To Mom, With Love: The Haute 5 Mother’s Day Gifts in San Francisco

When you were five it was cute to give you mother a hand-made ashtray for Mother’s Day, but today only the best will do, and that’s where we come in. Here is our list (priced lowest to highest) of some excellent gift ideas for the Haute Mom in your life.

Mother’s Day Tea in The Garden Court

Treat Mom to a wonderful tea in The Garden Court at the Palace Hotel, with piano music, rosé champagne and the gift of a pink rose. The Garden Court offers a superb dining experience in what is heralded as one of the world’s most beautiful public spaces in San Francisco. The glorious glass-domed atrium is the perfect place to honor your mother. Saturday, May 8, 2010, 1PM – 2:30 PM.

Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco. For reservations, please call 415.546.5089

Loro Piana Nuvola Fleur Wrap

The Nuvola Wrap, named for the Italian word for “cloud,” features an incredibly lightweight, yet warm blend of cashmere and silk. This wrap, with a gray frost/multicolor brushstroke floral print, and a multicolor fringed trim, is made in Italy and available at Neiman Marcus for $1,290.00

Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton Street, San Francisco. Or call 1.888.888.4757


Prada’s Vernice Clutch

The woman who has everything can never have enough Prada. This season’s most delectable bag is the Vernice Clutch, made of patent leather with a plex crystal frame and a diamond-shaped plex crystal kiss lock. Made in Italy. Available at Prada for approximately $1,995.00

Prada, 140 Geary Street, San Francisco, or call Marius Carluci at Prada, 415.391.7707

Eco-Friendly Jewelry by Monique Pean

Monique Pean is a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner who has just launched her eco-friendly jewelry line at Barneys New York in San Francisco. She uses recycled gold and conflict-free stones in her collection, and has created some special pieces exclusively for San Francisco shoppers. This 18k recycled white gold ring is set with fossilized blue walrus ivory and white diamonds. Available at Barneys for $7,000.00

Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco. Or visit

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2010 Audi S5 4.2 Premium Plus Coupe

German luxury car maker Audi has just released the 2010 Audi S5 Sportsback coupe, a car which has been getting rave reviews by auto watchers for its suave design and supercharged V6 engine. How could your mom not love speeding off in this car? Just make sure you’ve got a black one on order for Father’s Day! Available for approximately $58,505 at Royal Motor Sales of San Francisco.

Royal Motor Sales of San Francisco Audi, 280 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. Or Call 415.241.8100