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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 14th comes with a lot of pressure. What can you possibly get for one of the most important people in your life – your mom? Whatever your budget, these gifts are sure to check all of her boxes. Even better, there’s no need to make a special online order – because all of these gift ideas are available from your local Wellesley retailers.


1. Exercise Buff/Athletic


Workout Clothing, Legit Activewear, Wellesley

For the woman who loves to keep moving, active wear is the go-to choice. Legit Activewear, an upscale athletic boutique in Wellesley, blends fashion and performance. As carriers of in-demand brands like Stella McCartney, Ultracor, Blanc Noir and more, Legit provides you with the latest in fitness fashion.

Wireless Ear Buds, Tumi, Wellesley

There’s no need for your mom to play it by ear when it comes to fitness accessories. Help her forgo annoying tangled wires – with wireless ear buds from Tumi. Whether she’s running on the treadmill or cycling, these wireless ear buds will help her elevate her gym game.


2. Professional


Camilla Tote, Tumi, Wellesley

An update on their classic Sinclair collection, this functional yet stylish tote offers your mom the perfect everyday handbag. With interior features like a velvet-lined jewelry pocket and padded laptop compartment, this bag works seamlessly day or night.

Watch, Lux Bond & Green, Wellesley

What’s a better way to reflect your mom’s timeless love than with a classic, elegant watch? As Wellesley’s finest jewelers, Lux Bond & Green offers a variety of watch styles – from classic leather straps to elegant pink gold, you are bound to find a watch that she’ll look forward to using year after year.


3. Retiree


Vera Bradley, London Harness, Wellesley

Inspired by the needs of real women, Vera Bradley believes in the power of community and empowering women to look their best. From their small handbags to deluxe luggage sets, Vera Bradley offers a range of stylish options that can fit almost any budget.

Cashmere topper, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Classic in their taste but creative in their fashion, Isabel Harvey offers home goods and clothing that reflect the great taste every woman has to offer. Their signature cashmere topper, available in a variety of colors, offers your mother an easy but stylish on-the-go look she can wear every day.


4. Literary Buff


“Papi: My Story,” Wellesley Books, Wellesley

A Boston legend, David “Big Papi” Ortiz’s memoir offers a deeper look into the man behind the legend. For the first time, Ortiz reflects back on his legendary career to take a deeper look at what defined and drove him to become a baseball legend.

Big Little Lies, Wellesley Books, Wellesley

This New York Times Bestseller that HBO recently turned into a TV miniseries is a page-turner. I would suggest picking up a few of her books – they are the perfect summer reads.


5. Traveler


Sailcloth Duffle, J. McLaughlin, Wellesley

Nothing captures a nautical-inspired New England summer like the Sailcloth Duffle from J. McLaughlin. Created with ultra-durable material, this carry-all bag is designed to remain in pristine shape no matter where it might go.

Cashmere Travel Wrap, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Designed to be worn in seven different ways, Isabel Harvey’s cashmere travel wrap will help your mother exude elegance no matter where she voyages. The handcrafted material provides her the comfort she craves, without compromising style.


6. Entertainer


Baccarat – Crystal Cocktail Party in a Box, Lux Bond & Green, Wellesley

Made in the small village of Baccarat, France, this collection is known for its quality and timeless design. This special cocktail collection presents an opportunity to create an elegant event, with eight different glasses to savour and enjoy with friends.

In-Home Cheese Classes by Wasik’s, Wellesley

Second-generation cheese purveyors, Wasik’s has been offering the best in cheese, charcuterie, and gourmet products to Wellesley since 1964. A Wasik’s in-home cheese class offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity – exploring the art of cheese while having a tasty, delicious experience.


7. Beach Bum


Tunic, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

Even as the temperature heats up, your mom will stay cool in this stylish Debbie Katz tunic from North River Outfitter. With nautical-inspired embroidery and the highest quality India cotton material, this tunic looks beautiful whether lounging by the pool or strolling on the beach.

Caryall Tote, Isabel Harvey, Wellesley

Whether she’s kicking off the morning rush or enjoying a relaxing weekend, every mom needs a go-to tote. The Caryall collection from Isabel Harvey features fun patterns and sizes – all designed to endure even the toughest day while still looking flawless.


8. Boater/Preppy


Saint James Espadrilles, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

Since 1850, Saint James has been producing lightweight, rope-banded footwear. Renowned for their comfort and durability, these shoes offer a look that’s authentic to the original while looking amazing with every outfit.

Cashmere Lobster Sweater, North River Outfitter, Wellesley

A must-have for spring and summer, this adorable Two Bees sweater is the epitome of a beautiful New England summer. Made of impossibly soft cashmere material, this sweater offers a fun twist on a classic.