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Cheap 'n chic gifts for Mother's Day

May 4, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Mothers day gifts
Sure, you could send Mom flowers this Mother's Day. But if you're interested in putting forth a bit more effort, we've compiled a short list of cheap (less than $100) and stylish gifts that are sure to please. After putting up with your shenanigans all these years, doesn't she deserve a little something special?

No one cooks quite like Mom, but her kitchen supplies could use a cheerful update. Joseph Joseph's eight-piece nesting bowl set includes rainbow-hued measuring cups, mixing bowls and even a colander — all nestled in one space-saving stack. $58 at A+R.

Nothing feels more ladylike than the smell of gardenias. And candle company Voluspa comes pretty close to capturing the genuine sweet scent in its new Gardenia Colonia candle. A perfect companion to tea al fresco with mom this Sunday. $27 at Candles Off Main.

Update that soiled little makeup bag in mom's purse with these sleek silver leather pouches from Dosa. Built to last — and impress — they come in three tote-ready sizes. From $25 to $39.50 at OK Gallery.

More gifts after the jump:

Mothers day gifts 2 Stop mom from reaching for the bedazzled sweat suit jacket when she "catches a chill" by gifting her with this cozy (but chic) oversized modal wrap by White + Warren in spring-ready lavender. There's so much material here, it can even double as a sarong or halter top. $70 at White + Warren online.

A box of chocolates is always nice, but ... a little trite. Why not go a little fancier this year with a box of candy-colored (and delectable) macarons for your sweet-tooth mom? Freshly made by hand daily, these vibrant little pastries add Parisian flair to one of the most American of holidays. Gift box of 24 macarons, $36 at Paulette's Macarons.

--Emili Vesilind


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Top photo, left: Joseph Joseph nesting bowls. Credit: A+R

Top photo, middle: Voluspa Gardenia Colonia candle. Credit: Voluspa

Top photo, right: Dosa leather pouches. Credit: OK Gallery

Bottom photo, left: Modal wrap. Credit: White + Warren

Bottom photo, right: Macarons. Credit: Paulette's Macarons