Unique Mother's Day Gifts

It’s a scientific fact that Moms are the best (trust us, we’ve crunched the numbers). So it only follows–logically–that you want to get her the best for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, Long Beach has more than its fair share of shops, boutiques and galleries offering not only the best but exceptionally unique gift ideas. Go ahead and wrap your mind around these.


For nearly 40 years, floral design studio/gift shop Romance Etc. (5407 E Village Rd) has been a go-to destination for a wide array of unique gifts, including jewelry, home decor, accessories, books, locally made items and comforting bath and body products to suit every taste. As a full service florist, Romance Etc specializes in wedding and special event floral design.



Not all mothers love flowers and tea–some love skulls. If Mom likes her gifts a bit edgy, check out arguably the most unusual art collection in the city. Dark Art Emporium (427 E First St) offers an eclectic and ever-evolving mix of fine art and oddities, from surrealism to contemporary in the way of paintings to sculpture and taxidermy. The emporium is dedicated to showcasing artists and creators that often are ignored or challenge people’s perception of art.



Celebrating a quarter of a century of being a Belmont Shore mainstay, Blue Windows (5276 E Second St) is where you can find that gift you didn’t know existed but you know is perfect for Mom. Featuring perfectly curated jewelry–some by local artisans–clothing, stationary, kitchen and home accessories, Blue Windows, for many people, is a Second Street must-stop-shop.

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