Looking and feeling good count. For your Hot Mama, this coaster from Dry Bar is good for a free blowout. $40 from shop.thedrybar.com.
Nestled in that coveted blue box with white ribbon, this 18k white gold ring from Tiffany’s newest T collection will win Mom’s heart. $700 at tiffany.com.
It’s not often that you come across a beach towel inspired by an Indian miniature painting. And the size — 40 inches by 70 — gives ample room to spread out on the sand. $125, johnrobshaw.com.
Fashion cognoscenti know that the British edition of Harper’s Bazaar features more sophisticated clothing and a brighter mix of articles on culture and lifestyle than the stateside version. Information on subscribing: hearstmagazines.co.uk/
For $50, you can give Mom a membership in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, where she can admire the works of artists like Alma Woodsey Thomas. ( Iris, Tulips, Jonquils, and Crocuses, 1969; Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay. / National Museum of Women in the Arts).
Jet-setting Mom? A nylon Flight Long Jacket, with mesh vents and detachable hood, will go a long way. $395, swissarmy.com.
A set of four espresso cups celebrating the launch of EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. $65, shop.illy.com.
Digging in the garden requires sturdy footing. Hunter floral boots ($145, shopterrain.com) combine good looks with the practical.
Ensure Mom keeps ready with this femme version of the traditional Swiss Army Knife with scissors, key ring , tweezers, toothpick, nail file and screwdriver. $24, swissarmy.com.
Keep calm and carry on. Gaiam’s reversible yoga mat with an elephant on one side and an ancient motif on the other could help. $34.98, gaiam.com.
NEXT SUNDAY is the day we sing the praises of our mothers, those annoying women who tell us what we don’t want to hear and are so often, damn it, right. Sometimes they need to knock some sense into us, like this Baltimore mom Toya Graham did, because we have completely crossed the line. Mostly, mothers do what they do out of unconditional love. They’re our biggest fans, and although they may not always be telling us the whole truth, it’s reassuring to hear we’re beautiful, brainy and can be anything we set out to be.
So, let’s remember Mama, with a little something to celebrate her day.