7 Mother’s Day Gifts
And, ooh, how about a gift for you, too?
Hillary and Chelsea. Lorelai and Rory. Big Edie and Little Edie. Whether you and your mom are a power-shopping, brunching duo or more of the FaceTime-once-a-month variety, this is the year to celebrate your unique relationship (that your dad just doesn’t get). We handpicked these seven Mother’s Day gifts (from classic to quirky) that honor your mom and also let you in on the fun.
FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST
Mom’s a wiz when it comes to prepping a killer hors d’oeuvres spread, and you definitely know your way around a bottle of Chenin Blanc. Together you’re the ultimate mother-daughter party-planning duo. For her next fete, gift her a set of elegant stackable serving trays. For you: a trio of ceramic bud vases.
FOR STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
She’s the first person you called when you got that big work promotion and she’s been your number one hand-holder since your first heartbreak in high school. That’s why a gorgeous timepiece for her (and a matching one for you) is a present that continues to keep you in lockstep. Mom’s version of the Coach Delancey watch features dainty Swarovski crystals surrounding a mother-of-pearl dial and a crisp white leather strap that feels pretty and fresh. Yours has a minimalist bezel and a warm rose-gold bracelet. The two of them will mean you’re always connected...any time of day.
FOR THE QUIRKY BEAUTY
Remember mood rings? Yeah, so does Mom--she’s the original flower child, after all. Behold the modern-day version: Frog Prince lipstick glides on as a slightly scary green, but the color-changing formula instantly transforms into a warm, semi-sheer rosebud hue. Its quirky cousin--Hello Sailor, in a navy tube--magically turns up your own beauty game with its cool plum tone. Um, you both look stunning.
FOR CELEBRATING YOUR GROWN-UP LIVES
Because she used to pack your lunch, nab these boozy little bears laced with Dom Pérignon Brut and Rosé. Then uncork a bottle of this full-bodied white, a new favorite among wine geeks everywhere who love its bright, citrusy notes.
FOR THE BOTANICALLY INCLINED
Know what won’t wilt after a week? A set of monogrammed floral note cards. They also have some of the most satisfying linen paper ever. You might be more inclined to send your correspondence via text, so match up with Mom with this slim yet sturdy case. Green thumb not required.
FOR THE TECHNOLOGICALLY CHIC
To help her streamline her busy mom life, Ringly’s statement ring syncs to her smartphone via Bluetooth so she can customize all of her phone’s notifications with subtle lights and vibrations. For yourself, a smartphone projector turns your best Instagram moments into a post-dinner screening.
FOR CREATING A PEACEFUL MOMENT
Even if you don't live in the same town for a coffee meet-up, you can still catch up over FaceTime with a hot cup of something cozy. Enroll her in a tea of the month club: This subscription service delivers new, artisan and specialty blends right to her door. Make sure you also get an adorable pair of matching Baby Nessie tea infusers and wile away the afternoon, together. You’ll both look forward to it every month.