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To Mom, Love


Mother’s Day is right around the corner. With 48 hours to go,’s writers and editors fill you in on what they’re gifting—and what they hope to get—come Sunday.

“The only thing my mom enjoys more than walking into John Derian when she visits me in New York is walking out and saying, ‘I love it, but it’s so expensive.’ My sister and I have decided to treat her to a decoupage letter tray ($165, She’ll tell us it’s too extravagant for her, but the painted lily is right up her street. And for me? My little boy Nikolas is a shoe man. He’s tried all of mine on and he likes the high ones the best. I love this pair of Givenchy sandal booties ($740,, but they’ll definitely break his piggy bank budget. I’ll settle for a pedicure from Jin Soon.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor

“With the weather finally warming up, I’m in need of a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve seen a lot of cool girls spotting mirrored shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Hopefully, my lovely husband is reading this, so Gloria will ‘surprise’ me with this Tom Ford pair ($340, at Sunday’s lunch! My mom will be in Brazil, so Gloria and I will Skype her in the morning. Gloria will be doing a little singing—her latest trick. And for next time she comes to visit, I’ll get her the best skin moisturizer I’ve tried in years: Clé de Peau’s Gentle Protection Emulsion ($130,, recommended by our beauty editor, Celia. I’m sure Mom will love it, too.” —Marina Larroude, senior market editor

“This year, Mom’s left little to chance: She’s made a request. She’d like (the e-mail to me, my brother, and my sister read) one of the fruits of Timex and J.Crew’s collaboration ($195, But I prefer the element of surprise. She’s been searching in vain for her old favorite Chloé perfume, long since discontinued—but her canny son has discovered that the floral Chloé (in pink-ribboned “Rosebud” version from Sephora, $85, smells just like it.” —Matthew Schneier, news editor

“My mom is a green-leaning reformed hippie to the core, and has been wearing clogs since the Scandinavian mainstay swept the U.S. in the sixties. For Mother’s Day, I am planning to rock her world with a pair of Swedish Hasbeens ($260, The braided silver sandals should add a nice dose of fashion to her quirky wardrobe of caftans and palazzo pants. She’s also a curly girl who swears by Living Proof No-Frizz Styling Creams ($26,, so I’ll throw a few of those into the car when I drive down to Philadelphia this weekend. No trip home is complete without a little beauty swag.” —Celia Ellenberg, senior beauty editor

“It’s an unwritten law that every year I give my mom some new, souped-up antiaging product to add to her collection—she’s always a fan of Clinique products ($44.50, And to go along with it: a floppy straw sun hat like this striped one from Kate Spade ($75, to help her think young.” —Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor

“My mom has been on the hunt for a cobalt blue handbag, and this electric Prada tote ($1,750, will add a perfect pop of color to her mainly black wardrobe. And since she loves scarves but never quite knows how to tie them so they look chic, I’m getting her this DVF multicolored snood ($200, All she has to do is toss it on!” —Kristin Studeman, reporter

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