She’s the hardest working woman around with more jobs than you can count – family chef, chauffeur, homework helper and more. Make her (mother’s) day by surprising her with a thoughtful gift that will show how loved she is. Need some inspiration? Click through to see (and buy) some of our favorites.


Hands-Free Fashion

Hook mom up with one of the hottest accessory trends and give her shoulders a break with Clove + Revel’s Jo Hip Belt Bag. Designed in Los Angeles and crafted with hand-selected genuine pebbled and suede leather, this sleek bag is the perfect companion on field trips or at the park (especially when mom is on push duty at the swings). Truly anywhere! Choose from fun color options like acid yellow and port red or go classic with black. Either way, mom is sure to love having a free hand (for once). 

Cost: $179

Satisfy Her Sweet Tooth

Make mom’s taste buds sing with what are quite possibly the best cookies she’ll ever taste. Lightly crisped on the outside with a chewy dense center, Mrs. Chips’s chocolate chip cookies are perfectly balanced between sweet and salty — they're topped with Maldon sea salt. Newly launched by a valley mom who amassed a cult following among friends and family for her mouthwatering treats, Mrs. Chips Cookies have quickly become the go-to gold standard in chocolate chip cookies. Order by Fri. May 11 for delivery or pickup on Sat. May 12; order by Sat. May 12 for delivery or pickup on Sun. May 13.

Cost: $48 for 2 dozen (minimum purchase); $5 for local delivery or free pickup in Sherman Oaks

photo: Gilt City Inc.

A Fresh Face

We all know mom’s tired, but she doesn’t have to look that way. Give her clean, glowing skin with Skin Laundry’s 15-minute laser and light facial. Offering the perfect dose of laser and light therapy, this rejuvenating treatment deep cleans, tones, tightens and brightens skin, leaving it softer, smoother, radiant and glowing. With no downtime needed following treatment, mom can go right to lunch, pickup, or wherever the day takes her – looking refreshed regardless of how much beauty sleep she got the night before. PS: The first treatment is free. 

Locations: Santa Monica, Newport Beach, West Hollywood, Glendale, Topanga and Irvine

Cost: $65 for a single facial; bundles and other options available

Sweetest Dreams

Help mom relax in style with a pair of luxury PJs from Sant and Abel. Known for their fun, colorful prints and incredibly comfortable fit, the brand has so many cute options that it can be hard to choose a favorite. The classic striped pieces in the new Braddock Collection are made of light, breathable pure cotton poplin and feel luxuriously soft. Pick from multiple women's styles including a long nightshirt, short sleeved pajama shirt, and boxers. There’s even a coordinating kids pair for moms who like to "twin" with their minis. Bedtime has never looked so good—just look at Ashley Fultz of The StyleEditrix!

Cost: $52 & up

Make It Personal

Surprise the mom who has everything with a beautifully crafted gift box from BOXFOX. Choose from pre-curated options – like the PAMPER//PINK box (pictured) or build your own using the brand’s proprietary BUILD-A-BOXFOX platform. With more than 2.53 billion unique box possibilities, all hand-picked and sealed with a written note, shoppers can choose to fill their box with items like Mast Brothers chocolate, Rifle Paper Co. stationary, Voluspa candles and more. LA-based BOXFOX is the creation of three female entrepreneurs under 30 who wanted to create a unique and personalized gifting experience after trying without luck to find a creative, well-presented gift full of useful essentials for a hospitalized friend.

Cost: $28 & up for pre-curated boxes; price varies for custom options

photo: Nikki Lazaro

Love Her to Infinity

Couldn’t get her tickets to last fall’s blockbuster “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at The Broad? Give her the next best thing: a Kusama candle by Bernadaud, designed in collaboration with Yayoi Kusama’s studio exclusively for The Broad. Inspired by the museum’s iconic Infinity Mirror Room, The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, this precious piece, handcrafted from porcelain by French artisans in Limoges, will twinkle brightly in her home. The artwork is applied by hand before the pieces are glazed, and the candle is removable, so the cup can also be used as a pen or makeup brush holder after the candle is finished

Cost: $95

The Broad
221 S. Grand Ave.

Babyproof Baubles

As most new moms know, favorite necklaces tend to get banished to the jewelry box until the baby gets old enough to stop yanking on their chains. Loulou Lollipop’s silicon teething necklaces are safe for baby to chew, tug and gnaw yet gorgeous enough to be worn with a variety of looks. Featuring pretty elements like pastel colors and interesting shapes plus practical details (breakaway safety clasp and dishwasher safe), any baby mama would be pleased to put one of these beautiful pieces into their fashion rotation.

Cost: $20 & up

Caro Bambino
2710 Main St.
Santa Monica

Get Cooking

Dinner is no longer a tedious to-do with a class from BLVD Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. This unique commercial kitchen offers an impressive array of class offerings — whether mom loves cooking up a storm or prefers eating the results of someone else's hard work — there’s sure to be an option she’ll enjoy.  Sign her up for a specific class or give her a gift certificate so she can choose whether she wants to take classes alone, with the kids or the whole family. She can get a jump on holiday prep with the Summer Pie Workshop or enjoy a date night with tapas and a wine flight at Chef’s Table theme, "A Night in Spain!" She can even take advantage of getting the whole gang fed at Family Friday and take a night off completely.

Tip: We hear there are always cookies and treats baking in the oven and are given as samples. This may be one gift you’ll want to buy in person.

Cost: $40 and up (classes vary)

BLVD Kitchen
13545 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks

Bring In the Boho

Add some bohemian glamour to mom’s abode with a Raffia Eye Basket. Made in Rwanda with sustainable materials from All Across, an organization that helps fellow moms by creating sustainable jobs for those in rural Africa and in the process, helps to alleviate poverty. These fair trade handwoven baskets add a chic touch to any countertop (or wall). But best of all, this is a purchase you can feel good about, cause moms help moms.

Cost: $28


Elevate Her Workout Gear

Give mom’s drop off attire an upgrade with some new threads from Splendid. The LA-based arbiter of California cool has a collection of cozy yet chic activewear pieces for the gym and beyond. Black yoga pants are anything but basic with a pretty braided side panel, and a striped studio wrap is a perfect topper to any casual look. With numerous options ranging from tanks to leggings, you can’t go wrong. Mom (and her closet) will thank you!

Locations: Pasadena, Santa Monica, Robertson Blvd., The Grove, Studio City, Topanga and Manhattan Beach

Cost: $12 (socks) & up

What are you hoping to get or do on Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below?

—Jenny Heller


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