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Mother's Day Gift Guide

What do you give the mom who is constantly giving back? We’ve got your guide to items that will spread the love, from local shops to brand-name designers.

Local Shopping

Art Matters Wall Planter from Pigment - $29

Brighten mom’s current state of décor with this piece of living art. Plants simply attach into the coconut fiber mesh and hang vertically against any wall. Pigment’s modern plant fixtures are as creative as they are sentimental. Start with the Wall Planter, and soon enough she’ll be hunting for more urban-chic statement pieces to coincide.

3827 30th St., North Park

Mini Druzy Necklace from Graffiti Beach - $98

It’s the gift of gold, but this standout necklace introduces a colorful collision of gemstones to the mix. The 16-inch necklace is made from 14 karat gold and agate. The fusion of these two make for a show-stopping piece that catches all colors in the light.

2220 Fern St., South Park

Pink Pearl Studs from Vocabulary Boutique - $24

These delicate studs are the perfect subtle accent of glamour that mom so deserves. The tiny pink pearls give these earrings a message that’s sweet, delicate and oh-so-fabulous.

414 W Cedar St., Little Italy

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Three Tea Sampler Green Tea Collection from Leaf & Kettle - $26.95

Leaf & Kettle features a wide selection of single origin teas, scented blends and caffeine-free herbal tisanes. Not sure what your tea-lover will want? Snag the Three Tea Sampler and let her do the choosing.

12925 El Camino Real STE AA4, Del Mar

Blow Out from BlowPop Dry Bar - $30+

This “wash and blow" bar offers snazzy blow outs for every woman’s dream ‘do. In 30 minutes, she’ll get dolled up with a Sultry Bardot, Fawcett Flair or the Audrey Up-Do. The stylings start at just $30. BlowPop Dry Bar also offers additional services such as braids, hair chalk, clip in extensions, scalp massages and more. Trust us, she’ll love it.

245 Horton Plaza, San Diego

Tijon Parfumerie

The must-have scent in La Jolla is coming out of Tijon Parfumerie, a sleek retail space that has natural skincare products, scented oils and a place to create your own custom fragrance in the perfume workshops. You can give ready-made perfumes and colognes, or impress mom by treating her to one of the workshop classes. Create a custom fragrance with her and mom will get a free upgrade to the crystal perfume bottle, May 10-12.

7853 Herschel Ave., La Jolla

Big Name Brands

Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill – Stripe Ellen Crossbody Bag - $178

A chic and summery way to carry her things is just what mom needs. The cross-body style of this Kate Spade bag will accent any ensemble and give her that extra “pop” to stand out from the crowd. Available at Nordstrom at Horton Plaza.

103 Horton Plaza, San Diego

Wide Enamel Initial Bangles from C. Wonder - $58

No doubt about, these bangles are statement-makers. With her initial on display alongside one of the brightly-colored bands, mom will embody total sass and class. Available at C. Wonder in Fashion Valley.

7007 Friars Rd., San Diego

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum Gift Set - $102

This Jimmy Choo fragrance set was inspired by the modern woman. So, it makes sense to gift it to the lady who keeps her cool while staying so stylish. The parfum features notes of sweet orange, pear nectar, tiger orchid, Indonesian patchouli and caramel. The gift set comes with body lotion and shower gel. Available at Nordstrom Fashion Valley.

6997 Friars Rd., San Diego

Heart’s Desire Cheese Boardwith Spreader from C. Wonder - $28

If mom’s heart beats for hosting parties with friends and families, this love-spreading cheese board from C. Wonder is the ideal gracious gift. She’ll feel the love in the heart-shaped serving board and heart-embellished spreader. Available at C. Wonder in Fashion Valley.

7007 Friars Rd., San Diego

Michael Kors ‘Parker’ Chronograph Watch - $250

Because telling the time shouldn’t be boring, this Michael Kors watch screams fabulous with its rose-gold plate, contrasting white resin and outer rim made of crystals. It’s tre glamorous, darling. Available at Nordstrom Fashion Valley. 

6997 Friars Rd., San Diego

Yves Saint LaurentRouge Pur Couture – Vernis a Levres Glossy Stain - $34

This new lip product manages to find the perfect balance between glossy shine and long-wear stain. Gift mom with one of the 30 award-winning colors. That’s right – it’s the winner of Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty award for Best Lip Stain in 2012 and a 2012 Nordstrom Beauty Award Nominee.

6997 Friars Rd., San Diego

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