Looking for unique Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom who enjoys finding local gems around the world? Your search ends at Nopo, short for The Nomad Pop-Up.
Avid travelers and collectors Kelly Breakstone Roth and Shanny Harel launched the site in March 2020 with a mission to remove some of the barriers preventing artisans in emerging markets (representing more than 65 percent of the world’s designers) from e-commerce internationally to participate. Now, if you can’t make it there yourself to shop for souvenirs, you can shop for handcrafted treasures from destinations like Colombia, Morocco, and Mexico at The Nopo.
The founders initially planned a trip to Morocco to connect with local artisans and women, but had to change course and find creative ways to source products once the pandemic started. After weeks of intense research, the entrepreneurs found Soufiane Aissouni, a traditional yet innovative lamp designer from Marrakech via Instagram, and he opened the door to many of the leading Moroccan artists with whom The Nopo now collaborates.
Today, the platform features home decor, clothing, beauty products and more from nearly 200 exceptional artists from the above countries and Ukraine, all carefully vetted to ensure they meet the brand’s quality standards and fair trade practices. Nopo sources these creatives by teaming up with well-known local partners such as Aissouni to introduce them to the country’s leading designers. From there, the network expands as creators connect Roth and Harel with other artisans they admire.
As Mother’s Day approaches, we asked Roth and Harel for some gift ideas. Below are her best Mother’s Day gift ideas for an unforgettable holiday with mom.
For the new mother
For the eternal host
For the design lover
For the accessory lover