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Where to Find the Perfect Mother's Day Gift in Manhattan

Updated: May 5, 2022

Searching for the perfect Mother's Day gift is truly a labor of love. With so many options to choose from, the task can seem daunting, especially in a major shopping destination like Manhattan. With that being said, the city is home to a variety of specialty shops, boutiques, spas, and salons with one-of-a-kind gifts you can't find in a big-box store.

From home décor to flowers and jewelry, you can find an ideal gift for mom at any one of these businesses throughout Manhattan, all of which were recommended to us by our Brown Harris Stevens agents.

Fine Jewelry, Fashion, and Accessories

Jennifer Miller Jewelry (Upper East Side)

"We both love Jennifer Miller. The store is located at 972 Lexington Avenue at 70th Street. They are primarily a jewelry store that features both costume and fine jewelry." -- Lisa Rose and Jackie Siegel

With eye-catching jewelry available at all price points, as well as select fashion and accessories, Jennifer Miller is a safe bet for anyone looking for a glamorous gift for mom. Learn More

Shishi (Upper West Side)

A New York City staple for over a decade, Shishi is a trendy women's boutique that prioritizes both comfort and style. According to Julie Smith and Elise Witkin of the Julie Elise Team, the store also has friendly and helpful staff members, so you don't have to stress to find the right gift. Learn More

Helen Ficalora has been one of our favorite jewelry designers for years. It’s a tradition in our family to give each other charms that have the first initial of our children (and grandchildren's) names on them, as well as our own initials. -- Monica Podell and Brittany Podell

Along with charms and bracelets, the jewelry store offers a full selection of rings, necklaces, and earrings. Learn More

Festive Flowers

Urban Garden Center (East Harlem)

Lily Wong's top recommendation for plant-lovers, the Urban Garden Center showcases a wide selection of colorful annuals, perfect for gardening or brightening the home, as well as plenty of pots, seeds, and tools. The shop's expert staff members have created arrangements for various NYC residences, as well as museums like the Whitney Museum. Learn More

Foliage Gardens (NoMad/Chelsea)

"The Orchids are spectacular and available in a variety of types and colors, and they do beautiful arrangements. Their products are well-priced, and they offer delivery. We have sent closing gifts from them for years." -- Julie Smith and Elise Witkin

Located in Manhattan's famous Flower Market, Foliage Gardens features orchids, seasonal flowers, succulents, ferns, and trees that can be purchased at wholesale prices. Learn More

Known for their vibrant and long-lasting flowers, as well as their artful arrangements, Columbia Midtown Florist is also popular for offering same-day delivery. Learn More

Quality Home Goods

Current Home (Upper East Side)

Among our top recommendations was Current Home, a specialty store featuring creative home accessories and tableware that emphasize creative designs and fine craftsmanship. It is great for anyone looking for frames, candles, and other unique home goods. Learn More

Dear Annabelle (Online, Locally Owned)

A favorite of mother-daughter duo Monica Podell and Brittany Podell, Dear Annabelle is an online stationery store that allows you to personalize notepads, cards, and other items for mom, who will definitely appreciate their unique and creative designs. Learn More

Salon & Spa Specials

Oasis Day Spa (Downtown)

Our moms worked hard raising us, and what better way to reward them than with the gift of relaxation? To help, Oasis Day Spa is offering discounted Mother's Day gift cards for their services, which range from massages and facials to body scrubs and wraps. Learn More

Kolorbar (Upper West Side)

"This salon is cheerful, and they offer the best shampoo and other top-notch products. The stylists are all terrific and only want to please you." -- Lori Rosenblatt

Pamper mom with a blowout and a new style at Kolorbar. New customers also receive a special discount. Learn More

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