What do moms and NYC shops have in common? After this past year, they’re both deserving of some extra TLC. So grab your wallet and pick up one of these great last-minute Mother’s Day gifts — remember, the big day is Sunday, May 9! — from local stores.
Now that mom can finally take a trip, make sure she can pack her toiletries and sundries in style. Cuyana’s Leather Travel Case Set ($120) is soft-but-durable with a chic pebble texture. Plus, the bags come in a beautiful array of colors. This weekend, monogramming is free and can be done on the day of purchase at the store. Available at Cuyana, 29 Prince St., Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and at Cuyana.com
Thrill the tea
If you already had plans to catch the “Kusama: Cosmic Nature” exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden this weekend, grab something for mom at the retail shop. It’s a treasure trove of goodies like this NYBG x Tea Forté Fleur Gift Set ($54) which includes an assortment of teas, from Earl Grey to Jasmine Green. Available at 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at NYBGShop.org
Piece it together
Ordinary Habit, a brand founded by a mother-daughter duo, make puzzles that support emerging artists and encourage a focused, centered mindset. This 100-piece Warp By Annu Kilpeläinen puzzle ($20) features an abstract flower design that’s both beautiful and calming. Available at Neighborhood Goods at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., suite 1A55, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and at NeighborhoodGoods.com
A bloom of her own
Both beautiful and low-maintenance, this hardy Anthurium Red ($17) flowers year round. It looks especially lovely in the Ainslie 17 Self-Watering Pot ($32), which comes in black matte (pictured) and various neutral colors. Available at Greenery Unlimited, 91 West St., Brooklyn, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and at GreeneryUnlimited.co
The charming French bakery Maman is named in honor of mothers, and it’s got various tasty offerings sure to sweeten her days. The Homemade Cookie Dough Kit ($49) is an especially tasty treat and comes packaged in a beautiful blue-and-white box, and NYC party guru Darcy Miller created a celebratory box ($75) packed with goodies including Darcy-designed coffee cups and strawberries & champagne cake mix.
Available at Maman Soho, 239 Centre St., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and at MamanNYC.com
Ready to pop
Available in milk or dark chocolate, Mom’s Lolly from Li-Lac ($7) is a perfect little sugary something. The candies are handmade in Brooklyn and are a great gift on their own, or they look adorable tied atop another present.
Available at Li-Lac Chocolates West Village, 75 Greenwich Ave., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and at Li-LacChocolates.com
That’s a wrap!
With a summery coral pattern, the Lorient Block Print Robe by Marigot ($195) is perfect for lounging about in warm weather. Bonus: It packs up easily for weekend getaways. Available at Lingerie & Company, 1217 Third Ave., Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 212-737-7700
An anti-aging, rose-extract manicure or deep-hydration pedicure is just the hand (or foot) she needs. So, give her a gift certificate ($25-$200) to chic nail salon Sundays’ Nomad location, which is offering 20-percent off gift cards this weekend with the code LoveMom20. (The entire site — including polishes — is also 25-percent off in honor of the holiday!)
Available at 51 E. 25th St., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and at DearSundays.com
Give an earful
Soho boutique Tai Jewelry has unique pieces, from delicate initial jewelry to statement bracelets, and these Mama Bear Studs ($30), which fall somewhere in between.
Available at 262 Mott Street, New York, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and at TaiJewelry.com