Shopping for a stylish gift for that special mom in your life? Think about giving her your presence — and then wrap up a little present that she'll never want to return. Forget mom jeans. Here are some ideas to get you started:
—Scarf it up! Scarves are one of the season's hottest accessories. If you gave your mom a wild and wooly wrap for Christmas, then you'll want to lighten up for warmer weather ahead. Scarves are wardrobe changers, and whether your mom lives in leggings or she suits up every day, a scarf is an instant update to any outfit. Printed neckerchiefs are a seasonal hit, but silky florals are spring favorites, too. And if your mom loves to travel, an oversize pareo is a scarf that can double as a wrap on chilly planes and a swim cover-up at the beach. For inspiration, go to https://peachcouture.com.
—Get cozy. Winter may be on its way out, but that doesn't mean your mom won't appreciate a little more comfort in her wardrobe with a comfy pullover that she may actually wear every day. Whether it be a giant fleece hoodie or a stretchy cotton poncho, this is a gift that moms of all ages and sizes will love to wear around the house or even on jaunts to the grocery. This is a gift that your mom will wear for years to come. Check out Ugg's Australia Pichot turtleneck poncho at https://shop.nordstrom.com.
—Have a pajama party. Another comfy way to treat Mom is with new pajamas or a new robe — or both. But a gift of pj's doesn't have to be boring. These days, you can find dreamy satin capri pajamas, soft footie pajamas, sexy leopard prints and even jersey short sets (https://www.pajamagram.com). Or step it up a notch and give your mom a stylish kimono. Bold florals are making a statement this season in hooded satin jackets. She may even be tempted to wear this gift out on the town. Check out the Gap.
—Bring on the bling. What mom doesn't like a new piece of jewelry? Though you may not be ready to plunk down big bucks, you can still find treasures that your mom will love to wear. Scope out the costume jewelry at the mall. Chances are your mom does not have a pair of trendy tassel earrings. (See the ones at Express.) Or for one-of-a-kind gifts, scour flea markets for vintage Bakelite bracelets or rhinestone drops. And don't forget museum stores, where you can often find original designs by artists at all price points.
—Hand it over. Another mom must-have? Handbags of all kinds for all occasions. You know that your mom will always welcome another handbag — whether it be a straw tote for the beach, a cross-body for traveling, a colorful circle bag for work or, yes, even a fanny pack (aka the belt bag), the hippest of the hip bags this season. And if your mom prefers to pick out her own handbags, then she may love a new makeup case inspired by Vanna White's famous tackle box. You can find it at Urban Outfitters.
—Box it up. If you really want to surprise your mom with a fashionable gift, then consider giving her a year of glamour with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe's Box of Style. Your mom will receive a box of stylish gifts every three months. They're goodies curated by Zoe herself. The spring box is a tribute to California design companies and features a palm print caftan, exclusive sunglasses, delicate jewelry and beauty products. Go to https://www.boxofstyle.com to sign up.
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Wrap up a gift of flowers for Mother's Day with a satin floral kimono. (Gap)