Honor your mother or someone you cherish with flowers on Mother’s Day. Flowers are colorful, have wonderful scents and are enjoyed by everyone. Yo u don’t have to buy live flowers, but you can get items decorated with florals, that smell like flowers or that look like them.
Flowers in all forms were in so many stores, I didn’t have any problem getting gifts.
Paper Merchant has cosmetic bags decorated with flowers and enchanting sayings in a large ($30) and medium size ($20) that you can use as a clutch or to organize your things in a tote.
Tom’s is one of my favorite shoe companies because it gives a pair of shoes to a child in need every time a pair of its shoes is sold. Buy these canvas floral slipons at Nordstrom ($53.95), and your gift will do double duty.
Random Acts of Art has a variety of artisan gifts that you won’t find in other stores. Mom will treasure Kathy Bransfield’s
sterling silver-and-gold-plated leaf necklace that reads “My Friend, My Inspiration, My Mother” ($82). Eileen McIntyre has handcrafted sterling silver daisies into a necklace.
The floating daisies necklace ($90) comes on a 16-inch sterling silver chain and floating daisies necklace, left, from Random Acts of Art. The sterling silver-and-gold-plated leaf necklace from Random Acts of Art reads “My Friend, My Inspiration, My Mother.”
Cosmetic bags from Paper Merchant and woven cuff bracelet ($440) from BR uno.
Mom’s days will always be lively when she is wearing the three-button jacket from Brooks Brothers ($298) or cardigan ($88) from White House Black Market.
L’Occitane has just launched a fragrance collection from Grasse that has four different scents. Each scent is a combination of two fragrances — jasmine and bergamot (elegant and romantic), magnolia and mûre (mysterious and sophisticated), vanille and narcisse (warm and intoxicating) and the vert and bigarade (fresh and vibrant) — so there is something for everyone. Each eau de toilette is $75 and is 2.5 ounces. The travel set ($46) includes all four scents, so mom can decide which she likes best.
Also available in the scents a r e shower gels ($18), body milk ($20) and perfumed soap ($18).
Elegant flowers will dangle from your mother’s ears with baroque-style pink earrings ($78) or turquoise and crystal statement ones ($95) from Sequin.
If you want to give real flowers, Trader Joe’s has a variety of orchid plants for $12.99.
No matter what you give your mother on May 12, she will love and cherish it as much as she does you.
Where to shop
■ Brooks Brothers, 5485 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-254-7921
■ Br uno, 1193 Third St. S., Naples, 239-261-9806
■ Invitation to Paper, Marketplace at Pelican Bay, 8793 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-325-9467
■ L’Occitane, 5455 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-596-6570
■ Nordstrom, 5489 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-325-6100
■ Paper Merchant, 3609 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-261-5466 and 340 12th Ave. S., Naples, 239-261 5790
■ Random Acts of Art, 761 12th Ave. S., Naples, 239-435-0668
■ Sequin, 1209 Third St. S., Naples, 239-263-1229
■ Trader Joe’s, 10600 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-596-5631
■ White House Black Market, 5485 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-596-3356 and 555 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 239-434-9134
Ike likes It
Ike found a candy that meshes two of his favorites.
While shopping at World Market, I found Hammond’s caramel marshmallow candy ($3.49, 1.85 oz) and couldn’t believe two of my favorites were brought together.
I adore caramels and love marshmallow, and knew this would be a treat I would really treasure.
I was right, but I have to make sure I don’t overdose on the sweetness.
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