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Come to Mama! A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Friday Apr 26, 2013

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (May 12), so now is the time to start looking for something special for dear old ma. Whether it’s perfume or face cream, a book or a show, do whatever you need to show your mom she’s one of a kind.

EDGE has compiled our favorite picks whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to show some bling. And if gift-wrapping isn’t your specialty, how about treating mom to a special experience that lets her know just how important she is in your life?


Founded as an apothecary in the East Village more than 160 years ago, Kiehl’s has become synonymous with high quality skincare products and offers these selections that are perfect for mom:

Aromatic Scents Coffret Set
A selection of aromatic scents is perfect for any woman, and when it comes to your mom, choosing Kiehl’s products means you care enough to send the very best. This collection features four blended scents: Orange flower and lychee, vanilla & cedarwood, Nashi blossom and pink grapefruit, and fig leaf and sage fragrance spray. Each 10ml bottle will take your mom on a fragrant journey to a distant locale. Best of all, they come pre-packaged in a beautiful gift box.
$55 at

Rose Arctica Face Cream
Keep mother looking young and beautiful with Kiehl’s classic anti-aging moisturizing cream. Formulated with a rare "Resurrection Flower" hand-harvested at full bloom to ensure efficacy, Rose Arctica simultaneously transforms skin to a more youthful beginning while protecting skin from future damage. Help reduce lines and wrinkles, improve firmness and hydrate skin.
$60-120 at

Travolo Touch

Smell great on the go with this must-have beauty accessory, the Travalo Touch atomizer. Just remove the nozzle from your perfume, place the Travalo on the pump stick, and load up to 5 mL of your favorite scent. The durable aluminum wand features rollerball technology and a spill-free patented Genie-S pump system, perfect for mom’s carry-on or for her enormous purse.
$19.99 at

"Southern Favorites with a Taste of Hollywood"

Did you and your mom watch "The Beverly Hillbillies" while growing up? Now, she can enjoy star Donna Douglas as she teams up with author Javetta Saunders for this nostalgic cookbook that pairs life in Hollywood with Southern cooking.

The cookbook features original recipes from Douglas, the original "Elly Mae," and her family and friends, including a host of celebrities such as Buddy Ebsen, Max Baer, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Boone and Gavin MacLeod. Born in Baton Rouge, Douglas knows Southern cooking, and chances are, your mom won’t mind sharing some of the results with you!
$29.99 at

Hudson Made

Hudson Made celebrate the cottage industries of New York’s Hudson Valley as well as other artisans that are popping up throughout the American landscape.

Beeswax Candles
Nostalgia is a powerful force, and these old-time candles will have your mom remembering those halcyon disco days. Hudson Made offers these handmade, one-of-a-kind beeswax owl candles, produced in the Catskill Mountains in made-to-order small batches by GreenTree Home Candle Company. Also enjoy their near-replica candle of the famed 12-sided bottle that once contained Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters. Available in russet brown, black liquorice or old granite, this embossed candle won’t cure jaundice, but it will burn for twelve hours.
$6.50-25 at

Black Walnut Cutting Boards
Crafted in Beacon, New York, from regional woods, these black walnut cutting boards are handmade with a small routed edge on the bottom that creates an elegant and seamless floating effect. They are available in three modular sizes, and the wood’s tight grain is inherently shock-resistant and does not shrink or swell easily. They’re perfect for a classy cheese plate, and strong enough for everyday use.
$70-225 at


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