This past Saturday, Dolce and Gabanna had a sample sale right near Fashion Ave so I decided to make it an early mothers day gift and spend the day with my mom. We had breakfast, went to the sample sale + got tossed around in the wild crowd fighting for some Dolce, and we then went shopping on 7th ave. She eventually found her Mother’s Day gifts from Swarovski, which I included in the gift guide below. The sample sale was better than the movies, the excitement and reactions are priceless, but worth the fun. For all you fashion lovers out there, sample sales are great ways to get timeless pieces for a fraction of the cost and have fun while you’re doing it.
I shared a shopping day with my mom as her gift, but of course I plan on doing something for her this Sunday as well. Some other ideas that I think are great for moms are:
1)Brunch – spice it up and make something tasty for mom, have the family join in and make her feel the love + appreciaton.
2)Shopping – It only took my 24 years of living to realize that if you’re buying a gift, its great to surprise her, but even better to have her tag along and pick her own gift. She’ll love what she picks and she’ll love the quality time you just gave her.
3)Vineyards – Living on Long Island, I can’t not recommend wine country! Head out East and share that Sunday with mom. Wear flowy maxi’s, make a toast, and remember the peaceful day you’re spending with mom.
4)Paint Night – A trend that might never end is going out for a paint night! Organize a group of your friends and their moms and have some drinks and paint your own Starry Night ( or as close to the masterpiece as you can get)
5)Day Trip – Given you’re willing to spend a day traveling with mom, a day trip is an unforgettable gift. Some surrounding areas for a day trip include; Montauk, New York City, Connecticut ( cutest small villages), and Boston. These are all places I’ve spent a day in and they offer so many fun things to do for a day.
Click the images to shop or simply use for inspiration for a spunky Mother’s Day gift !
Photographer: Tim Meyer