Its happened to all of us that last-minute scramble to select just the right gift to show mom your gratitude.
Dont let the Mothers Day deadline scare you into a regretful impulse buy.
Think of your mom like a diamond with many facets. This year, present her with something that will speak to one of her many passions.
(Just dont tell her you waited until the last minute.) Cristina Bolling
For the activist mom
These clutches are made by fair trade, self-help artisan groups in New Delhi, India, and are fashioned from recycled and discarded saris or quilt scraps. $30 at Pura Vida Worldly Art!, 3202a North Davidson St., Charlotte. www.puravidaart.com.
For the outdoorsy mom
From rafting to hiking to the beach, Chaco sandals are engineered for just about any adventure mom is planning this summer. Lots of colors and strap configurations to pick from. $99.95 at several locations across the region, including Great Outdoor Provision Co., 4341 Park Road, and two Charlotte REI locations (in the Carolina Place Mall and Northlake Mall).
For the chef mom
Heres a little splurge she will love but likely never buy herself a darling apron she wont be embarrassed to answer the door in when company comes. Sarah Watts cotton apron, $37 at Cottage Chic, 1232 East Blvd.
For the on-the-go mom
This taffeta bomber jacket from yoga-wear brand zobha is a great lightweight layer to pull on after a workout, or it can be dressed up for dinner. $160 at Try Sports in SouthPark (721 Governor Morrison St., suite 150) or Blakeney (9816 Rea Road).
For the fashion-forward mom
A bright, cheerful scarf is always a no-fail addition to moms wardrobe and will make her smile every time she puts it on. Spring Garden Infinity Scarf, $48 at Anthropologie, SouthPark and Northlake malls.
For the executive mom
Whether shes running a company or running the family, every mom can use a smart-looking tote in her favorite color. This bag comes in multiple colors and is made from Saffiano leather. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jetset East West Top Zip Tote, a Belk 125th anniversary exclusive. $248 at Belk.
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