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Good Buy: Everything For Mom

by Josephine Cusumano
This Mother’s Day, why not treat Mom to something she’ll use every day to make things a little easier and, of course, a whole lot sweeter. Plus, you know she deserves it.

1. Bottled Up
For the mom on-the-go, S’well bottles just might be her match. The reuseable, stainless steel bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours—sans the condensation—or hot for 12 hours and it’s BPA and toxin-free. What’s more, S’well partnered with the U.S. Fund and UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to kids around the world. Now that’s double the good.
$25-45 varying in size at

2. All in the Mix
Impress her with the KitchenAid Artisan Design Series Mixer, available in an array of colors to match any personality. The 325-watt stand mixer comes with a 5-quart glass bowl, a burnished flat beater, a dough hook and a stainless steel wire whip. Equipped with 10 speeds, there’s almost nothing it can’t mix.
$459 at Sur La Table, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 797-0098

3. Good Scents
Michael Kors’ limited-edition fragrance, Coral Eau de Parfum, just might be everything Mom needs for a little escape. Inspired by the tropics, the designer’s latest iteration is a fresh, fruity and floral fragrance mixed with rosy spice leaves, sandalwood, jasmine and more for a sweet, musky scent.
Starting at $65 at Ulta, 1555 Almonesson Road, Deptford, (856) 853-4200

4. Sweet Treat
Give something sweet with Bliss in a Bottle’s chocolate-paired wines. Each bottle is wrapped with a protective sleeve, which is then painted over with a layer of chocolate that’s best suited to the wine’s flavors. Have Mom sample the red Prisoner, which has hints of espresso, roasted fig and pomegranate, and its white chocolate topped with cherry and boysenberry bits.
$66.99 at

5. Darling Studs
Every mom deserves a one-of-a-kind gift and Zeyzani’s handmade earrings fit the bill. Crafted in Izmir, Turkey, and framed with sparkling Swarovski crystals, this double-drop style showcases pear-shaped natural rose crystals set in sterling silver, truly making them something special.
$148 at Zeyzani, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, (856) 439-6183

6. Give Her a Spark
Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has already helped legions of readers de-clutter their homes and lives, but her follow-up, Sparking Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on The Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, will take things one step further, thanks to her step-by-step illustrations of the KonMari Method. We’re sure Mom will feel the joy too.
$18.99 at Barnes and Noble, 1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, (856) 608-1622,

7. Something Pink
Brighten Mom’s day with Kate Spade’s “Orchard Street Penelope” cross-body bag in vibrant tulip pink. This pebbled bag comes adorned with a double tassel detail, magnetic flap closure and the iconic Kate Spade New York logo embossed in gold and finished off with a spade stud.
$328 at Tehen, 2076 Route 70 E., Cherry Hill, (856) 424-4347

8. Fresh Florals
Nothing says “I Love You, Mom” like a bouquet of fresh flowers and Moorestown Flower Shoppe delivers fresh and offers customizable floral arrangements. If you’re unsure of what direction to go, lilies and roses are in season, but using Mom’s favorites might be the way to go.
Prices vary at Moorestown Flower Shoppe, 66 E. Main Street, Moorestown, (856) 234-0660,

9. Spa Day
SK-II might as well be luxury in a bottle so why not treat Mom to a spa day of her own. The Pitera Essential Gift Set is equipped with everything she needs for a new skincare regimen complete with the signature Facial Treatment Essence, clarifying Clear Lotion and Facial Mask for a moisturizing experience that takes skin on a ride to become clear, firm and radiant.
$99 at Blue Mercury at 300 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 810-7606,

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 2 (May, 2016).
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