Whatcha Gonna Get Her for Mother's Day?

A short list of gifts for all the beautiful, intelligent, gutsy and creative mothers in our lives. Some elegance, some adventure. And of course we couldn't resist adding our favorite gifts from Anne Sylvain's spring collection.

For the Urban World Traveling Mom - a weekend in paris

Pavillon de la Reine, Paris

Think she'd appreciate a little French elegance? Our favorite boutique hotel in Paris, Pavilion de la Reine, is in the center of the Marais but located in a quiet courtyard off the Place des Vosges. An ideal location to enjoy but also spend time quietly reflecting on Paris' fabulous creative energy. Dine at Clover. Shop at L’eclaireur.

For the Adventurer Mom - Trekking the Inca Trail or Scuba diving in HawAii

Diving The Cathedrals, Lanai

Diving The Cathedrals, Lanai

Maybe her thing right now is adventure. If so, send her trekking on the Inca Trail or scuba diving The Cathedrals off the tiny island of Lanai in Hawaii.  Insider tip on the latter: rather than take the scuba boat from Maui, stay on Lanai where the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches are quiet and serene. Plus, Lanai puts her closer to some of the best dive sites. Four Seasons Resort, Lanai

For the flower-loving, designer mom - not your typical floral arrangment

New York based floral stylist Lindsey Taylor captures the splendor of the garden in arrangements that present like works of art. 

For the mom who loves unusually elegant, U.S. Made luxury-FAVORITE MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS from anne sylvain'S SPRING COLLECTION

An Anne Sylvain Custom Handbag. Order her favorite color and leather for the exterior and the interior of any Anne Sylvain style. Her initials may be stamped inside the bag to further personalize a piece. -from $575

The Cuff. Anne Sylvain's cuffs in genuine alligator or python can be worn with any ensemble, whether she's on the beaches of Hawaii or in the galleries of Paris. Lined in matching calf leather. Gold or silver tone clasp from Milan, Italy. -from $350  

The Hobo. In white "pearl" genuine ostrich or ivory and gray genuine python, the Anne Sylvain hobo is all she needs to carry for summer. The silvery white finish on our spring ostrich hobo is extra special, we don’t think you’ll see it anywhere else. Fully lined in brightly hued lamb leather. -from $2450

The Zip Pouch.  Available in 2 sizes, Anne Sylvain's zip pouches fit all her daily essentials. Carry inside a larger bag or alone as a clutch. Genuine Python or Crocodile. Fully lined in brightly hued lamb leather. Hardware from Milan, Italy. -from $495

The Mini. The mini shoulder bag is all the rage this season. But we think it’s a trend that’s here to stay - it’s lightweight, fits the essentials and flatters all figures. Our Mini features a detachable and adjustable strap, adding to this style's versatility. The special alligator leather we found for Anne Sylvain’s Vintage Navy Mini is hand finished to give it a vintage look, ensuring that this Mini will be forever extraordinary. -from $2150


The Sunglass Case. Choose one color for her sunglasses, another color for her eyeglasses. You can’t go wrong. Genuine python, calf leather lining. -$250

The Vendome Shopper. Crafted from genuine whipsnake, the black and white stripes on our Vendome Shopper for spring are laid out on the diagonal. There are stripes and then there are STRIPES. Lined in imperial red lamb leather -$2450


Happy Mother's Day!

-Patricia Raskin, Founder Creative Director, ANNE SYLVAIN