Truly Unique Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and while flowers are great, sometimes you need to show mom a little extra appreciation with a thoughtful gift. I've culled a few truly unique ideas from Bay Area businesses.

Original Art by Maureen Shields

art kitten kittens

San Francisco artist Maureen Shields makes fabulous collages and paintings - (not all of them have cats - but I personally have at least 5 of her pieces and am obsessed). Not ready to commit to a piece, she also has greeting cards and jewelry.

Luxury Lip Balm by Metta Good

I can't get enough lip gloss and who couldn't use another - especially when it's made right here in San Francisco by with sustainable and natural ingredients. Metta Good makes several delicious flavors like Blood Orange Vanilla that will make you want to lick your lips all day! (You can catch Metta Good at the upcoming Sip and Shop Boutique Bazaar, along with us - should be a fun event!)

lip balm gloss

Totes, Pillows and More by Blue Gnome

Now that you've gotten mom some of that tasty lip balm, how about a cute tote bag by Blue Gnome to stash it in? They make a plethora of goodies, many of them SF-centric.

tote bag

The Gift of Exercise from CycleBar

Is your mom the active type who enjoys working out? How about treating her to super fun and sweaty indoor cycling classes at CycleBar in Berkeley - I can personally attest that I have so much fun and torch so many calories in their 50 minute classes. Look for fun theme rides like 80s, Britney vs. Lady Gaga, and more! Plus, your first class is free and there are deals on packages.

cyclebar indoor cycling

Cocktail Time at DirtyWater

Treat mom to delicious cocktails and bites at Dirty Water in San Francisco - they have an extensive menu, and even brew their own beer. I am drooling as I type this as I ogle their offerings, like the Avocado Deviled Eggs below!

deviled eggs



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