Stylephile: What Mom Wants

Helpful hints for Mother's Day gifts in this month's Stylephile.

May Stylephile

1) GIRL ON THE GO Mom’s busy schedule demands a trusty timepiece. These Timex watches, updated in cheerful springtime colors, range from $35 to $85 and are available at select Target and Kohl’s stores.

2) MAD FAD Inspired by the ’60s vibe of the Mad Men television series, Estée Lauder’s new collection includes a rich lipstick, translucent blush and nail lacquer, all in innocent pink; $104 at Bloomingdale’s and

This 10-speed KitchenAid Artisan mixer is too pretty to hide in the pantry. We love it in aqua sky; other hues available. $349.95 at Crate & Barrel stores and

4) SLEEP TIGHT If you can’t send Mom to Paris, treat her to French-inspired Eiffel Tower PJs in luxe cotton. Ooh la la! $140 at Leisure & Lace in Linwood (609-927-5572) and

5) EASY WRITER Whether she composes household grocery lists or poignant memoirs, this pop-art roller-ball pen makes writing fun. Refill included; $73 at Paradise Pen in Short Hills (973-258-9499) and


Let Her Eat Cake
There’ll be no cooking for the family matriarch on Sunday, May 12! Instead, throw Mom a brunch or tea party at home. Make it festive with these pretty cakestands from Giftquest in Teaneck ( Or take her to an authentic tea room: Teaberry’s Tea Room, Flemington (908-788-1010); High Societea House, Wayne (973-696-8327) or New Leaf Tea Room, Riverton (856-786-0323). For more statewide listings, visit

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