We all know how important moms are, but what do moms and local businesses have in common? They are both hardworking and the backbone of our families and communities! We can’t think of a better way to honor and support both than by buying small from local Bay Area businesses this Mother’s Day (and always!)—check out some of our Mother’s Day gift guide favorites below perfect for new moms, seasoned moms and moms all around!
Oh La La Picnics!
Treat mom to an experience she won't forget anytime soon—a picnic in which she doesn't have to lift a finger! Oh la la picnics will provide a lavish picnic complete with food, decor and flowers and all she has to do is show up, ready to relax and enjoy (hunny, are you reading this?!).
This Mission District shop is offering gift baskets for Mother's Day that will definitely impress. The Cozy Time Bundle is perfect for the tea lover as it includes Index of Teas Team Towel, True Tea infuser mug, Mug Imprint Ochre, S'well Elan Sport Bottle and Mog Egg Cup from Donna Wilson. Or go for the Treat Yourself Bundle for a mom who needs a pampering session pronto. It includes a Louvelle eye mask, bath bomb cubes, Nightshift wax candle and Slow North Harmony bath salts.
All items can be shipped or picked up curbside at their SF location.
For the mom who is into (or wants to be into) the fermentation craft, Preserved in Oakland is a kitchen shop that focuses on pickling, canning and kombucha brewing. In addition to supplies, the shop offers artisanal food products, kitchenware and even workshops to answer all your questions about the sustainable process of preservation and fermentation. The Sourdough Starter Kit and Kombucha Kit are two kits to consider starting with!
Treat mom to a cheese plate unlike any other. Stepladder Creamery makes small-batch cheeses with milk from their herd of LaMancha goats at their Central California farm. Their small cheese plate bundle includes four-ounce wedges of Paso Vino and Cabrillo, a Ragged Point, a Big Sur, a Spicy Fromage Blanc and a Marinated Fromage Blanc. Add on their goat milk soap or avocado blossom honey for the ultimate gift pack. They also offer a three-month subscription plan and a large cheese plate bundle for the ultra cheese lover.
Three Babes Bakeshop
With humble beginnings as a pop-up shop from a shipping container in the Mission, Three Babes Bakeshop quickly expanded to farmers markets and their own commercial kitchen. In addition to using local, organic ingredients they also offer a virtual pie class, ‘you bake’ chocolate chip cookie dough and a pie subscription service. Find their delicious treats at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market on Saturdays or pickup orders at their bakeshop kitchen.
2501 Phelps St.
San Francisco, CA
Pre-order pickups & deliveries
Ferry Building Farmers Market
Saturdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. only
Skip the dozen roses this year and go for something more earthy. Farmgirl Flowers delivers gorgeous bouquets and live plants all over the U.S. from their home base in San Francisco's Flower Mart. It's not cookie cutter arrangements here—rustic-style arrangements are hand crafted from fresh flowers and each bouquet is it's own unique work of art wrapped in a burlap bag.
A plant shop with a wine bar?! Yes, please! Treat mom to some greenery AND an outing at this gorgeously designed greenhouse that is also a community gathering place and art gallery. We're not sure this place could be more hip!
Single origin and handcrafted from sustainable and fair trade cocoa, Kokak chocolates stem from founder and chocolatier Carol Gancia’s serious love for chocolate. With a store in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, Kokak also offers local bicycle delivery locally and welcomes custom orders.
With a ceramics studio in the back of the shop, Earthen features the work of local artists and makers which means a present for mom from here is a unique, one-of-a-kind ceramics or homeware good that she will love!
Floral designer Natalie B Designs has a special treat for all mothers and little ones in the Bay Area. The Flower Crown Box includes supplies for two flower crowns (so little ones can design their own), greens and flowers, ribbon, wire, instructions and access to a step-by-step video. Beautifully arranged and thoughtfully sourced box is a great gift for mamas and daughters. Pick-up and shipping is available.
A small business that prints original designs on clothing that range from local landmarks to work from local artists, Culk is also intimately involved with community fundraising for various causes including wildfire relief and offering art workshops to local high school students. A purchase here isn't just a fashion statement but an investment in the community as well!
Cheesequakes, made in San Francisco, are all natural, creamy, and moist with a luxurious crust and flavors that, like San Franciscans, are sophisticated and unusual. Cheesequakes is offering delivery of its full-size and individual serving Cheesecakes, made with all natural ingredients and available in a variety of unique flavors, including “Mama’s Ricotta.” Cheesequakes offers Bay Area delivery via DoorDash.
Food allergy moms—rejoice! This allergy-friendly bake store is gluten, dairy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and soy free and the best part? You won't even know its missing... their cupcakes, cakes and cookies are THAT good.
Beautiful Jewelry- Mountainside Made
Handmade, small-batch artisanal jewelry made in the Santa Cruz mountains, it's the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for mom. Creator Amber Duncan uses inspiration from museums and antiques to create simple and beautiful pieces that can be worn every day. Check them out in person at the General Store, or order online for shipping. The shop also offers Be Well boxes, including one for mom.
Cooking Class from Cozymeal
Browse an endless variety of cooking classes from this San Francisco service. Gourmet chefs share their knowledge and experience in a welcoming environment to learn something new. Whether it's the art of macaroons or Italian comfort food, there is something for everyone. Book an online class and treat mom to something delicious on her special day.
Leon and George
This San Francisco-based potted plant company offers an amazing white-glove service with each order that is hand-selected, treated and styled. Plants come in a variety of sizes and you have access to their awesome team of trained horticulturists and master gardens to help pick out the perfect plan for mom. They also arrive in a beautiful ceramic pot (in various color options) and furniture-grade wood stand of your choice. Now that's great service!
—Christine Lai, Sandra Lee & Kate Loweth