Diptyque bath oil, $78
Michael Kors watch, $195
Leather notebook, $108
Jonathan Adler plant set, $98
Message in a Bottle, $16

The Mother Lode
  • Mother's Day is the most popular day of the year for Americans to dine out. Source: National Restaurant Assoc.

You've got a week to find a gift for that special lady in your life—Mother's Day is May, 10th. But instead of thinking of her as the mom to whom you owe a phone call, think of her as an actual person. Is she the type of gal who'd rock an oversized men's watch? Does she, like so many women, adore anything in that particular shade of Tiffany blue? If you're low on cash, write down your thoughts and tuck them into a bottle. Or when all else fails, go with a beautiful and interesting plant. Not only is it pretty, but it gives her something (other than you) to baby and a topic change when you forget to call: "So Mom, how's the plant?" - Jordan Taylor