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Local Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's day is this Sunday, May 8 and we've got some great local ideas to get the mom in your life something special, even last minute.

What's one of the best gifts you could give mom? A great gift from a new store none of her friends have been to. She'll have bragging rights AND be in "the know."

Georgetown has a few new places to stop by for last minute gifts that fit the bill.

opened at 1304 Wisconsin Avenue just a few weeks ago and is already seeing plenty of foot traffic from locals and tourists alike. But you can bet when mom shows off her latest item from the "cute new little boutique in Georgetown" she will earn a few envy points from the other moms.

For the sophisticated mom (or the one who watches The Today Show) scarves are a great gift. Echo Design offers a selection of beautiful floral printed 100 percent silk scarves. The designer can also be found at Nordstom. The blue, yellow and green scarf featured in our photo is $78 at LouLou Boutique, though they carry a variety of colors.

Or keep it really local and buy mom a necklace or bangle made by a Georgetown designer, MIJA. The gold-dipped sterling silver jewelry is delicate and simple. LouLou has a variety of MIJA pieces ranging in price from $90-$200.

Just up Wisconsin Avenue from LouLou, tucked away at 3235 P St. is Georgetown's newest addition, . The boutique chocolatier had its soft open Saturday. Bring mom home a pre-made or hand-picked selection of chocolates that are not only scrumptious, but also beautifully decorated.

Perhaps mom would like the Grand Marnier and Orange Blossom selection made with a semi-sweet ganache and dark chocolate.

Or maybe the lemon honey selection with local Virginia buckwheat honey, white chocolate ganache and candied lemon peel is more her taste.

If your mother likes a little bit of Southern Charm, "The South Bar" is perfect for her. This delightful milk chocolate bar features hickory smoked caramel and just the right amount of crispy bacon, for $7.50.

Boxes of chocolate start at four pieces for $8 or nine pieces for $18. You can get a box as large as 50 pieces for $92.

There are plenty of great places to pick out gifts for mom this weekend. Just don't forget her!

ashleigh n May 02, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Ooh, great! I've been looking for Mother's Day gift ideas in Georgetown. Usually I just buy her gifts from Red Envelope or gift baskets from Dean and Delucca, but I felt like doing something different this year. There were actually some really cool ideas that I came across on groupon (http://www.groupon.com/mothers-day/washington-dc) where you can get her massages and other neat local gifts.

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