Despite spending most of our social distancing days on lockdown at our homes-turned-offices, somehow some us still haven't managed to find time to pre-order Mother's Day gifts. (No judgment!) Given that the holiday is this Sunday (!!!), the clock is ticking to get thoughtful presents delivered on time to your favorite moms, whether she's the woman who raised you, a mother figure, or your BFF who welcomed her first bundle of joy.
Yes, chances are you won't be toasting any family or friends during an intimate IRL brunch with bubbly this weekend. However, rush delivery might still be an option, or you can opt for curbside pick-up and treat your recipient to a no-contact visit for a quick drop-off — assuming you're all wearing masks and remaining a safe distance away. (Right?)
Here, we've rounded up some stylish last-minute Mother's Day gift options available for local pick-up or delivery by this weekend. From reliable classics like chocolates and flowers to indulgent spa-in-a-box deliveries to something that's not a bathrobe (we all know your giftee has plenty by now), read on for more ideas.
For local fashionable florals-loving mamas, grab a bohemian-inspired bunch at WildFlora's Studio City and Original Farmers Market locations — after you've pre-ordered, of course. Mother's Day arrangements purchased online in advance are available for pick-up and no-contact delivery, and the flower studio recommends choosing the latter option for recipients outside of L.A. (get more details here).
Treat your sweet-toothed mom to a non-basic box of chocolates from L.A. sweets shop Valerie Confections, which is offering in-store pick-up at both of its locations. They're also offering 20% off orders of $70 or more when you use code MOTHERSDAY.
Everyone and their mom — but especially moms — is dreaming of a getaway anywhere beyond city limits. 'At Home in Paris' by Catherine Synave and photographer Guillaume de Laubier ($18) offers a chic City of Lights respite across 210 pages of inspiring luxury abodes. It's available at cool art gallery and boutique Please Do Not Enter in Downtown, which is offering two-day USPS Priority Mail shipping to ensure your gift arrives in time.
Another find from DTLA's Please Do Not Enter, add this dainty gilt brass heart bracelet ($65) from French brand Titlee to your cart and take comfort knowing that it'll forever remind your mom of her favorite child.
Make 2020 the year that you don't gift mom yet another bathrobe. L.A.-based AqC's chic silk charmeuse blouse will upgrade any loungewear look or Zoom meeting outfit. There's still time to get three-day shipping, so act now and don't forget to grab a few of the brand's washable vintage silk masks for you and mom, while you're at it.
Good American teamed with L.A.-based artist Alex Israel for this charitable (and comfy) French terry sweater ($99), which benefits nonprofit organization Baby2Baby. Match it with the pint-sized All Good kids sweatshirt ($59) for maximum mom-and-me cuteness. Just note that only standard shipping is available, so cross your fingers it arrives on time.
"I hate relaxing," said no mom ever. Since you can't treat her to a luxurious rubdown just yet, opt for this collection of CBD-infused wellness goodies available for pick-up at Platform's Drive-Through. While you're browsing their online market, perhaps order up some pizza or relaxation essentials and treat yourself, too?
Here's one way to give the gift of comfort to your retail therapy-loving mom. Send her a gift card — available in $25 increments — for L.A.-based sustainable bedding brand Ettitude, where she can select her own lightweight and stylish bamboo sheet sets (starting at $138 for twin sizing) in an array of chic hues. If you know your charitable recipient digs neutrals, pick out the brand's Earthen Sand sheets as the label is donating all profits to organizations providing relief to those affected by COVID-19.
You may not be able to take your mom to one of L.A.'s swankiest and starry eateries right now, but at least you can bring the stylish spread to her. West Hollywood restaurant Delilah's Mother's Day four-person brunch includes yummy pastries, organic egg frittata with asparagus and goat cheese, roasted spring chicken, fingerling potatoes, farmers market salad, and lemon pound cake with berries and cream — so even if you can't eat off each other's plates, you can post up at mom's driveway and share a meal from six feet away.
Simone LeBlanc is the queen of effortlessly cool gift wooden boxes, and her Restore Deluxe collection is packed with everything a mindful mama needs to indulge in maximum R&R. Think organic plant-based chocolate by Loco Love, sweet and fruity coffee beans from Lady Falcon Coffee Club, multi-use shampoo and body bar from Daughters of the Land, white sage and palo santo medicinal bundles, and more restorative goodies.
Whether she's a hard-to-shop-for mom or you're simply stumped, allow The Grove's personal shoppers to curate the perfect gift basket starting at $100 (it includes a cart and gift wrapping) — then simply roll up to valet and pick it up at the L.A. hub's new Curbside Concierge. Or, treat your label-loving mom to luxe carryalls by Saint Laurent and Givenchy or a decadent Le Labo candle, if that's her thing.
L.A.'s Clare V. is donating all proceeds of its statement-making sweater ($125) to Every Mother Counts, the maternal health advocacy organization founded by supermodel Christy Turlington. Now that's one way to make your mama proud.
Main photo: Simone LeBlanc