Mothers Day In Self Isolation… It doesn’t have to be that bad!

Our friends at Avenues magazine gave us 7 last-minute Mother’s day gifts for self-isolation.

7 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Self Isolation

MAY 05, 2020

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You’re running out of time, and flowers are a cliché. Don’t fret — the Avenue team has you covered.

For art lovers

Is your mother an art collector or enthusiast? Sign her up for a class through Sotheby’s Institute of Art. The online course offerings cover a range of subjects, including buying art, writing about it, curating a gallery, and of course its history. There is also a variety of fascinating lectures.

Madame Grand (Noël Catherine Vorlée, 1761–1835), 1783, by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


For foodies

Food52 has a subscription service for Especially Puglia olive oil, and lets you adopt an olive tree while you’re at it.


For fans of wine

Keep your mother stocked up on rosé through Summer Water Societé. The four-month wine program (it runs May through August) delivers different versions of Winc’s Summer Water wine.


For readers

The New York Review of Books’ Book Club mails out a new title, as selected by its editors, monthly. And despite its name, there is no physical “club” that meets to discuss the books — perfect for social distancing!

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For beauty lovers

This Giorgio Armani Crema Nera skincare set — which includes a cleanser, a reviving cream, a firming plumping essence, an eye cream, and an eye serum — will keep your mother feeling pampered.

Crema Nera skincare ritual set, $980, by Giorgio Armani. Available at


For scent enthusiasts

Does your mother change perfumes to match her mood? Then she might enjoy this Maison Francis Kurkdjian sampler.

OUD discover collection, $245, by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Available at


For moms who want to try something new

There’s a reason you’ve been hearing a lot about Masterclass lately: the classes cover a wide variety of subjects, and its A-list instructors are genuinely interesting. Depending on how well you know your mother’s taste, you can either sign her up for a single class or a year-long membership.

Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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