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Mother's Day Gifts: At her service

May 1, 2011 |  6:02 am

May 8 is Mother's Day, so every day until then we're offering ideas to inspire your gift-giving.

It seems like mom spends all her time catering to us, so what better treat than to let her put her feet up and indulge in a little royal treatment of her own?

Adrybar One sure way not to, um, blow it? A gift certificate to her favorite salon or spa. Whether mom’s addicted to salon blow-outs or hardly takes the time to dry or comb her hair, a gift card for the blowout bar chain Drybar is pretty much a no-fail present. Plus, the cards also come in multi-packs with cute graphics. $35 for one, $360 for a 12-pack or $65 per month for a membership entitling her to two blow-outs and one scalp/neck massage each month, plus product discounts. Check it out at

Or for a really luxurious treat, enter Nicole Pollard, owner of bespoke styling and concierge service LaLaLuxe, who’s accustomed to catering to royalty. Let’s just say she recently shut down Rodeo Drive for a certain Middle Eastern prince.

Her business is transforming shopping-oriented dreams into realities: everything from getting mom’s hands on a very specific sold-out designer handbag, to designing a custom dress for her, to costuming and staging a Hollywood-caliber party. All at a moment’s notice. LaLaLuxe also offers personalized shopping trips and wardrobe styling.

For Mother’s Day, there’s Mommy Makeover: a one-hour wardrobe overhaul, followed by four hours with a celebrity stylist/personal shopper, who advises on styles that flatter the figure and how to shop in one's own closet. From $300 per hour, or $1,299 for the Mommy Makeover. Make your requests and reservations at or call (800) 261-0429.

--Ingrid Schmidt

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Photo courtesy of Dry Bar.