On Mother’s Day, a card and bouquet of flowers are always treasured, but what really matters is that you show your appreciation—whether the woman you’re celebrating is your mom, your friend, or yourself. And while mothers are notorious for saying they never need or want anything, you can’t go wrong offering up a token of your endless gratitude. Here’s some inspiration to help you find the perfect way to give something special to the woman who gave you the world.

Coffee Table Book Goals

Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century
Showcasing 400 exceptional rooms, this celebration of interior design and decorating features projects from luxury châteaux to tiny apartments from around the world. This visual source book is rich with information and inspiration from not just decorators and interior designers, but also fashion designers, artists, film stars, and style icons.

Sustainable Steps

Rothy’s Shoes
The San Francisco-based brand is known for its trendy woven shoes designed for women on the go. Made of recycled plastic water bottles, Rothy’s are not only responsibly made, but they’re also machine-washable and are as comfy as they are cute.

Full-Bloom Fun

Mother’s Day at the New York Botanical Garden
Just a few quick stops from Grand Central, the horticultural wonderland is offering a full weekend of fun for Mother’s Day. From party games to garden tours to their annual Mother’s Day party (one of their most popular events), there are activities for all ages.

Comfort and Class

Frank & Eileen Linen Shirt
Reimagined and reinterpreted with a relaxed sensibility, this classic linen shirt goes with nearly everything for spring and summer. Crisp and chic, this ultimate wardrobe essential is anything but a basic button-down: it’s easy to see why new mom Meghan née Markle is a fan.

Love Is in the Air

Robert Indiana The Philadelphia Love
Many of Robert Indiana’s works feature bold, short words in large typeface, but the pop artist’s quadrangular LOVE is iconic. A 1975 print of the memorable design — four stacked letters and a tilted “O” — this is one of the most enduring and iconic works in Pop Art history.

Pretty Porcelain

Sèvres Enameled Toilette Articles
Done in a style similar to Sèvres, the famed French factory founded over 250 years ago, these two jars and a gilt hand mirror are the ideal set for a traditional space. The delight is in the details: enameled floral bouquets, raised gilt trim, and appliqué add enduring appeal.

Love delicate designware? Shop more porcelain favorites.

Pamper Her

AIRE Ancient Baths Spa Experiences
At this candlelit Roman bathhouse in TriBeCa, you can indulge in a variety of relaxation experiences enhanced by luxe touches (think Himalayan salt). Unwind with your choice from their extensive menu of baths and massages, including their pampering Mother’s Day specials.

Floral Fantasy

BYREDO Fleur Fantôme Scents
Inspired by a garden in bloom, Fleur Fantôme is blended with notes of rhubarb, lemon petitgrain leaves, and tulip, underscored with hints of heliotrope and suede. The luxury home scent company’s many options fragrance the home with evocative scents, giving each room an aromatic makeover.

Stay for Tea

Belle Époque Tea And Coffee Service
Make every morning not just good but glamorous with this classic set. Each piece is alive with vibrant personality — teapot, creamer, covered sugar bowl, and kettle — featuring a baluster-form body and twist-fluted decoration, resting on raised scroll feet.

Dining with a group? Shop more serveware options on Sotheby’s Home, and read up on how to set your table for spring on the blog.

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