Mother's Day Gift Guide 2012

 

Some ideas on what to give your mama

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By Maria Tettamanti

Mother's Day 2012 is almost here and all you have are some flowers on back order from some random website and a card from CVS (although there are good greeting cards there)? Seriously? That's not how you should treat your mama. Here are some gift ideas from your friends at Miami.com. (You can thank us later.)


CHARMED LIFE
Celebrity moms such as Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Kelly Ripa, Heidi Klum and Halle Berry adore Alex Woo jewelry ($78 and up) and so will your mama. The possibilities for  mothers to wear your child’s initials, kid’s team numbers, zodiac sign or good luck symbol are endless. Available at www.alexwoo.com.


TOTES CHIC
If mom hoards handbags like those characters on Extreme Hoarders, gift her a Hunting Season makeup bag ($250) Available in a spate of bright colors, they're totes chic. Available at The Showroom, 5804 Sunset Drive, Suite 2, South Miami; 305-746-7208.


BEACH BABES
Mom and bebe can dress the same on the beach, too, thanks to Inca's mommy-and-me matching bathing suit sets. Inca is available at Pure Therapy at W South Beach, 2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.


NAIL IT
Mom's never seen a manicure like this before, right? Gift her Ciaté's Caviar Manicure ($25) for the most over-the-top DIY manicure kit. Available at Sephora stores.


WEARABLE ART
If your mom is a one-of-a-kind kinda gal, Miami-based Holly Jones' purses are IT. Touted as "art to wear," Jones' handbags feature unique patterns and are priced at $150 and up. Call 786-877-1045 to order or go to www.hollyajones.com.


BAHAMA MAMA
If your mom's idea of the perfect day consists of bumming on the beach, Theodora & Callum's whimsically printed scarves which double up as pareos are just the thing for her. Available at Capretto Shoes, 5822 Sunset Drive  South Miami; 305-661-7767.


IT'S IN THE JEANS
For the denim lovers out there, a G-Star Raw Midge Jacket ($230) is ideal. This closet staple can add just the right amount of edge to any mommy's getup. Available at G-Star Raw at Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura or online at shop.g-star.com.


LADY IN RED
Fashionista mommies love Miami-based designer Alexis Barbara for her breezy pieces. Gift her any dress, top or pants from Alexis' day-to-night collection (starting at $70) and she'll love you to pieces. Available at Studio LX, 5814 Sunset Drive, South Miami; 305-666-0745; online at www.shop-alexis.com/home.


SHOES TO FILL
When it comes to shoes, moms love wedges for the height and comfort. These Burberry sky-high wedges ($595) are simply white hot and Spring/Summer must! Available at Burberry at Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; www.burberry.com.

PUZZLING TRAY
Help mom showcase her party hosting skills with the Newton Vineyard "Puzzle" Tray ($499), created by a pair of Chicago-based designers. Only 112 were made – the same number of vineyards at Newton that make up their signature, iconic blend The Puzzle. The tray contains a corkscrew and has removable pieces just right for serving cheeses, fruits or spreads. Available in Miami at Circle Art at Home (1560 Lenox Ave. Suite 101) or at www.newtonvineyard.com


PLAYING FOOTSIE
If mom's feet can't take another minute of her painful stilettos, gift her a pair of Footzyrolls (start at $22) — a rollable, foldable shoe. It will change her life forever. Promise. Available at www.footzyrolls.com.

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