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Mom’s The Word — Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Still wrecking your brain trying to find the right gift for mom? Check out these great options!

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Paula Crevoshay One-Of-A-Kind 18K Gold Cuffs with Center Opal, $89,950; Paula Crevoshay One-Of-A-Kind 18k Cuff With Mandarin Garnet, $51,500; and Paula Crevoshay One-Of-A-Kind 18k Bracelet With Center Pearl, $31,100. Visit Crevoshay.com for more information.

Jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay creates an Old World sense of glamour and refinement with her romantic engraving and granulations, as well as her choice of precious stones. These regal bracelets will make any woman feel like she belongs on her very own throne.

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Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Anti-Aging Starter Kit, $68. Available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com

Skincare kits seem like a do-no-wrong gift option, but shopping for the right one may prove trickier than you first thought. For one, you want to choose a set that addresses the gift recipient’s skin type and her skin concerns (getting a face polish set for someone with sensitive skin, for example, might not be an ideal move). Aging is a pretty universal concern for women of all ages — but, of course, you don’t want to buy someone a gift set that screams, “Dang, you’re old!” (I would therefore avoid deep wrinkle fillers). This Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Anti-Aging Starter Kit, however, will prove useful for most women, and won’t have them tripping over the word “aging” emblazoned on the box. Plus, if your mom is a green enthusiast, she’ll appreciate that all the products in this set are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and feature no synthetic dyes or fragrances. The set features: a 1.5 oz. African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, a 2.0 oz. African Red Tea Face Mist, a 1.0 oz. Feel the Difference Perfecting Mask, a 0.25 oz. Visual Truth Eye Cream, a 1.0 oz. Express the Truth, and a 1.0 oz. Sugar Glow Face Scrub. I haven’t tried all of these products yet (though I really want to!), but I swear by the Feel the Difference Perfecting Mask.

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Ariel Gordon “Close To My Heart” Necklace, $500 each or $800 for pair. Available at ArielGordonJewelry.com

Remember the “Best Friends Forever” necklaces and bracelets you shared with your besties during Junior High? How each of you would rock one half of a silver-toned heart pendant, with jagged edges right along the center area? Splitting a heart necklace or bracelet with somebody was the friendship version of a promise ring — sure, you were maybe 8 or 9 years old but, back then, it felt like you were promising to uphold a life-long bond with your BFF by committing to regularly wear that piece of jewelry. Well, designer Ariel Gordon has created a collection of necklaces inspired by this nostalgic BFF ritual. Her “Close to My Heart” necklace, measuring 16″ in length, features a 1/3″ gold heart pendant with one covered with ten pavé diamonds. If you want a really sentimental gift for your mom, think about buying a pair of these necklaces — one for her to wear and one for you to loop around your neck. This way, she’ll know just how close she is to your heart.

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Halle Berry Pure Orchid Fragrance Gift Kit, $15.99. Available at Target.com

Need to scurry to pick up gifts for all those mommies in your life? These budget-friendly gift kits include a full-sized fragrance, a $20 gift certificate for 1-800-Flowers, and a nice gift bag. These perfume kits are available in six varieties: Halle by Halle Berry, Jovan Musk, Faith by Faith Hill, Celine Sensational by Celine Dion, Jovan Satisfaction, and Halle Berry Pure Orchid (my personal fave, with its seductive mix of masdevallia orchid, blackberry, star anise, jungle cactus flower, lemon, patchouli, and giant sequoia).

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Nina Shoes “Gesalyn” Sandals in Apple Green, $79.95. Available at NinaShoes.com

Give your mom something green that involves no watering duties: a gorgeous pair of Nina sandals. The satin-covered Gesalyn style features a curved strap that undulates across the top arch of your foot, extending to the ankle, a dainty knot detail at the side of this ankle strap, slightly pleated ridges along the front strip, and a 4.25″ heel.

 

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Padma Garnet Jasmine Earrings, $350. Available at NeimanMarcus.com

In addition to her modeling and Top Chef host duties, Padma Lakshmi has been taking her style expertise into the jewelry realm with her eponymous collection. These 14- and 10-karat yellow gold earrings feature sculpted petals that curve upwards at the edges with faceted garnet briolettes hanging from the center. They may not be fragrant, but these flowers will still manage to tickle your mom’s senses.

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