Mother’s Day gifts from small businesses in Pleasanton


Leila Touati

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for card-giving. This card folds out into a three-dimensional paper bouquet.

Giving back to our mothers, grandmothers, or other important women in our life is extremely important during the month of May. Luckily, Downtown Pleasanton is offering many gifts in their shops to celebrate Mother’s Day.

“Mother’s Day is important to me because I get to show my gratitude for my mom and all that she does for my family,” said Paige Reynolds (‘23).

Although the Farmers’ Market is not on Mother’s Day, fresh fruits and flowers show appreciation. Stores such as Clover Creek Gifts, Therapy, American Harvest, and Gourmet Works all have plenty of options to get small trinkets or yummy treats.

“I’m planning on going to the farmers market and getting her flowers and then probably will take her to the dairy after and treat her with some free ice cream,” said Suvir Kheny (‘23).

If possible plans for a nice restaurant for any meal during Mother’s Day, reservations must be made quickly. Nonni’s and Sidetrack is providing Mother’s Day brunch and Pasta’s and Oasis to name a few have great menus for a fancy dinner.

“I took my mom to Tri Valley Bistro and I and my brothers surprised her with flowers and took her out to downtown,” said Riley Ladue (‘22).

Just like students, teachers are also celebrating this day either with their own moms or their children. Planning day trips with families, or simply just doing things they all enjoy are just a few examples of what teachers and students are doing on Mother’s Day.

“Typically for Mother’s Day, I think time is the best gift that a mother can get with her daughter so this Mother’s Day we’re going to the Opera House in San Francisco [to see] Swan Lake together,” said Wendy Hush, a Junior English Teacher.