By Tali Jaffe-Minor

When conjuring up the perfect Mother’s Day gift, we tend to think of something special that Mom wouldn’t buy for herself. So, when it came to editing the MDGG, this mama had lots of fun dreaming up piles of gifts that would delight any mother I know. For the fashion-forward, we went heavy on accessories from Aquazzura, Balmain, Fendi, Valentino, and more; for the big give, we’ve cherry-picked pieces that will last a lifetime from our fine jewelry brands, from Ara Vartanian to Van Cleef & Arpels; and for those mamas who are happiest lounging at home (takes one to know one) we’ve gathered sumptuous robes, chic tableware, and a few beauty indulgences from the likes of Santa Maria Novella, Le Labo, Versace, Michael Aram, and Lalique, to name but a few. Whether she’s mom, ma, mama, or mommy—or simply a maternal presence who deserves some presents—we guarantee you will find just the right gift (or two, or three) at Bal Harbour Shops.

Fashion Forward

If your mom has retired her stilettos for Sambas, this section of the MDGG is for you. If she’s stylish, appreciates a good trend, or doesn’t hesitate to dress up for date night (or the soccer field), we’ve put together more than a dozen options to make mom proud. We suggest you start with Aquzzura’s butterfly sandals and keep scrolling to consider a sleek snakeskin belt from Ermanno Scervino, a sweet Chanel hair tie, Gucci sneakers, oversize Valentino sunnies, or maybe metallic ballet flats from Versace.

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Future Heirlooms

Let’s be real, you can select any of the pieces in this category and call it a win. If you want to wow her with something dazzling, Graff’s Wildflower diamond necklace or Harry Winston’s brand-new yellow diamond Sunflower studs should do the trick. Or, perhaps a classic Serpenti watch from Bulgari, or Davidor’s signature L’Arc ring is more her style. Or, if she’s you know, a cool mom, Maria Tash has just the ear candy to satisfy her.

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Home Body

Think about this: how often do you catch mom sitting down? Let’s make sure that when she ever does get off her feet, she’s lounging in a silk kimono from Dolce & Gabbana with a sumptuous Frette throw draped over her while flipping through Assouline’s ultimate ode to Chanel. If breakfast in bed is on the Mother’s Day agenda (as it should be), why not serve up her matcha latte in a new Versace Barocco mug to kickstart her day?

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The trench coat for any occasion that you’ll want to wear at every opportunity. Dolce & Gabbana’s timeless branded floral Cordonetto lace trench coat is oh-so easy to wear, yet so hard to want to take off. Make it a full look with the Italian house’s Sicily bag and teardrop pendant earrings.
Artisans in Madagascar and Milan each spend eight hours meticulously crafting each of the “Summer Tricks” charms that are designed to lend an individual touch to Prada’s line of summer bags—which the brand refers to as “crochet,” not raffia, because of the finely tuned nature of each design. Treat yourself to one today, at Prada at Bal Harbour Shops.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, granddads, godfathers, and dogfathers out there. Should the handmade cards and French toast in bed not have landed the way everyone hoped this morning, head to the Shops today. Click the link in bio for our Father’s Day Gift Guide, full of easy-to-enjoy items at Bal Harbour Shops, such as these stunning watches from Hublot.