Ain’t mama happy, ain’t nobody happy. Mother’s Day 2014 arrives in fewer than three weeks. To ensure you remain the apple of your mom’s eye, gift her one (or more!) of these NYSOM Marketplace treats, selected for every personality and budget.
For the Mom who likes to: CULTIVATE (a Garden)
Mom may love tending to her flower beds, but tell her to take the day off. Bring Mother Nature inside with these small-batch blends from Long Island’s SerendipiTea. Encased in an elegant wooden box are six loose leaf teas and an infuser. Select from the Mother’s Day Tea Sampler or the Spa Specific Tea Sampler (so Mom can steep into bliss with chamomile, lavender and more). Is your mother allergic to blossoms? Let her stop and smell (without sneezing) the Flower Bouquet Tea Sampler, inspired by “The Secret Garden,” which was written in Manhasset where these teas are blended.
Each of the samplers is available for $47.50 (including shipping); less expensive than long-stemmed roses, and longer-lasting, too!
For the Mom who likes to: DECORATE (Herself)
The easiest way to add personal flair to any outfit is with a scarf. These lightweight, luxurious and uniquely eyelash-textured handwoven gems (from frittelli & LOCKWOOD in Saratoga Springs) are a must for any mom with style. Sized generously enough to be a wrap, mom can stay warm on these crisp Spring evenings, whether she’s going out or staying in. In the bat of an “eyelash,” she’ll transition from office to evening with the Silk Eyelash Scarf in Black & Navy, or elegantly top off Spring dresses with the Silk Eyelash Scarf in Cream & Beige, or dress up casual jeans with the chic Silk Eyelash Scarf in Denim & Tan.
Each Eyelash Scarf is handmade to order by weavers in Saratoga Springs, and available for $113 (including shipping); a one-of-a-kind heritage piece for your one-of-a-kind mom.
For the Mom who likes to: INNOVATE (using her e-reader)
Show mom the love with a kiss and some cashmere. This hand-felted cashmere sleeve (available for Kindles, iPads and as a pouch to slip into any bag) is tattoo-inspired, but mom can’t get upset about this one! If she takes her e-reader everywhere, make sure it’s wrapped in a luxurious case.
For the Mom who likes to: ILLUMINATE (a Room)
Let mom shine a little light wherever she goes with these gold and silver pieces that sparkle, and are anything but hum-drum Mother’s Day gifts. This is your chance to splurge! Prices range from $54.00 to $5815.00, as your heart desires.