Show Mom the love with plenty of picks to suit her personality. And guess what: Mother’s Day is May 11. You still have 10 days to get it right. Kiran Dodeja Smith
A trinket she’ll treasure
This lovely lavaliere was created by Charlotte-based designer Erin McDermott. Based on the poem by e.e. cummings, an eminent voice of 20th century poetry, it’s a constant reminder that her sometimes thankless job does not go unnoticed. Disk necklace comes in gold or silver; $78. Cottage Chic. 1232 East Blvd. 704-375-1888, www.chicgoodness.com.
As unique as she is
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“Letter” know how much you love her with these scripted plates, an exclusive at Anthropologie. All 26 designs (by calligrapher Diva Pyari) were inspired by vintage flashcards from antique shops around the world. Canape plates are stoneware, dishwasher- and microwave-safe and measure 6 1/2 inches in diameter. $4.95 each. www.anthropologie.com.
Don’t ‘weight’ to get her this
Decorate her desk with this catchy, cute keepsake by Sugarboo designs. Simple, yet sweet, the pretty paperweights measure 4 inches in diameter and 2 inches high and come in 12 different styles. $29. Home With Heart, 115 Cherokee Road, 980-207-1251, www.homewithheart.com.
Pretty up the place with a personalized pillow. Or really ensure that mom will never have any alone time by traveling with her everywhere she goes with a stainless mug, depicting your own mug. Fleece photo blankets, wood wall art and iPad cases are just some of the many custom offerings she’ll love. Prices start at $9. www.shutterfly.com.
Just the ‘write’ thing
Strengthen the mother-daughter bond with this personalized book, encasing 40 cards created to be sent, shared and tucked away in the secret pockets of the book. Personalized pages include personal prompts that encourage sharing pieces of your personality that may otherwise go unknown. Mothers and daughters create the collection that will be an heirloom in the making. Includes one 20-page book to share, more than 40 cards and envelop; $40. www.uncommongoods.com.
Charmed, we’re sure
Because home is where the heart is … today, tomorrow and in days that have passed. Pandora’s “Home, Sweet Home” charm is new this spring and a piece that she’ll treasure forever. Charm is sterling silver; $45. www.pandora.net.
A record gift
Turn the clock back with this classic by Crosley. Mom can tote the tunes with the Cruiser Portable Turntable, boasting three speeds, RCA audio outputs and a headphone jack. Comes in blue, pink, green, orange and turquoise; $79.99. www.kohls.com.