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 that are available to be shipped or picked up curbside. Add a handmade card with a kid hand print and you’ll 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. You can find her items for sale at Kizler Coffee in Pacifica (which is still open for coffee and also functioning as a food bank) and you can make purchases from her Etsy shops. Bonus: shipping is currently free and you can request local pickup from SF by DMing Katie.
To Kick Off the Celebration—The Sip
Ship the celebration right to mom with the oh-so-cute mini champagne bottles from The Sip. This Oakland-based company was created by two moms who have been friends for over 15 years! You can choose a one-time shipment of their special Mother's Day box that comes with two mini bottles and a special "Mom" champagne flute that she can use all year round. Or up the ante and go for the bi-monthly subscription service to say "Thanks, Mom" over and over.
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?). In addition to the current struggles all businesses are facing, Snake & Butterfly had both a robbery and fire in the past year. 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 is available while their store locations are closed.
Dinner, Delivered: Picnic on Third
Just because we're quarantined doesn't mean you can't still make her dinner. Also, ordering dinner counts as making dinner. This awesome women-owned business has a great option for Mother's Day dinner so you can make mom feel pampered all day. For $79 you can get this meal that feeds 4-6: Lemon Pepper Salmon, Broccoli with Seed Crumble, Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes, Ruby Red Beets, Chocolate Truffles and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Bonus: it's pretty foolproof as only the potatoes require heating (broccoli heating is optional).
Mama and Me Flower Arranging—Tracy Simmons & Natalie B Designs
Interior designer Tracy Simmons and floral designer Natalie B Designs are teaming up to create a special treat for all mothers in the Bay Area. Beautifully-wrapped flower bouquets and mini flower arrangements for Mama and Me flower arranging are available to order. Orders will include free access to a how-to flower arranging video—the perfect Mother’s Day activity for mamas and their little ones. There will be an option to add on Leaves and Flowers tea and an Aieul candle and for extra sweetness, you can choose a bundle package of all items and add a donation to the SF Flower Market.
Pick-up will be on May 9 from 12-3 p.m. at The House (SF) and delivery will be available to SF and Marin for an additional charge of $20.
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!
A Sweet Treat—Recchiuti Confections
Our Ferry Building favorite Recchiuti Confections just released the Mother’s Day Truffle Box ($48), offering a collection of 16 delicious confections, all handmade in San Francisco. Other favorite collections for Mother’s Day, like the Noir Truffle Box ($28) and Red Wine Pairing Collection ($28), can be found online here. Use code SHOPSMALL to receive 15% off online orders for a limited time.
Cider + Succulents—Sincere Cider & Planterday
We love how these two local businesses have teamed up to bring Bay Area moms what they want this Mother's Day: cider and succulents. For just $20 (plus $5 delivery) you can get a four-pack of Sincere Cider and a baby succulent from Planterday delivered to mom's door. You'll also get a Sincere Cider sticker pack and koozie. What's not to love about that?
Order by May 7 for delivery on May 10
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.
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