If you didn't want to leave the Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute, but you you did, as usual, think about what’s available in Highland Park right now.
Flowers, a favorite and fully expected from some moms, are available from , on Figureroa and Ave 58. Also a good stop in case your mom doesn’t live nearby.
Also, Floreria Belen, at 6087 York, for many of your bloomin’ needs.
Try for arrangements of edible goodies.
Looking for gifts?
Starting with shiny things, beautiful handmade glass beads, jewelry, plates, art, and other glass items are at the , 5052 York, because, of course, it is always all about the glass.
Next door at Showtime, 5050 York, you can find deco, and classic furniture, and accessories for her living room.
At Platform, 5027 York, there is clothing, soft sweaters, handbags, scarves, candles, unusual lamps and ceramic bowls.
At Matters of Space, 5005 York, find cool things for the home.
at 4563 York offers fancy bling sunglasses, and unique beaded eyeglass chains for those ever-elusive reading glasses.
The has now opened, with real books made of paper, where you can find beautiful editions of classic favorites, and unusual children’s books for her or your siblings, or read to your children, in case your mother is also a grandmother, or to you. Mrs. O’Roscoe still reads to our children, all of voting age, and to me, too.
Does mom like to collect? Vintage clothes are at , 5006 ½ York, and Possession, 5119 York.
If she still has a record player and likes to spin the vinyl, try a stop at , 5123 York, for some real music.
And don’t forget to buy her a new guitar slide at Future Music, 5112 York, where you could also find a record player, if she needs one.
If she has young children, offer to drop the kids off at , 5158 York, when you take her out to brunch at ’s, 5930 York.
Or think about an early reservation at 5100 York for the French Provincial delights of .
Keep it local, keep it simple, and cherish you mom while you can.