7 Gifts “Mom” Will Love

Even though she’ll probably say that she doesn’t “need” a thing, that doesn’t mean she won’t appreciate the gesture! What follows are a few items for your consideration, all under $100. Don’t forget to add a personalized note, which will probably mean more to her than the gift. Let’s face it…that’s just the kind of gal she is…and why you love her so much.

Show her how sweet she is with chocolates from MarieBelle. They appeal to the inner chocoholic – and art lover by combining the finest cocoa with eclectic ingredients and artisanal techniques to create edible (and chic) works of art. The chocolates resemble semi-precious jewels and are beautifully displayed in their signature blue and brown box. Delicious! ($60) www.MarieBlelle.com

Give her a beautiful beauty bag crafted of vintage huipil blouses. Each makeup pouch is handwoven by artisans using textiles found at the Chichicastenango Market in Guatemala City. Just like the amazing women in your life…no two are exactly alike. Be sure to fill it with one or two of her favorite cosmetics and/or a decorative mirror. ($44+ additional goodies) www.anthropologie.com

Who doesn’t love a pampering pedicure? Rather than just give a standard a gift certificate, why not wrap it up with a bottle of nail polish in one of this season’s hottest colors (the brighter the better). Then become partners in pedicures! Book the appointment for her and for you at your favorite nail salon and savor the time to catch up. (Under a $100, but the quality time is priceless!) Local nail salon

Whether she’s got a green thumb or wishes she did, she’s sure to enjoy these beautiful recycled-glass terrariums filled with sand and three easy-to-care-for (read: low maintenance) air plants. Unlike flowers which have a more limited life span, these mini desert landscapes should bring her joy for years to come. Some assembly is required, so make a date to do it together. ($79) www.vivaterra.com

Sometimes more is not better…it’s just more. This year give her a single bloom she’ll never forget. (And, maybe create a new ritual by bringing her a bloom each time you see her?) Designer Ricardo Saint-Clair’s chalkboard vase is a blank slate so she can jot down important reminders, her to-do lists, or just doodle away. Make it more personal by giving it with a hand-scribed message of your own. ($40) www.momastore.com

This set of 12 candles will light up her life, just as she has to you. Each has a plaque featuring a wish for her to focus on, such as joy, love, fun, and adventure. A tiny keepsake is revealed as these candles burn, each a reminder of the power of positive thought – and your warm wishes. ($69.95) www.redenvelope.com

For the hostess with the mostest, this book features simply delicious recipes for stylish entertaining at home and is considered a go-to-guide for all aspects of culinary entertaining. From table settings to chessboard selections, it couples mouthwatering photographs with delectable recipes for brunch, dinner and beyond. Pair it with a kitchen gadget – or better yet – an invite for a home-cooked meal that you prepare for her. ($27.95 + additional goodies.) www.anthropologie.com

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