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Mother's Day Gifts: For grandmama

May 7, 2011 |  6:02 am

Sunday is Mother's Day, and all week we've been giving you ideas to inspire your gift-giving:

Acanes,jpg Getting older sometimes means needing a little help. What came easily at 30 or 40 might be a little harder when you double the decades. But who says you have to give up being chic?

A shot of design panache gives the utilitarian magnifier and walking stick some serious attitude, making them flauntable. Inspired by Scandinavian style, Omhu Canes are crafted of hand-oiled birch with an aluminum shaft finished in colorful bicycle paint. Fashion meets function in the handle’s gripper strips and the patented high-performance tip with athletic shoe-style cushioning, traction and support. $135 in six colors at; also at Plastica and A+R Store.

Amargiela And, let’s face it, reading glasses or a magnifier make the lives of many a woman of a certain age that much easier; in fact, it’s nearly impossible to order dinner without one. So why not go for bold with these Maison Martin Margiela Magnifying Glasses that look equally fabulous accessorizing a desk or a face. In sync with the line’s clever deconstructive style, an individual right or left magnifier is based on each temple of a classic Clark Kent-style eyeglass frame. One smart optical illusion. And feast your eyes on the adorable case. $78 for right or left glass, at A+R Store.

--Ingrid Schmidt

Photos: Omhu canes in bright colors, from Omhu. Maison Martin Margiela magnifier, from Maison Martin Margiela.