I remember when my two Norcal pledge sisters from culturally-based sorority Sigma Phi Omega called the florist to place flower orders to be delivered to their mothers for May 10, 2009. The concept was rather foreign to me because I live at home. I could easily create or hand my mother a gift in person. However, I rarely take the initiative. Now that I’m almost 21, I’m thinking of actually buying my mom a present, even though she’s rarely amused. (The so-very many times my dad would try to surprise her, it ended up being a failed mission.) It’s the well-meaning thought that counts, so always remember the real meaning behind the holiday business. Until then, here are some gift ideas (and remember, even though moms truly appreciate household appliances, let’s stay away from the vacuum cleaners, mops, and pots and pans).
You can always purchase the most beautiful bouquet of roses or orchids. If your mother is more practical and lives a healthy lifestyle, then Edible Arrangements are just what the doctor ordered. From $55, ediblearrangements.com.
If time is ticking slowly, then maybe you have money to spend on a sweet wristwatch. Functionality and style is golden, like this Michael Kors Brushed Gold Watch. $250, Bloomingdales.
If you have a toddler and much time (available in July), then walk on down memory lane with this limited edition Missoni and Bugaboo zigzagged print stroller! Price available upon request, Neiman Marcus.