Mother’s Day in Downtown Chula Vista

Dominic Li Mandri

Every year around this time, we dedicate a full day to celebrating all the mothers in our lives. Whether that means your own mom, a guardian who has been a mother figure in your life, an older sister, or your wife, we all choose to give them some extra love on Mother’s Day. Make the special holiday a whole adventure exploring all that there is to offer in Downtown Chula Vista!

Don’t Forget the Gifts
Before the big day arrives, you need to have a gift ready! Thankfully, there are plenty of places to shop for every type of mom. A classic and timeless gift to give this Mother’s Day is a stunning bouquet of flowers from Tallo Artistry. Pick the flowers that speak to your mother’s taste at the flower bar and gift them a unique arrangement they’ll be sure to appreciate. Add a delicious pastry from Mmm…Cakes and Dulcet for an even sweeter present that she can enjoy right away!

And you can’t gift some flowers without adding a little bling! Gift a shiny new toy to add to their luxurious collection from KIng Jewelers. From gorgeous necklaces to rings, M and M Jewelers give you the chance to show your bountiful appreciation to the special people in your life through something they will cherish forever.

Clothing and accessories can also make anyone happy, especially when it’s made by talented and inspiring artists. D’Via Art & Style have specialized in transforming their art into different mediums such as art earrings, statement jewelry and fashion accessories. So, give the person your celebrating wearable art that will never go out of style. If they are a big sports fan, stop by Easy Toyz, for a new jersey, hat and more. Known as the home of the ultimate fan, you can find practically anything from their favorite sports team.

Some people can’t live without a nice cup of coffee or tea every day. So why not present them with a gift they can truly appreciate. My Cup of Tea is a quaint shop in Downtown Chula Vista that offers unique gifts ranging from mugs to other tea embellishments that could elevate the drinking experience.
For the trendy mom in your life, check out Art and Rec for top tier brands and their accessories. Especially if that mother figure in your life likes streetwear, there are plentiful options ranging from rad sneakers to groovy skateboards to unique clothing that’ll make them stand out.

Experiences Count Too
Experiences are also an amazing gift to give to your mother. At Craft on Third and Standlee’s you and your mom can join one of the many workshops offered and have a blast! Create memories while also crafting something that will take you back to the special day. With classes happening almost every day, there is a craft for everyone.

Sometimes, the best way to dedicate the day is by giving them a moment to relax. Holistic Spa Palace will transport your mom into a different level of complete relaxation and serenity. As a women-owned and operated spa, Holistic Spa Palace offers a wide variety of massage therapy services that will clear all thoughts away. Balensi Spa is also another spa that replicates the tranquility of the Mediterranean lifestyle. As an oasis from the big city, Balensi Spa eases any discomfort and leaves you walking out feeling at peace.

Before the big day arrives, they might want to get extra dolled up. A thoughtful gift to give could be a relaxing day getting their hair and nails done. So, the first stop is the hair salon!Shear Envy Salon and Spa offers hair styles, washes, and cuts for all hair textures along with other specialties such as makeup, hydrafacials and more. Posh Salon also provides hair services from professional stylists that are beloved by the community. Nails are next! At Rosy Tips Nails and Spa, nails technicians create intricate designs as well as simple and classy looks so your mom can pick out what style most speaks to her. Since opening her shop in 2017, Sarah Iapala brought a new glow to Third Avenue with her newly renovated luxury salon called Hidden Beauty. Not only does the salon offer stunning hair dos, but Hidden Beauty also has nail technicians so your mom can get all the touchups she needs in one place.

For a place where you will always have fun, stop by the Downtown Chula Vista Farmers Market! Formerly known as the Third Avenue Village Market, the Downtown Chula Vista Farmers Market invites the community to come out and enjoy bites, sips, and trinkets from local vendors every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Walk around, savor the sunny morning and have a blast exploring the 60 tents scattered around Third Avenue.

Onto the Food
Picking the perfect spot for a Mother’s Day meal is not easy because there are so many options in the South Bay neighborhood. Serving authentic Mexican breakfast, Talavera Azul is the perfect place to host a Mother’s Day brunch. If you have a large family and are looking for a place to accommodate everyone, make your way down to Farmers Table for a family friendly restaurant that has options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a full dinner and cocktail experience try Shake & Muddle. Serving American fare with craft cocktails, it’s a stop you don’t want to miss.

There are many ways to spend your Mother’s Day celebration and hopefully it’s at Downtown Chula Vista!

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