May 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM ET
Want to get mom something she’ll love this year? TheNest.com shares their favorite gift ideas for all the moms on your list:
Scarves by Salem for Full Circle Exchange, $15; Walmart.com
These striped scarves are made in Ethiopia and come in easy-to-match colors like mint and coral. Even better? They're part of Walmart's Empowering Women Together program, which means your purchase supports small, women-owned businesses globally.
Artsy Floral Robes, $78 and up, Anthropologie.com
These silky gorgeous floral robes look a little bit like French wallpaper yet are also slightly Asian-inspired. They start at $78 and are so much more outstanding than your basic bathrobe.
Kenneth Jay Lane Sea-Inspired Jewelry, $45, JCPenney.com
With the new Kenneth Jay Lane for JCP collection, you get all the craftsmanship of Kenneth Jay Lane’s work for affordable prices, starting at $45 for the earrings. The colors are so fresh and will look decadent adorning mother's wrists, neck and ears.
Personalized Yoga Block & Bag, $29.95-$69.95, RedEnvelope.com
This cotton canvas striped bag will bring her "om" on with it's yoga prop tote-ability. (It holds a rolled up mat!)
Ame & Lulu Tennis Bags, $108 and up, AmeandLulu.com
These clever tennis bags bring an end to tennis gear clutter. Ame & Lulu's bags have unique compartments to zip everything into place.
Josie Maran Body Butters, $28 and up, QVC.com
Josie Maran Illuminizing Whipped Argan Body Butter Trio features Maran's signature anti-aging ingredient argan oil to revitalize skin and restore softness. Powerful antioxidants and light shimmer come in 3 new editions: golden opal radiance, soft pink radiance and white gold radiance.
Spring Nail Polish Collections, start at $48; Zoya.com
Nails are so huge this fashion season — everything from milky pastels to ones with extra sparkle and vibrant hues! The new Zoya spring 2013 collections include 6 spring colors in each set, and start from $48. Formulations are free of formaldehyde, resin, toluene, camphor…and are vegan friendly. The thing to keep in mind is that this is a salon and professional brand and is not sold at your local drugstore.
Laura Mercier Eau Gourmande Fragrance Coffret, $45, LauraMercier.com
This new limited-edition collection of Laura Mercier's best-selling fragrance sprays includes three perfectly portable Eau Gourmandes -- in Ambre Vanillé, Fresh Fig and Almond Coconut Milk.
Eyebobs by Iris Apfel Sun Readers & Sunglasses, $99 and up, Eyebobs.com
Does mom misplace her sunglasses or need glasses for reading in the sun? With these beautiful frames, she won't any longer. These limited-edition polarized sunglasses and sunreaders are designed by Iris Apfel, the fashion icon herself.
Personalized English-style Garden Apron, $59.95 and up, RedEnvelope.com
This canvas apron with suede trim and antiqued brass hardware means she'll be stylish in the garden. The pockets are great for storing assorted tools, seeds and more, so that once you sit down to work you don't have to get up.
Threshold Garden Items, starts $19.99; Target.com
Perhaps you’ve heard of Threshold, which is the new in-house home brand for Target that is so totally brilliant as evidenced by their new line of floral-print gardening tools. At prices that start at $19.99, you can make your own collection — like let’s say boots, tools and caddy — to gift mom affordably and yet substantially!
Mastrad Macaron Baking Set, $49.99, ShopMastrad.com
If you mom is a natural baker, get her into the latest cooking craze ... macarons! This macaroon baking set by Mastrad has everything she needs to make flawless and perfectly sized macarons every time. Comes complete with a silicone baking sheet, silicone pastry bag with accessories and a cookbook with 30 sweet and savory macaron baking recipes!
Sweet Treats, $28-$32; FoodyDirect.com
If you don’t have to bake, here is the next best thing: a key lime bundt cake drizzled with creamy cream cheese frosting from We Take the Cake. Then, from Hot Blondies Bakery, sampler pack of blondies and brownies for $32. And the leopard print tissue paper it comes in is just as saucy as the company’s name!
The new mom
Matching Ballet Flats, $44 and up, YosiSamra.com
When you have a daughter that is just so cute, it's hard to resist dressing up the same. Here's a way to do it adorably without being too matchy-matchy.
Handprint Wall Art Set, $24.95, Pearhead.com
What could be better than an official set of handprints for the wall? This cute kit from Pearhead makes it possible. You can use a square per child or multiple prints of one hand -- whatever works for your family. It's truly a one of a kind present.
Nescafé Dulce Gusto Piccolo Espresso Brewer, $99; DolceGustoStore.com
She has a newborn and she’s zonked with exhaustion. Check out Nescafé’s one-cup coffee maker for skinny lattes and skinny cappuccinos and herbal peach tea, all brewed within one minute! Not only great for moms with newborns, but just the right size for the corner of a desk whether she works from home or heads in to the office. With 15 bars of pressure, it’s just like a coffee shop and 16 different drinks to choose from.
Momwho has everything
And for the mother who seemingly has everything or perhaps a new mother-in-law who you are still getting to know, the following three gifts from BespokeCustomGifts.com (all under $50) are just the right wow factor to win her over:
Monogrammed Cosmetic Cases, $40-45
Porcelain Flower Fragrance Diffuser, $46
Personalized Recipe Boxes, $35 for box, $12.50 for recipe cards
Petunia Pickle Bottom Tech Cases, $45–$54; Petunia.com
What I love about these tech cases are their gorgeous prints, but also their names. The “Stowaway Sleeve” is for the tablet and “Carried Away” is the lingo for this smart laptop case. It makes you feel like you’re actually traveling… in style!