LATEST PAPER
76° Good Afternoon
76° Good Afternoon
Lifestyle

10 Mother's Day gift ideas that go beyond flowers

For all the planning mom does each day, she deserves a better Mother's Day present than a bouquet of deli flowers picked up on the way to brunch. Here are 10 gift ideas that will show her you took some time to find a way to creatively say "thanks" and "I love you."

New York Notecards

Mom may be the only one who still
Photo Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mom may be the only one who still sends you snail mail, so why not treat her to some fancy stationery? This set of eight notecards features scenes of Central Park, the Flatiron Building, Greenwich Village and Broadway. Reproduced from paintings in the museum's collection, the artwork pops off the page and is complemented with color-lined envelopes. $17.95; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., 800-662-3397, store.metmuseum.org

Selfie toaster

Give mom her own breakfast brand with a
Photo Credit: Hammacher Schlemmer

Give mom her own breakfast brand with a new toaster that sears her image into the bread. The toaster comes with a set of generic inserts to show how it works. Custom irons are sent about two weeks after a hi-resolution image is uploaded online. $69.95; Hammacher Schlemmer, 147 E. 57th St., 800-421-9002, hammacher.com

Lisa Erspamer's "A Letter to My Mom"

The latest book in Lisa Erspamer’s “A Letter
Photo Credit: Crown Archetype

The latest book in Lisa Erspamer’s “A Letter to My …” series, this tribute to mothers presents heartfelt notes of love and thanks to the women who raised them. Letters by everyday people are interspersed with those by celebrities including Melissa Rivers, will.i.am and Kristin Chenoweth. Captivating, intimate images accompany the letters. $22, Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St, 212-253-0810, bn.com

Fragrance Bracelets

Lisa Hoffman Beauty combines fashion and fragrance in
Photo Credit: Lisa Hoffman Beauty

Lisa Hoffman Beauty combines fashion and fragrance in its Vibrant Collection. The beaded jewel-toned bracelets, accented with a dangling metal fragrance charm, come in seven rich colors. Add a few fragrance beads (a small jar is included with the bracelet) and mom will feel stylish and relaxed all at once. $65, lisahoffmanbeauty.com

Butterfly Garden Vase

This tall, milk-jug-inspired vase adorned with colorful butterflies
Photo Credit: MacKenzie-Childs

This tall, milk-jug-inspired vase adorned with colorful butterflies shouts springtime on the farm. A beauty in its own right, the vase also comes with a removable grosgrain bow and is ideal for presenting a casual bouquet of wildflowers or an arrangement of earthy branches. $98; MacKenzie-Childs, 20 W. 57th St., 212-570-6050, mackenzie-childs.com

Milk Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Treat your mom like royalty with Champagne truffles
Photo Credit: Flat 128

Treat your mom like royalty with Champagne truffles from Prestat. The British chocolatier, which claims to have invented the chocolate truffle, is favored by the queen herself. In this variety, Marc de Champagne-infused chocolate ganache is finished in a milk chocolate truffle shell and then dusted with fine icing sugar. There are about 15 per box. $26; Flat 128, 15 Christopher St., 646-707-0673, flat128.com

Mom’s Breakfast-in-Bed Crate

You’re never too old to treat mom to
Photo Credit: Juan Lopez

You’re never too old to treat mom to breakfast in bed. Surprise her with this gourmet variety of morning treats tucked into a crate. She’ll receive six plain bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, cinnamon rugelach, coffee, a cherry pecan chocolate bar, a purple napkin and a silk daisy. $159; Zabar’s, 2245 Broadway, 212-787-2000

Beauty samples

Send mom a constant reminder of how much
Photo Credit: Birchbox

Send mom a constant reminder of how much you love her with a gift subscription to Birchbox. Sign up online or in the SoHo store to send her a box of five beauty samples, based on her beauty profile, each month. Kick off the excitement with the special Made-for-Mother’s-Day box. It includes Macadamia Professional oil treatment, Supergoop! eye cream, Tocca perfume, Vasanti face rejuvenator, a Votivo candle and W3LL People mascara. $30/three months, $60/six months, $110/12 months; 433 W. Broadway, 646-589-8500, birchbox.com

Convertible wristlet

Harried moms will love this all-in-one Kerrington wristlet
Photo Credit: Tory Burch

Harried moms will love this all-in-one Kerrington wristlet from Tory Burch. Ideal for carrying the essentials — a cellphone, cash and cards — it zips closed and has a flat leather strap to slip around her hand so she’s less likely to leave it behind. Inside are three card slots on one side and a zipper on the other. The fresh iris pattern and graphic stripes in soft blue and brown hues are printed on grainy vinyl for a durable, water-resistant bag. $115; Tory Burch, 797 Madison Ave., 212-510-8371, toryburch.com

Solid perfume compact

On-the-go moms can step out in style. This
Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

On-the-go moms can step out in style. This compact fashionably stores Estée Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia fragrance hidden inside the roughly 2-inch stiletto. Decked out in blue and clear crystals, the sweet-smelling shoe comes elegantly boxed with a velvety pouch. $250; Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., 212-753-4000, saksfifthavenue.com

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Things to Do Photos & Videos