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Best Mother’s Day Gifts In Los Angeles

May 7, 2015 5:00 AM

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For a good portion of our lives, our mothers have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to gifts. As kids we gave her school projects like macaroni art, the “handcrafted” clay ashtray and potted plants. As we got older we bought whatever tacky knick knack our allowance would allow. Gifts for mom got an upgrade when we got jobs and could afford to send mom on a spa day or off to an expensive restaurant. Then we moved to the overpriced city of Los Angeles and are kind of back to square one when it comes to budgeting in a gift for mom. While we don’t have to resort to macaroni necklaces, we can still put a smile on mom’s face with some affordable classic Mother’s Day gifts. You can find them at these Los Angeles locations.
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French Florist
8658 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 659-7700
www.frenchflorist.com

Named the best florist in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, French Florist has a wide variety of gorgeous arrangements that come in three sizes making them budget friendly. Stunning arrangements start at an affordable $30 and can go as high as a grand. With stores all over Los Angeles, you can be sure mom will get her flowers pristine and in time. You can either browse online or stop in and find other gift inspiration at any of their locations.

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Semi Sweet Bakery
105 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 228-9975
www.semisweetbakery.com

For all the times your mom baked homemade snacks and treats, you can return the favor by picking up a delicious box of something from Semi Sweet Bakery. From cookies to macaroons to brownies, there’s plenty here mom will love. You can go traditional with gourmet cookies and donuts or kick up the fun by bringing her a box of designer ding dongs. Hazelnut crunch, peanut butter, red velvet or take a trip down memory lane with the original. There’s also plenty of other gourmet goodies that will make mom smile.

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DermaGlow
11239 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(310) 994-0064
www.dermaglowskin.com

Give mom the gift of beautiful skin and a relaxing afternoon with a DermaGlow facial. Let her be pampered with a luxurious European (custom) spa facial with oxygen or a DermaGlow signature treatment. The years will be gently massaged and cleansed away by a wonderful and knowledgeable licensed aesthetician. DermaGlow also offers chemical peels, waxing and a great selection of facials. They also offer Groupon deals on facials so you can give mom a great gift and possibly one for yourself.

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Dana Drug Store
317 N. Pass Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 562-1177
www.danadrug.com

Dana Drugs is a Burbank staple since 1962 and is a one stop shop when looking for something for mom. There’s a cosmetics counter with high end facial creams and beauty products, a lovely assortment of crystal and hand blown glass figurines, a wide variety of chocolates, collectibles and more greeting cards than you can count. If you’re not sure what to get, Dana Drugs is filled with many great gifts for mom just waiting to be discovered. And since it is a drug store you can pick up some household items while you’re there.

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L’artisan Du Chocolat
3364 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 252-8721
www.lartisanduchocolat.net

Chocolate is a favorite of pretty much every mom on the planet. You can find a box of Godiva or See’s pretty much anywhere in LA, but you can take it a step further and pick up something from L’artisan Du Chocolat. The truffles and bonbons are more than just decadent chocolate bites, they’re little edible art deco pieces of incredible flavor. Stop in and create your own assortment box with flavors like pomegranate, raspberry, bacon, earl gray, Italian pistachio and goji berry tailored to mom’s tastes. Even better, shop online and have L’artisan Du Chocolat ship these delights anywhere in the country.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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