We all know it — moms deserve the best.
But as every Mother’s Day comes around, it seems to be more and more difficult to find just the right gift — one that’s thoughtful, personal, thankful and full of love, all in one package.
Looking for ideas? Read along with us for some presents that just might delight her, from her own outdoor pavilion (yes!) to custom-blended skin care and perfume.
It’s all right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.
If your mom favors a special style of cooking or a specific cuisine, you can select your kitchen garden to reflect her interests — herbs de Provence for the meat and chicken lover or more-exotic herbs for the culinary adventurer. Throw in a cookbook for the ultimate gift package.
Who’s hot? Look no further than the stylish vases, candlesticks and objects you will find from designer Jonathan Adler. His quirky, whimsical style has taken the fashion world by storm, and you'll also find him dabbling in everything from lacquer picture frames to needlepoint pillows.
Not into coral? Other timeless options include mother-of-pearl, chalcedony, gold or bamboo. If you want Mom to be in on the latest trends, wood and turquoise are “it.”
Exotic teas are particularly trendy. Take Mom around the world with a selection of teas from every country, or focus on a particular herb or scent that she likes. You can even address a specific issue such as insomnia, stress or fatigue with specially crafted teas infused with ingredients to tackle those problems.
For the ultimate feel-good beauty gift, treat Mom to her own custom-blended perfume. She can work with a perfumier — long distance — and direct the creation of her own fragrance with companies such as Aftelier.com.
Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.
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