Nan Winters really has THE BEST cotton pajama sets in Downtown Petaluma! The Cat’s Pajamas are soft, made in Peru from 100% hand-pulled Pima cotton, and are adorned with a print any Mom would approve of. My pick is the Botanical Gardens print, which is currently available at Nan Winters for $112 a set.
Plant Mama’s would no doubt appreciate any gift chosen from Flourish Bay Area, the 4th Street indoor plant lovers Mecca. I love them for much more than their excellent floral selections however, like Bay-ti, Flourish offers ethically made and sourced merchandise that you can feel good about gifting. My pick for Mom are these Altiplano beaded earrings which are handmade and fair trade. Purchase a pair of these beautiful earrings from Flourish Bay Area for only $32.
If you feel like covid has altered your fashion choices along with almost everything else, you are not alone. All things flowing and loose fitting are definitely on my radar this year, and no doubt your Mom would appreciate something cozy too. I love the Freebird Flannel shirt from Sonoma Coast Surf and Skate, not only for its oversized cut, but also the neutral colorway and plaid print. Purchase it for only $55 at Sonoma Coast Surf and Skate, and support this awesome local shop.
If your Mom’s leather handbag needs a bit of an upgrade, Bay-ti has a style for almost any occasion. My personal favorite is this tote bag, which has an ever so practical side pocket for all those things we need to quickly grab, but typically get lost in a sea of sanitiser and spare face masks. All Bay-ti leather handbags are artisan-made and every bag purchased supports the preservation of Moroccan cultural traditions and techniques, so you can feel good about gifting from Bay-ti.
A gift from our friends Field Works is always a good idea, because you can find something truly local and small-batch. Although the maker of Truck & Barter no-longer resides here, this brand is a Petaluman at heart! There are lots of delicious scents to choose from, in both diffuser and candles. My top pick is the Cedar & Tobacco Reed Diffuser which is available for purchase from Field Works for $38. This is a great deal, given that the scent will last 6-9 month, making this a gift that keeps on giving.
I am still in absolute awe of the gorgeous quick winged and colorful hummingbirds around Petaluma. We have some wonderful birds back home, don't get me wrong, but Australian birds are loud, large... nothing quite this cute and small! I fully support the purchase of a hummingbird feeder from REX Ace Hardware, so that all the Mom’s can enjoy the simple pleasure of watching these tiny delightful birds. You can pick up a Perky Pet hummingbird feeder at Rex for $19.99.
For Mom’s who prefer great graphics, superheroes and powerful female lead characters over a novel, Brian’s Comics has an excellent selection of comic books ‘for all fankind’. My pick is the new release “The Many Deaths of Laila Starr” from Boom Studios which is available in store for $3.99. You might also be lucky enough to see Brian's very cute dog!
An excellent bag of local coffee beans from Acre coffee is also a great idea. Give the gift of freshly brewed coffee to Mom this year, with a bag of organic Bodega beans, with balanced tasting notes of brown sugar, marmalade. A 12 oz whole bean bag of Bodega, can be purchased from Acre Coffee for $16.00.