Downtown’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

by | Apr 29, 2016 | Holiday Gift Guide

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of amazing beauty products, chic charms or even a fun day at the spa! We have a list of some of our favorite gifts, their prices and where to purchase them. Take that, macaroni necklace!


Ahava Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter


How about gifting your mom this dead sea crystal serum that reduces wrinkles? With its revolutionary formula this oil-based serum firms up the skin and leaves it with a new radiance. Think of it, not as a way to say “Mom, you’re getting old,” but rather as an apology for all the wrinkles you’ve surely caused.

Marc Jacobs Nail Polish


This superior polish lasts longer with a stronger gloss and a high shine, and comes in over 30 classic and unique colors. You’ll easily be able to find one your mom will love. As an added bonus she won’t have to reapply coats and coats of lacquer to get a strong finish, leaving her with more time on her hands – now with beautiful colored nails.

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Lena Tote


Every mother needs the classic mom bag. You know… The one that has everything imaginable from napkins and snacks to tents and a spare tire. Okay, maybe not quite that elaborate but you get the point. Somehow moms always manage to think of everything to bring – even the stuff you never knew you needed. Give her a beautiful bag to put it in like this Lena Tote from Tusk.


Chamilia Charms

*Prices Vary*

If your mom likes jewelry, she’ll love the Chamilia charms. Make sure to get her a Chamilia bracelet and then start adding the charms. They come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes – some with letters, some with stones. With these you can even start a new tradition of gifting her a new charm each year, and you’ll no longer have to worry about what to get her next year!

iPad Pro

iPad Pro

*Prices Vary*

Is your mom tech savvy? For this Mother’s Day give your mom the new 9.7-Inch iPad Pro. With the power of a computer but the size of a small book it’s easy to bring along and allows mom an easy way to keep track of everything. Because, lets be honest… When you forget something mom is always going to be the one you ask first, right?


East End Bike Tours

Gilt City New York 


What about doing something active? If your mom likes to move, these East End Bike Tours from Gilt City are sure to bring her heart happiness all the while getting her heart rate up. Be sure to buy two tickets and let her bring a guest – she may even bring you! Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a nice 13-mile guided-tour – add the wine sampling tickets and you have the perfect recipe for a day of biking, picnicking and wine tasting with a scenic view.


Chanel Perfume

Chance by Chanel at Chanel


Perfume is always a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift. Check out Chance for Chanel by Chanel, a fresh and floral fragrance with a vitality that’s sure to put a little more pep in your mother’s step and a good way to make her send you a loving thought every time she puts on a little spritz.


Bulgari Conia Coral Gift Set


You can also kick it up a notch by giving your mom not only a perfume but an entire gift set like this BVLGARI Omnia Coral Gift Set. Complete with an Eau de Toilette, a scented soap, a body lotion and a chic pouch to put it all in. This is sure to bring both joy and a new twist to your mother’s pampering routine.

Spa Packages from Haven Spa

*Prices Vary*

Talking about pampering – you can also let someone else pamper your mom for Mother’s Day. Gift her a spa package and let the staff at Haven Spa treat her to a wide range of treatments from a rejuvenating facial to a relaxing massage. Get your mom ready for another year of motherhood.


Dinner at MAMO Restaurant

*Prices Vary*

Treat Mom to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. Mother’s Day Specials include Salmon Carpaccio with Asparagus Salad and Burrata, Risotto Primavera with Diced Vegetables, Roasted Veal Top Round with Wild Leeks and Potatoes, and for dessert Profiteroles with a decadent Chocolate and Rum Sauce. Don’t forget the Mother’s Day cocktail; the delicious Fiore di Miele which is made with St-Germaine, lemon juice, pisco and prosecco.

-Jamie Aronson

Downtown Magazine