Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is like going into battle unarmed—you literally do not stand a chance. Unless you’ve been given specific instructions detailing the exact fragrance, handbag or shade of hydrangea (and if that’s the case, well, congratulations), she’ll probably end up returning your thoughtful gift, or worse yet, storing it in the depths of her closet.
So this year, we implore you to consider the following guidelines: Do not think outside the box, keep it simple, and stick with the classics. Need inspiration? Here are 10 timeless pieces we guarantee she’ll love forever. –Lindsay Silberman
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