Fabulous Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you still don't know what to get your mom, style expert Sarah Shirley has ideas to bail you out, and help you thank your mom for everything she does!

Shirley spotlighted many of them on The Early Show Tuesday.

FASHIONABLE GIFTS

Canvas Tote Bag
American fashion designer Patrick Robinson is the latest to collaborate with the mega-chain Target. Having designed for Giorgio Armani, Anne Klein, Perry Ellis and Paco Rabanne, Robinson has now created a collection of separates and accessories with a bohemian, chic feel for his Target line.

Tote Bag in Brown Medallion Print, $29.99, Target
Floppy Canvas Hat in Khaki, $14.99, Target
Shift Dress in Brown Medallion Print, $34.99, Target

Prada Pouches
It's a small price for a big luxury name! Treat Mom to a Prada pouch designed with Prada's signature ruching. Pouches do double-duty as makeup bags and as day or evening clutches. Available in a variety of colors.
$275; 888-977-1900

J.Crew Enamel Bangles
Any one or more of these hand-painted bangles in glossy enamel make an eye-catching statement. Choose from a variety of styles — the "Palm Beach" style set with faux-ivory cabochons, the "Striped" with wide, dramatic bands of enamel, and the thinner "Floral." The hinged cuffs have a snap closure secured by a safety hook and chain — in 14K gold plating or polished silver plating. Bracelets come in a variety of colors.
Width: 1 inch. Inner circumference: 6 1/2 inches.
$68; J.Crew

PERSONALIZED GIFTS

Art Tote
Customize a canvas tote for Mom with her child's artwork for a truly one-of-kind gift. Choose a freehand drawing (best results are obtained from those with crayons or markers) and scan or take a digital photo of the artwork to create a jpeg file. A logo reference number for your artwork will be sent within two-to-three business days after e-mailing the image. Once you receive the reference number you can select and order the size and color of the tote. Available with zip-top for an additional fee. Also, with embroidered stitching for an additional $155.
$34(Medium), $37(Large), $44 (X-Large); Lands' End

Kodak EasyShare Digital Frame
The latest in digital frames is Kodak's EasyShare EX811 Digital Picture Frame, boasting Wi-Fi functionality, built-in stereo speakers, and 128 MB of internal memory for simple sharing of pictures and videos. Mom can now play from her computer, memory card or camera slideshows of pictures and video, all set to music. The new Wi-Fi capability enables her to log onto KodakGallery.com to view and share family and friends' online photo albums, with no subscription fee. The eight-inch high resolution digital display comes with a handy remote control. Optional faceplates are available to customize frame — including a whiteboard (write on and wipe off).
$229; at Kodak or select retailers such as Sears, Wal-mart and Target.

GIFTS FOR ACTIVE/ADVENTUROUS MOMS

Golf & Tennis Accessories

Argyle Glove & Visor
Mom can hit the golf course in style with a variety of stylish accessories. Glove made of leather and lycra and is machine washable. Available for left hand only and comes in handy pouch. Specify small, medium or large for golf glove.
$24; Room Service Home

Racquet Cover
If tennis is Mom's game, have her look stylish on the courts with this fashionable bag. Holds two oversized racquets.
Specify Glen Plaid Chocolate or Neapolitan Stripe.
$115; Room Service Home

Unique Experiences by Excitations
Surprise Mom with a unique Mother's Day gift experience! Choose from a multitude of memorable life experiences appealing to all types — athletic, adventurous, animal lover, foodie, etc. Gifts range from $50 to over $10,000. Example experiences include: Picnic at the Vineyard ($130), Wolf Watch ($50), Hot Air Ballooning ($250), Discover the Town by Segway ($75), Golf Lesson with a Pro ($225), Vintage Biplane Barnstormer ($200), Wine Barrel Tasting ($95), Big Chef Little Chef ($100), Famous Gardens Private Tour ($150), Giraffe Encounter ($915). Presented in a gift box featuring the individual experience, along with a gift card & gift tag message.
excitations.com

PAMPERING GIFTS

Citrus Spa Basket
Pamper Mom with a basket of spa products. Includes Fresh Citrus shower gel, body lotion, bath fizzers, mineral spa water, and a CD with relaxing music. Ten percent of the purchase price goes to a charity of your (or Mom's) choice! giftback.com offers a variety of other gift baskets and offers over 250 charities for you to choose from, such as the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
$40; giftback.com

Mother's Day Breakfast Basket
Breakfast in bed is a long-standing Mother's Day tradition. A woven basket, lined with a cream-colored cotton drawstring bag, contains everything you'll need top set Mom up with a morning meal fit for a queen. Gourmet-breakfast items from Maine's Stonewall Kitchen include blueberry tea, blueberry jam, pancake mix, scone mix, and real maple syrup. Afterwards, Mom can use the beautiful basket for gardening tools or a trip to the farmer's market.
$78; RedEnvelope.com

Pine Cone Hill Sleepwear
From home designer Annie Selke comes a colorful sleepwear collection to make any Mom happy. Classic notch-collar long-sleeved cotton pajamas in a resist pattern comes in several bold color combos — aqua/lime, pink/ lime, pink/orange.
$54.
Also, beautiful cotton kaftans available in "Ravi," as well as other patterns.
$48
For store locations, go to Pine Cone Hill
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