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Mother’s Day can sometimes be a difficult holiday to shop for. You saved up all your great ideas and lists of what your mom has hinted about for her birthday and for Christmas. You’ve done the whole flower arrangements thing, but you might think mom might want something a little different this year. Whether your mom loves to cook, enjoys the surprise of a gift basket, loves jewelry to match the sparkle in her eye, aspires to be eco-friendly or is a foodie at heart, one of these stores will definitely be a hit.
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Credit: Orange Clementine


Orange Clementine
431 Commercial Way Suite E
La Habra, CA 90631
(714) 449-1823
www.orangeclementine.com

Clementina Eley and Diane Parent capture the scent and flavor of citrus groves in full bloom which is a large part of Orange County history. They are known for their signature California Orange Cake, a succulent item bursting with orangey goodness. You can order this as well as other gift basket arrangements. If you sign up on their page, you will receive a promo code for 15 percent off their best-selling items for Mother’s Day.

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Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers
924 The Shops at Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 364-3535
www.rubeljewelers.com

Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers has been a Southern California-based, family-owned jeweler for over 80 years. Established in 1928 by Fredric’s parents in San Bernardino, Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers has an excellent selection of luxury brand jewelry to choose from for that perfect Mother’s Day gift. They can also hand-fabricate platinum or gold jewelry, fine timepieces, and also provide repair services. Stop by the store and ask for a $200 loyalty gift card for your Mother’s Day purchase of $1,000 or more.

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Credit: Calissons by Gilles


Calissons By Gilles
25722 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(800) 334-2081
www.bygilles.com

Master confectioner Gilles Cailleaux has been making calissons for over 25 years. His online bakery has been open since 2014 and delighting the OC with these wonderful French confections ever since. They are made from a traditional recipe from Aix en Provence with almonds, candied melon, sugar and orange peel as the main components. Calissons are confections fit for a queen and perfect for a Mother’s Day gift. Starting April 29, they will be running a special on two different Mother’s Day gift boxes with Almond Classic and Rose Petal flavors.

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Molly Wood Garden Designs
1290 N Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-8143
www.mollywoodgardendesign.com

Instead of giving mom the same so-overdone-it’s-cliché bouquet of flowers, present to her a beautiful succulent arrangement from Molly Wood Garden Design. These hardy yet elegant arrangements can last for months or even years with proper care. It is an earth-conscious, drought-friendly alternative that will stay beautiful with extremely little maintenance. Mom can show it off at the office or display it in a nice place at the house. Each arrangement is completely customizable and prices start at a mere $30.

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Ways & Means At Home
21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-4300
www.wmoysters.com

There is a hidden gem in Huntington Beach for that special mom that loves to cook and indulge her foodie instincts. Ways & Means at Home, which opened in March 2016 at Pacific City, will be offering customizable gift baskets for Mother’s Day. Gift basket can include cookbooks, packaged goods, kitchen utensils, small wares, and much more. Prices range from $35 to $100.

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Chelsea Madren, also known as the OC Food Diva, is local food & travel critic in Orange County, CA. With a sense of adventurous, Chelsea scours the world for great food, breath-taking views, accommodations, and activities galore for the perfect getaway.