Maybe this Mother’s Day the gift of a laundry service sounds intriguing. We hear that! We also like special experiences such as hipster mixed drinks with breakfast burritos, or tickets to world-class theatrical productions. How about some artisan truffles? Absolutely! Check out our list of trending San Francisco Bay Area Mother’s Day gift ideas—all local, plus a few are made by entrepreneurial mamas. How’s that for mother love?

Mamas Who Sip Shandies: The Lawton Taproom

Not every mom wants a traditional Mother’s Day Brunch (although we agree getting served breakfast in bed shouldn’t be skipped—unless she has a thing about crumbs in the sheets). For those who prefer something a little different, Seven Stills, a San Francisco craft distillery, has the Lawton Taproom in the Outer Sunset. Try their innovative whiskeys and vodkas. Or go for one of their shandies, a combo of Seven Stills’ house beers and the fermented aguafrescas of Hard Frescos Brewing Co. Don’t worry—you won’t drink on an empty stomach. The menu includes kale caesar salad, sopes, a Cuban sandwich, and guac and chips. And if you go on a Saturday or Sunday, there are savory breakfast burritos with tots. Try the fresh baked cookie for dessert, and fill up a growler to go. 3645 Lawton St.,

Photo by Torin Nielsen


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—Olivia Boler

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