Mother’s Day gifts that will have her swooning


Mamas work hard. Whether they are CEOs or stay-at-homes, runny noses, dirty diapers and stinky socks don’t discriminate. In honor of the tireless, never-ending dedication of moms everywhere, here are some top picks for gifts to say thank you and give her a much-deserved “timeout.”

Mommy & Me Ice Cream Pedicure

No matter what your age, who doesn’t love bubbles and ice cream? Treat mom (and yourself) to the best combo we’ve heard of. Sparkling wine for mom, ice cream treats from MooTime Creamery and organic pedicures from Farmhouse Fresh - a win for all.

Paradise Point, 1404 Vacation Rd., Mission Bay, 858.274.4630 or

Apple watch

The rose-gold version is feminine, spring and summer ready, and perfect for moms of all ages. Wrap this watch around a bouquet of flowers for a “wow” presentation. This is a bit of a splurge, but well worth it (get your siblings to pitch in): $369.

Available at multiple retailers including Macy’s, Apple, Best Buy and Amazon

Mother of the World Necklace

Bring on the waterworks as you present this tear-jerker sentimental gift to mom. The two-tone necklace declares, “To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.” You’re welcome. Cost: $84.

Uncommon Goods,

Queen Bee Market

Treat mom to Mother’s Day weekend perusing vintage and handmade goods on Friday, May 12 (4-9 p.m.) and Saturday, May 13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The market will showcase more than 100 local and national vendors, plus DIY projects to create and take home. Cost: adults $3 or free for military; kids 12 years and younger are free. Ten percent of ticket proceeds will go to the North Coast Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar,

“The Fifth Trimester, The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby” by Lauren Smith Brody

Hot off the presses, this spring release is for new mommies determined to keep their goals in check. In case you were wondering about that fourth trimester? It should more appropriately be called “the sanity-testing, tear-inducing period of no sleep, makeup, or hairdos after the baby is born.” Cost: $17.

I am a Woman Warrior bracelet

Speaking of holding your own, this bracelet is perfect for any mom. Designed by Army veteran sisters, this bracelet also supports women and military causes with each purchase. Available in 18K gold or Rhodium plating.

Stella Vale,

MOMosas and massages

Treat mom to a weekend of treats starting with a decadent brunch (try the Grand Marnier French Toast) and her own customizable MOMosa. She can select her own fruits and liqueurs for her bubbles or go with the popular Mom’s Favorite Fizz with prosecco, hibiscus and lavender bitters. Let her relax the day away at Driftwood Spa, which offers an impressive array of massages, facials and nail treatments, as well as a pilates and yoga studio to stretch away motherly tensions. Bonus: a complimentary glass of Champagne or rosé comes with all treatments. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.

Four Seasons Aviara, Carlsbad, 7210 Blue Heron Place, Carlsbad, 760.603.3700 or


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