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We’ve said it
once (actually twice) and we’ll say it again: Getting someone a small gift from a super-fancy brand can feel incredibly special and indulgent. This is particularly true when it comes to moms (and when you are totally at a loss for what to get her). Below, a special Mother’s Day edition of our “cheapest, nicest gifts from the most expensive brands” series — and remember, cheap is a relative term when we’re talking about the Fendis and Dolce & Gabbanas of the world.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. C+E Antioxidant Protect and Repair Moisturizer
You really can’t go wrong with an antioxidant-packed
daily moisturizer at only $22 (a steal for Sunday Riley).
DVF x IWD #InCharge Tote
For the mom in charge who would appreciate this graphic tote (and kicky braided strap) that’s roomy enough to fit all of the essentials.
Wolford ‘Nude 8’ Socks
For an everyday staple, these sheer Wolford
socks would make a solid springtime upgrade from any ribbed hosiery or pilled trouser socks she’s currently wearing.
Ralph Lauren Cocktail Napkin Set
A handsome colorblocked cocktail napkin set from Ralph Lauren Home, for the mom who loves to entertain.
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Blush
A soft, creamy blush in a sleek compact (that also comes very well-reviewed) from La Prairie.
Skultuna Brass Napkin Rings
For the avid entertainer, here are some fetching brass napkin rings from Skultuna, a brand that’s notorious for their Swedish brass.
Olivia von Halle Silk Eye Mask
If mom’s the type to covet one of Olivia von Halle’s silk
pajama sets, get her this more affordable silk eye mask instead.
Sisley Paris Phyto Lip Twist
This fancy twist-up
lip balm from French skin-care brand Sisley Paris is extra large, so she won’t have any trouble locating it at the bottom of her bag.
Lobmeyr Strnad Glass Box
A crystal blown vessel from Lobmeyr that would look nice on a bathroom sink for holding cotton rounds or used as a serving glass.
Isabel Marant Etoile Mohair Sweater
An ultracozy mohair sweater from Isabel Marant Etoile that she can save for winter or throw on around the house when it gets nippy.
Chanel Sublimage Le Coton
A box of 100 Chanel cotton makeup pads is ridiculous … but it’s also kind of fabulous.
Diptyque Un Air de Diptyque Car Diffuser
For the Upper West Side mom who would never be caught dead with one of those Little Trees air fresheners in her car.
Emilio Pucci iPhone 7 Case
Even if she’s not bold enough to actually wear Pucci, she might still get a kick out of this wild color palette going on here for her iPhone.
Mason Pearson Rake Comb
This Mason Pearson comb is a lot handsomer (and sturdier) than her dinky one from Duane Reade.
Tory Burch Safari Silk Neckerchief
A colorful printed silk neckerchief from Tory Burch that evokes wildlife and safaris, for the mom who still isn’t over her Cape Town vacation.
D.S. & Durga Bowmakers Pocket Perfume
For a cool mom: Some D.S. & Durga “pocket perfume” that features base notes of “spiced tree resin, cedar, and moss.”