last-minute gifts

by Fiona Clarke and Kathryn Brooks
Still struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Just four days away, little time remains. After searching high and low, we’ve come to the rescue. All but one are available locally, the other, just a phone call away. So get on it – pronto! Here are our picks that are sure to elicit “wow, you shouldn’t have” from that wonderful woman who has always been, and continues to be, there for you.


A belted tote influenced by Burberry’s iconic trench, is paneled inside and out in supple two-tone 100-percent calf leathers – and left unfastened, always. For a limited time, an additional contrast-colored belt is included. Made in Italy, the bag is available in two sizes and ten colors. The Belt Bag is roomy but not bulky, with interior pockets and compartments to help you keep everything organized. An adjustable, detachable crossbody strap is included.The medium size is shown above in the color called clementine. $2,290. Available at the Burberry Boutique, Scottsdale Fashion Square.


A watch that is also a beautiful piece of jewelry, Panthère de Cartier is one of the most distinctive designs created by the Parisienne House. Introduced in the 1980s and more contemporary than ever, it is a true style icon, wonderfully feminine without being too dainty. Like its namesake, the Panthère is both strong and slinky. The case and bracelet are 18K rose gold and 44 diamonds surround the face. The movement is quartz.  $27,100. Available at the Cartier Boutique, Scottsdale Fashion Square.


Neatly packed in a large wooden box, filled with excelsior and tied with a ribbon, are the makings for a spot of tea: a Jar of Pure Arizona Honey, Rüze Cake House Lemon/Lavender Shortbread Cookies, Teaspressa Black Tea, a Tea Infuser and Luxe Cube Sugar Sticks. To complete the setting, there’s  a Mason Jar filled with fresh, seasonal florals. $135. The Mother’s Day Tea Box is available at Camelback Flowershop, 4214 E. Indian School Road, Suite 101, Phoenix.


How cute are these slides! Flower is the protagonist of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Infused with a modern twist and touch that represents the brand’s idea of “high tech and high craft,” these easy to wear Flower Heel Silk Slide Sandals are crafted of green and pink floral-print silk twill and showcase Ferragamo’s signature patent leather flower-shaped heel. As perfect with a gauzy dress as distressed jeans, they will take the floral trend right down to her tippy toes. $545. Available at the Ferragamo Boutique, Scottsdale Fashion Square.


The luxury perfume house Creed was established in 1760 by James Henry Creed, laying the foundation for a family-owned business that has spanned seven generations. Employing traditional-but-expensive infusion methods for its fragrances, Creed creates original, high-quality scents that are a favorite among connoisseurs. Olivier Creed, the current master perfumer now based in Paris, continues the two-and-a -half centuries old legacy by introducing new exclusive fragrances that cater to a global clientele. Pictured above, left to right, are three of Creed’s most delicious fragrances; Millesime Imperial, Love in White and White Flowers. From $350 to $990. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park.


No one deserves a day of pampering more than mom. Whisk her off to the Spanish-inspired Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spat at Montelucia for their Ultimate Relaxation Package. First, she’ll be treated to an 80-minute Joya Signature Massage. A strong touch is used incorporating circular movements and stretching borrowed from traditional Thai to stimulate blood and lymph circulation while easing tension. Then a 50-minute Ultra Plump & Glow Firming Facial will firm, hydrate and resurface her face, neck and décolleté area. A hydrating Manicure or Pedicure will complete the experience. Add a Spa Day Pass and she can enjoy the rooftop pool, sauna room, whirlpool and relaxation lounges. $ 475. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spat at Montelucia, Paradise Valley.


Since inheriting Sidney Garber Fine Jewelry, her father’s exclusive Chicago store, in 2008, Brooke Garber Neidich has dedicated herself to honoring his legacy and love of beautiful objects. These Honeycomb Large Drop Earrings are crafted of 18K white gold and feature  large domed honeycomb-shaped drops embellished with 3.75 carat round, rose-cut white diamonds. One of the brand’s most popular styles, this whimsical pair gleams with a polished finish. The lever back ensures both comfort and security. $12,900. Just a phone call away, contact Barneys New York. Be sure to request overnight shipping.


In honor of Mother’s Day, the folks at Dyson have released The Red Edition Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer with Travel Case. Designed by tech wizard James Dyson, the hair dryer comes with a red presentation box, cushioned with soft fabric and secured by a magnetic clasp. This is the Rolls-Royce of hairdryers: ensuring ultra-fast drying, it’s cool to the touch, lightweight and balanced. The air temperature is measured 20 times every second and, by keeping the temperature under control, it helps to prevent extreme heat damage, protecting your hair’s natural shine. $399. Available at Sephora, Valley locations.


What began as a necessity, becomes a fashion statement: the Ribbons and Pearls Sunglasses are both practical and stunning. Created by the House of Fendi, the pink metal frame is lightweight and ultra feminine. Embellished with Swarovski pearls of various sizes, the narrow temples  are customized with the brand’s engraved logo. $540. Available in the Fendi Boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park.