What to Get for Mother’s Day with Creative Stylist Brandy Brown

Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.


Life’s a party for Seattle-based creative stylist and product developer Brandy Brown. As the founder of Marabou Design, she “crafts, designs and manufactures chic party decor and accessories for the modern family and their extraordinary friends.” And when the celebrations end? Brown pops on the best hat of all: that of mom to her seven-year-old daughter, Ava.


My style in three words:

Eclectic, contemporary and feminine.

What being a mom means to me in three words:

Enlightening, vast and sincere.

The best thing my kid could ever give me is:

More time. My little girl is growing up so fast! I unrealistically want to be present for every little thing.

No, but seriously, I’d love to unwrap:

I would love my daughter to paint a portrait of herself or our family using acrylics.


The best thing my partner could ever give me is:

Nothing. He has already given me the greatest gift of all and the blessing of a beautiful family.

No, but seriously, I’d love to wake up to:

An all-inclusive day-of-beauty spa package.

Every mom needs:

A Nordstrom Gift Card! You can never go wrong with the option of endless possibilities. Bonus: they never expire!

I think the best all-purpose gift, suitable for any wonder woman, is:

Every woman needs a gorgeous silk scarf in her wardrobe. Over the years, I have amassed quite a few. They are so versatile and timeless. I’m obsessed with this Silk Square Scarf by Burberry.

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