Walnut Creek’s sweets store Love + Chocolate teamed up with Flashlight Books and gift shop Wish to create a curated collection of care packages for Mother’s Day. The packages—which come with selections for fiction and nonfiction book lovers, self-care practitioners, and chocoholics—include books, treats, creams and cozy socks (products vary by theme). Prices range from $40-$75. loveandchocolateshop.com/collections/mothers-day-care-packages. Beloved chocolatier Danville Chocolates offers boxes of assorted chocolates and truffles, fruit candies, caramel apples, and other treats. Call (925) 314-0001 for curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. facebook.com/DanvilleChocolates.
Oakland tour company Local Food Adventures has put together a box of edible options such as olive oil from Amphora Nueva, a spice blend from Oaktown Spice Shop, barbeque sauce from Everett and Jones Barbeque, and many other regional goodies. $99, shipping included. Order before May 1 for Mother’s Day. localfoodadventures.com/locallovegiftbox.
Spa Day at Home
Does mom have a favorite pampering place? Consider a gift card to Walnut Creek’s Woodhouse Day Spa, where a $350 gift card purchase comes with a free Doctor Babor Skincare Discovery Set, valued at $130. walnutcreek.woodhousespas.com/purchase-gift-card. Changes Salon and Day Spa, also in Walnut Creek, offers spa bundles of pampering products for pick-up or delivery. Prices range from $45-$114. changessalon.com/product-category/mothers-day-2020.
You can’t go wrong with flowers, and many area florists are offering online orders. Perennial Best of the East Bay winner Florali will take Mother’s Day delivery orders May 6–9, with breathtaking bouquets ranging from $100-150. florali.com/mothersday2020. East Bay Flower Company offers a bright spring basket or a stylish bunch of roses, hydrangeas, and other colorful blossoms. Prices range from $54–$97.95. eastbayflowercompany.com.
Heavenly Home Goods
Find elegant home goods at Elsie Green in Concord. The shop’s Mother’s Day gift guide includes Moroccan baskets, chambray linen blankets, and handcrafted mugs. elsiegreen.com. Oakland’s Maison d’Etre offers hand-marbled canvas bags, candles, and other treasures. maisondetre.com.