Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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ELAINE SAYS: Is it really Mother's Day already? I can't believe how this year has flown by and how many memories are already packed up and stowed away. It all passes so, so does this special day. There's no question that the little things, the personal touches and sentimental expressions are the true treasures of Mother's Day. Unlike birthdays, which are fun, upbeat markers of time, Mother's Day is a moment of appreciation for a job done well, 24/7, with all your heart. So, it goes without saying that this day is the most meaningful special occasion of the year for most moms....even the those whose kids have grown. So, note to dads and kids...don't forget the photo albums or the breakfasts in bed and don't skip the art projects or the cards written in crayon with phonetical spelling. It's our rite of passage...they're our badges of honor for the job that defines our most personal life's work. Just add a little something pretty to go with it... Here are a few ideas that just might do the trick. Happy Mother's Day!!

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  1. Make A Statement: Elva Fields  elva fields for mother's day, the list collectiveELVA FIELDS makes the kind of one-of-a-kind necklaces that you stop and touch, and compliment, and then think about for days.  The way they dress up a simple tee and slouchy jeans...well, it's pure, feminine magic...BROWSE MY FAVORITES HERE. Looking for more jewelry ideas?  Click Here. And Here. And Here.
  2. Reptile Reprise: La Coste Tote la coste for mother's day, the list collectiveThe croc is back and full of punchy color for spring.  This large, horizontal tote is a new classic from LA COSTE.  It pairs the perfect shape with that nostalgic, croc emblem....crisp and fresh for spring and perfect for toting the endless mess of things we always seem to be lugging around SHOP MY FAVORITE COLOR HERE.
  3. Well Read Mama: Spring Book List mother's day book list, the list collectiveLooking for something to put in the La Coste tote? A gift idea that is sure to be well-recieved and is always very personal, is a spring book collection.  There are endless options including the few shown here: "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" is Anthony Marra's highly anticipated debut novel (may 7), "Astor Orphan" peeks inside the less privileged side of the famed, Astor family, "Lean In" is the much talked about, debated and critiqued piece by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg and "Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli and Me " by Patricia Volk, is the fascinating and timely story memoir that chronicles how the author was influenced by her own, high-polished, socialite mother, as well as Coco Chanel's fearless design rival, Elsa Schiaparelli.
  4. Organized and Accessorized: Russel and Hazel Jotters stationary for mother's day, the list collectiveI'm in a long time love affair with desk accessories and paper.  Beautifully organized stock in acrylic holders?  Please....and by that I mean, "Yes, Please".  I saw this QUIPS AND QUERIES SET (left) from RUSSELL AND HAZEL in A-List Mom's Mother's Day Gift Guide and then the JOTTER SET (left) while browsing, and had to pay it forward.  Want more picks from the original, A-List Mom?  Click Here.
  5. A Warm Weather Weave: Woven Wicker Clutch j.crew wicker clutch for mother's day, the list collectiveGifting a new, wicker clutch is like giving mom a vacation in a box.  This breezy, HAVANA CLUTCH FROM JCREW will pull together any outfit, all spring and summer long.  What's better than that? Oh, the price tag...Thanks, J.Crew! Looking for something with a more bohemian spirit? Click Here. 
  6. Lounging is a Luxury: Sleepy Jones Loungewear sleepy jones pjs for mother's day, the list collectiveEvery mom will tell you that lounging is a luxury. So, make sure when you give mom her PJ's, you tell her that a nice, long slumber comes with them.  That means, dad takes the mini's out for brunch and leaves fresh coffee brewing.  I'll always include a cute pair of Pajamas in my Mother's Day Guides and this year, Andy Spade's SLEEPY JONES got me.  I love the MARINA PAJAMA TOP IN NAVY and the MATCHING BOTTOMS. Check out another one of my favorites from Marigot Collection HERE  and from Heidi Merrick HERE.
  7. It's A Wrap: Wrappable Scarves By LemLem and Your Purchase Gives Back! lemlem scarves for mother's day, the list collectiveThe scarf is a staple and LEMLEM quite simply puts me in a good mood. Quietly genius outfit savers, the answer to a breezy dusks and more.  I love a pretty, new scarf, I wear them to death and need new ones every season....I can't be alone.  Take a look at 2 of my favorites, the WALSH GAUZE SCARF and the WALSH SPLIT SCARF as well. Plus, for every purchase of a Walsh Split Scarf  during May, lemlem will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Liya Kebede Foundation which aims to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality and to improve the healthy and well-being of mothers and children wordwide.
  8. Take Cover: Loup Charmant Cover Up loup charmant beach cover up for mother's day, the list collectiveLOUP CHARMANT'S enchanting brand was inlcuded in one of the first round-ups I ever posted.  Kee's pieces are more than clothing, they represent a mood, a lifestyle, a point of view.  To me, they're like a summer romantic, so earthy, so beachy.  THIS ORGANIC COTTON, SWALLOWTAIL COVER UP is perfect both poolside and beachfront and it comes in every possible serene and well-blended color. That early post: Click Here.
  9. Custom Cruising: Villy Custom Beach Cruisers villy beach cruisers for mothers day, the list collectiveWho's with me when I say that my new, favorite show is Shark Tank?  Obsessed.  When the owner of Villy Customs showed up on a recent episode, I was hooked...seriously...freaking out.  I love an unexpected opportunity to create a bespoke item...but to DESIGN YOUR OWN BEACH CRUISER?  Dont' you agree that it's just genius?  I posted about these on facebook but wanted to also include them here.  These shown are available pre-designed.  But I encourage you to let mom design her own beach cruiser...what fun!
  10. Delicate and Dignified: Favorites from Maya Brenner Designs maya brenner designs for mother's day, the list collectiveMy friend, Maya's, MAYA BRENNER DESIGNS is my first stop for gifts because watching someone open them always delivers, "oooohs" and "aahhhs" and "thank you's" galore.  They are delicate and feminine and universally adored.  Her initial necklaces are complete, "sure things" (you can even order one necklace with multiple initials on it for mommy's with multi-minis) but I was feeling these two pieces today.  Vintage lovers will adore the ROSE BOWL CREST and the sterling silver is incredibly well priced.  And the LONG HORIZON NECKLACE in 14k gold (comes horizontal and with pave diamonds as well) is a unique shape and perfect for layering.

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