I don’t know about you, but in my house almost all the gift-giving strategies fall on my shoulders, regardless of the occasion. So if you’re in a similar boat, and you maybe have a hard-to-shop for relative to consider this Mother’s Day, here are just a couple ideas for gifts that fall outside the “lovely framed picture of the grandchildren” spectrum (although frankly, those are the easiest and probably best-received ones):
Philosophy Breakfast in Bed Bath & Body Set. Three hair/body washes, in the following scents: Cafe Au Lait, Fresh Cream, and Belgium Waffles. Um, YUM.
Vera Wang flowers from FTD. I don’t normally think FTD arrangements are all that nice, but these Vera Wang bouquets are so pretty, especially the calla lilies. Who wouldn’t love having one of these arrive at their house?
Triple-Milled Almond Soap from Crabtree & Evelyn. My own mother used to buy this soap years ago, and I still love the way the bars smell and feel. They’re super creamy and last forever.
25 Piece Chocolate Box from MarieBelle. These chocolates are not only exquisite looking, but oh my GOD the flavors: pistachio, champagne, lavender, dulce de leche . . . to name just a few.
Are you buying a gift for your mother or mother-in-law this year? What do you have in mind, if so?