Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

Mother's Day is one of those holidays that seems to sneak up on me every year.

As much as I like to plan ahead, I find that this day always slips my mind until it's too late. Which is a shame because my mom rules—she's the woman who taught me how to work hard, take care of myself and from whom I inherited my really great eyebrows. Thanks, Mom.

This year, I'm making the effort to be a bit more thoughtful in my gift-giving approach. No more grocery store flowers and chocolate. Not only am I aiming to gift on time, but find one that actually looks like I know the woman. (I mean, she did give birth to me and all...)

If you're in a similar situation, you might want to consider:

A unique scent

I'd argue that artisanal candles are having a moment. Opt for a scent that's not totally overdone. This "Verb" candle from Ellis Brooklyn gives off notes of Bergamot, Mandarin and Basil with a hint of Cedarwood. It's fresh, yet warm and sophisticated. Oh, and the brand was founded by a really cool mom from Williamsburg, Brooklyn who just happens to be the beauty columnist for the New York Times.

A luxurious night cream

There is nothing more adult than a rich facial moisturizer. I remember being young and always sneaking the products on my mom's vanity, hoping that one day I'd be able to stock up on my own creams and potions. My mom is a big fan of the Glossier Priming Moisturizer, so this Rich version might be a winner. Or if you're going for something a tad more bougie, splurge for the classic Crème De La Mer.

Silk pillowcase

There's nothing like sleeping on silk. Give mom the gift of smooth skin and no bad hair days with this silk pillowcase from Slip. It comes in an array of colors, aka the true test on how well you know your mom. Trust me on this: I own it and it's good.

Good designer vintage

Ok, so you might not have time to sift through your nearest thrift store hoping to strike designer gold. Luckily for us, there's sites like TheRealReal where you can buy gently used designer and vintage without the stress of the hunt. From Gucci to Prada, you can score some pretty amazing pieces for less than $200.

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