Whether you’re spending Mother’s Day with the mom in your life or not, it's easy to make her feel special. This year, treat her to a uniquely California Mother’s Day gift—whether it’s an actual trip or just one that channels some magic from wine country, the beach, or even the happiest place on earth. Here are 12 Mother’s Day gift ideas that will last well past May.
Send Mom to Wine Country
A few days of rolling countryside, wine tasting, and great hotels will make Mom feel world-class. The folks in Napa Valley are offering a variety of Mother’ s Day offers, including special tastings at wineries and hotel deals like a 15 percent discount on three-night stays at The Setting Inn in Yountville (book by May 8, stay through July 31). In Sonoma County, get a third night free in a Mission suite at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, offering plenty of time for spa treatment (good through Oct. 31)
Rosé, Pennyroyal Farm, Boonville
If mom is the rosé-all-day type, she’ll love the delicate pink wine produced at this Anderson Valley winery that also creates lovely Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and creative goat- and sheep’s-milk cheeses. Like a lot of California wineries, it’s offering great deals, too, such as penny shipping for cases and discounts for multi-bottle or wine-and-cheese orders.
Camellia Coffee Beans, Sacramento
Sending flowers to mom is great, but an excellent coffee gift with a floral theme will last longer. This Sacramento roaster, located in the WAL Public Market, is named after the camellia flower, which has been blooming in the capital city since the Gold Rush. The roasters’ Comfort Zone blend has notes of dark chocolate and almonds, while the Ethereal Espresso Blend charms with hints of berries and caramel, Add a fun Camellia mug that won’t ever wither.
Sweet California Gift Box, Happy Girl Kitchen, Pacific Grove
This goodie box includes a selection of California-made jams such as strawberry-lavender and Big Sur Marmalade. Something to note on the gift card: Happy Girl Kitchen was a favorite of Reese Witherspoon and the stars of Big Little Lies when they were filming the TV series a few years ago in Monterey County.
Ginkgo Earrings, The Huntington, Pasadena
These gold-plated pewter earrings have timeless elegance—and were cast directly from the trees at the sprawling estate outside Pasadena. Come see the ginkgo trees in person at The Huntington’s Japanese and Chinese gardens; during autumn, they turn a vivid yellow) For more garden-inspired jewelry, check out the online shop’s rose pendant and earrings, or a hummingbird pendant.
Near the Huntington, the luxurious Los Angeles County hotel is offering a variety of ways to indulge. Treat Mom to the Downton Abbey Afternoon Teas (select dates in May), or the ongoing Celebrate Every Day package which comes with pink balloons, pink roses and a bottle of Champagne. For the mom who just wants a luxurious, and unfettered night’s sleep, check out the Sleep Matters by Chuan Package, created in collaboration with the World Sleep Society, that includes a special turndown kit, a playlist from Word Sleep Day, and Chuan Breathing Exercises.
California Quail Sculpture, Orient & Flume, Chico
A nature-loving mom will love Orient & Flume’s bright-blue rendering of the state bird, or equally enchanting takes on a snowy owl or cardinal. The art glass studio in Butte County makes timeless, charming pieces—some of which have ended up at the Met and Smithsonian. The gallery also produces striking vases, paperweights, and perfume bottles.
Vino Lux Deluxe Bath Gift Basket, Grapeseed Company, Santa Barbara
This Santa Barbara–based company upcycles the by-products of the winemaking process, turning grape seeds into bath products, candles, and even hand-sanitizing spray. This package includes rosé and pinot lotions, bath salts, and mini bath bombs.
Rosé of Pinot Noir, Pennyroyal Farm, Boonville
If mom is the rosé-all-day type, she’ll love the delicate pink wine produced at this Anderson Valley winery that also creative goat- and sheep’s-milk cheeses. Get a 10-percent-off deal with you buy the trio of White ’N’ Pink, which adds the winery’s Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Alice in Wonderland Dooney & Bourke Tote, Disneyland, Anaheim
For the Disneyland superfan, this bag with classic Alice in Wonderland illustrations is both tasteful and just a little cheeky—and perfect for your next trip the Anaheim parks. For a mom who can take a good joke, consider the Maleficent Tote Bag or an Evil Queen phone case.
Chez Panisse Cafe Bowl, Heath Ceramics, Sausalito
Show mom that you consider her cooking to be world class with an elegant piece inspired by Alice Waters’ legendary Berkeley restaurant. This bowl, perfect for mom’s morning yogurt parfait or evening ice cream, is part of the Chez Panisse tableware line from the Sausalito ceramic studio. Some proceeds go to Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Project, which helps supply schoolkids with daily lunches.
Spa Weekend at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside
The grand dame hotel in the Inland Empire city has a sumptuous, Tuscan-inspired spa—and Kelly’s Spa has also been named one of the top 50 hotels spas in the U.S. The resort’s Mother’s InSPAration offer includes a $100 spa credit and a scented candle for the room.
Ocean Floor Beach Towel, Everyday California
Give mom this dreamy beach towel that is also pretty “deep”: it pictures the underwater landscape of the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve, with its four different ecosystems off the coast of San Diego County. Everyday California, which also sells timeless surfer-girl flip-flops made from vegan materials, will also donate a portion of proceeds to organizations such as UrbanSurf4 Kids.