Posted on 11 May
Moms should be celebrated on a daily basis, but for those of us with busy lives and spotty cell service, the second Sunday in May is the perfect excuse to redeem ourselves. From farm-fresh flower subscriptions to fine French silk, a little something from our Mother’s Day gift guide is sure to brighten her day—and score you some much-needed brownie points.
Muir Ranch Flower Subscription → There are dozens of online florists touting their Mother’s Day bouquets, but few are as farm-fresh—or socially conscious—as the ones grown at L.A.’s own Muir Ranch. The 3.5-acre sustainable urban teaching farm in Pasadena grows a variety of seasonal flowers—from vibrant Dahlias to perfect David Austin roses—with every bouquet purchased helping to fund the farm’s year-round jobs program aimed at teaching at-risk youth valuable business and life skills through hands-on learning. This year, consider foregoing that store-bought bouquet and signing your mom up for the ranch’s weekly flower subscription. From $50, available on muirranch.org.
Petchatz Camera → For the mom who can’t get enough of her pup—or cat, tortoise, or parakeet—the PetChatz HD Pet Camera is just what she needs to ease her mind and separation anxiety. The 720p HD unit will allow her to interact with her beloved pet from anywhere in the world, spritzing its area with specially-formulated soothing scents and capturing photo and video of those sad puppy dog eyes to ogle over later. $379 on Amazon.
Hermés "Appaloosa des Steppes" Scarf → For the classy mom who has everything, nothing says “I love you” like another Hermés scarf. Our pick? The vibrant "Appaloosa des Steppes," designed by British artist Alice Shirley, which features a gorgeous image of a spotted Appaloosa horse set against a colorful motif inspired by shyrdaks, the heirloom carpets made by female artisans in Kyrgyzstan and passed on from mother to daughter. $395 at Hermes.
Prodyne Fruit Infuser Pitcher → Everyone should drink more H2O, and there’s something about spa water that makes it that much easier to down your eight glasses a day. This Fruit Infuser Pitcher is the perfect gift for the active mom who loves a lemon twist in her sip. $19.99 on Amazon.
The Smart Herb Garden → Give your mom the gift of never having to buy packaged basil again with The Smart Herb Garden. The compact, plug-in tabletop device features specially developed “Smart Soil” and built-in sensors that help ensure plants get just the right amount of water, oxygen, and nutrients and make growing herbs, fruits and flowers virtually effortless. $59.95 on clickandgrow.