Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Don’t wait until the last minute! Mom deserves the best.

The Santee Alley has the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. From handbags to beauty essentials, we have affordable gifts that Mom will love. This guide will help you find where to shop for mom-approved gift ideas: handbags, jewelry, accessories, beauty supplies, perfumes and cosmetics.


For the moms who love handbags, Purse Plus offers styles ranging from trendy to classic. In fact we have a whole post dedicated to shopping for handbags and purses in Santee Alley on this blog >>  Handbag Shopping Guide.

Purse Plus
1047 Santee St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(310) 925-3571


One can never go wrong with buying jewelry for any special occasion. Shop beautifully detailed jewelry at dozens of stores in the LA Fashion District. For something truly unique, shop Tara 1. For classic gold and plated jewelry, check out California Mirage Jewelry, located in the heart of Santee Alley.

Tara 1
210 East Olympic Blvd. Unit #118
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-1759


Beauty products and cosmetics are at the top of everyone’s wish list. Treat Mom to new face masks or add some spring colors to her makeup collection. So many options! We have great beauty and cosmetics stores in the alley – Iyalorde, HM Hormiguitas, Hera Cosmetics, Make-up Freak and Beauty Girl.

Iyalorde Cosmetics
1006 D Santee Alley
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Perfumes are always a nice present, especially if they come in sets. Perfume stores in the area can be found along Maple Avenue and Santee Street as well as inside the alley. Not sure what Mom likes? Let the knowledgeable staff at Perfumes Los Angeles help you find the perfect scent. Their staff can recommend scents based on previous purchases and current trends.

Perfume Expo
1022 Maple Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015