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Ditch the Flowers: Alt Mom Gifts

Mother's Day presents for the atypical mother.

The Hippie Mom
Skip the classic flower arrangement and add to your mom’s ever-growing plot. Flora Grubb Gardens in Potrero Hill is offering heart-shaped succulent arrangements for Mother’s Day, but let her get creative and build her own terrarium.

The Yogi Mom
Wanderlust is offering free “yoga in the city” this Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30. Top instructors will be teaching classes to musical performances at Little Marina Green.

The Hipster Mom
Have mom grab her Polaroid camera and join a walking photography tour of the city or attend one of Photobooth's photo sessions like the Tintype photo session (starting at $60), which uses the same process as 19th century poritraits.

Give the gift of concert tickets to Outside Lands—because mom loves Hall and Oates just as much as you do.

The Work-o-holic Silicon Valley Mom
For the mom that likes to spend her spare time in the kitchen, the San Francisco Cooking School offers a variety of classes from Pasta 101 to Spring and Summer pie cooking class.

Treat mom to a massage or a facial at the Sense spa at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park. The spa's signature massage (from $140) uses California Woods massage oil so she can enjoy the scents of the local redwoods. 

The Artistic Mom 
Memberships at the De Young Museum start at $95 and come with perks like unlimited free admission, store discounts, and invitations to members-only events.  

Pick up a copy of the Modern Art Desserts book ($25) at the MoMA store so mom can try her hand at one of the art-inspired delicacies.

 

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