Get Cultured — May 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Your Last Minute Guide to Mother’s Day


Chocolate? Check. Bubbly? Check. Flowers? Check. All the staples for Mother’s Day gifts have made our last minute list, but these items are completely unlike the mundane accoutrements you’ve come to expect. Plus, we’ve thrown in a few other gifts that any mom will love!


Wine, anyone? If your mom tends to sit back and relax with a glass of wine each night, give her something to remember. Chandon’s Limited Edition Rosé ($24), designed by Carol Lim is a bubbly sparkling wine, comprised mostly of chardonnay grapes. It’s not sweet like many rosés you may be accustomed to and promotes a dry, summery fruit taste that will make your mama happy this year.


If you’re looking for a practical gift to give mom this holiday, look no further than Baublerella’s Bling Brush ($18), a natural jewelry cleaner that mom can use to make those jewels sparkle like new. It is safe for all jewelry, so now when you get her that necklace she’s been eyeing, you can make sure it will not lack in luster for years to come.


Brought to you by the creators of Coffee Joulies comes the even better Booze Joulies (currently on sale for $19.96), which are stainless steel ice cubes that keep your alcohol chilled. Unlike regular ice cubes, you won’t have to tolerate that watered-down gin and tonic after 5 minutes of slow sipping. While whiskey stones are quite popular, these are unique since they cater to all types of boozy drinks, plus they freeze at a temperature colder than water, making them actually colder than ice. Gift these with the bottle of Chandon and you’re all set!


If your mom has a sweet tooth like mine does, then she’ll absolutely adore the mini cakes and truffles from Mini Melanie. The sweet treats, inspired by jewelry, looks as good as it tastes. Created by Melanie Moss, former pastry chef at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Babbo, it’s no surprise that these are super flavorful, moist and totally awesomesauce. The Pink Mother’s Day Jewel Truffles ($36 for 12) contain white, milk and dark chocolates and contain either vanilla or chocolate cake inside – unlike any truffle you’ll ever eat. We also tried their outstanding Matcha Green Tea Minicake and if their other mini cakes are anything like this one, mother will definitely be in for a treat.


Finally, an innovative and unique spin on a classic bouquet of flowers. Olyve ($85+) makes beautiful, handcrafted floral arrangements, complete with a technological twist (you know how much we love a good twist). The arrangements, which are integrated with modern technology, come with a digital gift messaging service, which will send your uploaded photo or video message right to mom’s phone as she accepts the delivery! This is especially great for long distance relationships, giving your mother a chance to actually hear or see you, along with her gift. Plus, they’re all delivered in a great decorative box. In honor of Mother’s Day, they are offering 20% off with the code Olyve20 and will even deliver on Sunday for no extra fee.


Twisted Talk: Have you picked out a gift for mom yet? Which of these ideas is your favorite? Discuss below!

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