ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Last minute shopping for Mother's Day? Support local with the many unique gifts at Rockland's mom and pop shops.
Avellino Esthetics, New City: Indulge Mom with a relaxing facial or an invigorating massage. You get top-notch personal service at this homey woman-only spa where Owner Rachelle Covino uses only the best organic products. Shop Mom: 123 Park Ave, (845) 634-6352, www.avellinoesthetics.com/ .
Presence Of Piermont: Owner Fara Abramson always stocks one of a kind items in her shop. A mom herself, she knows what women want. Among her top selects: trowel tools for gardeners, silk pillowcases to ensure a restful sleep (and minimize wrinkles) and gratitude pottery bowls that show mom how much you care. Shop Mom: 499 Piermont Ave, (845) 680-6128.
P. Ross, Nyack: Looking for something with a European feel? P. Ross specializes in sophisticated accessories, clothing and shoes, adding a stylish flair to Mom's wardrobe. Shop Mom: 89 Main St., (845) 348-1767, www.prossboutique.com/ .
Saffron Trading Company Nyack: Indulge mom in items from Congers' Soap & Paper Company. You'll also find candles, wooden serving plates, and lots of great baskets. Shop Mom: 14 S Broadway, (845) 353-3530, www.saffrontradingcompany.com/ .
The Chocolatier, New City: Chocoholics will enjoy the sweet offerings here, in particular the many varieties of chocolate-covered pretzels, always a big hit. (So, too, are truffles, nut clusters and butter crunch.) The store also carries a wide variety of gifts including Our Name is Mud mugs and serveware. There will be storewide sale Saturday, May 7 for Mothers Day. Shop Mom: S. Main St, (845) 638-3322, www.nychocolatier.com/ .
The Danu Gallery, Pearl River: Give Mom a taste of Ireland's best. The Danu Gallery has everything from Celtic jewelry to handcreams, scarves and Colm De Ris pottery. Shop Mom: 39 E Central Ave., (845) 735-4477, www.thedanugallery.com/ .
The Editor, Piermont: Get Mom summer ready with a "Surf's Up" candle from Belmar, N.J. The store recently got a batch of new urban separates in, along with fun jewelry. Shop Mom: 530 Piermont Ave., (845) 359-5323, www.theeditorpiermont.com/.
The Jewelry Gallery, Stony Point: What Mom doesn't love jewelry? Especially items you can't find anywhere else. Many designer collections are exclusive to The Jewelry Gallery for all of Rockland County. There is also complimentary custom jewelry consultations on refashioning estate or out-of-fashion pieces. Charles Krypell is among the gorgeous collections perfect for Mother's Day. Shop Mom: 32 South Liberty Dr., (845) 429-2613, www.thejewelrygallery.net/.
Things I Love Interiors, New City: This place isn't called "Things I Love" for nothing! Here, you'll find items for one's home, as well as jewelry, accessories and serveware sure to make Mom smile. Shop Mom: 191 S Main St., (845) 639-6005.