A Dozen and One Beautiful, Unique Mother’s Day Gifts At All Price Points

Mother’s Day is May 12, and if you’re looking for something special for the Grand Matriarch in your life, here is a collection of unique gifts at all price points.


Sweet Sachets, $38. Gump’s department store has a beautiful collection of sachets to keep in her lingerie drawer or cedar chest. I am especially fond of the triplet above, made from textiles used for Japanese children’s costumes and scented with a blend of roses, orange blossoms and violets.


Sea Sponges, $8.97. A real natural sea sponge elevates bathing into something nearly sacred. Remember, faux sea sponges, like the kind you find at Target, are not the same as real sea sponges, which are harvested conservatively from the ocean floor. A natural sea sponge will last for years if properly cleaned and cared for. sells a sea sponge sampler for under $10. You get three sponges, which make great gifts, especially if you bundle them with a shower gel or bubble bath. Throw in a natural loofah for an additional two bucks; it’s the perfect tool for exfoliation. Read more about sea sponges, including how to clean and care for them, here.


Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer, $8.99. Zoya nail polishes are free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and camphor. Even better, the polishes are super shiny with a long-lasting chip-free formula, and come in a seemingly endless array of tempting juicy colors and finishes. At this price you can afford to give her more than one! Buy them at Whole Foods when you pick up your organics, or go to to see the full collection.


Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Value Collection, $30. The price point on this gift set from the eco-conscious Pacifica brand makes this an irresistible choice for Mom. A $50 value, it includes a luscious body butter, fabulous body wash and the convenient one-ounce perfume spray to spoil Mom completely, and all at a bargain price. Buy it now and you get free ground shipping on orders of $25 or more through Mother’s Day!


Eucalan Wrapture No-Rinse Delicate Wash, $13. This gentle wash comes highly recommended by my friend Luis Paredes, publisher of Made for lingerie and other delicates, it’s a no-rinse formula, meaning one less step in the washing process for Mom; plus, with night-blooming jasmine, it will scent her hand-wash-only items with the intoxicating essence of the flower. Perfect for lingerie-lovers and knitters alike!


Branché 22 Momme 100% Silk Queen-Sized Pillowcase, $84. Where luxury meets necessity. A silk pillowcase from has real, documented beauty benefits, plus it’s a super-luxe way to spoil her with something she’d never get herself–unless you’re me. They come in 10 beautiful colors, but the gold is so shimmeringly gorgeous I can hardly stand it!


Brighton Coin Purses, $52. I love the whimsical leather coin purses by Brighton. They come in many witty designs, but this kitty is so cute that I just may buy it for myself!


With a French clip top closure and clever leopard lining, Mom can keep track of all that loose change neatly and fashionably.


UGG Fluff II Flip Flops, $79.95. I absolutely have to have these insanely comfortable-looking UGG house slippers from Nordstrom, even though I’m not a mother. In flamingo-pink shearling with a gossamer ribbon bow, they’re perfect for spa days. Add a gift certificate for a pedicure for a truly swank gift.


Tangle Teezer, 16.99. This beauty essential detangles even the craziest snarls and backcombing, so that broken hair and split ends will be a thing of the past. Because it’s so darned cute, it’s almost hard to take the Tangle Teezer seriously, but it seriously works! A must for all Moms, kinky and straight alike! Read more about the this cool invention by celebrity hairstylist Shaun P. here.


Sisley Soir de Lune Eau de Parfum, $188. A lingering romantic floral, Soir de Lune is not a new fragrance by Sisley, but it is new to me and I love it! Perfect for spring and summer, it’s light, sweet and elegant. In a heavy crystal bottle with an art nouveau cap, it will look sublime on her dressing table. The perfumed shower gel, $89, and perfumed body cream, $128, are pure decadence!


Philip B. Mother’s Day Gift Sets, $28-$275. Enjoy a fat 20% discount on all Mother’s Day gift sets by Philip B. She’ll love working up a lather with Philip’s pampering elixirs–unmatched in quality–that will spoil her from head to toe! Right now there’s something on sale for every woman.


Paper Source Custom Stamp Gift Set, $39.95. As seen in Real Simple magazine, this custom stamp is a best-seller and the elegant way for Mom to leave her mark.


With endless design options to choose from, this stamp will dress up invitations, return address labels and all her other correspondence, and all at a smart price.


Pepper Passion Custom Salt and Pepper Mills by Bruce Morgan, $120-$600 each. We saved the best for last! As featured in Gourmet and Sunset magazines, these fabulous salt and pepper mills, hand-crafted from luxury exotic woods, elevate any table setting to an art form. The mills are both functional and beautiful, making a grand conversation piece. Each mill is signed by the artist.

I love my pair of Zebra Wood mills so much…


…but check out the beauties above, crafted from Rosewood Burl, $600 each!


And of course Mom would love to try Bruce’s sampler packs of exotic salts and peppercorns from around the world. Spice up her life with these uncommon condiments!

There you have it–13 Unique Presents of Greatness for Mom on Mother’s Day!

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