Style Files Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Another holiday is upon on us, and a very important one indeed—Mother’s Day. A day to honor and thank your mother for all of the good she has done in your life. Yes, a sentimental card is in order, maybe a mini speech among friends and family, a big hug and kiss are a must, but sometimes a special gifts are another way to show your love for the world’s best mom.

If you are still searching for that perfect gift, we have a few suggestions that you can manage before the big day on Sunday.

Handbags and wallets are always a great gift for Mother’s day. Often mom will put everyone ahead of herself, so more than likely she has purchased you the must-have bag instead of herself. Why not return the favor with a designer handbag or purse, and let her know how thankful you are and how much she deserves one too!

Kate Spade at Nordstrom, $428

Marc Jacobs at Nordstrom, $138

Jay Strongwater Charms at Neiman Marcus, $95

At this late in the game it is a bit too late to run out and a get a customized gift, but it is possible to get a more personalized gift with jewelry. Is your mom fond of a certain animal, maybe she loves collecting a certain item, or a certain object carries a sentimental meaning—insert the charm. The beauty of charms is that there is virtually a charm for every interest and occasion.

If your mom loves to be in the kitchen, please get her one of these great gifts from Anthropologie. They’ll add just a bit of extra special charm to her food sanctuary.

Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups, $38

Spritely Jig Aprong, $32

Personally, I don’t think that you can ever go wrong with a new fragrance. Here are three of our favorites, and a little bit about each one as to help you better determine what she might like best.

I love New York Mother’s Day by Bond No. 9 at Nodrstrom, $105-175
An easy-to-wear, easy-to-love fragrance. Bond No. 9 adores New York and mothers. So, of course, they’ve designed an eau de parfum that celebrates both featuring top notes of tangerine and freesia, middle notes of lily and jasmine sambac, plus bottom notes of soft amber, musk and sandalwood.

Valentino ‘Valentina’ at Nordstrom, $80-108
The exuberant freshness of Calabrian bergamot is enhanced with the unexpected twist of white alba truffle.
Middle notes: floral irreverence. The iconic beauty of a white floral bouquet (Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine) is subtly kissed by wild strawberry

Chanel Allure at Nordstrom, W$85-115
Clean and sheer, warm and sexy. Difficult to define; impossible to resist. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. The sleek, portable signature bottle is perfect for the dressing table or for travelling.

If all else fails and you have cut it too close, a gift card to Net-A-Porter is always appreciated. Purchase her a virtual gift card so that she can buy herself something that you’ll know she loves.

By Kristianne Young

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