Mother’s Day

Angelina Jolie's Mother's Day Gift Might Be the Sweetest Ever (It Was Designed by Knox!)

May/15/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Angelina Jolie Maleficient ringAllan Bregg/Splash News Online (2)

What do you get a mom of six (who happens to be a movie star) for Mother’s Day? Angelina Jolie‘s 5-year-old son came up with a creative answer: a doodle of her latest role, transformed into an etched gold ring.

Of course, Knox’s dad, Brad Pitt — who presented the Maleficent star with a very different ring in 2012 — had a hand in the sweet surprise.

“Brad’s really creative with the kids, so they made a bunch of things like pillows and notebooks,” Jolie tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Knoxy made me a picture of Maleficent that they made into a ring.” Read More

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: For the Rockin' Mom Who Loves a Good Cause

May/08/2014 at 02:03 PM ET

Elton John Aids foundation candleCourtesy: Elton John Aids foundation; Inset: Getty

There are a couple one-size-fits-all gifts for Mother’s Day that are practically guaranteed to be a hit, no matter the mother. Beautiful fresh flowers, a heartfelt card, a round-trip ticket somewhere tropical, all expenses paid and a beautiful candle all fall on that list.

This year, the Elton John AIDS Foundation may make just that candle. Sir Elton John’s Woodside Candle is a collaboration between the mega-selling singer and NEST, one of our favorite home fragrance companies, which is inspired by the flowers (including hyacinth, freesia, rose, and jasmine) at his England estate.

RELATED: What we’re buying our moms for Mother’s Day!

“The projects we do with Laura Slatkin and NEST Fragrances are very special to me because they allow me to take my love of home décor and put it to use for the cause I care about most: ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” said John in a statement. “I love the Woodside Garden candle because I feel that its delicate floral scents and vibrant colors symbolize hope, inspiration and renewal. I just know that Woodside Garden would be a gift every mother would love!”

Know a woman who might love this as a gift? It’s $38 for 8 oz. (or 50 hours of burn time) at NestFragrances.com. Tell us: What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day?

–Alex Apatoff

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What We're Buying Our Moms for Mother's Day

May/06/2014 at 06:06 PM ET

Mother’s Day is Sunday! What have you got planned? We’re a little past the point where we can skate by with a hand-drawn card and a mug of coffee, so we take shopping for our moms very seriously. Below, see exactly what our editors picked out for the moms in their lives … and we’re not going to lie, we wouldn’t mind getting ourselves. Wait, it’s not Kids’ Day yet? Maybe we haven’t matured that far past our hand-drawn card days. (P.S. Style editor moms: No peeking!)

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Need Mother's Day Gift Ideas? Let Lauren Conrad and Pal Hannah Skvarla Help You Out!

May/02/2014 at 05:30 PM ET

Lauren Conrad Little MarketCourtesy The Little Market

Lauren Conrad is our unofficial arbiter for all things chic and personal. Her Instagram alone is a treasure trove of gifting and party-throwing inspiration. So who better to give great Mother’s Day gift advice than the designer/entrepreneur/star herself? We tapped into her expertise for some ideas for moms both young and older.

And any mom could tell you, the best gift is a meaningful one. Conrad and her best friend Hannah Skvarla tend to agree with that sentiment, which is why they founded e-commerce site The Little Market. The site’s mission is to “build sustainable partnerships with artisans in developing countries, by connecting them with customers through an online marketplace,” according to its website. “We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families.”

That’s why the duo included a few of their own finds from their world travels in the gift list, below. “Growing up, the best Mother’s Day gifts were handmade by us and were all about expressing our gratitude to our moms,” Conrad and Skvarla wrote to us. “This year, The Little Market is full of handmade gifts for moms that will generate income for the mothers who make them.” Read on below to see their gifting ideas, from DIY to too cute for words, and tell us in the comments: What are you planning to give to your mom for Mother’s Day?

RELATED: Conrad and Skvarla tells us more about The Little Market’s mission!
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