The Mother's Day Spectrum


The first national Mother's Day, proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson, took place on May 9, 1914.

Mother's Day is coming up quick, and if you haven't gotten Mom something by now, we've still got you covered, especially since today is the last day to cash in on some free shipping deals in time for the weekend. After all, she deserves a gift that's not just thoughtful, but as classy, functional and stylish as you are. Here are a couple of ideas:

L.L. Bean Custom Boat and Tote, from $35

It's a classic, and the fact that you can make one just for her, complete with her favorite colors and monogram, is a great spin on the sort of gift you make yourself.

Alessi Trinava Vase, $120

Flowers are a safe bet (especially tulips). Bring some modern design into Mom's life with this bone china vase designed by Egyptian-American architect Hani Rashid.

Isabel Marant Blouse, $745

French designer Isabel Marant is on many ladies' wish lists for her luxe, easy style. This blouse, for instance, is ideal for any shape and dresses up or down easily.


Unity Remote, $80

Moms are the ultimate multitaskers, so why not make their lives easier? This turns her iPhone or iPad into a simple single remote for all electronic devices.

Spa Gift Card, $125 to $500

A recent Forbes study found 48% of women want a spa day for Mother's Day. Spa Finder searches over 7,000 quality spas, and you can buy gift cards then and there.


Published on

May 8, 2012

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