Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming, and the pressure to find the gift that will make her smile is on. No need to stress if you haven't done your shopping just yet! Whether your mom is a fashionista or frugal, a globetrotter or a homebody, a techie or someone who likes to keep it simple, our Mother's Day Gift Guide will help you pick the perfect present.

1. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Keep Simple: Carolee Bracelets

The Simple Life

Most of our moms are modest—they don't like a whole lot of fuss. So a simple gift that acknowledges your love for her, like this "Mother" bracelet from Carolee, would be just enough. The sterling silver bangle is inscribed with the words "Mother" in five different languages: Spanish, English, Italian, German and French. ($115,

2. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Pamper Me: Red Door Spa

The Spa Lover

Want to secure your spot as mommy's favorita? Offer her a day of "quiet reflection" at a Red Door Spa. The "Quiet Reflection" package ($322) includes a Red Door signature massage and facial, a warm cream manicure and pedicure, a makeup refresher and more. Choose from other packages that range in price from $200-$472. (Visit for locations.)

3. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Fashionista: SJP Fragrance

The Fashionista

Ok, so maybe mami and her friends aren't running out to see the latest installment Sex and the City (um, but we are!). Still, she'll love that you think she's cool enough to be in on the trend when you gift her with the new SJP NYC fragrance inspired by the Sarah Jessica Parker's beloved character, Carrie. In addition to the Italian Mandarin, gardenia, mimosa, sandalwood and vanilla notes, the packaging makes this fragrance truly bold, vibrant and chic. (2.0 fl oz. eau de toilette spray, $49, department stores nationwide)

4. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Little Girl Within: Hello Kitty

The Young at Heart

If laughter is the key to looking younger, these fun and playful Hello Kitty pieces will make her glow with giddiness. Whether you get her the bedazzled iPod earbuds or the iPhone case from Simmons Jewelry Company, or you shift into the fabulous lane and go for the blinged out kitty ring from Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty, a mom with a young spirit is sure to find them simply charming. (Crystal iPhone case, $195; crystal retractable earbuds, $75, both Hello Kitty by Simmons Jewelry Co.,; 18KT PG Bow .65 ct diamond face ring with white diamond outline and pink sapphire bow, $995, available at Neiman Marcus)

5. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Homebody: Kookoon Throws

The Homebody

Even if she prefers to play it close to home most nights, Mom deserves a little luxury. This silk-filled throw in 100% charmeuse from Kumi Kookoon is one of our favorites—the perfect mix of sophistication and comfort. (Prices vary depending on size,

6. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Mami-to-Be: Hanky Panky

The Mami-to-Be

Even the chicas we know who are on the verge of becoming new moms deserve a little recognition this Mother's Day. But if your girls aren't the types to long for flowers, cards and candy, give them this adorable gift from Hanky Panky. The packaging alone is super cute (they come in this BPA-free baby bottle!) but the three low-rise maternity thongs in organic cotton are a definite bonus. ($50,

7. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Boho Chic: Shashi Bracelets

The Boho Chic Babe

Strike the perfect tone between earthy and elegant with these eye-catching, woven silk cord bracelets from Sashi. A favorite among celebrities like Halle Berry, Rihanna and Whitney Port, the whimsical bracelets, designed by Danna Kobo and Yuvi Alpert, come in single- or double-row designs and feature stones plated in white, yellow or rose gold. ($60-85, available at Intermix, Fred Segal, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and

8. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Beauty Buff: Chanel Gift Set

The Beauty Buff

For the woman who loves the classics, this gift set from Chanel, featuring the mainstay No. 5 perfume, is an appreciated old favorite. ($100,

9. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Globetrotter: Iman Global Chic luggage

The Globetrotter

For the on-the-go mom with an abundance of style there's this unique luggage set from Iman's Global Chic line for HSN. Inspired by the former supermodel's world travels, the "Jet...Set...Go" set includes a duffle roller, a tote, a removeable shoulder strap, a shoe bag, a lock and key, an ID tag and even a packing checklist. The only thing Mom will need is her passport. ($130,

10. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Eco-Mom: Wembe Soaps

The Eco Mom

If you know she'd appreciate a gift that's au natural, try these handmade, organic soaps from Wembe. Created by a mother and son duo from Paraguay, the soaps look almost edible, and the blends of yerba mate, coconut and black clay make them deliciously fragrant. ($7-$12,

11. Mother's Day Gift Guide: So Sentimental: Tacori bracelet

The Sentimental Softie

Do you have several hermanos and hermanas? Is your mom a loving abuela to a number of grands? Then give her this dazzling silver bracelet from Tacori with candy-drop gems symbolizing the birthstones of the special people in her life—a gift she'll treasure forever. ($770,

12. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Techie: Sony Dash

The Techie

Does your mother go ga-ga for gadgets? Then hook her up with Sony's newest device, DASH, hitting shelves this month. DASH is the ultimate Wi-Fi touch screen alarm clock, and with access to more than 1000 free customizable apps, it will allow her to wake to her favorite Internet radio stations or news updates, manage the family's hectic calendar and stream movies, videos and TV episodes on demand. Whether in the kitchen or at her bedside, it will help her feel connected. ($199,

13. Mother's Day Gift Guide: The MILF: Sheila Kelly DVDs


We know, we know—it's a little creepy to think of your dear, sweet mother as "sexy." But if 40 is the new 30, then moms are the new hot mamas! So don't fight it; embrace it and surprise her with this three-DVD workout set from Sheila Kelly, the creator of S Factor. The striptease, lapdance and pole dancing workouts are beloved by celebrities, and, along with teaching mom some new moves (yikes!) it will help her have fun staying fit. The set also includes Kelley's book The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Woman. ($60,

14. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Sweet Tooth: Pure Dark Chocolate

The Sweet Tooth

Looking for a sweet treat to land on your mom's doorstep this Sunday? We love this Mother's Day Planter from Pure Dark, a chocolatier that uses a proprietary blend of premium cocoa beans. The planter is presented in a copper bucket and includes chocolate covered almonds and cherries, rasberry acai rounds and a $5 gift card for a little something extra. ($70,

15. Mother's Day Gift Guide: Rock Star: Cartier

The Rock Star

If subtlety is lost on your mom (or maybe if you're commemorating a special Mother's Day for her), get the whole family to go all in and blow her away wiith this stunning platinum and diamond watch from Cartier's new Captive watch collection arriving in stores this month. It's the gift she will never forget. (Price upon request,

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