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Spoil mom with San Diego riches

Love Yourself Mural photo by Artelexia
Mural inside Artelexia in North Park. (Artelexia)

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.

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