What’s Your Mom’s Quarantine Personality?

Whether you are together 24/7 lately or apart this Mother’s Day, we bet your mom deserves some spoiling. Here are some (mostly) local gift ideas tailored to her unique personality that are all sold online, and available for delivery or safe pick-up. As a bonus, they support our small businesses during the Covid-19 stay-at-home order, too.

The Spanish Table


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The Spanish Table — which has a location in Mill Valley — is open normal business hours and is offering free in-store pickup and delivery throughout the Bay Area for a $10 flat fee. The shop specializes in food, wine and cookware from Spain, Portugal and other exotic places around the world. Check out their paella essentials for a new take on dinner night.

Marin Conservation League


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Imagine if Angel Island was home to a high-rise hotel, or Bolinas Lagoon was a yacht harbor — without the Marin Conservation League, Marin would look a lot different. Since 1934, MCL has helped to acquire and preserve more than 11,000 acres of land in the county. Get a membership or donate in her name to protect and preserve Marin County’s pristine natural assets.

Once Around


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Although this Mill Valley craft store is closed to customers right now, it is still taking phone orders and delivering merchandise direct to customers’ residences or essential businesses throughout Southern Marin County. Does you mom have idle hands? Currently, Once Around is supporting the community drive to sew face masks and will deliver all the materials, instructions and patterns to you, and pick up finished masks to deliver to the County Office of Emergency Preparedness as well.

Book Passage


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Book Passage is more than just a book store — with an event schedule that’s packed with the day’s top authors, it’s one of the county’s biggest cultural and community hubs. Get mom her reading fix and help keep Book Passage afloat by ordering online from them.

Good Earth Natural Foods


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Remember the first time someone took you to Good Earth? Seeing aisles upon aisles, brimming with very best organic food can be a transcendent experience. This independent grocer has been at it since 1969 and is continuing to offer its usual selection of top quality bulk, body care, produce, housewares, and more. Order online for delivery or pickup.


Apple Airpods


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No more tangled headphone cords or missing AirPods. Apple’s newest model — AirPods Pro — come with three sizes of flexible silicone tips to choose from. With an internal taper, they conform to the shape of your ear, stay secure and create a seal for superior noise cancellation. Plus, you get to personalize them for free — so engrave an emoji, name, initials, phone number, or date.

Order Delivery


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Spring holidays are here. Though Marin is still sheltering-in-place, there are wonderful meals to be had from local restaurants, and the season offers a chance to celebrate amidst the social distancing. Here are a few selections from around the county to help make it a party. Enjoy.




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This Sausalito-based company features thoughtfully designed, BPA free products for everyday life, including its cult-favorite water bottles. Functional and pretty, Lifefactory products are intended to grow with families from “cradle to table,” and inspire healthy living to help parents manage everyday life.

How to Help

Check out our Better List to find a deserving nonprofit fighting for a cause you or your mom is passionate about.

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Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.