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.

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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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  • 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.

  • Photo courtesy Palihotel

    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.

  • Photo courtesy Paddywax

    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. 

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.

Follow Katherine Kims on Twitter: @katherinekims


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