Morgan Rhea Bracelets
Make Mother's Day even more meaningful this year: buy one of these limited edition, gratitude bracelets by Morgan Rhea and the company will give one to a Visible Men Academy student. Customized for VMA, these luxe accessories are handmade in America by award-winning designer designer Morgan Richards--who, by the way, creates custom pieces for many artists including singer-songwriter John Legend. So…that’s cool. Morgan Rhea, $60.
TeaForté Ultimate Gift Set
If she loves a cuppa tea, think about one of the luxe tea gifts sets by Tea Forté, a purveyor of handcrafted teas identifiable by its silken pyramid infusers. The Ultimate Gift Set, above, features 20 blends of premium gourmet teas. Also included: two Café Cup presentations: two lidded porcelain Café Cups, two bamboo oval serving trays, two tea trays, and two porcelain sugar and creamer sets. To sweeten the experience, a 20 oz. flute of Tupelo honey is included. It's all presented in a keepsake slate grey gift box. TeaForté.com or Wish on Main, 8111 Lakewood Main St., #J110, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 907-9125
Cadyn and Charlie Bracelets
Here's a chic gift from family-centric and corporately conscious company Cadyn and Charlie. Founder, lead designer and CEO Chrissy Hounchell--a former Sarasotan who now lives in St Pete--describes herself as mom first and an entrepreneur second, and all designs are inspired by her children and family life. I'm loving this Navie set, a combination of five handmade beaded bracelets which include a variety of gemstones and metal accents. Paint Nail Bar, $155.
Let her cool off with one of Sunnylife's world-famous floats--like Rosie, the built-for-two rose gold flamingo. Fix her a fancy umbrella drink and she’ll be all set to float in luxe style around the pool, bay or lake. T. Georgiano's, $79.
Creed fragrances are the epitome of culture and polish. We're partial to Love in White, which was created by master perfumer Olivier Creed and inspired by his love of sailing the world’s oceans. This scent is a zesty citrus blend grounded by powdery rice husk with cool notes of spring blooms. Nice, too, to gift an atomizer for take-anywhere refillable spray, wrapped in Italian Leather, etched with Creed’s royal three-plume crest. It's the ideal gift for the travel-centric mother-figure in your world. Available at The Met; fragrance pricing begins at $215; leather atomizer (shown here in silver) begins at $215.
I'm all for a chic pair of old-school classic specs...by Classic Specs. And I'm particularly loving the soft pop of aqua color on the Rosalind. It's a carefree and feminine subtle cat-eye frame that will complement any woman. And it's available as prescription or non-prescription sunglasses, as well as prescription eyeglasses. Classic Specs, $89 non-Rx/$139 with Rx
Sometimes all it takes is a pretty dress and a sun hat to make her day. The Chambray All Day dress by Tommy Bahama will flatter any body and pairs with everything from flats to the Sands Sun hat, shown here. Tommy Bahama, dress: $148; hat: $68.