The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

text by Nicole Spellman    photos courtesy of  Barneys New York

Above: DELVAUX Brilliant Mini Satchel.
On May 13, celebrate the exceptional woman in your life by treating her to an exceptional Mother’s Day gift. Here, Barneys experts share foolproof ideas, from sparkling jewelry to a captivating fragrance and stylish shoes. These picks are not only at the top of our own wish lists, but they’re also guaranteed to make her smile.
Above left: BARNEYS NEW YORK Blue, Yellow and Pink Floral Satin Brocade Slide Sandals. Above right: MY STORY The Olive, Maribel, Julia and Anna Stackable Bands and The Twiggy Signet Ring.  
Marc Rofsky, Senior Buyer, Women’s Designer RTW

“These vibrant Barneys New York sandals are perfect for my mom. She lives near the beach, where she’s quite casual, but also loves visiting us in the city. Either way, these sandals suit her lifestyle and add a playful touch to any look. I think the vibrant embroidery will remind her of her worldly travels whenever she wears them. If I can’t bring her to Italy this year, at least I can give her the gift of Italian craftsmanship!”

Delia Folk, Associate Jewelry Buyer

“The My Story collection is a go-to for gifts because all of their designs have meaning behind them. The founder’s own journey to motherhood was through adoption and, therefore, a portion of her proceeds go to HelpUsAdopt.org. Creating a stack for a loved one is a special and personalized experience. The “mama” ring is an obvious choice for Mother’s Day, but there are lots of other engravings and birthstones to choose from.”

Above left: FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Music For A While Eau De Parfum 50ml. Above right: REPETTO Satin Square-Toe Ballet Flats.

Jennifer Miles, SVP/DMM Cosmetics

“I would gift Frédéric Malle’s new fragrance, Music For A While, to my best friend for Mother’s Day. The complex blend of pineapple, patchouli, lavender, and vanilla makes this the perfect scent for spring.”

Robin Page, Vice President, Marketing

“As a mom to a very active toddler, I spend my weekends running from gymnastics to the park and everywhere in between. Now more than ever, especially with another baby on the way, balancing comfort with style is key. These new Repetto shoes would be the perfect addition to any busy mother’s wardrobe.”

Above left: IRENE NEUWIRTH Sphere Collection. Above right: LLORA Black and Red Cate Crocodile Clutches. 
Tomm Miller, EVP Communications and Marketing

“My husband knows he can never go wrong with an Irene Neuwirth piece. The latest sphere collection piqued my interest, especially the statement earrings, as they can effortlessly define a look from day to night.”

Gabrielle Cadet, Assistant Buyer, Women’s Designer RTW

“My mom loves a great clutch, so one by Llora would be a beautiful addition to her bag collection. The sleek design is so sophisticated and I could see her pairing it with a gorgeous gown at a gala or black tie event.”

Above left: Photographed by Cyle Suesz/ LA BOUCHE Lipstick Set. Above right: JENNIFER MEYER Good Luck Charm Pendant Necklace.
Monica Porostosky, Buyer, Cosmetics

“What better gift for mom than a luxurious lipstick by La Bouche Rouge? The new sustainable set includes a refillable leather case that can also be monogrammed at our Madison and Beverly Hills stores.”

Jennifer Sunwoo, Chief Merchandising Officer

Jennifer Meyer’s Good Luck Charm is a faultless Mother’s Day gift. Having learned to make jewelry from her grandmother during her childhood, Jennifer Meyer creates pieces with a lovely history of maternal lineage. Comprised of seven universal good-luck symbols, this charm is sure to bring good fortune to any recipient.”