Candace Kristin’s May Style Blog

May has arrived and I would love to share with you all some of my favorite gifts for Mother’s Day! I browsed our corridors to cultivate a list of special ideas to express love and gratitude as well as hopefully put a large smile on your mom’s face. Let’s spoil the lady that has nurtured, encouraged, and molded us into the people we are today. I am a big believer in finding a gift that reflects her. Now is not the time to purchase a universal household item like a toaster or blender, but one that has meaning.


Is your mom a fashionista? Does she like to know the latest trends and love to be fashion on point. If so, head over to Versace and look at the La Medusa Bag, small. One of this season’s top trends is small top handle bag. Think of a color, maybe not the typical black or brown, but a lavender, pink or green. Trust me it will blend in well with her wardrobe.


Now that spring is upon us and the warmer weather is around the corner, how about gifting your mom a pair of these stylish mules? They are another big trend of the season. Bonus, they are super comfortable and will allow her to walk miles in her new flats. Second bonus, they are super versatile and can be worn with denim, dresses and shorts. Easy to pack on a summer vacation!


Fragrance is a such a personal touch as it needs to be admired by the one who will be wearing it. Take your mom over to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian counter at Neiman Marcus and allow her to pick a scent. Trust me, she will be happy! I wear Grand Soir every day and get many compliments. It’s light with soft vanilla tones.


Purchase a beautiful dress that she can wear if you are taking her to brunch or dinner. This silk crepe dress from Weekend Max Mara can also be worn all season. It is on trend with large floral print and vibrate colors. Your mom will surely not be a wall flower at her next gathering in this, rather super chic look!


What a great gift to give your mom, your “heart” that she can wear daily and remind her of the special bond you share. This Elsa Peretti open heart design is timeless and can be worn with a dress or casual t-shirt. The three round diamonds add a bit of pizzazz. It also comes in rose gold.


If your mom enjoys a bouquet of flowers, why not give her an arrangement that she can enjoy for 365 days or longer? Every time she looks at her floral arrangement it will remind her of just how much you care. Extra bonus, you can customize your arrangement from the color of roses, type of vessel and size.


Mother’s Day is synonymous with dining out. Treat your mom to an afternoon brunch or sophisticated dinner at Westfield Garden State Plaza’s newest restaurant, Seasons 52! It’s a great time to put on new spring clothes! Seasons 52 is your new destination for seasonal cooking and 52 wines by the glass. Their menu changes with the season to feature 100% fresh produce, and they oak-fire grill and brick oven roast (without a fryer in sight) so everything they prepare is full of flavor and naturally lighter.


Is your mom in love with charm bracelets? Head on over to Pandora and look at the many styles of charms dedicated to all thing’s motherhood. I love this dual metal, silver and rose gold dangle charm. Bonus, you can stack the charms to create a unique bracelet specially designed for her and her favorite things.


Treat mom to a spa at home, so she can relax, regroup and zen out with a special gift box full of bath bombs from Lush. They selected their best sellers, so mom can have several days to ease into a bathtub and soak the stress away. Bonus, a relaxed mom is a happy mom!