Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you definitely want to show Mom you appreciate the million and five things she does for you throughout the year! Read on for our gift picks this year and get inspired…
Candy or chocolates are so overdone, it’s nice to get the Mom with a sweet tooth something a little different. Donsuemor Madeleines are the perfect treat after a meal or with a cup of coffee/tea. I like the Lemon Zest flavor–they’re light and taste so good! Another plus…each cookie is only 70 calories! Find Donsuemor Madeleines at specialty retailers, including select Nordstrom and online at Donsuemor.com and Amazon.com.
Fragrance is a traditional gift for Mother’s Day and I love the new, limited-edition Ralph Lauren Big Pony Fragrance Collection for Women Essie Set ($45). There are four Big Pony Fragrances: Sporty (#1), Sensual (#2), Free-Spirited (#3) and Stylish (#4). Each kit comes with a Big Pony EDT (30 ml) and Perfuming Body Mist (50g) and a color-coordinated shade of Essie polish, packaged in a drawstring pouch. Find this set at
RalphLauren.com and at select retailers nationwide, including Bloomingdales.
Something that every Mom-on-the-Go can use is a stylish tote. New, from Stella & Dot, the “How Does She Do It” bag is the perfect carryall. Roomy enough for everything she needs, this bag will hold it all–and keep her organized, too! Available at Stella & Dot, $89.
If your Mom is into “spa-time”, I’d suggest the new Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Body Care line. Perfect for out of the shower or anytime, there are three scents to choose from: Aloe Water Apricot (my fave), Tea Olive Lime and Coconut Fig Leaf. A nice gift would be to pick a few of the products, such as a Body Wash, Body Oil and Body Creme and wrap them up with a big fluffy towel.
Another pampering gift is this Laura Mercier La Petite Patisserie Travel Candle Trio offering three decadent and delightful fragrances, including Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache, in a portable and convenient carrier. I love lighting a small candle on my desk while I work or am on the computer and they’re especially nice when you travel.
It wouldn’t be a gift guide without jewelry and I’m so excited to share my newest obsession with you…Rustic Cuff Jewelry! Stacking or layering your bracelets is still a strong trend and I love how this leather Meagen Bracelet can work with anything. What’s nice is that it comes in a variety of colors–I’m loving the Ocean Blue for summer. Check out the entire line at rusticcuff.com and let me know what you think!
For the Mom that’s into fitness and taking care of herself, here’s one more bracelet that Mom can stack. This one is on my wishlist, too. It’s the Fitbit Flex, the newest sensation in wireless activity monitoring. It’s a sleek bracelet that goes on your wrist and monitors steps taken, distance, calories and even your sleep patterns! You can sync it to your iPhone for the ultimate in convenience. Available in Black or Slate and additional band colors are available. Get more info at Fitbit.com.
Always a classic and a summer essential, this Madewell Shrunken Jean Jacket is a great choice for the Fashionista Mom. What I like about this denim jacket is that it’s a little more fitted, making it perfect for wearing over a graphic-print dress or with a pencil skirt. Hard not to pick one up for you, too!