You’re a mother lover.
Isabella’s Cookie Company
What: Treat Mom to flower-shaped delicacies ($7 for ten cookies) to show her how sweet you are on her.
Why: The all-natural soft goodies made with vanilla frosting and sprinkles signal the beginning of summer.
Where: Online at isabellascookies.com.
Love, Life, and Elephants and In My Father’s Country
What: Two poignant memoirs. In Elephants ($18), learn how Daphne Sheldrick reared baby pachyderms in the Kenyan countryside, fell deeply in love with the park warden, and worked tirelessly to save the area and its animal inhabitants from poaching.
Why: Then dive into Country ($16), penned by Afghanistan-born and U.S.-educated interpreter and diplomat Saima Wahab, who tries to bring understanding between two very different nations.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
Kees DIY iPhone Cases
What: Send your smartphone to the head of the class by choosing the case style, background design, back illustration, material, and text on both sides for a truly unique creation ($50 and up).
Why: Preview your work as you go, trying out 34 back styles (geometric, Persian, drawn, straight, skewy), 39 illustrations (quirky, oriental, occult, flowers), and seven colors.
Where: Online at yourkees.com.
What: Bright workout gear ($42-$109) you’re proud to wear at (and outside) the gym. Choose from tops and tanks that can be accessorized with switch-fit straps in varying colors, capris, shorts, skorts, crop pants, and more.
Why: The slim leggings work for cardio and yoga, but we appreciate the wide waistband for another important activity, chilling.
Where: Online at 15loveapparel.com.
Corey Lynn Calter
What: The L.A.-based designer branches out with a funky new eponymous line ($42-$140) of bags, clutches, and belts.
Why: The wax cord braided bow belt and honeycomb envelope clutch.
Where: Online at coreylynncalter.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Isabella’s Cookie Company