7 Mother’s Day Gifts from Brands Founded by Moms

SPRING 2018
By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

Mother's Day is all about celebrating the women who have done everything for us throughout our lives — often while they also balanced a full-time job. In that spirit, we've rounded up seven fabulous gifts from super-successful brands founded by working moms.

The Perfect Tote

You already knew Kate Spade was queen of handbags and cute frocks, but did you know she was a mother to a 13-year-old girl named Beatrix (Bea, for short)? Though you can't go wrong with anything from the brand, we're partial to the Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Lucie Tote, available from Nordstrom, for its classic silhouette and just-right size. It comes in blue, black, tusk, and warm vellum.

Sophisticated Spring Dress

Anytime you shop Carolina Herrera you know you're investing in quality apparel, but you're also supporting a woman who's raised four children while building an empire. This Carolina Herrera Laser-Cut Eyelet Button Front Dress from Nordstrom is the most beautiful shade of indigo blue and features princess seaming, a fold-over neckline, and a sweet, peekaboo laser-cut hem.

Matching Necklace and Earrings

Kendra Scott is a mother of three, and she has an incredible "how it all began" story. The jewelry designer started her business by making products in her spare bedroom, and selling them door-to-door. In a matter of years, she had built a billion-dollar business that shows no sign of slowing, partly because shoppers love her affordable, gorgeous collection of jewelry. Just in time for Mother's Day, Kendra Scott has released the Abalone Shell Layne Statement Earrings, which pair beautifully with her Ellen Long Pendant Necklace.

Universally Flattering Makeup Palette

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who also founded a namesake cosmetic line, is a mom to three sons. She's made a name for herself in the beauty community as someone who truly understands what women want: natural, but defined beauty. The Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eyeshadow Palette, which just launched this spring and is available at Sephora, does just that and will help your mom accentuate her best features.

Warm-Weather Sandals

You don't have to be on the pulse of what's happening in fashion to recognize Tory Burch's signature logo. The mother of three has crafted a brand that's synonymous with luxurious and wearable clothing and accessories. Her Tory Burch Millet Flat Leather Logo Sandals, available at Neiman Marcus, will be a welcome addition to your mom's wardrobe, just in time for summer.

Complete Skincare Collection

When it comes to skincare, Drunk Elephant consistently ranks as a beauty editor favorite. The buzzy, nontoxic skincare line — known for its effective formulations and playful packaging — was created by former stay-at-home mom Tiffany Masterson. The startup made millions within years and has since amassed a loyal following. For a comprehensive introduction to the brand, we recommend The Littles from Sephora, which features a selection of Drunk Elephant's best products.

Blowout Pamper Session

You may recognize those white walls and bright yellow details of a Drybar salon, but you probably don't know the woman behind those splashy blow dryers. Roughly a decade ago, Alli Webb was a stay-at-home mom who decided she wanted to go into the blowdry business — and just like that a $100 million beauty franchise was born. In addition to scheduling an appointment for Mom at one of the salons — which are located within numerous Macerich malls — consider gifting some of the brand's products or even a gift card.