The one thing most moms really want this Mother’s Day? Just. One. Day. Off. The one thing most grandmas really, really want? Time with the grandkids. Unfortunately, neither of those is an option for most families these days. So instead, we’ve done our best to bring you gifts that are both useful and unique. From a watercolor kit to a frame-worthy puzzle, here are seven Mother’s Day gifts that support LA’s small business community, while making mom feel extra special.

Makers Mess Kits

Now's the perfect time for moms to take up a new hobby, courtesy of Makers Mess (which offers kids parties, camps and more during non-Covid times). In addition to the Watercolor Kit, pictured, there's also a Macrame Kit, Embroidery Kit and Mini Weaving Kit—just to name a few. With the Watercolor Kit, you can also get $10 off Makers Mess pre-recorded watercolor workshop.

SHOP NOW: Makers Mess Watercolor Kit, $27; shipping prices vary

Birch Propagation Station from Greenwood

Speaking of new hobbies, propagating plants, anyone? (Plants that propagate grow roots from their cuttings in water.) This 10 in. birch log from Valley Village's Greenwood has seven glass tubes for your clippings. Check out the shop's Instagram stories for more plants and gifts available for pick up or delivery.

SHOP NOW: Birch Propagation Station, $46; free shipping on orders over $40 with code STAYHOME

Inner Piece Puzzle

Discovered on Unique Markets virtual Mother's Day Marketplace, LA-based Inner Piece's grown-up puzzles are the soothing escape what we all need right now. Once completed, this 500-piece puzzle is its own 18x18 work of art. 

SHOP NOW: Inner Piece Puzzle, $30 (use discount code UNIQUE for 15 percent off); free shipping on orders over $50

DeLight Patisserie Mother's Day Box

Another Unique Markets find, these sweet shortbread cookies are handmade and packaged in LA. Each treat, 16 in total, is individually hand-wrapped and they come in a gorgeous floral box.

SHOP NOW: DeLight Patisserie Mother's Day Box, $21.50; shipping prices vary

Rose Lane Farms Mother's Day Bundles

Score the bloom of all blooms Rose Lane Farms, an heirloom rose-cutting farm hidden in North Hollywood. Send a DM via Instagram to arrange for a pick-up order.

Saint-Martin Candle from Individual Medley

Take Mom to France, by way of Los Angeles, with the Saint-Martin candle by LA-based candlemaker Mar Mar. The scent is warm and woodsy, but still subtly crisp, like a night in Paris. Like all of Mar Mar's candles, this one is poured by Light for Life, an organization that creates jobs for adults with disabilities.

SHOP NOW: Mar Mar Saint-Martin Candle, $46; free shipping with code STAYCOZY

Compagnie de Provence Soap & Hand Cream from Yolk

Get same-day delivery via Postmates on all the trinkets, baubles, books and more from gift shop Yolk. Perfect for mom during this time of nonstop hand washing: subtly scented soap and hand cream from Compagnie de Provence.

SHOP NOW: Compagnie de Provence soap, $36, and hand cream, $26

–Shannan Rouss


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