Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is motherhood’s best kept secret.  You replace yourself and furthered the species and – wham! – you get a whole day just for you, like a second birthday.  It’s great!  But when it comes to celebrating the mothers in my life, I often leave the gift-buying to the last minute.

With nine full shipping days left, however, there’s plenty of time to purchase a thoughtful gift that says, “you are known, loved and cherished by me!”

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1. With intoxicating notes that include orange blossom, jasmine, rose, sandalwood and vanilla, Tom Ford’s Noir pour Femme is on the top of my wish list this Mother’s Day.  ($115)MD 4

2. This ultra-lightweight cashmere scarf from Uniqlo is a great travel companion for summer air travel.  ($49.90)MD 5

3. These water bottles by Swell keep beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours and make fantastic gifts. There’s a color or style for every woman in your life.  ($25)MD 3
4.   Leila Embroidered Bag by Star Mela with generous room and a blue and white striped lining makes a great summer tote, whether you’re headed to the beach or the local farmer’s market.  ($138)   MD 7

5. Little by little, I’ve purchased a Kindle Paperwhite for nearly everyone in my family (even my technology-fearing mother!) In my pre-kindle days, I packed four hardback books in my suitcase for my honeymoon. I’ll never give up real books entirely, but when it comes to travelling – whether overseas or across town – there’s nothing better.  Even my mother agrees.  ($99)MD 6

6. Have a woman in your life who is mother to children of the four-legged variety? This studded dog collar by Linea Pella is sure to please both her and her furry friend.  ($83)

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