Tick…Tock. Mother’s Day is almost here. Still haven’t gotten mom a gift? Here are some Hollywood inspired ideas.
PEARLS OF WISDOM
Thanks to First Mom Michelle Obama, pearls are more popular than ever! You can get affordable REAL pearls at www.pearlparadise.com. Emmy Rossum, Pierce Brosnan and Kathy Hilton have all shopped the site, where several kinds of pearls are featured, from classic white to black and even lavender pearls. Prices start as low as $19.00 for earrings and the site is offering a Mother’s Day Special - save 10 percent site-wide with the code mom2009.
CHARMED I’M SURE
Not a pearl kinda girl? Moms Ashlee Simpson and Gwyneth Paltrow live the charmed life with personalized necklaces from Jennifer Fisher Jewelry. (Which was also featured in the “Sex and the City” movie BTW). My husband bought me a beautiful necklace as my “Push” present and I truly love it because whether it be a heart with my daughter’s name on it or my husband’s initials, each charm has sentimental meaning. www.jenniferfisherjewelry.com
THE GOOD LIFE
Instead of wine and roses, how about wine and chocolate! Jennifer Garner is a big fan of The California Wine Club - (Hint Hint Ben Affleck!) and right now the club is doing a special pairing with Choclatique. The Mother’s Day wine and chocolate gift set starts at $95.90. Go to www.cawineclub.com for more information.
SMELLS SO GOOD
Perfume is synonymous with Mother’s Day and while I think a lot of celebrity fragrances are on the cheesy side - one that the women in our NY office have been going crazy for is Halle Berry’s new perfume. The woody, oriental scent which includes Halle faves mimosa and fig, is available at JCPenney, Kohl’s and Sears.
Victoria Beckham is the new face of Emporio Armani Underwear and lets be honest here, most moms don’t look like her. BUT - the lingerie is the perfect way for all you husbands out there to let your wife know you think she’s sexy. Available at department stores nationwide.
MAKE HER LAUGH
Christie Brinkley wrote the forward for the humorous new book “If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself.” Kelly Ripa suggests watching Judge Judy for ten minutes as the perfect escape. I personally like the tip about spending 10 minutes in the shoe department. Awww - heaven! $16.95 at bookstores nationwide.
Plant a tree in your mom’s name and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time! Go green with Bette Midler and her New York Restoration Project, whose goal is to plant one million trees in New York City. Tree donations start at $100 dollars. http://www.nyrp.org
What mom doesn’t LOVE getting photos of her kids and grandchildren? It’s easy to have pictures at her fingertips with a digital keychain AND it’s affordable. Target has them for as little as $14.99.