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Mother's Day gift guide: The best gift ideas for mom

Check out these gift ideas for mom from chic and luxe to green and boozy in our Mother's Day gift guide.

Photo courtesy Kelly Green

Mother's Day gift guide: Foodie Garden
Triple X peppers, Tomato takeover Foodie Garden, $21.99. Available at Kelly Green.

Green-thumbed moms (and urbanites) can unbox a mini edible garden of spicy habaneros or heirloom tomatoes.

Photo courtesy Lomography

Mother's Day gift guide: Lomography special edition La Sardina camera
Lomography La Sardina Camera and Flash Czar camera, $179. Available at shop.lomography.com.

Grin your way through a million family photos as mom snaps wide-angle and multiple-exposure shots with this special edition 35mm.


Mother's Day gift guide: sunglasses + sunglass case
From left: Thomas Jane "Jackie" sunglass pouch, $25. Available at LAMILL. Garrett Leight "Lucille" sunglasses, $285. Available at A. Kinney Court.

Give mom some retro glam style (and her cat-eyed specs a safe place to rest in this padded, cotton canvas carrying pouch) with these locally designed sunnies.

Photo courtesy Sisters of Los Angeles

Mother's Day gift guide: LA-centric glasses
Sisters of Los Angeles canyons rocks glasses, set of 4, $42. Available at Yolk.

Toast LA's canyons—that's Beachwood, Laurel, Runyon and Topanga—that look as good filled with G&T on ice as they do on the shelf (when they're not getting a workout).

Photo courtesy Phaidon

Mother's Day gift guide: Cookbook
How to Boil an Egg, $35. Available at Skylight Books and Vroman's Bookstore.

Who better than Paris' beloved Rose Bakery to teach the kitchen-challenged type to fry, scramble, bake and, yes, even boil an egg?


Mother's Day gift guide: Wine tote + rosé
From left: Maptote Los Angeles wine tote, $15. Available at Elvino Wines. Farmer Jane 2012 rosé wine, $35. Available at the Larder at Burton Way

Design meets function (and LA color) in this canvas wine tote that's perfect for Hollywood Bowl-ing, beachside picnicking and farmers market strutting.

Photo courtesy Karien Belle

Mother's Day gift guide: Poetry scarf
Karien Belle poetry scarf, $260. Available at Yolk.

Wrap her in the words you want to, or wish you could, say with this linen scarf, stitched in the words of Rabindranath Tagore.

Photo courtesy Pinch Provisions

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Emergency Kit
Pinch Provisions Monogram Minimergency Kit + refill, $20. Available at Skin Care & Body Work.

For every OMG or WTF situation, mom's there. Give thanks with her own momogrammed bag stocked with quick-fix essentials from breath freshener and nail polish remover to earring backs and deodorant towelettes.

Photo courtesy Veronica Skin Care

Mother's Day Gift Guide: 24-karat gold serum
Veronica Skin Care 24K gold serum, 1-ounce bottle, $88. Available at Veronica Malibu Skin & Body Skin Care Center.

Bling mom out with 24-karats that won't break the bank. This serum's flakes fight aging (re: wrinkles, et al) and sweet almond, evening primrose, jojoba, neroli and chamomile essential oils keep her mug soft and sweet-smelling.

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Mother's Day gift guide: Thai massage + Thai fisherman pants
Palihotel Thai Thai 90-minute massage and Thai fisherman pants, $70. Available at Palihotel.

Gift mom some R&R with a side of pulling and pushing at the Melrose Avenue boutique hotel's private upstairs Thai massage room. Book your 90-minute massage and mention the Time Out deal for the special $70 price, plus a pair of comfy, straight-from-Thailand fisherman pants.

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Mother's Day gift guide: Eco-friendly candles
Paddywax ECO Green candles, $19.99. Available at Kelly Green.

These soy wax candles are as green (made from wine bottles) as they are pretty-smelling (pomegranate + currant, fig + vetiver or bamboo + green tea).

Photo courtesy the Getty Museum

Mother's Day gift guide: Los Angeles pillow
Hand-embroidered pillow, $160. Available at the Getty Center.

Show off this hand embroidery that's actually cool to display around the house.

Photo courtesy Eau L'Italie

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Eau D'Italie Parfum
Eau D'Italie, 3.4-ounce bottle, $140. Available at LAMILL.

Escape to an Italian seaside getaway with a spritz of eau de toilette inspired by the Amalfi coast.

Photo courtesy Two's Company

Mother's Day gift guide: Ikat picture frames
Two's Company 4"x4" photo frame, $26. Available at Alchemie Spa.

Because when all else fails (and because the DIY-crafted kind won't cut it), a framed photo is a sure bet. 

Celebrate Mother's Day 2013 with the best gift ideas for mom. Whether she's a green-thumb, kitchen novice or live-and-die-in-LA type, shop our 12 unique finds from our favorite stylish shops from Silver Lake to Abbot Kinney

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