Spoil mom with San Diego riches


When Mother’s Day hits on May 12, be ready to treat any San Diego mom with a range of local choices. From eco-conscious goods to indulgent body care, match these hand-selected gifts to your madre’s personality for a truly meaningful present this holiday.


Mamacita deserves the best this Mother’s Day, and this hip shop has a cornucopia of choices. Put together a mixed basket of goodies for a proud mama with a Hola Bi**hes tank top ($25), a Frida Kahlo Si Si Puede (“Yes you can”) pin ($11), a serape crossbody bag ($23), and a Chignona (“bad ass woman”) shopping tote bag ($14).
3803 Ray St., North Park, 619.501.6381,

San Diego Natural Soap Company

For a mom who loves to smell sweet with the bounty of nature rather than chemicals, celebrate her with natural skin care treats. Try the 117˚ WEST Tangerine Sage line including bath bombs ($7), hand polished soy candle ($38), sea salt body polish ($28), and body lotion ($29) with extracts of Hawaiian algae, sea kelp, and Pacific Coast giant kelp. Add on a seagrass or driftwood saltwater soap ($15) made with organic oils for the complete package. The best part? Complimentary gift wrap is available, so no stress needed.
8400 N Magnolia Ave., Santee, 858.490.0515,

San Diego Hat Company

From the namesake hats to bags, scarves, and sunglasses, there’s plenty to keep your mama beach ready in effortless style. Signature hats ($17-80) come in a variety of styles with colored beads, tassels, and ribbon for on-trend looks any stylish mom will love. Be sure to check out the Mexico Artisan line with vibrantly hued goods including braided palm straw baskets ($35-45), placemats and coasters ($25-38), and even a wine holder ($35).
2875 Whiptail Loop E, Carlsbad, 888.868.0588,


Eco-conscious San Diego moms don’t fall for fast fashion, and this local company dresses ladies with activewear that makes a difference. As the first North American apparel company to produce Fair Trade Certified clothing, Carlsbad-based Prana is the “it” brand for yoga wear, swimsuits, dresses, and outdoor comfort apparel. Treat mama to an “Inhale, Exhale” top ($49), a fresh pair of yoga pants ($65-89), and an E.C.O. yoga mat ($55) to promote zen relaxation beyond the holiday.