A Message From Alex May 2023

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Have you even thought about what to get Mom this year? I sure have–our gift buyers brought in some amazing products this year. So, if you haven’t thought about what to get for your mom (or Mother’s Day in general), this article is for you!

Mother’s Day Gifts 2023

Let’s kick it off with the obvious Mother’s Day essential: a great greeting card. The best greeting cards always sell out the fastest, so I don’t recommend waiting too long on this one! Lucky for you our huge greeting card selection always has great cards for every holiday. You’ll surely find a great card that will make your mom smile, laugh, and give you that ‘approving’ mom look.

Mother’s Day is a great holiday not to have mom cook for. Let her relax and enjoy a meal prepared by the kids for once. That said, if you’re looking for a fun treat you can prepare for mom, you need to check out the boxed goodies from specialty food vendor Stonewall Kitchen. From cinnamon doughnuts to a buttermilk waffle and pancake mix, you’re sure to find something fun to cook, and that mom will love.

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Some of the best short-notice/last-minute gifts that will still be a hit include some of our regular everyday gift lines. Demdaco decorative signs and Willowtree sculptures offer tasteful offerings for the mom who enjoys sentimental gifts. On the other hand, Primitives by Kathy makes gift items with snarky phrases and sassy quotes printed on towels, mugs, and more. Perfect for the mom with a great sense of humor.

If you need a gift for a younger mom, I actually have a couple of lines to recommend. Whiskey River Soaps make great last-minute gifts that will be used; these are nice bar soaps & candles that come in dozens of different styles with funny names and detailed fragrance descriptions. GeoCentral Zodiac-sign-themed gifts are in the running for anyone with a ‘hippy-ish’ mom in their life–just remember to get her sign right! Outside of Mother’s Day and other holidays, our gift section is curated to offer unique options for different tastes & special occasions.

Moving Away Gifts & More

Peak moving season in the US goes from April-September. Whether you have a friend moving away or a new neighbor moving in, a thoughtful gift is always a way to commemorate the event. Naperville-themed gifts always make a great going-away gift and we are always introducing new options!

We’re expecting Naperville Puzzles, key chains, playing cards, coasters, ornaments and so much more throughout 2023. Whether you’re set for Mother’s Day or not–our gift section is built to carry thoughtful & unique gifts year-round. Even though last-minute gifts are often associated with Mother’s Day, they are a large part of every holiday. Next time you need something good for any special occasion, stop by any time. We’ll always have great gifts, toys, candy, and more on the shelves. ℞

Written by Alex Anderson

Alex is the current owner of Oswald's Pharmacy. A 6th generation member of the Wickel-Oswald-Kester-Anderson family, Alex focuses on innovation and taking the business into the future. With 7 years of working for Whole Foods Market as a Marketing & Community Relations Specialist, Healthy Eating Specialist, and Private Events Coordinator, Alex has a unique perspective on big and small businesses. Alex is a co-founder and board member of the Independent Medical Retailers group. Alex graduated with a BA degree from Columbia College Chicago in 2009. Alex has spent most of his life in Naperville and Chicago. He currently lives in Naperville with his 2 children (Oswald's 7th Generation!)