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Best OC Shops For Mother’s Day Gifts

April 23, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

(credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

(credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

(credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)


She is always there when you need her the most. Mom’s love is unconditional, and it’s time to celebrate that love and thank her for all that she’s done for you. Mother’s Day is all about giving back and showing your mom how much she’s appreciated. If you’re looking for something thoughtful and unique, these shops in Orange County will help you find the perfect gift for that incredible woman in your life.

(credit: Road Less Traveled)

(credit: Road Less Traveled)


Road Less Traveled
125 N. Broadway, Unit C
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 836-8727
www.roadlesstraveledstore.com

Chances are your mom has taught you how to be independent and fend for yourself. That’s the motto of Road Less Traveled, which provides unique gifts, home goods and workshops that support a “do it yourself” lifestyle. Buy your mom some fun cookware and cookbooks and join her in the kitchen to make homemade bread and cheese. Find knitting kits, aprons and craft essentials that your mom will love for her next project. Send her to a modern, natural living workshop where she can learn to pour candles, use natural ingredients to color fabrics and hand-make gourmet chocolate candy. Who needs commercial retailers when you and your mom can share a journey along the road less traveled this Mother’s Day?

(credit: Tree Of Life Nursery)

(credit: Tree Of Life Nursery)


Tree Of Life Nursery
33201 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 728-0685
www.californianativeplants.com

If your mom loves to garden, help her flex her green thumb with a gift from the Tree of Life Nursery. This plant nursery in South Orange County specializes in California native plants and is the largest native plant supplier in the state. Choose from 500 species of high-quality native plants including flowers, grasses and cactus. The experts at Tree of Life Nursery can help you find the right flowers for year-round color so your mom’s garden will always remind her of you.

(credit: Heavenly Hostess)

(credit: Heavenly Hostess)


Heavenly Hostess
80 Plaza Square
Old Town Orange
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 538-8735
www.heavenlyhostess.com

If your mom enjoys cooking and hosting parties, Heavenly Hostess is the perfect gift shop for you. Help her spice up the kitchen with style and color by choosing from a wide selection of cocktail and halter aprons, potholders and kitchen towels. All items are made using fun designer patterns and fabrics and are packaged in a signature keepsake box. Help your mom become the perfect hostess with some additional recipe books or scented soaps and candles and she’ll be eager to help you with your next soiree.

Related: OC’s Best Nurseries For Spring Gardening

(credit: Spa Gregorie)

(credit: Spa Gregorie)


Spa Gregorie’s
22342 El Paseo, Suite F
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-9455
www.spagregories.com

Your mom is the ultimate multi-tasker, so why not treat her to some rest and relaxation at one of the top day spas in Orange County? Spa Gregorie’s offers head-to-toe pampering from massages to facials to body wraps. Your mom can nurture her skin, nails, body and mind with one of Spa Gregorie’s signature spa packages. Nothing says “I love you” more than giving your mom the gift of escape.

(credit: Travel Of Orange)

(credit: Travel Of Orange)


Travel Of Orange
332 S. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 538-0010
www.traveloforange.com

For a real getaway, send your mom on a trip to Travel of Orange. This travel agency is your mom’s first stop to the rest of the world. Whether it’s a Caribbean cruise or an African safari, you can give her a gift she’ll never forget. Travel of Orange will take care of all the details from hotels to transportation to tours. Your mom can finally take that dream vacation and travel in luxury or embark on an eco-adventure.

Related: Best Adventure Experience Gifts In L.A.

Truc Dever is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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