Mother’s Day is (nearly) upon us. For those of you having an “oh shit!” moment, don’t despair — we’re posting this a full week in advance to ensure you have plenty of time to procure the perfect gift this weekend. We wouldn’t want your mother, grandmother, wife, or mother-in-law angry with you. That’s a whole lot of female wrath. We’d rather you wow your ladies.
To brunch or not to brunch? We vote brunch. Cliché? Yes. And for good reason — every woman likes being cooked for and catered to, especially on Mother’s Day. Whether you tackle pancakes and poached eggs at home or leave it to the professionals is up to you. Go brunch and everyone is a winner.
Flowers are fab for women of all ages. For those you’ll see in person, tie a ribbon around a seasonal bouquet for a personal touch. Or call Helen Olivia and really knock her socks off. For those who live far away, have the blooms delivered a day early. The surprise will be more meaningful, and it’ll give her an extra day to enjoy them.
As with all other occasions, spa services are always appreciated. Pamper her with a facial and a massage at her favorite spa. This is especially indulgent for new mothers and mothers-to-be. Throw in lunch and a pedicure and she’ll be in heaven.
J.Crew’s double-strand resin link necklace is a fun accessory she’ll love sporting year-round.
Soothe her nerves after a stressful day with one of Illume’s scented bojo jar candles.
A one-of-a-kind silk-lined clutch will turn heads and earn her (and you) compliments.
Cinch together her favorite dress with a citron belt by Robert Rodriguez.
Looking for something unusual and practical? This bright note umbrella will lift her spirits on even the rainiest of days.
Wrap her in a thorny lotus scarf wrap and take her for ice cream sundaes and a chick flick.
A sleek walnut cutting board that doubles as a serving tray will be treasured by foodies and hostesses alike.
Get a jump start on blissful summer days with Marc Jacobs’ preppy straw ragosa tote.
Remember, the heartfelt and homemade gifts are always the most appreciated. Have a little one? Make Mommy a cake together and let your child(ren) help stir the batter and decorate with sprinkles. Have them make her cards with sequins and glitter and finger paint — nothing is more fun than arts and crafts (pro tip: let them go to town with the finger paint in the bathtub for easy cleanup).
Lastly, don’t forget those coupon books. A detailed wash and wax for her car, a mid-week date night, laundry folding and dishwasher unloading, fresh flowers every week for a month. Get creative. As mundane as it seems, doing her chores shows you’re thoughtful and appreciative. There’s nothing sexier.