Mother's Day is right around the corner--and if you're on the lookout for a great gift, we've got you covered. Fashion mavens and style writers Heather Dunhill, Carol Tisch, Jackie Rogers and Alicia King are each sharing two great gifts for Mom, from a pretty bracelet she'll keep forever to an heirloom-quality bathrobe. Read on--we're sure you'll be inspired!
Heather Dunhill, Fashion Editor
For the fashion-forward mom, think ahead-of-the-curve accessories--like emerging designer Lizzie Fortunato's collection. The line is modern vintage, with a global, artisanal feel that often includes hand-loomed embroidery and beading. The cheeky Pool Girls clutch is the perfect gift, just in time for summer. Get it at Rue, 73 S. Palm Avenue, Suites 220/221, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Surprise the stylish dog momma with a well-dressed pup on Mother’s Day morn. And if there’s a fashionable French Bulldog in the family, go for a playful tee by Bullove. These pieces are well-tailored (of course, they’re made in Italy!) and will no doubt make your Frenchie the best-dressed dog at the party, market or park. Find these cute pieces in Bullove's Etsy shop.
P.S.: Here’s a little love from Mario & Penny at Bullove: use the code SARASOTALOVE for 20% off!
Alicia King, Style Blogger
Brighten her day with reusable bottles that look great and do good! S'well bottles are beautifully crafted and composed of non-leaching and non-toxic stainless steel. Drinks stay cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. The company also gives back to those in need! From $25; available at Influence Style, 474 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
I tried this luxurious sea salt scrub while brunching on Sunday at Shore. This luscious, all-natural product makes you feel refreshed and rejuvenated and gives your skin what it's thirsting for. It’s made with love in the Sunshine State and smells divine!
Carol Tisch, Style Editor
I like the Alex and Ani Mother's Day selection. I love the idea of being able to acknowledge an aunt who is like a mother, as well as grandmother, sister, etc., as Alex and Ani has charms for all of these. It makes the person feel special to know you think of her as a second mother (especially if you have kids who don't remember Mother's Day!). From $28; alexandani.com
I also love this packable down jacket from Tumi that becomes a travel pillow. I have one and it's my favorite coat, and not just for travel. It's a luxury to have at hand when weather changes on a business or pleasure trip. $195, tumi.com
Jackie Rogers, Stylist
A silk bathrobe is a classic gift that never goes out of style. This one, by MENG, is inspired by Chinese folktales and made of silk with kimono sleeves and a wrap front. At $1,550, it's a splurge--but it's also a heirloom item that she'll use forever.
Penthaligon is an English brand that's now sold here in the States. The scents are lovely and the packaging is particularly beautiful. A great gift for mom is one of Penthaligon's bath oils, which comes in a beautiful glass bottle with a bow on top. The Vanities scent--which has light floral and citrus notes--is especially lovely.