Grandma. Stepmom. Favorite aunt. You know – the lady who packed lunches, let you take the car out, and gave you a pep talk after your first failed relationship. Now, it’s time to show her how much you care. Can’t decide what to pick up? Take cues from a few of our associates.

 Mother's Day Gift Picks from Rue La La

Go for Something Nostalgic
“My mom always said this to me as a kid, but I think it’s true at every age. I know she’ll love to hang this in her home.”
– Kayla S., Assistant Event Producer

Cater to Her Craft
“My mom is always looking for unexpected ways to make her cakes more festive. The bright, unexpected touch of whimsy in this flag set fits the bill.”
– Shannon T., Delivery Project Manager

Guarantee (Happy) Tears
“My mom has stacks and stacks of photo albums, so I’m going to surprise her by framing a few forgotten favorites.”
– Kelly H., Social Media and Site Writer

Our Made for Every Mom: Gifts by Personality Boutique opens Tuesday, April 22, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 22, 2014

Jewelry, for me, is super personal. The pieces with the most meaning are the ones I love the most and never want to take off. So, as Mother’s Day approaches, I got to thinking – why not gift something like that to Mom this year? I’ll still pick up the requisite flowers and compose a heartfelt card, but I’m ready to start a charming new tradition with jewelry that can be built upon for every occasion (birthdays, milestones, or even just because). Here’s how to get started.

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  1. Pick a base. I’m a fan of this blue corded bracelet. (Bonus: it can also be worn as a necklace.) It’s casual enough for everyday wear and adds a nice pop of color. If you prefer to go the earring route, simple gold hoops make for a sophisticated and super-versatile base that packs a lot of punch even without the addition of a charm.
  2. Decide on a theme. Color coordinate. Commemorate your favorite vacations. Create a redefined friendship bracelet and put together the grownup version of those split hearts you and your best friend exchanged and wore around your necks back in the day. Or, just make the jewelry all about things your Mom loves – shout out her star sign, initials, lucky number, or favorite charitable cause.
  3. Choose your charms and get ready to tell a story. That personalized bracelet and eye-catching earrings are guaranteed to be conversation-starters.

Our PANDORA Boutique opens Friday, April 26, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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April 26, 2013

Mom, This One's for You

“My mom always carries an extra pair of flats with her, and could use a bag like this to store them.”
– Domonic G., Senior Designer

“I have these knives myself, and holiday guests will appreciate cutting into Mom’s crown roast with them.”
– Michael D., VP, Audience Development & Syndication

“I love this butterfly perfume bottle for my Mom. She collects perfume bottles and loves butterflies, so it’s a perfect combo.”
– Rachael B., Hair & Makeup Artist

“My mom loves traveling (and wine), so pairing this with her favorite bottle would bring the vineyard tour to her.”
– Ryan S., Assistant Event Producer

Our For Moms (& Honorary Moms): Gifts by Personality Boutique opens Wednesday, April 17 at 3PM ET.

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April 14, 2013

sofiacashmere Cable Knit Cashmere Bathrobe. Those hours upon hours Mom’s logged, talking you down from a relationship gone bad? Reciprocate her soothing words in the best possible way – with super-soft cashmere.

November 23, 2012