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Style Spy: Mother's Day Gifts


 M oms wear many hats: caregiver, cheerleader, chauffeur, chef. Express your appreciation for the woman who does it all with a thoughtful gift this Mother’s Day. Pamper, bejewel or simply spoil mom with one or more of these fabulous gift ideas from local boutiques and salons.  

Outside the box

If mom likes getting presents in the mail, then she’ll love getting a monthly boutique in a box. The Moxie Box is a personalized, curated box filled with clothing, accessories and small home items. Boxes contain two to four items. A sample box or one-month subscription is $35; a six-month subscription is $189; a year is $357. Did we mention shipping is free?
Moxie Boutique, 165 E. Main St., Newark, 456-1300.


Trendy cosmetics 

Delaware makeup artist Kristina Ruggerio’s line of quality cosmetics is a local cult favorite. If your mom loves makeup, you can’t go wrong with Ruggerio’s glosses, eye shadows, foundations, liners and bronzers. Products range from $16 to $35 each.

Available at Michael Christopher Salon, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 658-0842.

Shore things

What woman doesn’t love the scene in “Pretty Woman” where Julia Roberts goes on a shopping spree for new clothes? Treat mom to her own mini shopping spree at Aquamarine. Nestled in the charming town of Lewes, the boutique carries clothing and accessories by lines such as Johnny Was (pictured above), Nicole Miller and Simon Sebbag Design.

Aquamarine at 114, 114 Second St., Lewes, 644-4550.


Rose gold baubles 

Trendy moms know rose quartz is one of the Pantone colors of 2016. Indulge her with a gorgeous rose gold pendant personalized with her initials. Or consider more than one—an initial for each of her children—for a pretty layering effect. Prices vary.

Bloom Trolley Square, 1725 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 510-4990.

Statement necklace 

Peter Kate is a mecca for all things chic. If you’re in the market for a bold, beautiful necklace for mom, look no further. Peter Kate’s Lizzie Fortunato Collection is comprised of unique statement necklaces. The Polanco Necklace in Cream ($298) is a versatile piece that can be dressed down with a T-shirt and jeans or shine on a night out.

Peter Kate, 3830 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 656-7463.

Have wine, will travel

Moms who love their wine will appreciate the adorable canvas Kate Spade Gold Dot Wine Tote ($20). Now they can carry their bubbly with a bit of sparkle. Don’t forget to throw in a bottle or two of mom’s favorite vino.

ShopMamie, 1942 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. 655-1686.

Scrumptious skin care 

Moms who love all-natural skincare products will love Fresh’s indulgent face and body polishes. The natural sugar exfoliant leaves skin soft and hydrated after just one use. If you can’t decide which to choose, you can’t go wrong with the divine Fresh Cocoa ($45), made from crushed cocoa and cocoa butter.

Available at Houppette, Powder Mill Square, 3842 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 421-9036.

A day of pampering

We can think of few things that beat a spa day. And when a spa like Noche Azul offers skincare, body, waxing, massage, airbrush tan and makeup, you’ve just given mom a day of bliss. (Well, maybe not the waxing part.) Pick and choose to create the perfect spa package for your mom.

Noche Azul Spa, 1733 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 477-1705.

Hair makeover

Enhance mom’s natural beauty with a brand new cut by the one and only Michael Christopher. His salon is a Best of Delaware winner, so you know mom will be in good hands. Cut and style finishing with Michael Christopher, $100. Prices vary for other services (color, perms, extensions, etc.).

Michael Christopher Salon, 2600 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. To schedule an appointment (and purchase a gift card), call 658-0842 or go to Michael Christopher’s website.

Must Have 

Delaware Beaches Jewelry   

Those who love summer are eagerly counting the days until Memorial Day. Till then, carry a little bit of summer with you by wearing a bangle or two from Michael Gallagher Jewelers’ Delaware Beaches jewelry collection. The gorgeous beach-inspired jewelry is made with blue Murano glass encased with sand from Delaware beaches. Choose from earrings, rings, bracelets, anklets, beads and pendants. We’re loving the elegant Dune Jewelry Starfish Bangle ($47) and adorable Diamond State Sand Bucket Bead ($119.95).

Available at Michael Gallagher Jewelers, 102 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear, (800) 428-6262.

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