As mothers, we have soft spots for the homemade, sentimental Mother’s Day gifts lovingly created for us by our children’s own little hands. These gifts are priceless and precious, and no store-bought bauble can compare. However, it is nice to receive or give a thoughtful gift in addition to the homemade goodies.
Whether you are buying for a special person in your life or hoping to drop a few hints of what you might like, we’ve rounded up 10 pretty perfect presents just in time for Mothers Day.
Mother’s Day Gift Guide
1. Georgie Elastic Ballet Flat
Loeffler Randall pale gold, cracked metallic leather with silver detail ballet flats aren’t just easy on the eye. They’re easy on your feet, too, thanks to a smart rubber, non-slip sole. Whether you are headed to the office or the playground, your “sensible shoes” never looked so good. Loeffler Randall. $195.
2. Montauk Pareo
What’s a pareo, you say? It’s ingenious. It’s a beach blanket, a stroller blanket, a scarf, a sarong, even a sundress. Serena and Lily’s new summer pareo collection includes preppy prints, subdued stripes, and splashy graphics. We love them all. Serena and Lily $38.
3. Duraclear Tumbler Set
Williams Sonoma acrylic tumblers (by way of Matchbookmag.com) are just the thing to kick off “cocktails on the patio” season. The set includes 6 tumblers made from crystal-clear, shatter-resistant polycarbonate that looks like glass. Because they won’t break or crack, the glasses are perfect for outdoor entertaining. Matchbookmag.com $30.
4. Cooking and Baking Classes
Sur La Table has an impressive series of hands-on cooking and baking classes that would be a lovely way to spend the day with your mother, friend or daughter. Sign up online for their Mother’s Day Macarons, Mommy & Me Bake Cupcakes, or several other classes. They have locations throughout the country.
5. Babysitting Gift Card from UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter offers babysitting gift cards, so you can give any mom the ultimate luxury – free time. You can send gift cards instantly by email or print to give in person. They can be used toward babysitting services (for a night out) and membership options. Buy now at UrbanSitter. Variety of gift card values available.
6. Crystal Stud Earrings
No need for anyone to break the bank on diamonds. Swarovski crystals formed into crosses on these stud earrings from AUDEN are sparkly and stylish (and a lot safer than wearing dangle earrings or hoops while carrying babies!). Shopbop. $138.
7. Monogrammed Acrylic Picture Frame
So pretty and personalized with a pink monogram, this frame make any photo extra special. Go the extra mile and include a photo of the grandkids or an oldie but goodie of you and your mom. Design Darling. $22.
8. Oliver People’s Lucille Sunglasses
A new sunglass shape for the season, the Lucille has a feminine cat eye that’s both sassy and lady-like. Supposedly, it’s inspired by Hollywood starlets of the 1980s. Maybe you’ll feel like one! EyeGoodies $240.
9. Sonya Layered Charm Necklace
A separate charm for each child, or maybe one for your own initials and another for your baby’s? There are lots of ways to personalize the charms on this necklace to make them just right for their lucky recipient. Available in Sterling Silver or 14k gold fill. Mark & Graham. $167.00 – $180.00
10. Calypso Tunic
Bright, colorful tunics are figure-flattering and comfy. Wear one as a swimsuit cover-up or to top off white jeans or shorts for a cute, carefree outfit. We’re loving the elephant print (symbols of good luck), but there are several other prints available if you aren’t so keen on the pachyderm. Available at Sheridan French. $265.