Mother’s Day: Not-Your Average Gifts For Not-Your Average Moms

Mother’s Day: Not-Your Average Gifts For Not-Your Average Moms

Everyone knows that the coolest moms in town shop on Melrose Ave. – so, of course, when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, or gifts for mom any time of year, Melrose is the ultimate one-stop shopping experience.

CONSORT

This beautifully curated and eclectic shop offers a wide range of items that will please mom. According to staff member Nadia, “One of our top sellers is a blush pink pillow – it is our number one seller, and we make it ourselves. We also have a beautiful ashtray, that no one ever uses as an ashtray. It’s a gorgeous crystalized piece that is just $98 and is very unique. People use it to put jewelry in, or to put their keys in when they come in the door. It’s very popular and pretty, and would make a great Mother’s Day gift.”

CONSORT
6918 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.930.5688
www.consort-design.com

HOUSE OF INTUITION

There’s something “intuitively” wonderful about the Mother’s Day finds at House of Intuition. Check out the shop’s own crystal-infused Hair Mystics: a “heady” mix of hair sea salt texturizer, hair perfume, self-protection mist, and magical vibes. Mom will also love the shop’s gorgeous crystals, and crystal-infused body polishes.

HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.413.8300
houseofintuitionla.com

LAWSON-FENNING

Staff member Maria suggests this beautiful shop’s ceramics make up the majority of their gift items. “Our ceramics and pottery are very popular gifts. We carry a lot of local, Los Angeles-based ceramic artists who create many different works. Magnolia Ceramics has a studio in Ojai and one in Connecticut; Victoria Morris creates works in Japanese-inspired style. We also have some great pillows and throws by Morrow Softgoods, which is an LA-based company. These all make beautiful Mother’s Day gifts.”

LAWSON-FENNING
6824 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.934.0048
www.lawsonfenning.com

MELROSE BEAUTY CENTER

A savvy shopper could arguably find presents for a million moms at the Melrose Beauty Center. From scarves and hats to candles, perfumes, and lush shampoos, this is the spot. You’ll find everything from Moroccan oil for the ultimate in hair care to spectacular scents from Voluspa Home Ambiance diffusers.

MELROSE BEAUTY CENTER
7617 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.852.6910
http://www.melrosebeautycenter.com/

ROCK ETIQUETTE

The trendy fashion at Rock Etiquette suits a wide variety of ages, according to sales staff member Alicia. “Among the most popular for moms are shawls, jackets, and jeggings in multiple colors. They’re very colorful and so comfortable,” she notes.

ROCK ETIQUETTE
7550 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-1911
http://www.rocketiquette.com

SPITFIRE GIRL

From exotic perfume to unique stationery, you won’t lack for inspiration when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts at Spitfire Girl. And what mom doesn’t secretly crave a David Bowie plate or a vodka tea cup? Top any gift with their cool wood Mother’s Day cards.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
www.spitfiregirl.com

 

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.