Julie Loffredi; Gift Guide Guru
For the Artsy Mom
DENY Design is a think outside-the-box home furnishing company showcases fun and original pieces from a team of talented artists. Part of the proceeds enable DENY to support art communities all over the world. Check out the collection of Create Your Own fleece throw blankets starting at $59 (DENYDesigns.com).
For the Flower Girl
How about the gift of flowers all year long? Norwalk-based Diane James is best known for her wilt-proof floral collections. Her designs look so real, they are the accessory of choice for top designers. Diane James recently launched the affordable BLOOMS collection and accessories starting at $39. (Diane James)
For the Handbag Lover
If mom has a panache for fashion, wow her with a clutch from New England-based designer Kent Stetson. His one-of-a-kind bags are fun and colorful, available at MIX in Guilford. Prices vary. (Kent Stetson). Or personalize a leather bag with mom’s initials, available at Gigi New York.
For the Beauty Queen
If mom loves to be pampered, try a monthly subscription to a Blush beauty box. It comes with over $100 worth of product for $25. Another idea, give mom her own DIY spa treatment with a professional microdermabrasion machine from Trophy Skin.
For the Weekender
Planning a weekend getaway or relaxing activity is a sure win for mom. Many top spas and resorts are offering great deals and mother’s day promotions. Check out deals from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Mystic Marriott, or popular hotels likeXV Boston or Mandarin Oriental Boston.
For the Nostalgic Mom
If a weekend getaway exceeds your budget, you can always give mom something that reminds her of her favorite places or create a photo book from Shutterfly filled with family memories – another idea, capture new memories by renting a professional camera from BorrowLenses.
For the Functional FriendlyType
Some moms appreciate a gift that offers some functionality like a durable double stroller from BOBS sold at Target, Wayfair and Diapers.com. Intel’s newest 2-in-1 device is another popular pick, it is a tablet and laptop in one with a touch screen.
NESCAFE Dolce Gusto Circolo is another popular pick for coffee lovers. For food lovers, the T-fal ActiFry allows busy moms to prepare and enjoy all their favorite friend dishes in 30 minutes or less using little to no oil.