PeopleStyle Editors' Moms Have Your Mother's Day Gift Ideas All Picked Out
MINNIE & EMMA STATIONERY
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: My mom, Leslie, is the queen of the hand-written note, so it’s no surprise that personalized stationery is her favorite gift. She loves anything from Minnie and Emma since they’re always coming out with cool new designs (they just added this gorgeous rose gold hand foiled marble version to the collection).
Buy It! Minnie & Emma hand foiled marble grey deluxe triple thick stationery, $94; minnieandemma.com
NEELY & CHLOE BAG
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: I have this in black, and my mom liked it so much last time I was home that she bought it for herself and recommended it to her friends. It's mom-approved because it's a great size (not heavy, but holds a lot), classic without being boring - and you can give it a sophisticated special touch by monogramming the inside.
Buy It! Neely & Chloe crossbody pebble in Gray, $228; neelyandchloe.com
Alex Apatoff, Deputy Style Director: If you aren't splitting the cost of the gift with siblings and are looking for a more budget-friendly option, Vicki has you covered there too. She recommends a spring-ier shade of the Aldo loafers I talked her into buying in black in February, saying "I get compliments from people your age and my age whenever I wear them!"
Buy It! Aldo "Abbatha" loafer in navy, $65; aldo.com
LOVE STORIES SATIN ROBE
Kami Phillips, E-Commerce Editor: My mom, Marie Donna, has always loved pajamas (I mean, who doesn't though?). Instead of gifting a classic button down set, she suggested this Love Stories satin robe that not only feels super soft but can also be worn as a jacket for those fashionably cool moms out there!
Buy It! Love Stories Ritz Embroidered Printed Satin Robe, $180; net-a-porter.com
ALEXIS BITTAR EARRINGS
Lindy Segal, style social editor: My mom's never met an Alexis Bittar earring she didn't like. She must have a dozen styles at this point, but she always gets so happy when she finds a new one she loves, especially if it comes as a gift from my brother and me.
Buy it! Alexis Bittar faceted wire earring, $135; alexisbittar.com
PEARL IZUMI BIKE JERSEY
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: My super sporty mom, Sandy, is obsessed with riding her bike (either spinning at the gym or all around Philadelphia once it's nice out). She's always asking me for recommendations for stylish-yet-functional riding gear, and Peal Izumi usually tops the list because it's comfortable (important!) and cute for the gym and outside (also important!). Plus, in her words "it dries quickly, too," which is always a solid benefit when you're working up a sweat!
Buy It! Pearl Izumi Ride Women's Ultra Star Jersey, $60; amazon.com
MAYA BRENNER NECKLACE
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: My mom told me that she wanted a wear-everywhere necklace for Mother's Day so every time she puts it on, she can remember who gave it to her and why. So I figured a necklace with extra-special meaning is something she'd love. These Maya Brenner necklaces are customizable (I'm piling this one up with my siblings' initials) and have been spotted all over Hollywood's A-listers, so my mom will be in great company with her new jewels come Mother's Day.
Buy It! Maya Brenner asymmetrical letter & charm necklace, starts at $240; mayabrenner.com
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: What I will always remember growing up was that the second my mom got home from work, she would change out of her power suit into something super-comfy. Of all her loungewear, this solid shirt tops her list. She says: “It’s soft, warm but breathable, washes well and is just a simple but exquisite shirt. I've purchased it for a couple of friends and everyone loves it."
Buy It! Goodwear Goodnite Shirt, $42; thegrommet.com
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: I'm originally from Ohio and my sister now lives in NYC as well, which means my mother does quite a bit of traveling to the city (and a lot of times unanounced!). When I asked her what she wanted to Mother's Day, she promtly replied, "cool luggage for my trips to the city", so I'm going to get her this "cool" high tech roller carry-on from Away. This suitcase is impenetrable, has a built in battery that can charge any USB (perfect for all of the books she reads on her iPad) and is TSA approved
Buy It! Away The Carry-On Suitcase, $225; awaytravel.com
HAIR BAR NYC VALUE PACK
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: My mom, Karen, invests in getting a keratin straightening treatment to her hair each year at this time to fight frizz. Maintaining the treatment's key, so she wants to stock up on some at-home products to protect from the summer humidity. She says, "These products leave my hair smooth, shiny and healthy all summer long. You can never have enough!"
Buy It! Hair Bar NYC Silk Touch Extra Value Pack #2; $72.80; hairbarnyc.com
PETER THOMAS ROTH SHEET MASKS
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: My mom, Jane, is an esthetician -- which is why her wish for other moms is that they keep their skin looking ageless through their 50's and beyond. Her go-to gift? A relaxing, skin-smoothing facial -- specifically one from HydraFacial -- or an age-fighting sheet mask that'll give mom some much needed T.L.C. in the comfort of her own home.
Buy It! Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle 24 Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask, $68 for 6; sephora.com
MANIC PANIC HAIR DYE
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: After asking my mother five times via text what she would want for Mother's Day only to be met with the brutal silence of her read receipts, she somehow managed to find a spare moment to email me a photoshopped picture of herself with purple hair and eyebrows. So in honor of that, and since she refuses to answer any of my questions, I thought I'd help her make all her technicolor dreams come true with a little bottle of Manic Panic.
Buy It! Manic Panic Hair Dye in Purple Haze, $8.88; walmart.com