By Andrea Richard
City & Shore Magazine
Honor your mother with thoughtful and gorgeous gifts that will make her smile for days after May 12.
Juice it Up
The Hurom H101 Easy Slow Juicer, $499, amazon.com
For the health conscious mother who loves making her own juice concoctions, consider a juicer that’s easy to clean up. The Hurom H101 Easy Slow Juicer is a sure bet – allowing mom to make her beloved and healthy kale-blueberry-cucumber-apple drinks with ease.
Pocket Full of Inspo
iPad mini, $399 and up, apple.com/ipad-mini/
For the tech nerd, the latest rendition of the Apple iPad mini is an awesome gift. It features a portable design ideal for a purse, a retinal display packing more than 3 million pixels (facetime in HD!) and a camera that takes sharp photos. It also pairs nicely with the Apple pencil ($99), which she can use for drawing and note taking.
DETAILS by Artefacto, artefacto.com
Artefacto, the Miami-based Brazilian furnishing company, makes contemporary life so effortless. Give mom a wool or cotton blanket, wrapped in a leather strap, to add a comfy touch at home. Artefacto also makes a large collection of coffee table books ($100-$150) for a decorative literary delight.
Impact Retreat Group Series: Anguilla Edition, Oct. 23-27, 2019, $6,900 and up; or book a private one-on-one 3-5 day retreat, per availability, $9,200 and up, katiesandler.com
Send mom on an exploration of relaxation in a tropical paradise. Impact coach Katie Sandler hosts a wellness retreat that incorporates daily yoga, mindfulness and impact coaching practices at a five-star, beachside villa in Anguilla. Mom will return feeling pampered and better than ever.
The Eyes Have it
Edward Beiner sunglasses, $490 and up, edwardbeiner.com/collections
Edward Beiner, an independent optical brand, recently launched a 3D-printed eyewear collection perfect for moms who appreciate light, artisanal frames that stay in place. Available in 12 styles and a variety of colors.
For the Writer
Graf von Faber-Castell, prices vary, graf-von-faber-castell.com
Offer the gift of beautiful craftsmanship designed for the sophisticated wordsmith, from the exclusive Graf von Faber-Castel collection. The German manufacturer produces luxurious writing instruments and accessories, made from fine materials and crafted for optimal writing precision. Choose from fountain pens, ballpoint pens, propelling pencils – she just might use it to write you a Thank You note.
C’est la Vie Splendide
Exquisite scented candles and home fragrances will make any mom say merci, thanks to the Diptyque collection. The storied French perfumer and fragrance maker sells the go-to candle for luxury living – and its extensive top-of-the-line face and body care are a popular option many moms will appreciate.
Breville Sommelier, $499, williams-sonoma.com
Enhance mom’s love for wine with a high-tech decanter. The Breville Sommelier uses concentrated purified oxygen technology to decant wine in moments so she won’t have to wait one to four hours to start sipping.
Stunning Diamonds and Flowers
Diamond Cluster Necklace, $75,000, and Diamond Open Flower Drop Earrings, $16,000, from Tiffany’s Paper Flowers collection, tiffany.com/jewelry-stores/store-list/united-states
Flowers may be cliche, but diamonds are a mother’s best friend (pun intended). The Diamond Cluster Necklace, made with platinum and a total of 8.56 carats, is a good start to honor mom. Of course, she’ll need a pair of earrings to match.
Coconut and Pineapple Treat
50-minute summer skin treatment, $145, The Spa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach, 954-765-3032
Take mom to the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort for an oceanside spa day, with access to private beaches, steam rooms, sauna and a pool that plays underwater music. Be sure to book her the new summer skincare treatment, made with hydrating coconut milk, crushed coconut shells and pineapple enzymes. Mom will love her smooth skin and a day retreat around the beach resort.
Spa Membership for Days
A spa day is nice, but a monthly membership is pure serenity. The 45,000-square-foot aLaya Spa at the Bonaventure offers three monthly membership options (from $49 to $199) with access to an array of lovely amenities, such as yoga rooms and a eucalyptus steam room that will leave mom feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. At this resort in Weston, mom can lounge and reserve appointments for skincare, massage and beauty treatments.
PHOTO: Artefacto also makes a large collection of coffee table books ($100-$150) for a decorative literary delight.