To the doting daughters (and style savvy sons) out there -- this one's for you. It can be stressful to find Mom the perfect token of your appreciation, but some retailers are using giveaways, champagne and free personalized gifts to make the Mother's Day shopping process that much more enjoyable. You may even want to take Mom with you.
Milly by Michelle Smith is inviting moms and their little ones to an early Mother's Day celebration at the Milly Madison Avenue boutique from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will enjoy mommy and me makeovers, with free makeup applications and braids by Varin Salon. While there, they can shop Milly for mom, and Milly Minis for daughters. Moms get a complimentary mini-facial at the Cornelia Spa at The Surrey with any full-priced handbag purchase; 900 Madison Ave., Manhattan; RSVP to email@example.com.
Daughters looking for a special gift for Mom should stop by a C. Wonder store from noon to 5 p.m., where with any purchase they get the chance to pose for a photo and pen their favorite "Momism" to go in a floral C. Wonder card. Plus, save 20 percent off your entire purchase when you buy two or more jewelry items; at C. Wonder Manhattan stores and at Roosevelt Field mall, Garden City.
Enjoy champagne and a pop-up flower shop while shopping for unique furniture and home decor at this favorite Long Island store Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 305 Main St., East Setauket.
With each White Diamonds Elizabeth Taylor purchase of $60 or more, receive a gift of a gold monogrammed tote bag or White Diamonds watch. The Mother's Day gift set, $60, includes an eau du toilette spray, perfumed body lotion, moisturizing body wash and perfumed body powder; at Macy's Roosevelt Field, Garden City, and Macy's Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream.
Spend $350 or more beginning May 12 and receive a free tote featuring an original drawing by Taylor's artist husband, Wayne Pate. "It’s a drawing of poppies," Taylor told Newsday. "It’s a cool, serene image that’s perfect for spring." Check out her Mother's Day gift ideas on Shop Talk; at Rebecca Taylor stores in Manhattan and rebeccataylor.com.