2024 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is on May 12, 2024, so it’s crunch time for shopping for a gift for your mom, the mother of your children and any other beloved mother figures in your life. Flowers and a card are always appreciated along with a visit or phone call. But, why not do even better with one of the following Mother’s Day gift ideas?

(Prices and availability are subject to change)

A hand-carved wooden owl eyeglass holder featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hand-Carved Sheesham Wood Owl Eyeglass Holder

$39 from Viva Terra

Give Mom the gift of a charming wooden owl perch for her eyeglasses or sunglasses. This handy ornament is hand-carved in India from native, sustainable Sheesham wood. Mom can give it pride of place on her bedside table, dresser, or any other spot around the house, and she’ll never lose her glasses again. 

A braided leather necklace on a gray background, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

‘Mpusia in Saffron’ Braided Leather Necklace from Ghana

$35.99 from UNICEF Market

This beautiful necklace is handcrafted in Ghana by the artisan Ila Suleyman, who braids saffron-colored strips of leather into a one-of-a-kind accessory. “Mpusia” means thank you in northern Ghanaian, so the gift is especially appropriate for thanking your mom for all she does for you. The necklace comes with free gift wrap, and the purchase from UNICEF Market can provide lifesaving nourishment to children in need around the world. 

A gift box with packages of gourmet items from California, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

California Crafted Nosh Box

$47 from California Crafted

Gourmet items are ideal Mother’s Day gifts when you have a mom who says she doesn’t want or need a thing – because she still has to eat, of course. This Nosh Box from California Crafted features five delicious, snackable products made by small businesses along the California coast from Long Beach to Eureka.

A display of white, cream and taupe handcrafted candles, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Handmade Candles from bluewine studio

$17.84 and up, from bluewine studio via etsy.com

Head to Etsy and browse the range of gorgeous and unique handmade candles from Southern California-based small business, bluewine studio. Choose one you know your mom will love, whether it’s the yarnrainbowseashell, or swirl objet candle, all pictured above. All are available in a choice of colors and scents (or unscented). 

A display of the items inside a DIY terrarium kit, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Ultimate DIY Terrarium Kit

$99 and up, from KraftStories via etsy.com

For a green-thumbed mom, give this DIY terrarium kit from Mountain View, California-based KraftStories. The star of the kit is a 19th-century-style Wardian terrarium case, available in a black or gold finish and airtight or non-airtight versions. The kit also includes live mosses, soil, rocks, activated carbon, terrarium landscaping tools and decorations. It’s everything your mom needs to create her own amazing indoor plant ecosystem. 

A wooden gift box with bottles of Ojai olive oil and balsamic vinegar, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Custom Wooden Gift Box from Ojai Olive Oil

$75 from Ojai Olive Oil

The Ojai Olive Oil Company, a family-owned and operated farm located on a working permaculture ranch in the beautiful Ojai Valley, offers its best-selling extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars inside a beautiful gift box. Inside the reusable, natural wood gift box are one 250 ml bottle of best-selling olive oil, one 250 ml bottle best-selling balsamic vinegar, two pour spouts and a personalized gift message. 

A circular wooden board with charcuterie item illustrations, featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Meg Quinn Rubber Wood Engraved Cheese Serving Board

$59.99 from World Market

If your mother just loves to feed everyone, give her a gift that invites her to do so with extra style and creativity. This rubber wood cheese serving board features whimsical engraved illustrations of edible items that can star in her charcuterie spreads, such as cheeses, fruits, crackers and olives. 

A leaf-shaped cotton and silk eye pillow featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Eucalyptus Headache & Sinus Pillow

$32 from Uncommon Goods

Give Mom a gift that’s like a soothing spa experience – this forehead and eye pillow made from organic cotton and silk, filled with a fragrant blend of eucalyptus, mint and flax seeds. One side features a leaf design in organic cotton, while the other is a cool, smooth silk to rest against the eyes. Put it in the freezer for a deeper cooling effect. Appropriately for Mother’s Day, the pillow is handmade in California by a mother-daughter duo, Jane Diokas and Brooke Bortner.

A decorative gift box of hair care items from Three Sisters Apothecary featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Three Sisters Apothecary Boxed Hair Care Gift Set

$34 from Soap Cauldron

Soap Cauldron is a small, family-run business in Sonoma County offering artisan soaps and skincare handcrafted in small batches. From their Three Sisters Apothecary line, purchase this boxed hair care gift set for your mom this Mother’s Day. It features one full-size shampoo bar, one travel-size shampoo bar, one full-size conditioner bar and a 3.2-ounce bottle of hair oil. The set is available in three scents: lavender and tea tree, rosemary and orange, and mandarin blossom.

A colorful stitched silk shawl featured in the California News Press 2024 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Patchwork Kantha Silk Shawl

$59.99 from Ten Thousand Villages

This beautiful patchwork shawl is handcrafted in India using upcycled sari silk. It is hand-stitched with a decorative running kantha stitch by artisans at the fair-trade Craft Resource Center. Each scarf is 100% silk and no two are alike. Your mom is sure to appreciate the artistry and unique, colorful beauty of this versatile accessory. 

Looking for more gift ideas? Take a look at our previous gift guides.

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