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Mama Mia! 

Primo picks for her Mother's Day gift

click to enlarge Expensive perfumes and jewelry are nice, but this year give her a - gift that's useful and socially conscious, too. This handwoven Bolga - pot basket made by the Ghanaian Women's Cooperatives provides - sustainable income for African women and girls — $55 at Baba - Blankets & Crafts (1330 Prytania St., 599-4520; www.babablanket.com).
  • Expensive perfumes and jewelry are nice, but this year give her a gift that's useful and socially conscious, too. This handwoven Bolga pot basket made by the Ghanaian Women's Cooperatives provides sustainable income for African women and girls — $55 at Baba Blankets & Crafts (1330 Prytania St., 599-4520; www.babablanket.com).


click to enlarge Give her the gift of relaxation with this lavender pillow. A few - minutes in the microwave and the warmed pillow will melt away her - stress — $36 at My Spa By the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., - 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
  • Give her the gift of relaxation with this lavender pillow. A few minutes in the microwave and the warmed pillow will melt away her stress — $36 at My Spa By the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).


click to enlarge She will think of you every time she spices up her table with - these bright, hand-painted salt and pepper sets. Roundly appealing in - miniature, the shakers make a spot-on stylish addition to any tabletop - — $7 per set at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania - St., 891-7018).
  • She will think of you every time she spices up her table with these bright, hand-painted salt and pepper sets. Roundly appealing in miniature, the shakers make a spot-on stylish addition to any tabletop — $7 per set at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).


click to enlarge For the mom who's happiest when she's playing hostess, these - vibrant glass sunflower serving dishes (in three sizes) are the perfect - gift — $17-$32 at Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., - 891-4393).
  • For the mom who's happiest when she's playing hostess, these vibrant glass sunflower serving dishes (in three sizes) are the perfect gift — $17-$32 at Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393).


click to enlarge With a fresh design that's also an instant classic, the sterling - silver Rosette Interlacement Cuff bracelet by Mignon Faget is an ideal - Mother's Day treat. Bejeweled with peridot, the cuff retails for - $1,150, and without the gems, it's $925 — at Mignon Faget - (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping - Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244; 3801 Magazine - St., 891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).
  • With a fresh design that's also an instant classic, the sterling silver Rosette Interlacement Cuff bracelet by Mignon Faget is an ideal Mother's Day treat. Bejeweled with peridot, the cuff retails for $1,150, and without the gems, it's $925 — at Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 524-2973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 891-2005; www.mignonfaget.com).


click to enlarge Delight her senses with a fragrant gift presentation by Voluspa. - The set includes a travel candle, diffuser and room spray in a rich - blended scent of amber, resin, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla bloom - — $60 at Duke Morgan (3607 Magazine St., 309-9394; - www.dukemorgan.biz).
  • Delight her senses with a fragrant gift presentation by Voluspa. The set includes a travel candle, diffuser and room spray in a rich blended scent of amber, resin, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla bloom — $60 at Duke Morgan (3607 Magazine St., 309-9394; www.dukemorgan.biz).


click to enlarge Put a little give and take on your shopping list. Receive a $20 - gift card free when you purchase $100 in gift cards from the Aveda - Institute New Orleans (3330 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, - 454-1400). Spa packages start at $46. To see the Mother's Day packages - online, visit www.avedainstitutesbb.com. (All - services are performed by supervised students.)
  • Put a little give and take on your shopping list. Receive a $20 gift card free when you purchase $100 in gift cards from the Aveda Institute New Orleans (3330 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-1400). Spa packages start at $46. To see the Mother's Day packages online, visit www.avedainstitutesbb.com. (All services are performed by supervised students.)


click to enlarge She deserves some pampering for all the hard work she does, so - help her enjoy some quality downtime with an oversized bottle of - luxurious bubble bath, $49, and a soft, embroidered spa robe, $178.95 - — both from Earthsavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., - Metairie, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 - Magazine St., 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).
  • She deserves some pampering for all the hard work she does, so help her enjoy some quality downtime with an oversized bottle of luxurious bubble bath, $49, and a soft, embroidered spa robe, $178.95 — both from Earthsavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).

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click to enlarge For the wine lover, pick a gift basket that includes a duo of - chardonnays, a box of milk chocolate crunch, sour candies, Primo Dolce - vanilla creme tea biscuits and crispy sesame water crackers — $45 - at Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 894-7420; www.martinwine.com).
  • For the wine lover, pick a gift basket that includes a duo of chardonnays, a box of milk chocolate crunch, sour candies, Primo Dolce vanilla creme tea biscuits and crispy sesame water crackers — $45 at Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 894-7420; www.martinwine.com).


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click to enlarge If your mom's dog is more like a sibling to you than a family - pet, Canine Culture (8110 Hampson St., 373-5141; www.canineculturenola.com) has - the perfect gift. You'll find a wide assortment of pet-centric gifts, - including quirky jewelry like these silver rings, $28 each, and makeup - bags with a subtle, sunny puppy pattern, $15.
  • If your mom's dog is more like a sibling to you than a family pet, Canine Culture (8110 Hampson St., 373-5141; www.canineculturenola.com) has the perfect gift. You'll find a wide assortment of pet-centric gifts, including quirky jewelry like these silver rings, $28 each, and makeup bags with a subtle, sunny puppy pattern, $15.


click to enlarge Flowers are lovely, but diamonds are a girl's best friend. - Luxuriate her wrist in these most precious of stones set in an elegant - 14-karat-gold tennis bracelet — starting at $975 at Wellington - & Company Fine Jewelry (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
  • Flowers are lovely, but diamonds are a girl's best friend. Luxuriate her wrist in these most precious of stones set in an elegant 14-karat-gold tennis bracelet — starting at $975 at Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).


click to enlarge Help your mom stay forever young with Natura Bissé Diamond - Cream. This ultra-rich anti-aging cream renews the skin with - collagen-boosting ingredients like soy protein and plankton — - $210 at Bamboo (4112 Magazine St., 895-1664; www.bambooapothecary.com).
  • Help your mom stay forever young with Natura Bissé Diamond Cream. This ultra-rich anti-aging cream renews the skin with collagen-boosting ingredients like soy protein and plankton — $210 at Bamboo (4112 Magazine St., 895-1664; www.bambooapothecary.com).


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