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A Charming Mother’s Day Marketplace

Photo: Pasadena Picnic Co.

If there was ever a year to celebrate Moms, this is the year. “Juggling it all” took on a whole new meaning and the world got a glimpse of the woman’s work like never before. Cheers to all the moms who worked from home, tackled distance learning on zoom, bought roller skates, planned drive-by birthday parties, and dyed their own hair in the sink.

So if you find yourself stuck on what to get your Mama this marketplace of local, charming businesses I put together should have you covered. Happy shopping Charmer and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there!

Just Merried Events

A curated gift basket from Just Merried Events may just be the way to Mama’s heart this year!

Mother’s Day gift basket includes:

  • $85: A 12 oz bag of locally micro-roasted coffee beans and a plant-based biodegradable mug from @homebrewedbar, personal size French press, two beautiful cake popsicles from @finaleefloralcakes, and a cactus in a cute lil’ planter from @violettesflowers. All paired with a custom note and packed in a wire basket

Orders can be placed here!

Better Together Sweets

The perfect combo – fresh flowers and some yummy puddings from Better Together Sweets!

Their Mother’s Day offer includes:

  • $85: Mixed Floral Bouquet (pictured: small) + 3 8oz. Jars of Pudding by Better Together Sweets
    • Pudding: Flavors include one of each 8oz jar: OG Banana, Strawberry Shortcake, and Ube
    • Flowers: A mixed arrangement of seasonal flowers: roses, spray roses, tulips, hydrangeas, stock, lisianthus

Orders can be placed here!

Lula’s Garden

Lula’s Garden got it right when they said Mother’s should be celebrated every day, but especially on Mother’s Day!
Their Mother’s Day gift selection includes:
  • $30-$110: Each garden arrives wrapped in a sleeve designed exclusively for Mother’s Day. They also have a candle, necklace, tote bag and various gift sets

Orders can be placed here!

Bonita Bodega

Make Mama smile with this Mother’s Day box from Bonita Bodega!
Their Mother’s Day box includes:
  • $115: Loria – Orange Blossom Granola, ROEN Candle, Valerie Confections – Chocolate Bar, Wild Yonder – Face Mask, Ojai – Habañero Apricot Jam, Nucifera- The Oil. Also includes some pretty dry straw flowers + a personalized note

Orders can be placed here!

Mama Made

Mama Made, a nonprofit supporting mama-owned businesses in SoCal was founded in 2020 when Lena Kelly (Founder/CEO) realized there was a need for more support systems focused on helping mom entrepreneurs

Mama Made has curated a Mother’s Day gift guide of locally-sourced products and services made by mamas that are sure to leave a smile on any mama’s face.

I am excited to share these next three, charming businesses off of Mama Made‘s gift guide…

Pasadena Picnic Co

Time for a luxurious, personally designed picnic to celebrate Mom from Pasadena Picnic Co!

Their Mother’s Day package includes:

  • $497: 2-hour picnic set for four including a grazing board, sparkling water, hibiscus rose tea, salted rose chocolate chip cookies, floral arrangement, insulated cooler, bluetooth speaker, mini polaroid camera, basket of assorted games and a special Mother’s Day gift
  • Picnics can be booked at a private location or one of their preferred park locations

Reservations can be made here!


Give mama a curated gift box highlighting women-owned, small businesses filled with beautiful colors, textures and scents from Gifted!

Their Mother’s Day desert-themed box includes:

  • $54.99: A small succulent, a Lush Succulent soap, a candle by Elder and Co. with notes of cactus and sweet agave, and apothecary matches in a glass jar

Orders can be placed here!


Ready to spoil your Mom with a tasty treat? Pasadena-based cheese board and charcuterie company, Stems, has you covered!
Their Mother’s Day boards include:
  • $79 for a 12” & $129 for a 16” sized board: California cheeses, meats, produce and edible flowers all perfectly designed on a beautiful board

Stems is also offering a virtual Mother’s Day Brunch Board class where participants will learn how to make the perfect chicken and waffles brunch board.

Orders can be placed here!

See Mama Made’s entire Mothers Day Guide Guide here!

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