What Mother’s Day Gifts Mean

Let’s face it: When your mom says, “You don’t need to get me anything for Mother’s Day,” she’s lying. You do. Come Monday, when she’s telling friends what you did, you want her to feel a giddy mix of pride and delight. And that’s the real gift, right there, that peacock moment. How you treat Mother’s Day is a reflection of how she’s raised you. It’s your opportunity to show off and let her know that yes, she’s raised a thoughtful, awesome human being, even if you forget to call her back sometimes.

Now, we’re not saying all this to stress you out. First, it’s only Tuesday and there’s express shipping. Second, if you’re stumped, we’ve got the best, original, unexpected, cheap-and-cheerful or splurge-with-impact gifts for every type of mom. A few weeks ago, we were invited to a tea with beauty maven Bobbi Brown, hosted by the Accessories Council (who knew there was a non-profit council just for accessories?) where we talked about the best and worst Mother Day gifts. The best: A cleaning woman for a year. The worst: A scale. And we got to see some great companies that make the kind accessories that would make even the most modest mom feel like bragging. Here are a few of our favorites:

50% of the Hintd team are mothers. 100% of us want this Foley & Carina bag. It’s has an equestrian edge, feels upscale and is well-priced at $149.
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Walk a mile in your mother’s shoes and you know why she’ll love the comfort and retro logo of these Lacoste sneakers. $120
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Secret messages + jewelry = Best. Gift. Ever. Call your siblings, get Dad, maybe even Grandma on board and give Mom one of Monica Rich Kosan’s “Posey” ring necklaces. Each ring has a unique message and you can add to it every year. It’s a splurge for sure but this we’re confident it’s also a slam dunk.
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A scarf may feel like a cop out, but not this Mother’s Day. Squares are the must-have trend and it’s only $28.

See more gift ideas on our “Accessories for every Mama” Mother’s Day List and enter to win the mother of all prizes a solitaire necklace just for her.


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