The mixed patterns on this flirty cotton chemise are so stylish, she might be tempted to wear it to brunch ... or breakfast in bed, $59 at Bonjour Lingerie (4214 Magazine St., 504-309-8014; www.bonjourlingerie.com).
The vintage-inspired styling and lavender hue on these cat-eye frames makes a fresh spring statement, $315 at St. Charles Vision (citywide; www.stcharlesvision.com).
This vibrantly patterned, jeweled clutch by Shiraleah also features a shoulder chain in case she needs her hands free — and what mom doesn't? Clutch, $53 at gae-tana's (7732 Maple St., 504-865-9625; www.gaetanas.com).
Help sporty moms stay on the go with a quick-dry top featuring UV protection, $75 at Priorities (4858 Magazine St., 504-899-2212; www.prioritiesnola.com).
Beloved local icons ranging from a streetcar to a water meter cover will be at her fingertips when she wears The New Orleans Collage Bracelet by Heather Elizabeth Designs, $59 at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 504-897-3388; www.plumneworleans.com)
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A wedge heel and metallic hue bring style to this sandal, while a suede-lined contour footbed provides walkability, $165 at Perfect Fit Shoes (5525 Magazine St., 504-456-5993; www.perfectfitshoes.net).
Pen Mom a heartfelt letter and present her with this old-fashioned writing set for an especially thoughtful gift. Ink, $35, pen stand, $10, pen, $60, all at Scriptura (5423 Magazine St., 504-897-1555; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-219-1181; www.scriptura.com).
A handcrafted oyster serving plate looks delicate but can withstand ovens, dishwashers and microwaves, $105 at Oysteria (4843 Magazine St., 504-899-4843; www.oysterianola.com).
This chocolate gift box offers 12 sweet ways to show Mom your appreciation, $26 at Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 504-269-5707; The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St.; www.bluefrogchocolates.com).
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Adorn her with jewels from the deep — freshwater pearls and a sterling silver starfish pendant, $275 at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 504-524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 504-891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).
A stack of petite scented satchels brings a feminine note to a lingerie drawer or vanity top, $31 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St.,