If you’re anything like me and you just looked at the calendar and realized that Mother’s Day is, um, tomorrow, not to fear! From coffee machines and candles to artsy teacups and sweet treats, Haute Living has rounded up the best gifts to show Mom just how much you love her.
Whether you are brewing a cup of joe for one or a landslide of lattes for the girls, the Lattissima Pro Espresso Machine ($599.95) is up for the challenge. Featuring De’Longhi’s renowned Latte Crema System that produces thick, creamy and oh-so-decadent foam with just the touch of a button, and Nespresso’s patented Grand Cru coffee capsules, the Lattisima Pro makes it simpler than ever to enjoy barista-quality beverages—without trekking to Starbucks. Plus, it will look ever so chic on mom’s countertop! Simply select one of the six pre-programmed drink options—ristretto, espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte, hot milk or hot water—press a button, and in under a minute your drink is piping hot and ready to go! Ever better, clean up is a cinch thanks to the machine’s auto-clean function and detachable milk container, which can be placed right in the fridge in between uses.
For the on-the-go mom who bounces from boardroom meetings to birthday parties—even bootcamp—with ease:
Moms who are always go-go-go will flip for BareMinerals’ One Hot Mama set ($39). The cute pink and white cosmetic case contains all the everyday beauty essentials that busy moms need to face the day including face and eye brightener, rosy blush, black mascara, golden pink lipgloss and a face brush. The pint-sized pouch is the perfect size to store in a car, purse, or even baby stroller, allowing mom to be red-carpet ready even when she’s on the go.
For the mom who thinks everything is better with chocolate:
Skip the overdone maccoons—and the crazy line for cronuts—and indulge mom’s sweet tooth with an adorable box of Cup’ines Aux Fruits chocolates (36 pieces for $75) from Neuhaus. Each decadent chocolate cup is topped with a gianduja swirl and filled with fresh spring fruit flavors like raspberry, mango, lemon, blackcurrant and passionfruit. Neuhaus offers three retails locations throughout Manhattan, and even overnight delivery, for us last-minute shoppers.
For the mom who lives far away:
Remind mom that you love her everyday with this darling black and white Jude Landry Designer Teacup ($39.95) emblazoned with the word “mom.” Inspired by traditional forms of decorative lettering, the delicate bone china cup is both microwave and dishwasher safe so mom will be able to use it every single day. Each cup and saucer comes packaged in a wooden box and is stamped with the artist’s signature and the year 2014.
For the zen mom who starts off each day with morning meditation:
Moms who would rather spend their Saturdays in downward facing dog than battling the crowds in Bloomingdale’s, will love the scent of Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle ($445). Featuring a light, fresh aroma that isn’t overpowering, it’s the perfect addition to any room. Even better—the luxury four-wick candle burns for an astounding 230 hours so mom will be able to enjoy it from sunrise to sundown.