Mother's Day on the Upper West Side: A Gift Guide

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift for that special mom in your life? Something unique that expresses just how dear they are to you? Rest assured you will find a gift just as lovely, heartfelt, and one-of-a-kind as the one who receives it when you’re shopping for Mother's Day on New York’s Upper West Side. 

The beauty of shopping for a gift for your Mother's Day on New York’s UWS is the vast array of specialty shops in our truly extraordinary neighborhood. You’ll find exclusive art and home decor, artisanal chocolates, jewelry, and boutique items created with your mom in mind. 

Jewelry, Clothing and Accessories

The local boutiques along Amsterdam Avenue, Columbus Avenue, and Broadway offer so many options when you’re shopping for a Mother's Day gift. Here are a few of our favorites:


Boutique on Columbus, NYC, and is located at 410 Columbus Avenue. The eclectic vibe that buzzes through the UWS echoes in the fashion finds at Bocnyc. The boutique has a mission to offer “what’s new, next, and not likely to be found anywhere else”. For modern luxury clothing, shoes, and stunning accessories be sure to check out bocnyc, a short 10-minute walk from The Wallace.

Town Shop

This iconic UWS luxury lingerie shop has graced the neighborhood for decades and is known for exclusive lingerie, undergarments, and bathing suits that are as lovely as they are flattering. They specialize in bra fittings and are known as the destination for wedding trousseau. Be sure to visit the Town Shop’s current location at 2270 Broadway, between 81st and 82nd streets, and from The Wallace, it will be a few minutes walk or car ride. 

Darryl’s Boutique

Darryl’s has been a fixture on Amsterdam Avenue for nearly 40 years. It’s the go-to boutique for the fashion-conscious of the UWS. They carry gorgeous contemporary fashion and accessories, most of which you won't find anywhere else. Shopping for mom at Darryl’s will earn you the “favorite child” spot. Darryl’s is located at 492 Amsterdam Avenue, about five minutes by car.

Home Decor and Gifts

Creating comforts and home decor to make your mom’s living space lovely and remind her of you stays on the UWS. Decorative candles, exquisite serving dishes, and cozy throws are just a few ideas to keep in mind when you’re shopping for mom. Here are some of the places we like.


Have you ever visited a store in which you can lose yourself? Time escapes you as every item fascinates. If so you’ve likely been to Magpie. Home decor, gifts, bath products, candles, stationery, and oh-so-much-more await you (and mom) at Magpie, located at 488 Amsterdam Avenue, an easy walk from The Wallace or a few minutes by car.

Runaway Poppy

Located at 2244 Broadway, between 80th and 81st Streets, this shop offers art and accessories like jewelry and bags, home accents for every room of your home, ceramics and so much more. There are unique gifts for your mom ranging from unique to avant-garde conversation pieces. Runaway Poppy is an absolute delight and just a few blocks from The Wallace.


Flowers may be a tried-and-true traditional gift for mom but they are always appreciated. Especially when you select them yourself. Find the perfect bouquet, traditional arrangement, or something you’ve designed yourself at our favorite florists.


Posies takes pride in offering a diverse selection of blooms to suit every taste and occasion. Whether you're seeking an artful arrangement to adorn your home, a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers to brighten your mother's day, or a unique and thoughtful gift for that special mother figure in your life. Located at 376 Amsterdam Ave, just a 5-minute walk away from The Wallace, Posies is here to help.


With two locations on the Upper West Side, 555 Columbus Avenue or 723 Amsterdam, you have access to the freshest and most vibrant flowers available. Plantshed’s abundance of unique arrangements showcases Mom’s sense of style and her vibrant personality. Both locations are under ten minutes by car.

Blooming Couture Flowers

Unique arrangements, gorgeous fresh flowers, lush plants, and praiseworthy customer care are exactly what you’ll find when you’re shopping for mom at Blooming Couture Flowers. The charming shop is located five minutes walking time at 2216 Broadway at the corner of 79th, across from Zabar’s.


Is mom a fan of all things books? The UWS teems with unique and renowned bookstores. Here’s our favorite.

Shakespeare & Co.

An iconic fixture in London and Paris, Shakespeare & Co has two UWS locations, 2020 Broadway, between 69th and 70th Streets, a ten-minute walk, and 2736 Broadway at the corner of 105th, ten minutes by car. They offer all things books from best sellers to hard-to-find tomes. The staff is amazingly helpful.

Iconic NYC

There are plenty of iconic New York landmarks, museums, and entertainment located in the UWS neighborhood. The American Museum of Natural History Museum Shop, a 10-minute walk from The Wallace, is sure to have something any natural history mom would love. 

Go shopping for mom at the  Met Opera Shop where you’ll find classical and modern opera recordings, historic productions, and hard-to-find opera. They also have jewelry, scarves, home accessories, and other unique gifts for your opera-loving mom. The Met’s shop is a 15-minute walk or 10-minute car ride from The Wallace.

Make sure to also gift your mother a relaxing time off and a little escape by booking with The Wallace Hotel.