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Moms typically like whatever their loved ones give them, whether it be a pretty card counting the ways they are loved or a heartfelt present that doesn’t cost a fortune because it’s the thought that counts. When it comes to shopping for your mother consider her favorite things and add these five stores to your shopping destinations. You and mom will be glad you did.
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(credit: Tweak)


Tweak
8384 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6531
www.bestgiftstoreever.com

If you aren’t sure what kind of gift to get mom this year, take a trip to Tweak where the selection is so diverse and so much fun. You may buy more than one present for this special occasion. To show how chill this outstanding outlet is, realize that the store slogan is “Explore the store! You must touch everything. If you don’t you will miss out on the fun. If you accidentally break something, you must say sorry. We believe in good manners.” Get to this three-year-old boutique pronto for some excellent presents for mom. All your picks are pre-wrapped so that chore is over before you even leave the pretty premises.

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(credit: Chariots On Fire)


Chariots on Fire
1342 1/2 Abbott Kinney
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-3088
www.chariotsonfire.com

For a special bit of bling, head to Venice to invade this striking shop where you’ll find astonishing statement pieces of jewelry perfect for gifting your mom. This store also offers house wear items such as a set of glass serving dishes, decorative plates and unusual vessels to showcase her plants. Plan to spend some serious time at Chariots on Fire because this outpost is tantamount to a gallery of wares unequalled in the City of Angels.

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Swain’s
537 N, Glendale Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 243-3149
www.swainsart.com

At first glance, this ingenious outfit, started in 1949 by Stanley Swain, appears to be a well stocked arts supply store. But look around. You’ll realize this is a great place to find a unique gift for Mother’s Day. In the art section, you’ll discover handmade paper from which to make a memorable card for the occasion. If you’re not feeling crafty, beautiful greeting cards are also ready to be picked for the occasion. Other curated items include coffee table books and an array of frames.

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(credit: Winnie L./Yelp)


Say Cheese
2800 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-0545
www.saycheeselosangeles.com

While some moms don’t prefer their time in the kitchen, there’s a great amount in Los Angeles that love their kitchenware. Say Cheese, an old fashion European cheese shop, has that and more including kitchenware that is so functional you may use the piece everyday. It is also of high quality and could serve as a showpiece for your mom.

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Compartes Chocolatier
912 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 826-3380
www.compartes.com

For those moms who just can’t get by without a bite of chocolate, Compartes Chocolatier will certainly satisfy her needs in a big way. Sweet gifts here run from chocolate truffles to all kinds of other top-notch organic chocolates that look very much like edible art and that are made in Los Angeles in small batches for quality control. This Brentwood boutique is such a find and decorated in such a way that you’re bound to buy a drool-worthy collection of candy for celebrating your mother and a piece for you too. Yum.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.