#ShopLocalCarmel Gift Guide With Carmel Plaza

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Mother’s Day is May 9th so I popped over to the Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA to find the perfect gifts. 

Carmel Plaza Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 

My first stop was lunch!   These potstickers from Cafe Luna in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA are so good.  I LOVE potstickers and these fresh-made treats were amazing. I was happy to see they vegetarian options since Olivia still won’t eat meat.  Pair them with a bowl of ramen or a fresh salad for the perfect lunch to treat mom.  I had the pork ramen with kimchi! So GOOD.


For the Mom Who Loves To Entertain

Carmel Plaza by popular Monterey lifestyle blog, Haute Beauty Guide: image of a basket filled with Sugar Farms Marketplace food items.

If your Mom can’t wait to start having friends and family over for fun get togethers then pop over to Sugar Farms Marketplace for some amazing finds.  Ask the owner, Rosana, for help creating the perfect basket to spoil mom.  I LOVED this sculpture from one of Sugar Farms featured artist, Sheet Metal Happens.  The piece is such a conversation starter!  While you are there check out, Fattoria Muia, they make olive oil and spreads.  We used this Meyer lemon mustard on grilled sausage last night and it was delicious! 

I love guest towels when we entertain.  My husband makes fun of me having towels I don’t let him use.  These Cariloha towels are AMAZING!  Cariloha grows and harvests bamboo to make sustainable home goods out of.  I am obsessed with everything in the store.  A fully sustainable/green home is my goal over the next three years.  I get so excited when I find amazing brands like this to help me achieve that.  They sell everything from clothing, linens, towels and even mattresses! These blush bamboo towels are so soft and feel luxurious. I told my husband to go back and get 2 more sets for our bathroom!

Beachwood Home Carmel has the CUTEST gift ideas for a mom that loves to host and entertain.  These cute Carmel-by-the-Sea totes are perfect to stuff a Nest candle, cute throw or table cloth, luxurious bubble bath and some silk flowers into to make a stunning and exciting gift.  Check out this video I made in the store with all my favorite corners.  

For Mom Who Loves Jewelry

Pop over to Sugar Farms Marketplace and checkout all the incredible jewelry makers!  Optimistic Energy creates unique jewelry out of natural stones like this Big Sure Jade.  I wear this silver bangle with stone beads by Leah Mark Designs almost everyday.  I love the natural vibe of both pieces and how pretty they go together.  The blue beaded bracelet is by Boheme Knots.  I LOVE the color and how it works for any outfit. All three pieces are handcrafted locally! 


For the Mom Who Loves To Spa


Cos Bar is always the first place I stop when I go to Carmel Plaza.  This year I picked up this Westman Atelier foundation, more of my favorite Vintner’s Daughter serum and a Jenny Patinkin sustainable facial kit.

To help mom relax, I recommend these CBD bath salts and balm by Highway One.  The packaging is so reusable!  The bath salts are so good I plan on grabbing a bigger size the next time I’m at Sugar Farms MP. 

Bath bombs and handmade soaps are my 2021 favorite thing.  This Orange Turmeric soap from Eclipse Creations is the best-smelling soap I’ve ever tried.  The black raspberry vanilla bath bomb is so perfect to help mom relax.

For The Mom Who Has Everything

These cozy Cariloha socks are perfect for any mom and are totally affordable! 

OBSESSED with this paperweight by Rachel Tribble!  It really is the perfect gift for someone who has everything and loves nature.  It is so beautiful in person. 

Blue and White vases from Beachwood Home.  These home accent pieces are so in right now!  I had a hard time picking a favorite.  



Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 9th! If you are local pop over and check out all the new stores at Carmel Plaza. If you’re out of town most store ship nationwide!


Which of these Carmel Plaza gift ideas do you like the most?  Let me know in a comment below!