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Local Places to Shop for Mom for Mother’s Day 

April 30, 2024 | Kayla Anderson

Written by Kayla Anderson

Show mom you love her by giving her something special right here in Incline Village/Crystal Bay. From sparkling jewelry to specially curated “Mountain Mama” gift baskets, these shops offer a little bit of everything for the number one lady in your life:  

In the Raley’s Shopping Center:

  • The Potlatch

Celebrating more than 50 years in business, The Potlatch is usually hopping during gift-giving season. Along with children’s items, books, home décor, Lake Tahoe sweatshirts, and cozy socks, The Potlatch is the place to go for any turquoise jewelry and its signature Lake Tahoe-inspired necklaces. www.potlatchlaketahoe.com 

  • Panache

Carrying the best in women’s fashion, activewear, children’s apparel, and home goods, Panache has the entire family covered and cozy for any season. Consider getting your mom a unique handbag, hat, candleholder, vase, or hardcover coffee table book. And don’t forget the greeting card. www.tahoeboutique.com 

  • Forever Rox

Since 2008, Forever Rox has been a family-owned business that specializes in sourcing sparkling high-end diamonds and colored gemstones and then turning them into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that truly last a lifetime. Full time jeweler and owner John Roxburgh does jewelry repairs, stone setting, and custom fabrication, using all the best materials and his skills. Diamond hoop earrings, available in many sizes and styles, are a favorite amongst moms. www.foreverrox.com

New Stores with Mom Gifts in Christmas Tree Village:

  • Tahoe Gifting Co. 

Due to the demand, the woman and veteran-owned Tahoe Gifting Co. has finally opened a brick-and-mortar store in Christmas Tree Village to highlight its custom gifting services. Combining their love of the mountains and Lake Tahoe with their graphic design skills, owners Darya Shahvaran and Matthew Rattio have built a business curating handcrafted, small-batch quality gift items made by local artisans and putting them into thoughtful baskets that are known to leave an impression. Some of the more popular boxes to celebrate mom include the curated Mountain Mama box (with Coffeebar tea, chocolate truffles, a coffee mug, and bath product) as well as the Welcome Baby basket with a sippy cup, Dorinda’s chocolates, sea salt bath rocks, a Lake Tahoe onesie, and Tahoe ABC book that’s written and illustrated by local artists. https://tahoegiftingco.com/ 

  • Lisa Douglas Designs

Right next to Tahoe Gifting Co. is Lisa Douglas Designs, a design studio that specializes in cool vintage items at an affordable price. Some of her collections include weathered hardbound books, ashtrays that can double as serving trays, plush blankets, pillows, coasters, wooden Liberty puzzles, original artwork, furniture, lamps, and salt & pepper shaker sets in all different shapes, animals, and themes. Every item in there is one-of-a-kind—meaning that once they’re gone, they’re gone—but fortunately Lisa Douglas is a master at finding similar items and has the resources and expertise to give customers incredible deals. Some of the best gifts to give for Mother’s Day from Lisa Douglas Designs include the mother of pearl shell spoon sets, a vase, or copper angel ornaments made by a Reno artist (“Since we’re in the Christmas Tree Village we have to have ornaments year-round,” she says.)  https://lisadouglasdesigns.com/ 

  • Happy Tiers Bakery

If you want to really spoil mom, walk her down to Happy Tiers Bakery for a mouthwatering baked good. Expert cakemaker Andrea Jurss has her own cakemaking studio in the center of the café, and all around it are places to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, a cinnamon roll, custard cup, lemon-blueberry scone, or one of the other delectable treats in its massive selection. Happy Tiers tends to do special sugar cookie designs, cake slices, and cupcake specials around Mother’s Day and other holidays, making this the place to (sweet) treat your mom. Its cookie decorating kits are also a fantastic way to get the kids involved. www.happytiersbakery.com 

Notable Mentions: 

  • Glasses Wine Bar in the Village Shopping Center

After spending the morning and afternoon at the Raley’s Shopping Center and Christmas Tree Village, take your mom to Glasses Wine Bar to relax with a glass of vino. Along with the wraparound bar and 16 different wine dispensers along the wall that allow you to pour your own drink, Incline’s only wine bar also has nice seating areas inside and out, perfect for reading and relaxing. Glasses also have fun gifts including wine-inspired apparel, tea towels, greeting cards, wine stoppers, wine glasses, and reading glasses. It’s worth joining their email list, too, since they often have live music, happy hour deals, and special events. https://glasseswinebar.com/ 

  • Bridget Giroux Design 

This mother/daughter interior design team hosts unique events and workshops throughout the year and Mother’s Day is a perfect reason to celebrate (especially now that a new Bridget has joined the family). Bridget Giroux Design is holding a couple of workshops this spring, including a Spring Wreath Workshop on March 22nd and a Mother’s Day Flowering Bulb Workshop on Friday, May 10th from 5pm-8pm. At this special workshop, Catalina of Believe in Recess will help attendees create living arrangements with flowering bulbs. Participants choose from a beautiful and colorful collection of pre-sprouted spring bulbs such as hyacinth, tulips, crocus, and daffodils to plant and arrange in a gorgeous ceramic platter as a living garden centerpiece. Then after taking home the custom-made “garden”, you’ll get to watch it open up and transplant it outdoors if you wish. The cost is $135/person and includes all materials, wine, and charcuterie. 

If your mom can’t make the workshop, then consider buying a Bridget Giroux hand poured Incline Village-inspired candle that burns for over 80 hours (available in Hidden Beach, Incline Creek, and Sierra Snow scents). Cashmere shawls that were created in a high-end Italian artisan mill exclusive to Bridget Giroux Design are also available, and the silk, cashmere, and sable blend will make mom feel wrapped in luxury. Order from Bridget Giroux Design’s online shop for local pickup, and your mom present will be complimentary gift-wrapped with a Mother’s Day card. www.bridgetgiroux.com 

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