The 2012 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The makeup used backstage at fashion shows is often impossible to replicate in real life. But Clinique global color artist Jenna Menard turned designer Karen Walker’s coral lip into an accessible reality—and a color that suits nearly every face.

Clinique Long Last lipstick in Runway Coral, $15; shop now:clinique.com

This box of chocolates culls flavors from all over the world, including dark chocolates from Tanzania and Honduras. The lined label on the front is wonderful for writing your Mother’s Day wishes.

Askinosie single origin box of chocolate bars, $26.50; shop now:askinosie.com

Gucci’s Generous Violet has top notes of the purple flower but a suede base note, the combination of which delivers a fresh, rich fragrance. Bonus: Its color is on trend for spring.

Flora by Gucci Garden Collection eau du toilette sprays, $70 each for 50ml; shop now: gucci.com

Tory Burch’s kaleidoscopic scarf makes it easy for mom to figure out that “pop of color” she’s been talking about since It’s A Brad Brad World.

Tory Burch collage print scarf, $185; shop now: toryburch.com

White leather bags might be all the rage this spring, but there’s not a practical one among them. Sophie Hulme’s black envelope clutch, however, is both sturdy and sleek. The detachable cross-body strap is an added perk.

Sophie Hulme mini envelope bag, $410; shop now: barneys.com

Burberry’s green tortoiseshell glasses indulge in this summer’s cat eye trend without looking like they were plucked from the 40s.

Burberry cat eye tortoiseshell sunglasses, $200; shop now: us.burberry.com
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