Number one cheerleader. Greatest teacher. Toughest warrior. Moms are everything and anything we need all at once that no gift, amount of quality time, or surprise flight back home could suffice to show them our appreciation. With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, May 8, you're probably wondering how you'll make the moms in your life feel special.
We rounded up 16 of the best brands and boutiques to grab unique Mother's Day gifts. From luxe facials to fine jewelry to artisanal curated gift boxes and more, shop our Mother's Day 2022 gift guide ahead to ensure you get mom's gift in time because there are no do-overs.
Los Angeles-based Aquarius Cocktail's Odette is a crisp cotton blouson-style top with volume to spare and made of 100% organic cotton poplin – perfect for the mom who appreciates a relaxed fit and Sunday picnics in spring.
Shop: Aquarius Cocktail Odette, $228
B-low The Belt
A trusty leather belt is the new black. If that's mom's motto, make your way to B-low The Belt. Founded in 2002, the women-owned accessories brand is loved by celebs, stylists, and fashion-forward Angelenos. It specializes in leather belts, hats, and bags designed in L.A. in partnership with local and international artisans. This western-inspired design incorporates a supple leather strap and detailed double buckle.
Shop: B-low The Belt Bri Bri leather belt, $148
What Mother's Day gift guide would be complete without some chocolate? ChocoVivo makes chocolate from bean-to-bar the way the Mayans and Aztecs made it over 2000 years ago. That means non-overly processed, old-fashioned chocolate – very, very old-fashioned.
Shop: ChocoVivo The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Kit, $59.50
Just like mom, a well-made, everyday tote never goes out of style. Clare V.'s Simple Tote is the perfect Mother's Day present for moms who treat their purse like Mary Poppins' bag. Choose from nine colors like Cognac Pablo Cat Suede or Multi Rattan.
Shop: Clare V. Simple Tote, $595
Mother's Day isn't over until she gets dessert. Take her out for an ice cream scoop (or two) at one of L.A.'s most delish vegan creameries. Dear Bella was founded by two empowered women whose moms shaped many of the decisions that led to its founding. With Taiwanese-inspired flavors like Taiwanese pineapple cake and Lychee raspberry daiquiri, along with the classics, there's a sweet treat here to make every mom's mouth water. Browse current flavors here.
Shop: Dear Bella, $5.95+
Upgrade mom's beauty sleep with some fancy bedding. Ettitude's Signature Sateen Sheet Set is made of silky-soft, sateen weave CleanBamboo™ lyocell fabric and feels as good as it looks. Plus, this set uses 500 times less water and produces 52% less carbon dioxide than cotton.
Shop: Ettitude Signature Sateen Sheet Set, $169
Fame and Partners
Make mom feel like a star with one of Fame and Partners' customizable, made-to-order dresses. Working with a talented team of artists and seamstresses, the label creates stunning pieces produced with your choice of color, print, and fit. Let her in on the process to make it a one-of-a-kind experience she'll always remember while wearing the final creation.
Shop: Fame and Partners custom dress, $115+
Fleur and Bee
Vegan, cruelty-free, and no nasties – South Pasadena-based skincare company Fleur and Bee hits all the checkmarks for a happy complexion. Its five-piece deluxe set takes the guesswork out of creating a daily skin regimen so mom can get glowy, healthy skin without breaking the bank. All orders ship free sans a minimum and are backed by the brand's 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don't love your purchase in the first 30 days, it'll issue you a refund.
Shop: 5-Step Routine Deluxe Set, $90
Los Angeles Flower Mart
The L.A. Flower Mart is everyone's go-to spot for the freshest and most beautiful flowers around. If you've ever purchased a bouquet in L.A., there's a 99.9% chance that this is where those flowers came from. So head to Wall Street between 7th and 8th to shop the most mom-worthy and affordable bouquet or in-vase arrangement you could ever imagine.
Shop: L.A. Flower District
LoveShackFancy x Hedley Bennett
Whether she's a cake boss or has a complicated relationship with cooking, look no further than the LoveShackFancy x Hedley Bennett collab. The kitchen apron pictured above is made from 100% cotton with LoveShackFancy's classic rosebud print fastened with pink straps. An off-the-shoulder kitchen apron featuring the label's hand-painted floral print as well as aprons for kids are also part of the limited edition collection.
Shop: LoveShackFancy x H&B – Hedley & Bennett $120-$210
Sustainable and woman-owned L.A. shoe label Ma'am partnered with The Outrage to create these soft Italian suede sandals celebrating motherhood. "This is a Mom's World" is embroidered in pink on the left shoe and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the United State of Women and their fight for gender equity.
Shop: Ma'am x The Outrage CJ flat sandals, $245
Bedazzle your queen with bespoke fine jewelry from Marrow Fine, founded by Jillian Sassone after the passing of her matriarch, Mary. Choose from a dainty pearl choker to pretty diamond pendants to chain necklaces or statement rings featuring gorgeous gemstones.
Shop: Marrow Fine Jewelry, $150+
Find mom's new signature scent at Phlur, a brand of fine, mindfully crafted perfumes founded in 2015 and recently relaunched by lifestyle mega influencer and mom Chriselle Lim. Phlur was one of the first fragrance brands to make a commitment to fully disclose the ingredient profile of their fragrances, a practice that's not required in the industry today.
Shop: Phlur Hanami 50ml Eau De Parfum, $96
On a time crunch? Let Simone LeBlanc, the L.A.-based, woman-founded gifting studio, curate a thoughtful gift box full of mom's favorite things. We're eyeing the Mother's Day Mind, Body, Spirit deluxe set designed to inspire and celebrate personal growth with a sage bundle, face and body mist, silk scarf, eye pillow, and more artisanal goodies.
Shop: Simone LeBlanc Mother's Day Mind, Body, Spirit Deluxe, $258
It's a universal, undeniable truth that there's no job more difficult or important than being a mom. Help it also be the most rewarding by treating her to a relaxing, 50- or 80-minute Swedish-inspired or energy-balancing massage at The Now. Add the herbal heat therapy enhancement to make her feel extra pampered. She deserves it and then some.
Shop: The Now Gift Card, $90 or $120
The Things We Do
Give mom the gift of glowier skin at woman-owned beauty concept bar The Things We Do. The boutique's latest Carboxyfacial is fueled by carbon dioxide and ultrasound to boost collagen, tone and tighten, and reduce puffiness. Like mom, it does it all. Locations in DTLA, Chino Hills, and Venice.
Shop: Peep its service menu here and email [email protected] to book an appointment.