2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Flowers are thoughtful, but why not up the ante this Mother’s Day and give mom a gift that’s a little more unexpected? From beautiful glassware to a show-stopping bittersweet amaro, we’ve got some picks that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Rosé All Day
Katherine Cole’s new book is a thoughtful primer on springtime’s best wine, complete with a history and breakdown of what to expect from pink wines from different regions. Easy to read and stuffed with pretty illustrations, you might want to buy an extra copy for yourself. $15, amazon.com

Enchante Glassware
Cocktail hour will look better than ever with these delicate glasses from Anthropologie. $18, anthropologie.com

Kualie Happy Tea
Mona Dan, the owner and acupuncturist at Beverly Hills’ Vie Healing, recently released a new line of teas aimed at promoting wellbeing. Health claims aside, the flavors alone are reason enough to pick up a jar. Try the Kualie, a white tea blend made with coconuts, safflower and cornflower—a lovely option for afternoon tea. $20, viehealing.com

Blood Orange Shrub
Made with just a few simple ingredients—California blood orange juice, cane sugar, and apple cider vinegar—the purity of flavor in this citrusy shrub is bar none. Mix with any base spirit, a little soda or even vermouth for best results. $22, food52.com

Blue Grid and Oval Tumblers
Perfect for a cup of tea or coffee, these cute tumblers also double as a great place to store makeup tools, straws or other gadgets. $31, ofakind.com

Mazama Wares Marine Glassware
Inspired by the pure deep blue shades of the ocean, the newest limited edition glassware from Mazama evokes the tranquil vibes of a holiday weekend in the tropics. $34-$38, tannergoods.com

Mizuba House Organic Matcha
Our current favorite grassy matcha comes from Mizuba Tea. The company offers a range of grades, but we especially enjoy the House Organic. Made from a crop that’s only harvested once a year, the structured tea has a creamy umami quality with a clean undercurrent of salinity. $35, mizubatea.com

Amaro Angeleno
Southern California’s answer to Italy’s popular aperitivo, Amaro Angeleno is a gorgeous, citrusy bitter that tastes brilliant with a splash of soda or tonic water. If you like Gran Classico, you’ll love the deep caramelized orange, chamomile and gentian kick this stateside version has to offer. $35, klwines.com

Patio Party Coasters
Perfect for backyard tiki parties (or moms who love tropical drinks), these porcelain coasters are fun and playful to look at, and durable, too. 4 coasters for $48, rosannainc.com

SaloonBox Special
We’ve teamed up with SaloonBox for this special Mother’s Day edition; each box comes with fixings for the Hummingbird Cocktail (vodka, lavender syrup, aromatic bitters, soda and lemon juice), a 1-year subscription to Imbibe and a downloadable cocktail recipe guide from Imbibe. $50 plus shipping, use code IMBIBEMOM at saloonbox.com

Theo French Press
Blending minimalist Scandinavian design with Asian details, this beautiful stoneware french press is as beautiful as it is functional. $80, shophorne.com

Vinebox Subscription
This new wine club lets you try different kinds of wine by-the-glass before having to commit to a full bottle. The base subscription includes three wines, chosen by sommeliers, delivered to her doorstep each month. $81 for three months, getvinebox.com

Champagne Taittinger Blanc de Blancs 2006
For a bubbly splurge, this balanced bottling from Taittinger is perfect if you’re not sure whether mom prefers dry or sweet, fruity or oaky wine. A fine balance of flavors both mature and fresh, the wine sings with bright high notes of juicy pear and sunny lemon, contrasted with savory thyme and soft tannin. $135, klwines.com


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