Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8, so here are some suggestions from $0 to $400 to inspire your shopping!
An adorable umbrella, like these from Dav Rain ($30/each). April showers, May flowers, etc etc…
For a new mom: Serena & Lily Market Sling ($79-$129). This is the one I’m personally planning on picking up once the baby is out of the newborn stage – I love the color, the embroidery, the breeziness…everything. The Beaba Babycook also sounds like it would make an excellent gift for that first Mother’s Day.
Cisco ūmi: This thing is expensive (about $399 plus a monthly fee), but absolutely the perfect gift for families that are far apart. Basically, what it does it allow you to video-chat, but via the TV, so you get a great, clear image without crowding the entire family around a computer screen. Best news: we have a giveaway of two (!!) sets plus a year-long subscription coming up on RG, so keep an eye out.
Anything from Rain Africa (click through for my top picks).
Jenny and Jimbob Get Whisked Away Pendant ($30 for pewter; $40 for gold): A friend-of-a-friend back in LA makes these with her husband, and they’re all adorable (and come in sweet little matchboxes) – there are pendants inspired by the kitchen, the garden, and all sorts of other fun stuff (also love the Gas Is Gold Pendant).
Fishs Eddy Cake Stand ($64.95; also comes in yellow, pink, and sorta lucite-y finishes): This is an exact replica of the antique Jadeite cake stand I picked up in Ohio last Thanksgiving (I’ve seen it in person), and it’s gorgeous.
Window Box w/ Herbs ($39.95-$59.95): Anyone who’s even sorta kitchen-friendly would adore this, don’t you think?
Donatella Cooks ($17.90 on Amazon): I’ve shot a couple of Better segments with Donatella Arpaia (above is last spring’s cocktail segment), and she is 100% as fun as she sounds in her books. Like, I-want-to-be-her-new-best-friend fun. This cookbook is great because the focus is on entertaining – she even includes outfit and decorating ideas for seasonal parties.
NARS Illuminator in Super-Orgasm* ($29): If it doesn’t make you blush to give something called “Super-Orgasm” to your Mom (and it shouldn’t; everyone’s a fan of NARS Orgasm blush by now), this is such a fun, summery little gift – it’s a shimmer lotion that you can apply anywhere to enhance your tan and give your skin a little glow.
Laughter Jour: I tried a sample of this floral, fruity new perfume (available May 2 on SpaceNK), and it’s beautiful, light, and perfect for spring.
Product sample generously provided by manufacturer.