WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Stumped over what to get Mom for Mother's Day? Before you reach for another bottle of perfume or a bouquet of flowers, consider her personality and interests (hint: anything homemade is always a winner!). A sampling of ideas follow. Feel free to add any of yours on our Facebook pages.
For the Fashionista: Consider a gift certificate for her very own personal stylist. Hartsdale resident and Image Consultant Kendra Charisse Porter works with each client to understand her personality, sense of style, lifestyle and most importantly, her body shape and coloring to curate a wardrobe that is fashion forward, functional and affordable. Shop Mom: (914) 246-0207, www.kendraporter.com/.
For the Rock and Roller: Surprise Mom with tickets to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester where she can rock out to headliners like Phil Lesh & Friends, Peter Frampton, and Ringo Starr. Shop Mom: www.thecapitoltheatre.com/.
For the Jewelry Lover: You can never go wrong with something sparkly and at Zaltas in Mamaroneck, Owner Kathy Zaltas is happy to put aside a "wish list." So -- Mom goes in, picks a few items she wants; and later Hubby goes in and buys them. Shop Mom: (914) 777-7304, www.zaltasgallery.com/.
For the Yogi: Say Namaste. Bedford Hills Yoga Instructor Celia Hirsch is giving 10 percent off gift cards for both private and group lessons. Shop Mom: www.SpaceatBedfordHills.com/.
For the Stressed Out: Let the professional staff at Rachel Rose Day Spa in Hartsdale pamper mom with their array of services, everything from facials to scrubs and massages. Shop Mom: (914) 948-7500, www.rachelerosedayspa.com/.
For the Gardener: Head to the Pleasantville Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Plaza. Here, both new and experienced gardeners will find perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, luxurious hanging baskets, and great gift ideas for Mother's Day. Shop Mom: www.pleasantvillegardenclub.org/.
For the Foodie: She cooks for you all the time, so why not take her to a meal that's more than a restaurant experience; it an event. Pelham Chef Nisa Lee, the exclusive caterer to the Hammond Museum in North Salem, is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8, with seatings at 11:30 a.m.and 2 p.m. Lee is also known for her culinary dinners at the museum where guests experience a five course meal paired with wines and are temporarily blindfolded as a way to really focus and taste each ingredient. Shop Mom: Go HERE for Mother's Day reservations; to www.nisalee.com/ or (914) 552-5258 for more general information.
For the Artsy Mom: Masterpiece Framing in Harrison features 12 paintings in the series, "A Mother’s Art Marathon" by Alla Goldburt-Annopolsky, of Scarsdale. This exhibition, which runs through May 22, is part of a larger collection of 182 pieces completed over the span of a year as a way for Annopolsky to connect her dual roles as a new mother and a working professional. Annopolsky is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Motherhood Conference at Manhattan College on Friday, May 6. Shop Mom: 243 Halstead Ave., Harrison, www.framingmasterpiece.com/ or www.allaannopolsky.com/.
For the Sporty Mom: Sure Mom will be happy with Lululmeon or Athletica but if you want to find something everyone else at the gym doesn't have, head to LV2BFIT in Rye Brook for brands like Nancy Rose, Beyond Yoga and Prism. Shop Mom: (914) 305-6567, www.lv2bfit.com/.
For Naturalists: Mom like nature? Then check out the Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester on Sunday, May 8 at 8 a.m. for their 25th annual Mother's Day Warbler Walk around Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers. Spring migrants will be searched for, followed by refreshments at the nature center. Shop Mom: (914) 237-9331, www.hras.org/.
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