Mother’s Day Gifts

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Luxury Watch Countdown: Exceptional Styles to Give or Get

Time flies. Time reveals all things. There’s no time like the present—and there’s no present like a timepiece. If you’re looking for a gift that will stand the test of, well, yes, a luxury watch is the high noon of gifting. Sentimental and practical, watches rest intimately on the wearer’s wrist, subtly reminding her of the day’s hours and the bestower’s generosity.

For generations, companies have excelled at elegantly matching state-of-the-art mechanics and materials with aesthetics. Now, here’s what you should know when shopping for watches (no matter the recipient) as well as our favorite models this season—but their appeal is truly timeless.


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Mother’s Day Gift Picks from the Founders of MOTHER

Mother knows best. It’s true. And if said savvy mom also has impeccable taste, she’ll want to peruse the musings of Katie Hintz-Zambrano and James Kicinski-McCoy, journalists, mamas and founders of MOTHER. Their digital digest shares maternal inspiration, news roundups, lifestyle tips and profiles in courage of mommies everywhere. What sets MOTHER apart from mommy blogs is its high-mindedness and sophistication. Sample topics include “Why Being a Stay-at-Home Mom & Feminist Aren’t Mutually Exclusive” and “The Many Benefits of Roughhousing with Your Kids.” Sample shopping lists feature Stella McCartney shoes, beautiful and bougie baby clothes, hemp oil and oil paintings. “My background is in journalism and as soon as I had my son, Diego, in the spring of 2013, I could see a gaping hole in the market for a full-service parenting site with a stylish bent,” explains Hintz-Zambrano, who resides in San Francisco. “Something that treated women as multi-dimensional people beyond being mothers. I met James [who’s in Nashville] a few months later on a press trip and we decided to join forces.”

The result is a parenting destination that’s as layered as the ladies who run it. In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we asked the multi-hyphenate hyphenates at MOTHER to share their celebration plans and gift ideas, because they definitely know best.


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From Our Friends at Who What Wear: 3 Editor-Approved Gifts to Give Your Mom This Mother’s Day

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We’ll admit that searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be quite the challenge. Considering that this woman brought you into the world, raised you and has loved you unconditionally, the pressure to find something appropriately thoughtful is pretty high. In an effort to spark some worthy gifting ideas within you, we Who What Wear and Byrdie editors decided to team up and brainstorm what we’ll be giving our moms this Mother’s Day. As a group of people who are always in the know when it comes to the latest and greatest items on the market, it’s safe to say our opinions are trustworthy. From luxurious skincare devices to sparkling earrings, these are the items we all can’t wait to hand to our moms come May 14.


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Modern Icon Hari Nef Teaches Her Mom (and Us) How to Take a Selfie

Want to take the perfect selfie? Model, actress and writer Hari Nef has a few tricks up the sleeve of her Vetements dress. Want to be the best mom to your extraordinarily talented kid? Robin Neff Clebnik might know a thing or two about that.

While we had this mother-daughter dream team on set for our Mother’s Day video shoot, we asked them to show us how to work all our angles—and to share the Mother’s Day love.


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How to Outfit Your Mother’s Day Table with Designer Lela Rose

Call it the double life of Lela Rose: the Texas-bred, New York-based designer isn’t just beloved for the dresses and separates line that bears her name, she’s a top-notch hostess and inspired party thrower as well. Her recent book, Pret-A-Party, is all about elegant good times around the table with friends and family. Oh, and Lela’s a mom, too—so naturally, we had to ask….

lela_rose_entertaining_bookAll images from Pret-A-Party, courtesy Lela Rose

“The real magic of a meal are the stories and memories that come from it,” she said in reply to our request for some stylish Sunday plans. And then she pointed us toward some easy-to-follow directions and a couple of dress options too.



12 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Pamper Mom with Beauty and Fragrance

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, but don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with unique gifts perfect for any mom out there. We’ve rounded up 12 ideas ready to provide all the pampering she deserves. What mom wouldn’t love the gift of an at-home spa day?


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Pampering Yourself, the Perfect Breakfast in Bed and the Best Part of Being a Mom with Antica Farmacista’s Founders

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Susanne Pruitt and Shelley Callaghan

Co-founders of the luxury (and just downright dreamy) home and body fragrance brand Antica Farmacista, Susanne Pruitt and Shelley Callaghan are moms, successful businesswomen and delightful human beings. They spent some time telling us all about their Mother’s Day traditions, the benefits of a good bottle of wine and what’s new that has them excited.


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Mother’s Day: Women Who Wow

Mother’s Day is May 11. As in this Sunday. Say thanks for all the things only a mom can do with a little something special from our Mother’s Day Gift Shop.

Already found the perfect token of appreciation? Catch up with one of our favorite women who wow, Charlotte Tilbury. Read our interview with this top-tier celebrity makeup artist about being a modern mom over on our Beauty Blog.

Charlotte Tilbury with son Flynn


Mother’s Day Gifts: Cheri’s Top 5

Cheri Botiz, our National Beauty and Fragrance Director, shares her top five favorite Mother’s Day gifts.

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you 5 of my favorite beauty and fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day that I know any mom would love—I know I would!

1 – Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne ($55-$110). Every time I smell this fragrance, it makes me happy. Mom will definitely get compliments with this one.

2 – Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Extrait de Parfum ($350). This gift is an exquisite customer favorite. Any mom would be very happy with this long-lasting, floral concentrate.

3 – Antica Farmacista ‘Champagne’ Home Ambiance Perfume ($62-$92). Everyone loves to walk into a beautifully scented home. This fragrance is so unique and vibrant. Perfectly fresh.

4 – I Love New York Mother’s Day by Bond No. 9 Fragrance ($175). I love this for the bottle alone! It’s so fun to have on the vanity, and the tangerine scent is intoxicating.

5 – Diptyque Scented Candles ($60-$90). I could not pick just one; these are all wonderful. Pick up multiple candles and cluster together for a gorgeous statement on your dining table.

Bonus: receive a rose-gold-toned mirrored compact as a gift with any $150 women’s fragrance purchase while supplies last. It will automatically be added to your cart at Checkout.


Gifts for Mom: Your Favorites Under $100

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is May 13. We’ve put together a few of our highest-rated gifts for Mom under $100. Check out your fellow shoppers’ rave reviews below, and find something Mom will adore.

1 – philosophy ‘summer grace’ duo ($50). “Ladies, this fragrance is a must have. Light, airy, fresh and soft. Summer grace will lighten the senses and last all day. Enjoy”—coco49brown

2Voluspa ‘Maison Blanc – Saijo Persimmon’ 2-Wick Candle ($16). “probably the best candle i’ve bought in a while, the aroma is not overwhelming at all but even after it is blown out, the scent is left in the room. I am complimented on it daily!”—shopbns

3 – Nixon ‘The Time Teller’ Watch ($75). “Great watch for everyday wear! beautiful color for the summer, have gotten a lot of compliments on it!”—Mellow90

4 – MICHAEL Michael Kors Aviator Sunglasses ($99). “I was looking for aviator sunglasses and got these in blue…Had them for 2 weeks now, and got more compliments on them than any other sunglasses I own..!!! I’m ordering another pair in orange… :)”—Bibi11

5 – Antica Farmacista ‘Peonia Gardenia & Rosa’ Home Ambiance Perfume ($62-$92). “The scent of this home ambiance perfume is absolutely divine but not over-powering. It is a soft, powdery, truly feminine scent that will not give you a headache as many home perfumes do. Beautiful product that I would definitely recommend to a friend.”—GreenEyedMuse

6 – Make + Model ‘Animal’ Scarf ($38). “Beautiful, reasonably priced scarf for Spring 2012!”—Rehnquist

7 – kate spade new york ‘garden society’ iPhone 4 & 4S case ($40). “This case is even cuter than pictured and is a bright addition to all of the other “stuff” in my handbag!”—Eglise

8 – Elliott Lucca ‘Cordoba’ Clutch ($98). “I was so excited when I received this bag – it is absolutely gorgeous. I was looking for a bag that was a little special, but not a true “evening bag” that couldn’t be carried with some dressy jeans and a cute top for a night out. This fits the bill perfectly…”—Happy2Shop2

Want to see even more options? Shop all our Mother’s Day gifts.