Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

16 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

16 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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What wife, mother, grandmother or mother-in-law doesn't enjoy showing off her Mother's Day gifts? May 11 is Mother's Day, the time to give your special gal a gift of love. If you're having a hard time deciding what to buy, take a look at these cool mom picks.

For enjoyng the outdoors

* The outdoor Swingasan chair is a breezy, open-weave canopy with a peacock motif. It's made of a weather-resistant synthetic and has drink holders ($269.95) at (check stores for availability).

* Decorate an outdoor wall or sun room wall with these colorful terra cotta planters. Use a coordinating wall planter hook (sold separately, set of three for $12.95) to hang a rainbow of sunny colors ($9.95 each) at Crate and Barrel, 1 The Boulevard.

For a mom who enjoys her tea

This Jude Landry designer 12-ounce china teacup is a nice gift for the mom who loves her morning and evening tea. The cups are dishwasher-, microwave- and even oven-safe up to 350 degrees ($39.95) at (check store for availability).

For a mom who likes bling

* This 2-inch Mini Connect cuff comes in small, medium and large sizes to fit any size wrist ($24.95) at

* This contemporary-style 14-karat gold filled ring is handmade in Oregon and features a hand-stamped initial in upper-case type. Available in sizes 5 to 9 ($55) at Ivy Hill, 8835 Ladue Road. Unless your initial and size are in stock, these items are special-order and will ship directly to you from the manufacturer.

* This glass locket necklace features a circle charm that opens to reveal a personalized message of love ($150) at

For beauty and pampering

* Celebrate the glamorous mom with the new Beyonc Rise Eau de Parfum created by Beyonc ($59 for 3.4 ounces) at and

* Joy Mangano has designed the biggest beauty case for travel. You can store your stuff in the clear compartments, then grab the whole case to take along for travel. Available in watercolor floral, violet purple, leopard, black, paisley, Hawaiian ocean blue, pink polka dots, hot-hot pink, nautical chevron and coral beach ($59. …

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