Lifestyle Mother’s Day gift ideas for a busy, on-the-go NYC mom By Meredith Deliso May 1, 2016 4:19 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Flowers are the go-to Mother’s Day gift, but this May 8, give her something she really won’t expect — and that can help make her day a little better. Whether you’re shopping for your wife, girlfriend, sister or mom, here are our picks for the on-the-go NYC mom. For the studio mom: New Balance Shadow Jacket Photo Credit: New Balance / heus This moto-inspired nylon jacket by New Balance is comfortable enough to wear to and from barre or yoga class, and stylish enough for a night on the town. $139.99; newbalance.com For the speed-walking mom: Sabahs Photo Credit: Sabah Sabahs are stylish, Italian slip-on shoes perfect for a day running around the city and come in a variety of bright spring colors. $190; sabah.am For the just-the-essentials mom: RumbaTime Chelsea Clutch Photo Credit: RumbaTime This silicone studded RumbaTime Chelsea Clutch is large enough to fit a cell phone and other necessities and has a wrist strap so she can easily take it to the store, park or, if the baby's on the way, a babymoon. $20; rumbatime.com For the no-fuss mom: Athleta Seaside Fold Over Skirt Photo Credit: Athleta For a ready-to-go essential, this semi-fitted Athleta Seaside fold over skirt provides a polished spring look that's wrinkle-proof, thanks to the Tencel fabric. $54; athleta.gap.com For the Goop-loving mom: 'It's All Easy' Photo Credit: Hachette Book Group If she's cooked her way through "It's All Good," then the latest cookbook from Gwyneth Paltrow, "It's All Easy," is a must. It features 125 easy and primarily sugar-, fat- and gluten-free recipes, including on-the-go meals. $35; hachettebookgroup.com For the stylish mom: J.Crew Sam Sunglasses Photo Credit: J.Crew You can never have too many sunglasses lying around, and these tortoise shell J.Crew Sam Sunglasses in the brand's new collection are a must for the Jenna Lyons devotee. $118; jcrew.com For the artsy mom: Lomography Instant Kyoto Camera Set Photo Credit: Lord and Taylor Keep this Lomography Instant Kyoto camera handy for fun photos with the kids, or bring along on your next family getaway to snap the credit-card-sized photos. It also comes with three lens attachments and a built-in selfie mirror. $169; lordandtaylor.com For the purse-obsessed mom: Pottery Barn Kids gray classic diaper bag Photo Credit: Pottery Barn Kids If she can never have enough bags, give mom this Pottery Barn Kids gray classic diaper bag, a preppy option for toting around diapers, extra clothes and more. $149; potterybarnkids.com For the coffee-fueled mom: ban.do thermal mug Photo Credit: Bloomingdale’s This bold, ban.do thermal mug gets right to the point and is perfect for her coffee needs on the go. $14; bloomingdales.com For the prepared mom-to-be: 'The Informed Parent' Photo Credit: Penguin Books In the new book, "The Informed Parent," journalists Tara Haelle and Emily Willingham provide comprehensive guidance in topics ranging from drinking caffeine during pregnancy to toilet training based on thousands of research studies. $20; theinformedparentbook.com By Meredith Deliso Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.