Slippers, PJs, perfume, repeat. Yes, we’ve been known to get stuck in a rut when it comes to mama, but this year we’ve searched high and low for interesting, useful and just plain thoughtful gifts for the very first woman in your life. Check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
Everything’s Coming up Roses!: Made especially for Mother’s Day, this floral-printed Dooney & Bourke handbag will have mom dreaming of rose gardens — and the fact it’s an adorable and practical leather handbag helps, too. $198, dooney.com
Haute Flops: If mom has a “shoe problem,” add some sass to her sandal collection in the shape of these Valentino Rockstud thong sandals. $295, nordstrom.com
Let Her Have Her Cake: We’ve got four words for you: Cake in a jar. Yes, if Mama Bear has a sweet tooth, gift her a Duff’s Cakemix cake-in-a-jar set of two. The delicious cake layered with the bakery’s light and fluffy frosting is tucked away in a portable jar. We know, so wrong it’s actually right. $14 to $20, duffscakemix.com
Baby Steps: If she’s expecting, look no further than this Honest Company Baby Arrival Set. The eco-friendly package includes all the necessities for newborns — from lotions to shampoo to wipes to teethers. $50, nordstrom.com
Pastel and Plushy: This Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM handbag can carry all her items…in style. And seeing as pastel hues are a major trend for Spring, this tote is a total twofer in our book. $2,050, Louis Vuitton in the Design District or Aventura Mall
Say, “Spa-aaaaah”: Over at The Viceroy Miami, gift mama the two-and-a-half-hour Ultimate Mother’s Day Spa Escape (Read: bliss!). Think Ultimate Rose massage to melt away tension, followed by a spring organic customized facial — topped off with a classic manicure and bubbly. $285, call (305) 503-4400 for an appointment at Viceroy Miami
Green Goodness: For even the most botanically inept, terrariums are incredibly low-maintenance and gorgeous. They also make pretty much the best gifts ever as indicative in Miami’s own Plant the Future’s half moon terrarium. $110, Plant the Future; (305) 571-7177 or plantthefuture.com
Say it With a Bracelet: Miami-based Lola James Jewelry’s “Ice Box” bracelet utters those three big words mom loves to hear — with a little bling. $155, lolajamesjewelry.com
Too Cute Clutch: The whimsical balloon print on this sustainable LivTru “Harmony” clutch is simply adorable. The notion it doubles as an iPad case and boasts Miami roots makes it even sweeter. $65, livtrucollection.com
One-Way Ticket to Heaven: Treat mom to a spa day at agua Spa at Mondrian South Beach. The Signature Relaxation Package boasts a choice between a 60-minute Swedish massage and scalp treatment and a 30-minute hand and foot scrub or a 60-minute agua facial and scalp treatment and 30-minute signature manicure or pedicure. $149 plus 20 percent service fee, call agua Spa at (305) 514-1500 for an appointment.
Making Up: These fun-colored makeup bags replete with unique textiles (think snakeskin, calf hair and metallic leather) by Miami-based Vintage Reign will leave mom’s handbag organized en vogue. $65, vintagereign.com
Awesome Blossoms: If you choose to send her a bouquet of flowers, look no further than a plethora of posies from Kalla. Exclusive-to-Miami, the online purveyor of posh petals brings a personalized touch to home delivered floral arrangements. Prices vary, kalla.com
Fun in the Sun: If your mother’s idea of fun is a day at the beach, Miami’s own skincare line, Miami Beach Suncare, offers her a spate of sun protection products. Yes, now she can tan without those harmful UV rays. Prices vary, miamibeachsun.com