Text, Vivian Kelly
For you last minute offspring who haven’t picked up a Mother’s Day Gift yet, it’s okay to order it NOW and to tell Mom you haven’t forgotten her and that it’s in the mail.
A nice meal is…nice, as are flowers but they’ll be forgotten after a week.
Get something that will LAST. In that category are:jewelry, bath and body, fragrance, shoes and books.
Bath & Body: Slatkin & Co. candles are always an easy option. For Under $10, you can pick up a few votive sized ones in “fresh cut flowers” at Bath & Body Works, which are seemingly in every mall nationwide.
Laura Mercier -My top pick if you want to invest a little more as in a getting “a set”. I demoed la petite patisserie trio in “fresh fig” Kaplow Public Relations sent me. This trio treat includes cleansing Crème Body Wash, whipped Soufflé Body Crème and Eau de Toilette.
Prior to trying the above, I hadn’t seriously considered trying a fig fragrance. I proceeded cautiously, trying a spritz of the eau de toilette in the crook of my arm. Even in the tropical climate I was in, it was not overpowering – at all. You’ll smell fresh Celeste Figs blended with, Apricot Nectar and Ylang Ylang resulting in a unique scent. The trio costs $45 in total, the washes are 3 oz. each and the fragrance is 0.5 oz. It makes for a pretty package and in gift-giving, presentation is huge! An added bonus here is that everything is under TSA 3.2oz. regulation size so Mom can take this with her on vacation.
Yes, you CAN buy her a piece that is stylish, and won’t wipe you out until the 4th of July.
How about some earrings? I found these at the JoyFlower boutique on Etsy.
These are pretty, and a switch from the usual pearl studs, which Mom probably already owns. For $35 they’re a nice purchase.
My friend, the talented Alexis Gopal, part of the Artisan Group, created delicate “tree branch” earrings that work worn with jeans and a tee or later in the day at cocktails. These are – hard to believe – also $35. If Mom is a more adventuresome dresser, these are a great choice. Celebrities such as Penelope Ann Miller concur – they loved Alexis’ designs which were in the Academy Award and Golden Globe goodie bags.
The Best for Last: Books!
I’m crazy about Assouline Publishing’s new Dior 3-book set.
Author Caroline Bongrand has done a wonderful job in the three retrospective volumes presented in a collectible slipcase, which is in itself a fabulous “object” to display on your coffee table or bookshelf. Inside, she captures the most memorable images from each decade of the Dior brand’s rich history. Mom is sure to be captivated by the gorgeous images and information provided about Dior Fashion, Jewelry, and Perfume. Maybe she’ll be asking for Dior perfume come Christmas time!