Mother’s Day weekend is one of our favorites of the whole year. It’s a time set aside to celebrate the most important figures in many of our lives; a parent, role model, caregiver, leader, nourisher, inspiration, shopping buddy, listener, teacher, friend. And not just our own mothers, but all the incredible mama bears nurturing the journeys of their children, families, colleagues, friends, and friends’ children, regardless of age. Celebrate the mother(s) in your life in whatever way speaks to your family; from brunch on the terrace or an evening of duck fries and bourbon, to a thoughtfully curated at-home spa package of bath bombs and oils, to a shared box of chocolates and an afternoon spent strolling State Street, Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants has every gift and experience you’re looking for to celebrate mom this year.
If you’re looking for something extra special and fun to treat mom to in Santa Barbara, Sephora will be hosting a free beauty class in Center Court Saturday, May 7th! Join us at Paseo Nuevo Saturday afternoon at 1:30 for a free Eyeliner Essentials lesson for you and your mother. We’ll have a selfie station with Solstice Sunglasses and a chance to win a Paseo Nuevo Mother’s Day Giveaway (details below)!
The gift of quality time is the best gift of all! Consider taking the day to shop and dine Santa Barbara with the woman who gave you the world. Our shops and retailers are already celebrating moms with Mother’s Day exclusives and gift sets galore. Paseo Nuevo has all your gift giving, leisurely dining, and shopping needs in downtown Santa Barbara. Check out these perfect Mother’s Day gifts from beauty and relaxation at L’Occitane and Aveda, to that little something from Francesca’s, See’s Candies, and Lorna Jane, to a memorable lunch or happy hour at Eureka and CPK. What kind of gift will you give this Mother’s Day?
GIFT GIVING GUIDE
A Day on the Town!
FACIAL AND MANICURE
- Mention this blog post and receive a FREE FACIAL for mom at lovely Aveda! Exclusively at Paseo Nuevo, April 26-May 8th. How fun is this? If you’re reading this on mobile, grab a screenshot so you don’t forget. Round out the day with a stop at Artistic Nails!
FREE SEPHORA BEAUTY CLASS
- Shopping on Saturday? Make it an extra special shopping spree and join us in Center Court 1:30-3:00pm on May 7th for a free Sephora Beauty Event: Essential Eyeliner. Walk-ins more than welcome, or make a reservation online at PaseoNuevoShopping.com/Events to guarantee a spot. We’ll have a selfie station ready to capture your on point eyeliner and perfect afternoon.
SHOP THE SALES
- Gap regular priced dresses will be 50% OFF on Mother’s Day! If you’re shopping at Gap Paseo Nuevo anytime May 5-10, select items storewide (some exclusions apply) will be up to 30% off! Their slogan may be #nothingbutdenim, but Gap has a little of everything, from activewear to accessories. And with GapKids right next door, there’s something for the whole family. Happy shopping!
- Nordstrom is triple points May 4-8th for reward members – that’s 2 points per dollar x3!
Dinner and Drinks
- Eureka! Is always dishing up plates of deliciousness and farm to cocktail mixed drinks straight from the State Street Farmer’s Market. This Mother’s Day they’ll be pouring “Momma Liked the Roses” May 5-10th. Treat mom to this passion fruit lemon grass bourbon cocktail at Eureka! Perfectly pairs with everything on their magnificent menu.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
- If you’re thinking about CPK for Mother’s Day, they just introduced the Sangria Flight! Three 3oz pours of CPK’s signature sangrias: Orchard, Red-Berry, and the Seasonal. It’s the perfect taster for a little flavor and fun with dinner, lunch, or, hey anything for mom, even brunch.
Relaxation & Rejuvenation
BATH & BODY WORKS
- Stop into Bath & Body Works May 6-8th for an exclusive Mother’s Day VIP Bag!
- L’Occitane little shop off Center Court is a step into relaxation itself. Grab a bundle of lavender on your way in for a tranquil few minutes of browsing. Select one of their best-selling collections or create a custom collection for mom (they’ll even finish it off with complimentary gift wrapping)! Be sure to take a moment to enjoy a hand massage or mini facial AND, if you spend $65 or more, you’ll also receive a free gift. That’s shopping done right. Check out the Mom Day deal here.
- Lush makes this super easy with (super fun) pre-wrapped gifts! Like all things Lush does so well, their Mother’s Day items are handmade with the finest essential oils, softening butters and beautiful fragrances. Every limited edition item for Mom is especially made to treat Mom like the queen she is, so she can emerge from the bathroom feeling soft, relaxed and ready to take on just about anything!
That little something…
- Francesca’s has gifts galore (and then some) and everything is 50% off April 28-May 4th! Have fun browsing their sweet collections until that aha moment of finding the perfect little something. From wine glass accessories to jewelry and bags, Francesca’s is the spot for boutique finds!
- If your mom is your fitspiration, stop into Lorna Jane where Nourish books AND tank tops are currently 2 for $60, now until May 2nd! New to Nourish? Be inspired to stop dieting and start nourishing. This is a beautifully illustrated guide on everything from eating habits and hydration to nutritional philosophies and life rituals. And it looks so good on a kitchen island.
- Teavana was made for mindful mommas. Teavana gift boxes and tea sets are 30% OFF (amazing!) AND they’re doing super exciting Peel-and-Reveal coupons (up to 20-50% off) all right now through Mother’s Day. Mother-daughter tea time can be your new thing.
- If you’re looking for a unique, locally made art piece, our Meadow Rose Photo Art kiosk is the ultimate pop-up shop for you this year AND get 20% OFF for mamas or when you mention MOM! Meadow’s stunning Santa Barbara and California photography is transferred onto local wood and turned into beautiful home decor pieces. Subjects include spring wildflowers, Funk Zone wine glasses, oceanic sunsets, desert cacti, and more. Her whole shop – right next to Center Court between Solstice Sunglasses and Cotton On – is an art piece worth gazing at. Pick out the perfect piece for the amazing mamas in your life or shop it together!
- How is it that chocolate is always the right answer? Perhaps it’s because See’s Candies always has custom holiday shaped boxes that speak directly to our hearts and taste buds. Right now, Mother’s Day themed heart and square boxes that literally have mom written all over them.
- Before you stop into the grocery store for a plastic wrapped bouquet, pop over to our newest pop-up shop Ranch Roses! Grown in Santa Ynez Valley, this wide selection of vintage garden roses is exquisite. Flowers with a story are so much prettier.
Mother’s Day Giveaway
Snap a selfie with mom and you’re entered to win Paseo Nuevo Mother’s Day Shopping Giveaway! Let’s make Mom’s day together.
Entry is simple:
- Snap a selfie with the best mom in the world (now through Mother’s Day).
- Post your photo to Instagram.
- Tag @ShopPaseoNuevo and use the hashtag #PaseoNuevoMom.
- You’re entered!
We’re giving away gift cards packages! Winner will be announced end of Mother’s Day weekend. Click for details!
Thanks for spending one of the best days of the year with Paseo Nuevo! If you need any help finding the perfect gift for mom this year, text 805-900-7385 for gift guidance and answers on the spot. Our Guest Services team is always eager to assist you with your day out!