So, you haven’t picked up a Mother’s Day gift yet? Shame on you. (Kidding, we haven’t either.) Head to our Mother’s Day brunch guide for reservations and then use this personality guide to find the perfect place to shop for the lovely lady who wiped your hiney, your tears, and her bank account for you.
For the Chic Mom
Where: Five & Ten
What You’ll Find: Elegant, fashion design coffee table books, Dempsey & Carroll stationery, Diptyque candles, smart doggie gear from Mungo & Maud, home decor pieces, like throw pillows, picture frames, and decorative plates, and a collection of super stylish heels and handbags.
For the Nesting Mom
Where: Patina Green Home and Market
What You’ll Find: Handmade rugs, vintage furniture and home accessories, artisan cheeses, organic produce, canning jars, gorgeous glass dessert plates, vintage-looking napkin rings, shabby chic serving bowls, French soaps, handcrafted jewelry, and uber cool engraved spoon garden markers.
For the Southern Mama
Where: The Gypsy Wagon
What You’ll Find: Locally made, Texas-inspired jewelry (like handcrafted turquoise and silver cuffs and necklaces by Richard Schmidt), gorgeous cowgirl boots, floral-clad pitchers, funky embroidered pillows, colorful vases, and vintage-inspired dish towels and aprons.
For the En Vogue Mom
What You’ll Find: Industrial chic home furnishings, like Kartell lucite “ghost chairs,” cheeky Jonathan Adler sculptures, servings bowls and trays in shocking colors, Missoni rugs and towels, spiked Native Edge candles, an exclusive skincare line by Elemental Herbology, and an edited selection of jewelry.
For the Ecclectic Mom
What You’ll Find: Museum gift shop-inspired finds like contemporary artwork (think large-scale toothpaste and mustard sculptures), kitschy barware and kitchen gadgets, funky home decor, like unusual bookends, artsy cufflinks and necklaces, and fun desktop accessories, like mechanical pencil sharpeners shaped like dog robots.
For the Edgy Mom
Where: Grange Hall
What You’ll Find: Extraordinary arrangements in the Urban Flower section and offbeat-but-stunning accessories like bug-adorned jewelry, skull-emblazoned stationery, and wonderfully weird tableware, plus, things we love like exotic teas, Cire Trudon candles, and Santa Maria Novella incense.
For the Pampered Mom
Where: LAFCO New York
What You’ll Find: Our favorite little luxuries, including fragrances, teas, and bath and body goodies. Peruse the Santa Maria Novella line, a centuries-old brand of soaps, hand creams, and body milks, the delicious in-house candle collection inspired by rooms of the house, and fine fragrances by Santa Maria Novella, Eau d’Italie, and more.
For the Knitting Mom
Where: Shabby Sheep
What You’ll Find: Yarn. Lots and lots of yard and accompanying accessories. Housed in a cozy cottage, the selection includes nearly 50 brands in every color, texture, and fiber imaginable.
For the Hostess-with-the-Mostest Mom
What You’ll Find: Registry-worthy gifts like colorful Varga crystal barware and stemware, rattan wrapped baking dishes, exotic print outdoor dishes, amethyst, citrine, and quartz votive holders, Nest candles, alligator notepads, luggage tags, and serving trays, and home-inspired coffee table books.