Five Fabulous Finds (And Last-Minute Gifts) For Mother's Day

Mom deserves a little more than flowers and chocolate. Here are five great gift ideas any mom with style will appreciate



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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate the leading lady in your life. Our suggestion: swap the flowers and chocolate for something that will last longer. Take a look at our gift guide for some stylish presents that will charm Mom and make her feel as wonderful as she deserves.

Gift Idea #1: Charm Her With a Charm Bracelet

Let Mom know just how special you think she is with a one-of-a-kind charm bracelet from a local jewelry store. Whether you go for something engraved or select a charm with a special meaning, you’ll be giving Mom a unique piece that reminds her of you for years to come. Look for a sterling silver bracelet if you can; it will wear well and look timeless.

Gift Idea #2: Sugarcoat Her With a Scarf

Although the weather is finally warmer, the nights are still chilly enough to warrant a jacket or a cover-up. Treat Mom to a scarf that she can wear with everything and style in a hundred different ways. Silk is always an elegant option for moms who love looking put-together. Another great way to go is with detail: scarves with embroidery or unique textures look great and will make Mom feel like a million bucks.

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Notes and totes, oh my! Look for gifts — like a pretty notebook or an oversized purse — that are both functional and fashionable

Gift Idea #3: Please Her With a Purse

Moms all around use purses to store their life essentials, from hand wipes and chewing gum to a change of clothes and healthy snacks. Since a mom-on-the-go can live out of her purse on busy days, it would be nice to present her with an upgrade, don’t you think? Make sure you get one that’s roomy enough to tote around all her necessities, but stylish enough to help her look polished even in the midst of her hectic schedule.

Gift Idea #4: Acknowledge Her With a Notebook

Give mom a notebook to write down all of her thoughts and musings. Make sure it’s not just any notebook —splurge on something that will make her smile as she writes her to-do list. Leather journals hold up nicely and look professional. Look for one with a fun image or a bright color so that it feels more like a fashion accessory than an organization tool.

Gift Idea #5: Surprise Her With a Subscription Box

Subscription boxes are all the rage nowadays, and for good reason: They let you test out a bunch of different samples for a low price. Plus, there’s a subscription box out there for everyone. Whether Mom is an animal lover, a health foodie, or a makeup junkie, she can find a box that sends samples catered specifically to her interests. Sign her up for one month trial or, if you’re feeling particularly generous, subscribe her for a whole year. Mom will love the opportunity to try out new products — and hopefully find a few favorites.

Of course, if you are still stuck on chocolates and flowers, visit one of the many chocolatiers or florists in the Valley. There’s no way Mom can pass up a delicious box of local treats or a freshly cut bouquet.

What are your Mother’s Day plans? Will you be gifting mom anything special this holiday? Let us know in the comments section.

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