The SF Savant’s Mother’s Day Guide 2017 — 15 Things To Do, Shop, & Eat

A San Franciscan mother knows best and your mom deserves handcrafted QUALITY; one that can’t be bought at Hallmark.

While you’re out gallivanting with her this holiday season, why not spice up the day with one (or many) of these vetted local treats. Don’t forget to tell her, ‘I love you.’


Photo by Albert LawPhoto by Albert Law

Photo by Albert Law


For the mothers who do a lot of cooking, àplat could be their answer in disguise: let us go on. Inspired by the French notion of “Art de Vivre,” àplat celebrates a culture of family and friendship, where socializing is more than a verb and generosity is a daily ritual. Made for food lovers, wine connoisseurs, chefs, bakers and outdoor enthusiasts, the tote allows the moment of reveal to be a remarkable one. — $37 (flash sale price, ends Friday)  //

Photo courtesy of LuvhausPhoto courtesy of Luvhaus

Photo courtesy of Luvhaus


Your mama deserves a cup she can use all year round, especially one handmade with love. Luvhaus is excited to announce their newest cup exclusively for the festivities. Also coming in a new shape, these hot fire soda cups make excellent coffee, tea, (cocktail) worthy pieces. Need more convincing? Get to know the maker on his site. — $30 //

Photo courtesy of GlassybabyPhoto courtesy of Glassybaby

Photo courtesy of Glassybaby


Making a collection of mom-approved glass candle holders, Glassybaby is a no-brainer. Perfect for mom’s who enjoy the aromatic scents and need a chic glass to contain all that smell. Better yet, 10% from the sale of each ‘mom’ will be donated to Soulumination to help celebrate the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening conditions. Each Glassybaby is hand-blown in Seattle or Berkeley and fit snugly in the palm of an average hand, and stand almost 3.75″ tall. — $50 //

California-inspired pins by Kristina Micotti

A California-native with a whimsical point of view is perfect for the mom who wants to relive that Cali-youth. Rock it on a vintage denim jacket, backpack, purse, or so many places. This chic and simply small pin is something your mother definitely deserves. — $10 //

Hannah Emile bracelets

A perfect layering accessory that mom is sure to love, Hannah Emile nails it with her geometric darlings. Adjustable sliding knots fit any wrist size and the smooth nylon cord holds up to water beautifully.  Once on, the Perennial Bracelet needs no attending—just wear and enjoy its subtle charm. — $12 //


Photo courtesy of AirbnbPhoto courtesy of Airbnb

Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Joshua Tree Weekend Getaway

Who doesn’t a good trip out of town? No really, who doesn’t? Luckily for us, Airbnb has reservations open for a perfect weekend to Joshua Trip. This gorgeous 1961 Airstream Safari, perched up in a secluded compound, near park, with stunning 360 degree views boasts great hikes anywhere around. Currently experiencing the best type of weather, bring a bottle of rose or two and relax in the desert heat. — $76 a night //

Point Reyes

One of the most gorgeous seashore views, a sunny picnic for your mom is clearly in order. Currently, it’s seal puppy season where all the pups come to meet, play, and some even mate. Of course, do not get too close to them because the NPS (National Park Service) doesn’t exactly approve of selfies with the wildlife, but enjoy their absolute cuteness. //

The Blue Lagoon springs in Iceland is a WOW Air destination experience, photo via Guide To IcelandThe Blue Lagoon springs in Iceland is a WOW Air destination experience, photo via Guide To Iceland

The Blue Lagoon springs in Iceland is a WOW Air destination experience, photo via Guide To Iceland

WOW Air’s Crazy Deals To Iceland

If your mother’s 2017 wish-list were to fly to Iceland and enjoy a trip of gallivanting European-style, we’re getting word right now that it’s completely possible. As reported by Conde Nast Traveler, the culprit frequent flyer Wow Air have announced their RIDICULOUSLY low rates to the other side of the pond leaving from San Francisco. We’re talking $69.99 and up. You can thank us later. — $69 – $210 //


Photo courtesy of KitTea SFPhoto courtesy of KitTea SF

Photo courtesy of KitTea SF

KitTea SF Mother’s Day Tea Tasting

Wanted to know how to steep the perfect cup of tea whilst cuddling up to a purrfect friend? Of course you did. KitTea has a got Mother’s Day offering that you can’t pass up. For an hour, cuddle up to 10+ rescue cats (all ready to adopt,) a tea lecture on how to find your exact brew, and a free samples of all that you get to try. We say meow to that. — $50 per person. //

The Commissary Mother’s Day brunch

Known for exemplary brunches, this Mother’s Day feast will be at no surprise. The menu will feature deviled farm eggs with avocado mousse and saffron caviar, french toast with strawberry compote and honey butter, and many more delicious offerings. We suggest making a reservation to really whisk your mom off her feet. — Prices vary //

La Cocina Mother’s Day Box

The incredible nonprofit organization that supports low-income women and immigrant entrepreneurs reach their dream of owning their own food business, has a special Mother’s Day gift box that includes these sweet and savory delights: Sabores de Sur Alfajores, Neo Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bar, Kika’s Cookie Treats, Clairesquares Mini-Shortbread Chocolate Salted Caramel Bites and Rasoi’s Boondi! — $35 //


Exploratorium Mother’s Day Exhibit

All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a free day of fun at the Exploratorium. on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by offering free admission to all visitors. Enjoy the gallery stylings of Irma Ortiz, you will love the hand making portion of paper flowers. In case you don’t have time to make a real bouquet. — Free //

Photo courtesy of Heidrun MeaderyPhoto courtesy of Heidrun Meadery

Photo courtesy of Heidrun Meadery

Heidrun Meadery Mother’s Day Experience

Treat your Mom to a special brunch this Mother’s Day! Chef Matt Elias will be back at Heidrun Meadery serving up an assortment of savory and sweet brunch treats from his kitchen-on-wheels, The Bodega. Brunch items will be priced between $5-$15 and mead by-the-glass and bottle will be available. Seating at the picnic tables and picnic blankets is first-come-first-served. — $5 – $15 // Call or email or call 415-663-9122 x1.

La Loba Mother’s Day Edition

The ladies over at La Loba are bringing their community for a “cool mom” shopping event. With pop-up’s by Lotfi Handbags, Mercy Vintage, Moon Mountain Silver, and many more — mom is sure to walk out with a very cool piece of maker treasure. — Free (makers attending; prices vary) // May 14th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., 644 40th Street St., Oakland,

Woods Island Co. Sip & Shop

Treasure Island will be host on Saturday, May 13, to a curated group of Bay Area local makers, and samples of Treasure Island’s first brewery, Woods Island Club, located in a historic former airplane hangar. Nosh on El Porteño Empanadas with ridiculous views of the new Bay Bridge while working on making succulents, bath bombs, and bath bombs. All things that mom is sure to love. — Free – $45 //

The SF Savant’s Mother’s Day Guide 2017 — 15 Things To Do, Shop, & Eat
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