2011 Mother's Day Gift Guide

What She Really, Really Wants

more than candles votive holders!

Mom manages to juggle several roles, yet you’re still working on your part as good daughter. Score some points this Mother’s Day with a few thoughtful finds.

Bright Light
Swing by Frida Kahlo (900 South Miami Avenue, store 173; 305-456-1991) for a few all-natural votive holders ($15-$150) from local company More Than Candles. Though sculpted of wax, the vessels never melt away — and neither will Mom’s love.

Natural Woman
When Dad finally takes her on that picnic he’s been promising since 1978, she can hide her favorite spritzer in a fabric-and-straw basket bag ($73) by Spanish designer Z & L. Sold at Green Grass, it’s got a top zipper and steady structure.

Her love of all things yesteryear can be stoked by Lesley M.M. Blume’s book Let’s Bring Back ($20), an encyclopedia of charming and oft-forgotten notions (like manners and crudite platters) from days gone by.

Mother of Pearl
If material goods trump sentimentality, outfit the good lady in Golden Goddess earrings with petite pearls ($108) from local designer TAudrey.

Animal Lover
Embrace your new furry sibling by gifting Mom Pet Ink Stamps ($60) from Emporium. She sends in her favorite photo of Rover and the address seal arrives in a few weeks.

Photo: Courtesy of More Than Candles

mother’s day gifts!We asked our Kids editors what they want this Sunday — besides a few extra hours of sleep. They answered with 27 surefire Mother’s Day gifts.

900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
2606 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
54 SW 10th St
Miami, FL 33130