We can’t imagine anyone who deserves a special treat more than Mom. Discover some of our favorite gifts—and the art that inspired them—below.
Whether she drinks tea or coffee, Mom will be delighted to receive this whimsical notecard set, featuring six different teacup designs inspired by a charming set of 19th century French porcelain designs in The Met collection. The Museum is home to thousands of porcelain objects including desks, wall clocks, sconces, vases, and various tea and coffee services produced at the famous Sèvres manufactory and around the world, including a dazzling array of teacups. In particular, teacups feature some of the most ornate and intricate designs—which means they bring elegance to an everyday ritual.
Remind Mom of the many wonders she performs with this striking sculpture reproduction of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s homage to the goddess Diana. Serving as a role model to women in ancient Rome, Diana represented the ideal woman: both maternal and loving while fiercely protective. While also regarded as unpredictable, Diana portrayed a fantastical and idealistic yet humanized deity representative of strength and beauty.
If fashion is her thing, this diamond-shaped scarf is a must for Mom. Designed for infinite styling opportunities, this scarf looks as elegant tied around the neck as it does on the wrist, accented with a glittering pin or tied around the handles of her handbag. Our designers were inspired by an 18th-century robe à la française in The Met collection—currently on view in gallery 899 as a part of Visitors to Versailles: 1682-1789 (through July 29, 2018). If you’re feeling inspired, take Mom to visit this exquisite example of 18th century dressmaking: A close-up look reveals miniature hand-made flowers and intricate lace that’s sure to captivate her.
Mom is sure to light up if you gift her this candle, handcrafted and decorated in France by Bernardaud, a family-owned business since 1863. The swirling blue and floral pattern is inspired by a cup and saucer produced by the Vincennes Manufactory in 1756, and is produced using a process almost identical to one from 250 years ago. The candle itself features a delicate rose scent, and burns up to 60 hours.
If jewelry is her jam, these amethyst earrings are sure to bring an artful touch to her everyday look. Inspired by an ancient Roman earring dating back to the 1st–3rd century A.D., our faithful reproduction features a 24k-gold overlay and is made in the USA. Because of their purple color, amethysts have been worn by royalty for thousands of years as a symbol of power. These stones are also associated with prosperity, purity, and the reduction of stress.
Perhaps Mom already has enough treasures—so this miniature porcelain box is a perfect place to stash jewelry or other small mementos. Inspired by the fan motif of an armchair designed to furnish Marie Antoinette’s grand cabinet at the château de Versailles, this box is sure to make her feel like royalty.