If you’re still struggling with what to get one of the most important ladies in your life, here are a few suggestions:
She can pay homage to the East End and impress guests with UncommonGreen’s Island Maps Glassware ($14 to $15, www.theuncommongreen.com). Available in wine and rocks barware, the unique collection features several tropical island destinations, including Shelter Island and Block Island, each of which are etched with a map of the locale.
We’ve all had one of those days where someone looks at you and goes, “oh, you look tired.” Prevent that “innocent” insult by boosting her glow with the HydroPeptide Rapid Radiance Set ($138, hydropeptide.com). The three step system includes an Exfoliating Cleanser, Face Lift, and Eye Authority that will energize skin and address all the signs of aging.
Reese Witherspoon is one stylish mom, so it’s no surprise that Draper James, the actress’ clothing and Southern lifestyle brand, has several chic Mother’s Day options. Give mom the gift of at home R&R with the limited-edition Relaxin’ Mama Gift Set ($225, www.draperjames.com), which includes an Orange Blossom Candle, Louisiana Lilac Nightshirt and Draper James Throw.
Does mom have a signature scent? If not, it’s time. The limited-edition Bulgari Omnia Gift Set ($85,www1.macys.com) is available in three irresistible options; Paraiba (floral), Crystalline (floral-woody), or Coral (floral-fruity). Not only does the set feature a full-sized fragrance, it also comes with a scented bar soap and body lotion and trendy clutch, packaged in a beautiful gold box with a ribbon that matches the set’s scent.
If you’ve read a beauty magazine, blog or website recently, you’ll know that Korean skin care products are all the rage at the moment. If she’s looking to hop on the bandwagon, get her the Amarte True Brightening™ Collection Set ($257, www.amarteskincare.com). The kit will help even skin tone and brighten her complexion with Daily Exfolipowder, Aqua Mist Toner, Aqua Lotion and Aqua Cream. And, if she’s not sure which order to use the products in, it even includes instructions on how to layer them for optimal results as recommended by board certified dermatologist Craig Kraffert, President of Amarte.
Sometimes mom just needs a break from the outside world. Help her find her inner Zen when chaos surrounds her with Rebel BT On-Ear Headphones by House of Marley ($69.99, www.thehouseofmarley.com). The Bluetooth® headphones, which come in black, grey and navy, offer 8 hours of continuous wireless play with unmatched acoustics.
Is a picnic her ideal way to spend the day? Take care of the essentials with the Joie de Vin Collection by Clos du Bois ($48, www.closdubois.com). The colorful kit comes with one bottle of 2014 Clos du Bois California Chardonnay, ten paper plates, ten cocktail napkins, ten placemats, ten wine bottle hang tags, ten coasters, two stemless, plastic and reusable wine glasses, one farmer’s market shopping list, and one printed canvas tote bag.
If her schedule includes a weekly blowout, she’ll definitely appreciate the new Silk Pillow Case from Drybar ($45, thedrybar.com). Along with making her locks look like they’ve just been done, the pillow helps prevent hair breakage, frizz and bedhead.
Is she one of those old fashioned mamas that sends thoughtful thank-you notes after every occasion? Make sure that her notes of well wishes are as elegant as her message with Polka Dot Thanks by Sugar Paper ($28, sugarpaper.com). The cards are letterpress printed by hand on antique machinery, and feature gold foil on bright white paper, complimented by a white envelope and gold foil striped liner. The set comes with six cards and envelops.
Bling that benefits a good cause? That’s a gift she’ll definitely adore. The #She’sBrilliant Triple Diamond Station Necklace from Diamonds Unleashed ($3,800, www.neimanmarcus.com) features an 18-karat yellow gold chain, and three pavé diamond duo stations with a total of 1.0 diamond carats. The brand was created by jewelry designer Kara Ross and celebrates women’s strength, independence and solidarity. 100 percent of net proceeds are donated to She’s The First and Girls Who Code.
Does she start her day with a soothing cup of tea? Then Kusmi Tea Wellness Teas Rounded Tea Chest ($61, kusmitea.com) is a must. The set comes with 42 enveloped muslin tea bags in a sophisticated white chest that was inspired by a hat box. Flavors include Boost – stimulating blend of maté, green tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and spices; Be Cool – herbal blend of verbena, peppermint, and licorice root to unwind and relax; Detox – blend of maté, green tea from China, lemon and lemongrass, perfect for the mind and body; Sweet Love – black tea from China with licorice root, guarana seeds and spices to stimulate the senses; Euphoria – exhilarating blend of roasted maté, spiced with chocolate and orange; and BB Detox – a beauty beverage of green tea, maté, rooibos, guarana, and dandelion, with a hint of grapefruit.