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Mother's Day Gifts 2012

May 04, 2012
Celia Sin-Tien Cheng, Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 13th! Here are some ideas from whimsical to chic, practical to extravagant!

Sleep Mask A. Mary Green

Mom needs her beauty sleep, and a good eye mask can ensure that she gets a restful night’s worth. Mary Green — “the queen of lingerie” known for her stylish silk undergarments — takes it a step further with her playful signature silk satin sleep masks. The designs are sexy and whimsical: from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to “Dreaming... full article

2004 Cristal B. Crush Wine & Spirits

For Mom, Not for Pop


It’s not just for rappers and not just for Pop. It’s for Mom — only the best.

The idea is not to get Mom all bling’d up. The cool moms don’t need outer accessories to be hip. The idea is that Mom deserves her own bottle of an elegant champagne. Champagne houses have a long history of being run by... full article

Wallpaper City Guides C. Phaidon Books

For the stylish mom who loves to travel, the Wallpaper City Guides are an essential part of her packing list. These small and concise guides sum up editors’ picks on hotels, restaurants, architectural sites, shops and side trips. Small enough to fit into most bags and purses, these guides keep you in the know while in unfamiliar... full article

Chef Series 12 D. Tupperware

Did you know that Tupperware now makes professional-grade cookware? I was delighted to find this unique griddle pan that’s part of its Chef Series of cutlery and cookware. It’s a griddle in the form of a pan — a circular, flat 12-inch surface with a handle that makes it easy to use. The griddle’s tri-ply construction, made... full article

CakeLove in the Morning E. Warren Brown

The title of this cookbook, “CakeLove in the Morning: Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits, Frittatas, and Other Breakfast Treats,” pretty much sums it up. This is the cookbook you need to help you make just about any breakfast and brunch food. Warren Brown gave up a career in law to open the beloved D.C.... full article

Ricotta, Early Fava, Anchovies F. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

At this comfortable offshoot of Il Buco on Bond Street, it might be unfairly said that Chef Justin Smillie’s brief is to mess as little as possible with mega-star ingredients. It seems that way when you dig into this beautiful house-made ricotta appetizer, which Il Buco owner Donna Lennard says is her own favorite dish in... full article