May 6, 2016
What to Get Your Mom for Mother’s Day: 12 Last Minute Gift Ideas
This Sunday is Mother’s Day and while we’re totally, positively, absolutely sure you’ve already taken care of getting your mother (or mother-figure) a totally awesome present in time to greet her for brunch this weekend, just in case you’ve dropped the ball on this, we’ve got you covered with some pretty perfect ideas for last minute presents.
The Hobo Wallet: It’s virtually indestructible and has, like, 50 compartments for all sorts of MOM I NEED HELP stuff like Advil, tampons, etc. And it’s sleek and elegant! Also, it’s pricey, but not so unaffordable that it’s, you know, impossible to afford. It comes in all different colors and types of leather and the inside has a cute pattern, which is the sort of detail that mothers really appreciate. (And, ok, yes: We are also selling ourselves on buying a new one.)
Tickets to A Long Day’s Journey Into Night: We’d love to take our mom to see her contemporary Jessica Lange as one of the great Bad Mommies in American literature, Mary Tyrone, in the current Broadway production of A Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Classy and in no way biographically resonant!
Gemstone Stud Earrings: Fort Greene’s Feliz is a lovely store filled with many pretty things, but these studs combine the best of color and simplicity in one item. They add the perfect amount of subtle interest to any outfit, and are simply beautiful.
Bonus Present that Will Take Some time to Arrive but Will Be Totally Worth It: We’re just going to say it: Our mother would really like a mug from the Icelandic Phallological Museum, so if you’re also in possession of a Baby Boomer mom who likes dick jokes, this is the perfect gift.
Photos, from top to bottom: Maggie Shannon, Joan Marcus, and Jane Bruce