. Join us for Reiki, massage and yoga or just sit back, relax and let the salt cave do its work!
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 our teachers are moms working to bring yoga into their own lives and the lives of their students. Our classes are challenging, empowering, sweaty, uplifting and joyful. Our core values are community, connection, empowered interaction and integrity. We believe yoga is for everybody and see each student in their highest potential. Classes are accessible to all levels. Class times include morning, midday and afternoon/evening options. We offer Baptiste Power Yoga inspired classes as well as beginner classes, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. We also have free class every Friday for Military and First Responders. We work 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.
At Sparrow HHC, we believe that every person should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of massage therapy, natural medicine, and other alternative health care solutions. We believe that every person should have the opportunity to choose their health care based upon their beliefs, and the responsibility for wellness begins with each individual. Our mission is to provide support and education to empower people to think outside of the health care “box” and instill a new way of thinking about health care solutions. We are presently offering services in holistic and integrative medicine, shamanism, massage therapy, education and herbal medicine.
We are an incredible fitness center and community for women! We offer programs for success, and inspiration to stay healthy and be your best. AND we offer childcare for your little ones, while you take care of yourself! You can check out our fantastic Group X schedule of classes by downloading the MindBody Connect app.
We help moms stay active and pain free during pregnancy, prepare for and recover from birth, and restore pelvic health to prevent pelvic floor dysfunction, improve posture and muscle imbalances postnatally to be able to play and take care of your baby while safely resuming activities you love! This includes: Prenatal Care: Stay active & pain free during pregnancy using a combination of lifestyle & posture education, mindful movement, myofascial release and Pilates training; Labor & Delivery Prep: Prepare your body for labor and delivery using myofascial release for optimal baby positioning, breathing and yoga sequences, learn how to coordinate your diaphragms for maximum relaxation and discover what positions are the most effective for birth; Post Birth Care: Pamper and nourish your body after birth with these simple and effective corrective exercises and self care, including section and perineum scar tips that can be started within days of delivery; Nursing Moms Care: Take care of your body using stretches to relieve back and neck strain from nursing, relieve pain from blocked ducts and integrate in simple exercises to synchronize your core cylinder while nursing; Postnatal Pelvic Floor Care: Restore your bodies natural rhythm in the diaphragms, muscle function of the core cylinder to improve bladder and bowel control, resume a pain free sex life and reduce pelvic organ prolapse; and Diastasis Recti Abdominus Correction: Learn how to safely exercise while creating the proper fascial tensioning through the abdomen to improve posture, core strength, pelvic function, reduce back pain and safely resume an active lifestyle.
Conveniently located in the Eliot Commons in Eliot Maine, our vision at Yoga in ME is a supportive community where all who join us are valued as individuals. We believe yoga is a tool that can help each unique individual live a more balanced and healthy life. Yoga in ME is a family affair. Mother and daughter, Nancy and Lydia Garnhart, first opened the doors of Yoga in ME in 2013 with lots of support and help from the rest of their family. When you walk in the doors of Yoga in ME, you will feel the love that’s gone into creating this healing space.