Shop ‘Til You Drop: Mother’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

If you’re reading this before Sunday, that’s good. Because here’s a reminder for all you last-minute shoppers out there (no judgment, I’m with ya)—it’s Mothers Day! If there’s one person out there who is counting on a little something special, it’s your mother. With absolutely any budget—good news for recent college grads—you can find (or make) something she’ll love. One very essential thing is the card. Finding a place that sells cards is the easy part. There’s always the Hallmark aisle at CVS or Rite-Aid. If you’re crafty, make your own! Now on to the gift…

You can’t really go wrong with a bright and cheerful bouquet of flowers, but here’s another idea: something that can be planted in the ground and last all summer. Warren’s Nursery, conveniently located right on Montauk Highway in Water Mill, just got in a fresh supply of 500 flowering perennials, with 40–50 different varieties, in containers ranging from 1 to 3 gallons. Some of the particularly gorgeous varietals include the Blue Variegated Iris, the Echinacea Big Sky Sundown, and the Paeonia Sara Bernhardt. Thinking of going bigger? Warren’s also carries rare, unique and mature specimen trees. Let their experts guide you in making the perfect choice. 773 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-726-4767.

You also can’t go wrong with a trip to the outlets. Between Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Saks, you’re bound to find something. In need of some new sophisticated work clothes for yourself? While you’re there, check out Worth New York. They’re celebrating their one-year anniversary at the Riverhead Tanger Outlet Center. You’ll love their line of professional attire and high-quality craftsmanship. Worth New York is located at Tanger Outlet Center, Suite 510, Riverhead. 631-369-8400.

Did you just hear me mention Saks and get a little excited? Well, mark this in your calendar. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th comes to Southampton for two days only, Friday, 5/17, and Saturday 5/18. They’ll be setting up at Stitch, across from the CVS parking lot, with a fantastic collection of Judith Leiber handbags, fabulous summer shoes, cosmetics and fragrances. Stitch’s team of tailors and stylists will be there to give you immediate advice while a Saks makeup artist will beautify. Thank you, Stitch. We do all miss having Saks in Southampton! 22 Nugent Street, Southampton.
631-377-3993. Bring your mom!

One last idea for Mother’s Day: wrapped and ready gifts from LUSH. Choose from “A Mother’s Day in Paradise,” a cheery hatbox filled with pampering goodies like bubble bars and body lotions, “Spring Tin Gift,” containing an assortment of invigorating and energizing bath and body products, the “Happiness Gift,” packed with mini Peach massage bars, Happy Hippy shower gel and Lemon Flutter Bohemian soap and more. Or, make your own bouquet of bubble bar wands (flower-shaped soaps on “stems”)! LUSH uses essential oils, the finest ingredients, and never tests on animals. Check out and have your order sent directly to Mom.


New Kids on the Block:

Opening this weekend, with a sale to boot, is the Dominican Sisters Thrift Shop in Greenport. Open Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–4 p.m., you’ll find a great selection of designer labels in clothing and accessories, and even some household items and furniture. 110 Front Street, Greenport.

Another new shop to check out is the TODU boutique in Westhampton Beach. Located just off Main Street, this new shop has perfect fit denims, leather goods from bedStu (including some awesome sandals and boots) and jewelry. I have my eyes set on those cute cut-offs! 7 Monibogue Lane, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-2707.


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