With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to show mom what she means to you and support some local Bay Area businesses at the same time. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite local gifts sure to make her smile. With everything moms have done this past year, let’s make this Mother’s Day one to remember!
Thoughtfully-Curated Gift Baskets—Aldea Home & Baby
This Mission District shop is offering gift baskets for Mother's Day that will definitely impress. The Cozy Time Bundle is perfect for the tea lover as it includes Index of Teas Team Towel, True Tea infuser mug, Mug Imprint Ochre, S'well Elan Sport Bottle and Mog Egg Cup from Donna Wilson. Or go for the Treat Yourself Bundle for a mom who needs a pampering session pronto. It includes a Louvelle eye mask, bath bomb cubes, Nightshift wax candle and Slow North Harmony bath salts.
All items can be shipped or picked up curbside at their SF location.
Our Two Loves—Katie Dauser Ceramics & Succs in the City
Local SF mom Katie Dauser is just the type of local artist we want to support these days. She creates gorgeous ceramics and succulent arrangements that would make the perfect Mother's Day gift. Check out her Instagram for items for purchase and current work. Purchases can be made from her Etsy shops!
Cheese, Please—Stepladder Creamery
Treat mom to a cheese plate unlike any other. Stepladder Creamery makes small-batch cheeses with milk from their herd of LaMancha goats at their Central California farm. Their small cheese plate bundle includes four-ounce wedges of Paso Vino and Cabrillo, a Ragged Point, a Big Sur, a Spicy Fromage Blanc and a Marinated Fromage Blanc. Add on their goat milk soap or avocado blossom honey for the ultimate gift pack. They also offer a three-month subscription plan and a large cheese plate bundle for the ultra cheese lover.
Art for Her Walls—3 Fish Studios
Mother's Day is a great time to support local artists and we love 3 Fish Studios for their bold prints at reasonable prices. Choose from California-inspired pieces featuring San Francisco neighborhoods or the States of Love collection that features the California bear hugging states and countries. They even have magnets and note cards that would be a great addition to a gift basket.
Burlap-Wrapped Beauties, Delivered—Farmgirl Flowers
Skip the dozen roses this year and go for something more earthy. Farmgirl Flowers delivers gorgeous bouquets and live plants all over the U.S. from their home base in San Francisco's Flower Mart. It's not cookie cutter arrangements here—rustic-style arrangements are hand crafted from fresh flowers and each bouquet is it's own unique work of art wrapped in a burlap bag.
Satisfy Her Sweet Tooth—Snake & Butterfly
For a sweet treat that's also a work of art, grab a box of truffles or caramels from this Campbell chocolate factory. This small family-owned shop offers homemade, organic, fair trade chocolate (and did we say DELICIOUS?). Show them some love by getting your mom the ginger and nib bar, a jar of the fig balsamic caramel and a 12-pack of colorful truffles. You can't go wrong!
Beauty for Your Home—Heath Ceramics
There's something so satisfying about a beautifully-set table. Heath Ceramics in Sausalito is your go-to spot for timeless home decor and accessories. Their bud vase is the perfect vessel for your garden cuttings and their cutting boards are a gorgeous start to your next cheese board. Shipping and curbside pick-up is available.
Mama and Me Flower Crowns— Natalie B Designs
Floral designer Natalie B Designs has a special treat for all mothers and little ones in the Bay Area. The Flower Crown Box includes supplies for two flower crowns (so little ones can design their own), greens and flowers, ribbon, wire, instructions and access to a step-by-step video. Beautifully arranged and thoughtfully sourced box is a great gift for mamas and daughters. Pick-up and shipping is available.
Caffeine, Pronto—Blue Bottle Coffee
The new Blue Bottle Pour Over Kit gives mom the tools and expertise she needs to enjoy Blue Bottle cafe-quality coffee at home. Featuring a Blue Bottle Dripper, Blue Bottle Carafe, 30 Blue Bottle Filters and The Art of the Blue Bottle Pour Over manual, this is the perfect gift set for any deserving mom in need of high-quality caffeine this spring!
To Share, or Not to Share—Cheesequakes
Cheesequakes, made in San Francisco, are all natural, creamy, and moist with a luxurious crust and flavors that, like San Franciscans, are sophisticated and unusual. Cheesequakes is offering delivery of its full-size and individual serving Cheesecakes, made with all natural ingredients and available in a variety of unique flavors, including “Mama’s Ricotta.” Cheesequakes offers Bay Area delivery via DoorDash.
Beautiful Jewelry- Mountainside Made
Handmade, small-batch artisanal jewelry made in the Santa Cruz mountains, it's the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for mom. Creator Amber Duncan uses inspiration from museums and antiques to create simple and beautiful pieces that can be worn every day. Check them out in person at the General Store, or order online for shipping. The shop also offers Be Well boxes, including one for mom.
Cooking Class from Cozymeal
Browse an endless variety of cooking classes from this San Francisco service. Gourmet chefs share their knowledge and experience in a welcoming environment to learn something new. Whether it's the art of macaroons or Italian comfort food, there is something for everyone. Book an online class and treat mom to something delicious on her special day.
Leon and George
This San Francisco-based potted plant company offers an amazing white-glove service with each order that is hand-selected, treated and styled. Plants come in a variety of sizes and you have access to their awesome team of trained horticulturists and master gardens to help pick out the perfect plan for mom. They also arrive in a beautiful ceramic pot (in various color options) and furniture-grade wood stand of your choice. Now that's great service!
—Sandra Lee & Kate Loweth
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