Wednesday, May 6, 2009

what to get for mom?

Keeping the theme from the last post about helping out our local stores I asked my most creative and thoughtful girlfriends what they were thinking of getting their mom's this mothers day. 

Here are some ideas they came up with:

Charlotte suggested: Customized stationary from Sugar Paper a Los Angeles based stationery store in the Brentwood Country Mart.. It might be a little late for this one but regardless, Sugar Paper has the cutest cards around so pick one up to put on your mother's day gift or to send to grandma in Florida.

Sara suggested: A gardening kit... I will find a local place to get one since I think its a great idea. Or you make your own basket from Rolling Greens in Culver City which is the best place in Los Angeles to get indoor and outdoor plants. You can also pick up some terracotta pots from a local hardware store such as Anawalt put some basil seeds, mint, thyme, potting soil, and a cute pair of gardening gloves in a basket and she will have fresh herbs all summer long. 

Meg suggested: Cooking classes, and I know just the place! Check out The New School of Cooking in Culver City they have amazing classes all year long for recreational cooking. Meg also suggested a spa day. I know just the place for that because I was given the most amazing gift of a spa day from my friend Jessica. Check out Ona Spa they are offering four great specials right now just for mothers day! A couples massage with mom? hmmm. Have to think about that one but some of the others are amazing. Ona Spa is hands down LA's best local spa. 

Rashida suggested: Periwinkle online for monogrammed cosmetic bags, linens, tennis racket covers, and other adorable personalized prizes. Again since this is last minute it might be a little late for this one as well, but you never know call and see. Talk to Caroline see what she can do this one might be worth waiting for!

Please send me more ideas for last minute mothers day gifts. 


twobewed said...

The cosmetic bags are perfect for bridesmaids gifts..I'll keep them in mind for my clients.

katie fine said...

they are great. Coincidentally Caroline and my brother were roommates in law school. found her site separately so if you ever talk to her tell her you are my friend she will get a kick out of it.