Mother's day is coming up this Sunday, May 14 and, unless you've been super organized and bagged your gift already, you're starting to panic.
Fear not, we've come up with a list of awesome gift ideas to suit all tastes and budgets. Just know that your mom will love you for it (you can thank us later).
For the mother of all chocolate lovers: Indulge her discerning palate with Poco Dolce's olive oil truffles ($24 for a 9-piece box)—a winning combination of dark chocolate and California extra virgin olive oil ganache, lovingly hand-crafted with a sweet spring floral motif, right here in the city. // 2421 3rd St. (Dogpatch), and available online at pocodolce.com. (Courtesy of Poco Dolce)
For the groovy mom: Each of these hand-crafted ceramic tumblers ($40 each; $70 for two) from Knotwork LA has its own delicate inlay of colorful, porcelain pieces set off against Californian-made stoneware, promising that every single piece of pottery is just as unique as she is. // knotworkla.com (Courtesy of Knotwork LA)
For the stressed-out mom: All she wants is a massage. Give her the gift of bliss with a 60-, 75-, or 90-minute massage ($140-$204) at the city's most stylish new bathhouse. Onsen, a chic recent addition to the Tenderloin, also offers an intimate communal bath. Add a 15-minute reiki session ($35) for extra healing magic. // 466 Eddy St. (Tenderloin), onsensf.com
For the mom who's all about scent: We can't wander down Fillmore Street without catching the scent of fine fragrance maison Le Labo. Pick up the ROSE 31 eau de parfum ($180 for 50ml), an alluring fragrance inspired by the warm, spicy notes of the centifolia rose.Sure to surpass even your mom's high expectations. // 2238 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), lelabofragrances.com (Courtesy of Le Labo)
For the mom who's always on the go: The combined effect of an Elemis ginger and lime salt scrub, Soyaffin foot wrap, a de-stressing hand massage, as well as a soothing foot and leg massage, Lux SF's Elemis Sole Delight pedicure ($75 for 65 minutes) means she'll be walking on cloud nine. // 490 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley), luxsf.net (Courtesy of LUXSF)
For the mum who knows how to accessorize: With its elegant design and textured detail, Svelte Metals' slim Nova cuff ($85) is ideal for everyday wear. It also makes for a great stacking piece, which means that you have next year's gift sorted too. // sveltemetals.com (Courtesy of Svelte Metals, via Instagram)
For the mom who keeps you warm: This cozy knit Islanders Dijon blanket ($165) from artist Hillery Sproatt is the perfect accompaniment to a chilly SF evening. Made from 80 percent recycled cotton, the design is translated from Sproatt's own mixed media art, and was inspired by her travels to Japan. (Courtesy of Hillery Sproatt)
For the mom who loves a healthy brew: This limited-edition collaboration between Tea Drops and the poet Alexandra Elle ($39) comes with four mini tea drop sets, a handmade bar of soap, Elle's latest book of poetry, Words from a Wanderer, and a chocolate bar—all wrapped in a slick black-and-gold gift box. We especially dig the wooden tea boxes—filled with peppermint, turmeric, lavender mint, and vanilla white teas)—printed with playful quotes from Elle's written works. // myteadrop.com (Courtesy of Tea Drops)
For the mom who's a hopeless romantic: Ampersand is a little gem of a flower shop whose pay-per-stem option guarantees you can get something pretty to suit any budget. Order up a bespoke bouquet ($20-$80), and go with the expert guidance of the in-house designers or get creative and pick out your own California-grown blooms. Guaranteed to make mum beam. // 80 Albion St (Mission), ampersandsf.com (Courtesy of Lanny Nguyen)