No gift, no vacation, no physical item could ever truly embody the love you have for your mom. Trust us, we’ve tried.
In the spirit of the holiday, however, we want to make sure you are supporting local while giving your mom a one-of-a-kind gift. Great for mothers of all ages, the list includes our favorite cookbooks of the moment, handbags attached to our hips, and a few staycations that make a simple jaunt over the bridge a memory worth cherishing. Remember to tell her you love her.
If you want to snag some local treasure for your favorite mom, click the image and it will direct you to either the sale page for the item featured or the brand as a whole.
// Curated by the Bob Cut Editors + writers.
Future Glory Co
A bag designer since the jump, Theresa Lee of Future Glory Co, has been pushing the envelope of bag design. Making her simple Sumi Mini’s in a variety of color, textures, patterns, you’ll be sure to find a bag mom will enjoy. We can guarantee it. Future Glory Co. also makes a variety of wallets, fanny packs, and larger capacity bags in case a mini wasn’t on your mothers radar. For an added touch, items can be monogrammed for the special occasion. // futureglory.co, $450, handmade in San Francisco.
The clog that took the Bay by storm, Bryr Clogs is the it-girl shoe we see shuffling by on the Muni, Bart, and well… anywhere. Founder of Bryr Clogs, Isobel Schofield, made shoes for herself and her close friends and family—word got out about her stylish kicks and now the whole world wants a piece of her. All clogs are handmade and made-to-order meaning no two are similar and gifting a pair to mom is a completely unique treat. If your mom has a particular foot shape she isn’t proud of, you can take her in to Bryr in the Dogpatch to get her foot properly measured by the team. From there, they will create a completely custom shoe in her size and shape. // bryrstudio.com, $262, handmade in San Francisco.
If you are looking for a gift that won’t break the bank, Modern Citizen is a fabulous stop to find a color neutral, tres chic gift. Now sporting two stores, one in SF and one in New York—bringing mom by for an all-she-can-shop Mother’s Day wouldn’t be such a bad idea. All of Modern Citizen’s garments and accessories start at around $50 and middle out around $150. If you bring her in store, the MC team are great about providing excellent style recommendations with whatever she’s eyeing (so you don’t have to front all the work).
// moderncitizen.com, $50—$150, 2078 Union St, Marina.
Carla Lalli Music
From the kitchen of ‘Bon Appetit,’ comes the hilarious styling of food director and now cookbook author, Carla Lalli Music. Though not a Bay Area local herself, the cookbook Where Cooking Begins has been lining the windows of bookstores alike for its hilarious take on tradition, family, and recipes with no fuss. You can find this cookbook at your fave literary havens, so getting your hands on a physical copy won’t be a challenge. Though if you’re not about walking outside, here is a link in which you can snag yours. // Carla Lalli Music, $19.30, New York.
If your mother is the type to host, serve, or have guests come in on a regular basis—maybe she needs a set of bowls in which to serve. Give the hostess with the mostess a set of Earthen Shop Dune bowls. This set comes in a easy stack of six that can be easily nested on top of each other and stored away in the cupboard—we’re thinking about your space. If you want to see the bowls in person, Earthen Shop is located in Duboce Triangle and sports an adorable storefront your mother is sure to be enamored by. // earthenshop.com, $160, 136 Fillmore St, Duboce Triangle, handmade in San Francisco.
If shoes make the woman, then DOPP makes the unexpected, left of field, inspiring woman. DOPP, founded by Shayla Dopp, is footwear brand founded on the principles of good design, relaxed and strong materials and a longevity that speaks to the stylish woman. Though sadly, just closing her little storefront in Berkeley, Shayla keeps on her toes at all the trade shows Bay Area wide. If you’re worried about buying a pair of shows online, we can attest that the shoes are true-to-size. Evidenced by our founder trying on a size 13 and LOVING. IT. // dopp.city, $410, handmade in Berkeley.
Sometimes a physical gift isn’t necessary, maybe a little trip up north to one of Sonoma’s most chic wineries could be in order. Scribe tops our list their unmatched customer service, attention to detail, and bites that are as fresh as the morning they were picked. We recommend catching the brunch specials in the early afternoon where the team opens up the open air kitchen to the public. It transports you to a hillside in Italy for no airfare. We must say though, you’ll need a reservation to dine and relax at Scribe, so call them today. // scribewinery.com, prices vary, 707-939-1858, 2100 Denmark St. Sonoma, CA, 95476.
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Fat & The Moon
Maybe your mother needs a moment of self-care? A moment to meditate, soak, stretch out, use a roller? Well for those moms who need a little more TLC—Fat & The Moon has an assortment of bath soaks, ointments, oils, and rubs to take the day-to-day edge off. All made by hand all over the Bay Area. The team at Fat & The Moon take extra care to forage for products that are safe to the enviornment. // fatandthemoon.com, prices vary, handmade in the Bay Area.
The Cheese School
If your mother fancies herself a cheese plate from heaven, the Cheese School in North Beach is the ultimate tourist trap getaway. And affordably priced for a selection of cheeses, apricots, house-made jam, and ACME bread. If you want to take the cheesiness to the next level, sign yourselves up for a cheese making class and create your curd. // thecheeseschool.com, prices vary, 900 North Point St k201, North Beach.
Half Moon Bay
If we’re looking to not spend very much this year, why not just a simple trip down south to Half Moon Bay and San Gregorio State Park? Only 45 minutes south and close to the ocean, you and your lovely mother can enjoy a hike around the state beach on what’s forecasted to be a sunny and gorgeous day. Maybe even grab a rental and get yourself down to the beach hassle free? // Get $20 off your first Getaround.
Kin The Label
A good hat comes once in a lifetime—well in our eyes that is. Kin the Label, however, is putting good hat construction on display with their perfectly fitted temple toppers. Inspired travel and trends that arise, the duo have created a line that uses all natural materials, materials of various sturdiness, and mission we can live by. Though not cheap, this is an investment piece for the mother who can’t leave the house without a sun hat or shade covering her face and décolletage. The Tawnie hat (above) in twisted raffia features a warm toned open weave in the bolero shape. The mid-length brim makes this hat perfect for day time while being light and airy. // kinthelabel.com, $145, made in the USA.
A tried-and-true classic of the Bob Cut repertoire—we can’t get enough of April Gargiulo’s facial serum and essence Vintner’s Daughter. Featured in our Class Of 2018, April has always shared her mission for performance based product. The process to made a serum or essence takes roughly three weeks rather than the beauty industry standard of three hours. April’s passion for her product speaks volumes; for a mother looking to change the game in her skincare regime, Vintner’s Daughter is a go-to. // vintnersdaughter.com, Active Botanical Serum $185, Active Botanical Essence $225, handmade in California.
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