To Mom, Love Rue: Associates Share Mother’s Day Gift Picks

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

Spring Is Here: Get Glowy (Sans Sun) with Clarins

As soon as the seasons change, so does my skincare regimen. Sure, I slather on the SPF-infused moisturizer year-round, but now that it’s spring, I’m looking to liven up my pale Northeast complexion – without any damaging rays of sun. Cue Clarins to the beauty rescue.

I spoke with one of the brand’s insiders, who gave me the scoop on its new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. Which, as it happens, is what super-chic celebrity stylist Sophie Pera uses to maintain her enviably bronzed complexion. I dare you to tell me you’re not preemptively obsessed after watching the video below.

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April 9, 2014

Mom, This One’s for You

Mother's Day gifting plans, as told by our staffers

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

Celebrate Mom: Gifts for Mothers Expert and New

In case you were wondering, Mother’s Day didn’t just form out of thin air. Its beginnings are credited to Anna Marie Jarvis, daughter of Ann Jarvis, a Civil War–era social activist whose Mothers’ Day Work Clubs aided both Confederate and Union solders. After her mother’s death, Anna Jarvis passed out carnations (now the traditional Mother’s Day flower) to each congregation member at her mother’s church in West Virginia. She embarked on a campaign to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday, which she achieved in 1914.

There you have it. Now, on to the fun part – the shopping. Whether she’s your mom, grandmother, step, part-time, or pseudo-mother, show your appreciation – because with all the battles you put her through, she cared enough not to throw her arms up in the air and say, “F$%& this, I’m out of here.” Phew. Thanks, Mom.

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Our What a Mom Wants: Gifts for Mother’s Day Boutique opens Thursday, April 4, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2013