Show Mom Some Love

Even if you’ve waited until the last minute, you can still get a thoughtful gift for your adoring mother. Whether she’s into jewelry or needs a great summer tote, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of fashionably fantastic gifts mom is sure to love!

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An everyday necklace

The simple, evocative shape of the Open Heart is a pure symbol of love that will be worn everyday. Elsa Perretti open heart pendant $200, Tiffany.com

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Retro Sunglasses

Warby Parker isn’t just about eyeglasses—the company makes great shades too, starting at $95. Browse a website for the option you think best suits Mom (if you live in NYC, L.A., or Boston, take her into a store to pick out a pair together). Sunglasses, $95, warbyparker.com

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Whimsical Notebooks

Sporting phrases like “Leave something to the imagination” and “Eat cake for breakfast,” Kate Spade’s notebooks make ideal gifts—you can easily find one that fits your mom’s personality. Kate Spade New York, $24, shopbop.com

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A lovely Tote Bag

This lovely lace tote is stylish and is big enough to hold all mom’s must-haves. The muted color and feminine pattern make it the perfect bag to be worn for errands, at the beach, to work, and everywhere. Blessing-Co lace tote, $24, Blessing-Co

showmomlove-lemlem-scarfA Lightweight Summer Scarf

Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean it’s the end of scarf weather. Give your mom a lightweight cotton or linen one in a great color or print. Scarves from Lemlem are not only bright and summery, they’re also a gift you can feel good about giving—you support the creation of handcrafted art in Ethiopia with each purchase. Lemlem Samara Scarf, $135, shoplesnouvelles.com

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Pretty Perfume Set
The New York-based line of fragrances are sure to get your mom’s seal of approval: they’re light, fresh, and sophisticated. This sampler includes mini bottles of the brand’s five best-selling scents. Nest $38, Eau de Parfum Coffret

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Chic Cosmetic Case

Whether your mother is a global traveler or just someone who keeps everything on her vanity, give her something to hold all her odds and ends in one place. This cute Tory Burch cosmetic case is coated in plastic, so you don’t have to worry about wear and tear. Brigette Cosmetic Case, $78, toryburch.com

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A Meaningful Bracelet

For the bravest woman you know, give her something that recognizes her courage. Each Figue Brave Bracelet says “brave” in Khmer script. Sales of the bracelets help support fair-trade jobs for Cambodian women, and 10 percent of the profits is also donated to fight human trafficking. Brass Brave Bracelet, $38, figue.com

showmomlove-jcrew-pjsElegant and Comfy Pajamas

If your mom is the type to curl up every night in sweatpants and an old T-shirt, help her up the chill-out fashion ante. She’ll love this classic cotton pajama set from J.Crew—and she can even have the pocket monogrammed with her initials.Vintage Pajama Set, $95, jcrew.com

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Sentimental Pillow Cover

Remind her how much you care every time she lays down. Love Pillow Cover $31.50; potterybarn.com

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A Bright Wallet

This bright red Clare Vivier zip-around wallet with a blue racing stripe will certainly be easy to find in a big handbag. Bonus: It can also be carried as a French purse, out to lunch or running errands. Zip Wallet, $230, clarevivier.com

Show your Mom some Love.

Have A Very Happy Mother’s Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Gifts for the Guys

Here is the scoop on the coolest apparel, gadgets, accessories, and more that guys will be excited to get this Holiday!

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Never afraid to experiment with his personal style, this fashion plate knows all the hidden gems worth a stop. Alexander Wang Lizard iPad Case, $239, available at Barneys New York; hello mr. Magazine, $20; A. OK Beanie, $36, available at Oak; ASSK Bisoux Sweatshirt, $125, available at V Files; Alexander McQueen Brogue Boots, $850, available at Mr. Porter.

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Back To Basics

No guy likes to shop for the basics. Give his necessities a major refresh this season with sleek new accessories, funky undergarments, and maybe a cool techie find: Shinola Runwell Chrono, $750; Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight Bag, $465; Shipley & Halmos Highland Sock, $30; Jawbone Mini Jambox, $179.99; Mack Weldon Boxer Brief, $24; Remee Sleep Mask, $95.

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The Coin Toss
A care-free skater who also possesses intellectual, theater-critic-esque sensibilities? Opt for gifts that hone in on one of his intricacies for something he’ll actually love: Kenzo Kenyon Trainers, $366, available at Matches FashionTodd Snyder Blue Selvedge Denim, $250; Boosted Board, $1,299, available for pre-order; Belovedshirts Cat Sweatshirt, $59.99; Grand Theft Auto V, $39.99, available at AmazonTwelfth Night and Richard III, tickets available at Telecharge.

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The Pragmatist

“Practical” doesn’t have to be “boring.” In fact, sometimes those gifts that are both useful and fun are more appreciated than ones we don’t really need: Izola Launder With Care Laundry Bag, $39; Ernest Alexander Cooper British Shave Kit Bag, $110; Coin, $55, available for pre-order; Bespoken Crewneck Sweatshirt, $360 ; Le Specs Revolution Rouge, $59.95.

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The Stumper
Whether he’s tough to buy for or you’re simply puzzled when it comes to gifting the guys, cool trinkets and one-of-a-kind accessories are great conversation starters and outlets for new discoveries: Oliver Brown Cup Sets, $41.07; Kapital Skull Patch, $76.48, available at Pancho and Lefty; Miansai Brummel Hook Bracelet, $95; Iacoli & McAllister Hex Opener, $48; Occulter Black Pyramid Salt, $10; Bee Raw 9 Varietal Honey Flight, $78.
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Winter’s Warden
Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything but binge-watch your favorite shows. And, he’ll be needing plenty of “surviving winter” essentials to help him brave the brr: Diptyque Genevrier Candle, $60; Topman Black Leather Biker Jacket, $300; Reigning Champ Fleece Hoodie, $112, available at Steven Alan; Roku Roku 3, $99.99 ; Beats By Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones, $199.95.

Give the guys a gift they will love!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Gifts for a Fashionista

The holiday season is upon us! Wondering what gifts to get for your fabulous fashion-obsessed friends and family? Here are some options, all from the favorite shops of fashion-loving women everywhere.

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The Graphic Sweatshirt

Why not show someone your love and say it with an ultra cool statement sweatshirt? Plus, Elvis is a classicOpening Ceremony x Elvis “Love Me Tender” sweatshirt in heather gray, $160, openingceremony.us; in baby blue, $160,openingceremony.us

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The Most Adorable Money Pouch

These leather mini-zip pouches make for the cutest gifts, stocking stuffers,or party favors, plus the surprisingly roomy sizes are perfect for your phone, money, and keys. Baggu small leather zip pouch (other colors available), $20,baggu.com

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The Tiny Stud Earrings

These lightening-bolt earrings by Erica Weiner were inspired by the designer’s Jem and the Holograms doll from the ’80s. Childhood nostalgia never felt so stylin’. Erica Weiner lightening-bolt studs, from $20. ericaweiner.com

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The Versatile Scarf

I can guarantee this scarf will not end up in the back of your friend’s closet. The herringbone weave gives extra menswear-inspired refinement, and gray will go with everything. Circle scarf, $32, needsupply.com

fashionistagifts-velvet-capThe Elevated Snapback

Play Rihanna to your bestie’s Cara Delevinge by gifting her an It Girl snapback cap. While cheeky statements and graphics aren’t for everyone, plush velvet makes the topper elegantly interesting but not distracting. Controversy velvet cap, $25, nastygal.com

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The Jet-Setter Must-Have

Is your loved one flying off to some exotic international destination for the holidays? Then she’ll need a cute passport holder. Passport holder in crackle metallic, $15, asos.com

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The Delicate Charm Necklace

Everyone will be fighting over this delicately pretty charm necklace from downtown jewelry designer Bing Bang by Anna Sheffield. Wishbone necklace, $78, bingbangnyc.com

fashionistagifts-clutchThe New Year’s Clutch

It’s an excellent gift for your Hollywood glam pal who’s on the hunt for the ideal accessory for New Year’s Eve and beyond.  Lucite lace clutch, $51, pixiemarket.com

Give Fashionably!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Pretty Presents for Mom!

Show her how much you care! Spoil Mom with whatever will delight her with these Pretty Presents!

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The Kit: Moroccanoil Repair Essentials Kit, $64.60; moroccanoil.com

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The Dress: Saint James for Coach Long Dress, $198; coach.com

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The Polish: Laqa & Co. Nail Polish Pen, $14.95; kirnazabete.com

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The IPhone Case: Uncommon Customized iPhone 5 Case, $39.95; getuncommon.com

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The Sunglasses: Coach Claire Sunglasses, $198; sunglasshut.com

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The Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Collection, $18 each; spacenk.com

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The Notebook: Smythson Mum’s the Word Wafer Notebook, $60; smythson.com

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The Body Cream: Bonpoint Pale Pink Body Cream, $65; bonpoint-boutique.com

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The Bracelet: Ariel Gordon Charm Alphabet Bracelet, $65 – $435; arielgordonjewelry.com

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The Bling Box: C. Wonder Flower Bling Box, $42; cwonder.com

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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