The Mother Load — More Gifts Ideas To Make This Mother’s Day Memorable!
Last-minute shoppers, fret not! Each day this week, we’ve been offering suggestions of gifts you can still scoop up in time for Mother’s Day. Below, check out our latest assortment of potential presents!
BITE Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set, $42. Available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com
This stunning BITE Beauty kit should be on everyone’s lips — both metaphorically and literally. Packaged in a mauve pink tin with a rose print sleeve stamped with the word “Love,” this set includes two MultiSticks, which can be used on lips, eyes, or cheeks, as well as a Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss. Each Multistick glides on to the skin with the ease of a cream-based formula, but can be blended to resemble a subtle powder. The two matte Multistick shades in the set are Cashew, a nutty taupe shade with mauve rose undertones, and Gelato, a rosy plum hue with grayish undertones. The set also includes a Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Rose Pearl, a metallic bronzed rose hue with multi-dimensional violet, pink, and green shimmer.
Check out swatches of all three below:
To complete the kit, these beauty wonders are accompanied by a round floral print mirror that’s extra convenient when touching up makeup while on the go.
Alex and Ani “I Love You Mom” Set of 5 Bracelets, $128. Available at AlexandAni.com
Known for its expandable, stackable, charm-adorned bracelets, Alex and Ani prides itself on creating pieces that exude positive energy and which incorporate symbols rife with sentimental meaning or which function as protective, power-harnessing talismans. This 5-piece bracelet set features four beaded numbers — one featuring sections of three translucent pink bicone beads separated by clusters of three gold-toned rocaille beads; another featuring rose quartz-colored round beads, arranged in groups of threes, each grouping separated by a single golden round bead; another featuring only pink beads; and one adorned with cloudy white beads. These bangles are then accompanied by a bead-free piece with a medallion-like charm stamped with the words “I love you Mom” in script, the sentiment encircling a heart-shaped mauve stone at its center.
J. Crew Rattan Clutch in Neon Petal, $88. Available at JCrew.com
Once the snow melts away, the flowers begin to bloom, and chirping birds start waking us in the morning, it’s officially time to pack away those woolen and fur-trimmed handbags in favor of sunny straw, rattan, and raffia purses. Measuring 7 1/2″ in width, 5″ in height, and 1 3/4″in depth, this rattan straw clutch is the color of a scoop of strawberry ice cream — and, just like that frozen treat, it’s the sweetest finishing touch!
Tiny Tags Name & Birthday Gold Circle Pendant Necklace, $135. Available at TinyTags.com
Ask any mom, and she’ll tell you that a child is someone you carry inside you for nine months but hold in your heart forever. This necklace expands upon that truth by allowing any mom to wear her kid’s name and birthdate close to her heart. Measuring 1″ in diameter, this circular, 24k gold-plated, sterling silver Tiny Tags pendant can be personalized so that it showcases the name of the recipient’s child and his/her date of birth. A thoughtful gift for new moms, each dainty pendant will remind her of the day when her life changed forever — and of how thankful she is for that blessing.
Lilly Pulitzer Breezy Tote, $138. Available at LillyPulitzer.com
Perfect for trips to the pool or the beach, this roomy PVC tote features a neoprene inner bag to safeguard cell phones, iPads, cash, and other items against potential water damage. The clear PVC shell, meanwhile, features painterly strokes in honeysuckle pink, deep turquoise, aqua blue, kelly green, sunny yellow, soft lavender, mango orange, and cotton candy pink shades that might make you think of flamingo-shaped pool floats, hula party-ready grass skirts, and ice cream sprinkles.
Eco Flowers “Hangin’ with My Peeps Bouquet,” $69.99. Available at EcoFlower.com
Most flowers may droop and wilt, but not these! Hand carved from sola wood, a tapioca plant derivative, these flowers can be enjoyed for years at a time — but, should you choose to discard them down the line, they’re 100% biodegradable. This cheerful bouquet incorporates 30 flowers in pastel blue, pink, and peach hues, accented with white and yellow mini flowers, the stems of all the blooms accented with dried grass, burlap, and a simple ivory ribbon. You can opt for a fragrance-free bouquet or select among scents like Fresh Cut Roses, Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Lilac Blossoms, and Strawberry Lemonade.
Rifle Paper Co. Capri Recipe Box, $34. Available at RiflePaperCo.com
In this day and age, it’s easy to look up recipes on FoodNetwork.com, Delish.com, Epicurious.com, Saveur.com, and a plethora of other websites — whether you’re looking to whip up an Italian pasta dish, like gnocchi or tortellini, or you’re itching to bake some Colombian pandebono for breakfast. But what about the recipes that were handed down from one generation to the next within your family and which are handwritten on spiral notebooks and scraps of paper littered around the house? What about the scrumptious recipes your mom earmarked in cookbooks or tore out of the pages of magazines? With this handy recipe box, she can consolidate all of her old recipes and add some new ones, creating a culinary treasure box. The printed tin box comes with 12 letterpress dividers and 24 recipe cards.