10 Luxe Gifts for Mum’s Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means less than one week to shop for a gift. This year, go beyond the clichéd bouquet of flowers and spring for something extraordinary. Read on for our round up of goods, from sentimental jewelry to relaxing beauty products that mum will be sure to love.

‘Love Shaker’ Charm Pendant, $5,500, by CLARISSA BRONFMAN,

Designed by philanthropist and art collector Clarissa Bronfman, this pendant is all about personalization. It comes with five bejeweled charms and you can add more for $175 each. As a mother of four children, Bronfman’s jewelry promotes peace, protection, love and tolerance. “My husband collects old watches and I always found them to be very beautiful,” she says. “While in London, I saw a necklace made of a watch crystal and was inspired to create this pendant. The idea is to shake up love and happiness.”

‘Meadow’ Floral Silk Square Scarf, $250, by CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY,

Among the spring-themed offerings from the partnership between Bloomingdale’s and the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy (which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year) is a limited-edition scarf by artist Alexis Rockman. It comes ready to gift in a box and proceeds benefit the Conservatory Garden Restoration. Win-win.

P.S. Stop by Bloomingdale’s 59th Street this Thursday (May 11, 1-8pm) and Saturday (May 13, 1-5pm). On behalf of the organization’s Tulips and Daffodils program, there will be a special outpost where you can purchase $1 bulbs to have flowers planted in someone’s name in Central Park.

Romance Summer Blossom Eau de Parfum, $92, by RALPH LAUREN,

Inspired by true love, this fragrance’s scent is fresh and fruity. Includes top notes of mandarin essence, guava, lychee and accord; middle notes of ylang ylang, coconut water, orange flower absolute; and base notes of benzoin, heliotrope accord and musk.

Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask, $35, and Pillowcase, $60, by ILUMINAGE,

Treat your mom to a good night’s sleep. This Iluminage eye mask and pillowcase has fibers embedded with patented copper technology and is clinically proven to keep visible signs of aging at bay. What wrinkles? Expect younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks.

Custom Framed Photo, starting at $39, by FRAMEBRIDGE,

Frame a fun memory with mom—whether it be in the form of a photo, drawing, typography print with one of her signature mantras or Playbill from a Broadway show you saw together. Framebridge makes it a breeze to design and ship your personalized wall art. 

Aromagem 2.0 Gold Ultrasonic Diffuser, $75, and Peaceful Diffuser Blend Collection, $45, by SAJE NATURAL WELLNESS,

Decorative and functional, this diffuser is super easy to use—just plug in, fill with water and add a few drops of essential oils. The aromas create a soothing atmosphere, meant to elevate wellbeing and mood. Canada-based brand Saje Natural Wellness was created 25 years ago by the husband and wife team of Jean-Pierre LeBlanc and Kate Ross LeBlanc, whose mission is to connect people with the power of plants. Keep an eye out for their first New York store, opening on June 6 at 120 Prince Street.

Scorpio Constellation Cuff with diamonds, citrine, 18k yellow gold and silver, $20,000, by PAYAL NEW YORK, Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, 212.753.7300.

Recently carried at Bergdorf’s, designer Payal Mehta’s fine jewelry brand Payal New York offers bespoke pieces based on inspirational themes. “With all of my collections, each piece tells a story,” says Mehta, who has a background in math and physics. “My daughter, Ashna, and I share a passion for the stars. She’s helped me find inspiration in the constellations to guide my design.”

‘New Mama’ Set, $90, by TATA HARPER SKINCARE,

Hence the name, this one’s for all the new mamas out there. The set includes a refining body balm that helps reduce scars, a resurfacing mask to restore glowing skin, a boosted contouring eye mask that lifts and firms, an illuminating moisturizer to perfect complexion and a lip and cheek tint that delivers a pop of color. All products are 100 percent natural and non-toxic, true to Tata Harper’s belief in promoting a health-conscious lifestyle committed to sustainability.

Ms. Fabulosity Spa Treatment, $185/2 hours, at BLISS SPA, for appointments.

Ahh, the spa. Pamper mom with a relaxing head-to-toe treatment that includes a soothing facial and pedicure. She will also take home two of bliss’ best-selling skincare products, the foaming face wash and daily detoxifying facial toner. Even better, book an appointment for two and spend some quality time together.

Mother’s Day Tote, $78, by L.A. BURDICK HANDMADE CHOCOLATES, 156 Prince Street, 212.796.0143,

This limited-edition assortment includes L.A. Burdick’s signature sweets in a canvas tote. It’s not a celebration unless chocolate is involved! 


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