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Mother's Day Gifts: Natural instincts

May 2, 2011 |  6:03 am

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

Collectible -- check. Chic -- check. Crafted in Paris -- check. In other words, her fashion fantasy.
You just can’t go wrong with an iconic heathery tweed Chanel handbag, refreshed by multicolored sorbet shades, a cropped icy pink handle and a summery cluster of insect, flower and logo charms. Hitting stores just in time for Mother’s Day, it’s the ultimate now-and-forever present. Classic Chanel Bag with Flap in Tweed/Ruthenium, $4,100 at the Chanel boutique in Beverly Hills. Call (310) 278-5500 or (800) 550-0005.

And then there’s this heavenly little wrap, destined to become mom’s second skin all summer. French designer Damir Doma’s ethereal scarf in airy cashmere gauze is trimmed with flowy silver-banded petals for a lovely, texture-rich finishing touch. $610 in oatmeal or black, 30 by 55 inches at

AHermesUn Make her Parisian dream a multisensory experience with a spritz of new Hermès fragrance Un Jardin Sur Le Toit, an homage to the flagship store’s roof garden at 24 Faubourg Saint Honoré. A fruity floral scent, it evokes summer with crisp notes of apple, pear and magnolia grounded by earthy grass and loamy soil. It’s a gift of escapism. $90 1.6 oz. or $125 3.3 oz eau de toilette at or Hermès, Beverly Hills; (310) 278-6440.

-- Ingrid Schmidt

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Photos: Chanel bag, top, courtesy of Chanel; scarf by Damir Doma, middle, courtesy of Damir Doma; Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Toit courtesy of Hermès.