Cowabunga! If your mom loves the smell of the ocean, soaking in the sun and swimming in the water check out these beach-themed gifts for Mother’s Day. From the sand to her hand, we searched some of the coolest and trendiest towns along the Jersey shore to help you surprise the special mermaid in your life with a valuable treasure.

mother's day giftsFor the Sun Worshipper

The gift: Sun hat
Where to get it: Sadie James Boutique
Location: 769 River Road, Fair Haven
Details: Even though getting a tan is #1 on her to-do list, you need to make sure you keep your mom healthy. There’s no denying she’s the face of the family, so pick up this hip straw hat to keep the sun out of her eyes and her skin protected.
More info: www.shopsadiejames.com or call 732-933-3528


For the Docktailer

The gift: Coastal décor
Where to get it: Bain’s Outdoor Living
Location: 125 East River Road, Rumson
Details: If she likes to be the life of the party, get her coastal décor from this Rumson hotspot. From Long Beach Island to Sandy Hook, you’ll want to fill her entertainment center with unique custom gifts. Their wine stopper map or recyclable bottle bags are perfect accessories for her favorite cocktail.
More info: www.binsideout.com or call 732-530-3210


mother's day giftsFor the Footprint Maker

The gift: Monogrammed sandals
Where to get it: Cabana 19
Location: 18 White Street, Red Bank
Details: Help her leave her stamp on the shoreline with these beautifully monogrammed cork sandals. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is her asking for a second pair.
More info: www.cabana19redbank.com or call 732-842-2138


For the Wave Watcher

The gift: Organic shawl
Where to get it: 606 River
Location: 606 River Road, Fair Haven
Details: She loves catching the sunrise and sunset off the coast, but those mornings and nights can be chilly. Wrap 606 River’s stylish organic shawl made of bamboo around her shoulders to keep her warm.
More info: 606river.com or call 732-741-8111


mother's day giftsFor the Bookworm

The gift: Books
Where to get it: River Road Books
Location: 759 River Road, Fair Haven
Details: Give mom permission to chillax with an awesome read. Head over to this self-proclaimed “bookstore by the shore” to pick up a juicy novel or inspiring story to add to your mom’s book club collection.
More info: www.riverroadbooks.net or call 732-747-9455


For the Art Lover

The gift: Beach-themed artwork
Where to get it: Cabana 19
Location: 18 White Street, Red Bank
Details: Capture her essence with works of art that highlight her one-of-a-kind personality. These crafty displays of sand, shells and mermaids can be placed anywhere at home so she’s never too far away from sea.
More info: www.cabana19redbank.com or call 732-842-2138


mother's day giftsFor the Surfer Girl

What is it: The Beach Boys Tickets
Where to get it: The Beach Boys official site
Location: 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City
Details: The legendary beach boy band, The Beach Boys, are back! They’ll be serenading Ocean City on August 21 and 22 with all-time summer party hits like Good Vibrations, Surfin’ U.S.A and Kokomo. Hand mom a pair of tickets to their 50th Anniversary tour and let her relive the 60s, 70s and 80s.
More info: www.thebeachboys.com


For the Lounging Lady

The gift: Beach towel
Where to get it: Sadie James Boutique
Location: 769 River Road, Fair Haven
Details: This hardworking woman deserves a break. Check out the adorable round towels at this spot that look like authentic rugs and help her stand out on the sand even though she’s lying down.
More info: www.shopsadiejames.com or call 732-933-3528


For the Spa Lady

The gift: Spa day
mother's day giftsWhere to get it: Ocean Place Resort and Spa
Location: 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch
Details: Plan a special day trip to Long Branch and get your mom a breathtaking ocean view seat. Book a mani and pedi at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, stroll along the boardwalk, watch the waves crashing as you dine outside and go on a family shopping spree at more than a dozen laid-back boutiques at Pier Village.
More info: www.oceanplace.com or call 732-571-4000 ext. 6060


mother's day giftsFor the Flower Child

The gift: Flowers
Where to get it: Sickles Market
Location: 1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver
Details: Out of ideas? Stick with the most traditional, yet meaningful, way to show mom how much you appreciate her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This gourmet market and greenhouse is filled with fresh food, gifts and floral arrangements. Choose her favorite colors and petals and leave the rest up to the friendly staff.
More info: sicklesmarket.com or call 732-741-9563

Happy Mother’s Day to all!