This Sunday, please don’t send a Hallmark card to your mother.  Please, no.

If you like, below are a few suggestions that might be a bit more creative …when you still care enough.  You really cannot go wrong with a pair of eco-friendly, give back ONE FOR ONE shoes a la Toms.

What about a cool Terrarium?  If you can’t plant it yourself…send a kit and let your mom plant her own little eco-system (I like this DIY Terrarium Kit best).  If you head the cookbook route, pick up a new selection of winners such as Thomas Heller’s Ad Hoc and blend with something of the old school  variety like Le Guide Culinaire by Auguste Escoffier.

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of luxury, perhaps a Hermes Cape Cod watch or a gift card on a favorite airline. Know of a cool upcoming show, classical, opera or good ole fashion rock n’ roll? Buy a great pair of tickets and throw in a cool pair of new heels along with dinner.  I also love the thought of a simple, clean bottle of rose wine or champagne in a new MZ Wallace bag.