A thoughtful Mother’s Day gift goes far beyond the day itself. Consider jorg & olif’s city bike (from $1,375 at An Earnest Cut & Sew, 821 Washington St., nr. Gansevoort St.; 212-242-3414), which gently encourages fitness and emissions-free transportation. Newly available in New York, but with a design based on Amsterdam’s ubiquitous bikes, this is elegant enough to leave (locked) in the foyer. Its handlebars are set high to make riders sit comfortably erect, and the wide leather saddle will buffer small potholes.
For Weary Skin
Give a rich, scented lotion instead of perfume (Viktor & Rolf Bomblicious Body Crème, $90 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-940-4176).
For Moms Who Wear the Pants
Designer Paul Poiret liberated women from corsets and made them look glamorous in pants (“King of Fashion” exhibition catalogue, $65 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St.; 212-535-7710).
Instead of a Charm Bracelet
Make a necklace or bracelet with dog tags printed with your name and birth date (from $7.50 each at Petco, 860 Broadway, nr. 17th St.; 212-358-0692).
Far Better Than Fuzzy Slippers
Ballet flats are ubiquitous; these sandals have personality (Diana sandals from Devotte, $265 at Steven Alan, 103 Franklin St., nr. Church St.; 212-343-0692).
Meet the Extended Family
Find Mom some feathered friends with a birdhouse for the garden or fire escape ($125 for special order at Kate’s Paperie, 561 Broadway, nr. Prince St.; 212-941-9816).
For a Tricked-Out Tub
Encourage her to linger with a bathtub tray that can hold scented candles, a wineglass, and a box of bonbons ($200 at Waterworks, 475 Broome St., nr. Greene St.; 212-966-0605).
Say It With Herbs
Have Mom learn how to grow and cook orange thyme, chocolate mint, and golden marjoram (“Expand Your Herbal Palette in the Garden and Kitchen” class, $39 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., nr. Montgomery St., Prospect Heights; 718-623-7200).
Let Her Hair Down
Replace the muffins and mimosas of Mother’s Day brunch with chips, margaritas, and late-night dancing (Tortilla Flats, 767 Washington St., nr. 12th St., 212-243-1053).
Feel Like a Celebrity
Gravity Fitness spa’s No Paparazzi Summertime Package includes twelve personal-training sessions, twelve massages, and unlimited poolside lounging ($1,700 at Gravity Fitness and Spa, 119 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-7340).
Shop, Soak, Wrap
All the profits from Joan Hornig’s jewelry go to a charity of her customers’ choice (sterling-silver necklace, $325 at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., nr. 58th St.; 212-753-7300).
Help Other Moms
Rubyzaar Fair Trade scarves are made by women in Southeast Asia and East Africa; the company helps ex–sweatshop workers set up businesses ($48 at No. 6, 6 Centre Market Pl., nr. Grand St.; 212-226-5759).
For Mother Earth
To reduce landfills and shop in style, preorder Anya Hindmarch’s “I’m Not a Plastic Bag Tote,” available June 20 ($15; 29 E. 60th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-750-3974).
Bring Out the Bubbles
Lush’s bubble-bath bars are made with all-natural, nonirritating ingredients (bath products, $5.65 to $10.75 at Lush Soho, 529 Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-925-2323).