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Discover Gifts Worth Giving: Mom

From leopard handbags to reconstructed vases, gifts fit for a matriarch


With the holiday season well underway, your mom just might have all her holiday shopping finished. Now, it’s your turn to treat her—these won’t make up for all she’s done for you, but you can make a valiant effort.

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Yves Saint Laurent clutch

This ultra-luxe leopard-printed calfskin clutch is a true investment piece for Mom’s closet. Both timeless and on-trend, she’ll be able to carry it now and treasure forever—and, perhaps, eventually bequeath to you. The YSL evening bag is available online at YSL for $1,295.

Organic SPA Robe

This 100% organic cotton robe makes a failsafe gift item for a mother who could always use some relaxation and luxury in her life. We may recommend getting a pair so that dad doesn’t get jealous. Available at Pottery Barn for around $100.

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Vase of Phases

With a name to match, the “Vase of Phases” embodies the beauty of experience in porcelain. Designed by Studio Dror, the vase has been smashed three different ways and then pieced back together to reinforce Dror’s ideas on purity, damage and transformation. The vase comes in black or white in three different sizes. Available at Studio Dror for $120-$135.

The Interiors Now! Vol.2

Whether your Mom is into minimalism, baroque or romantic home decor, she’s sure to find something for her dream house in this new Taschen book. Going inside homes all over the world, the book explores a range of different styles to inspire fresh ideas or simply dress up a coffee table. Available from Amazon for $27.


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