Mother's Day Personal Shopper: Mrs. Bennet

Dear Outblush - My mother, while a dear soul, is a high-strung meddler of the first order. Mother's Day is always a challenge as she promises up a storm that she doesn't want anything, but then goes into hysterics if we don't throw a party of gala-proportions. As you may imagine, gifts are always a challenge. Her interests are gossiping, marrying off her daughters, primping, and annoying my long suffering father. Any help and guidance you could provide would be most appreciate. I remain an ardent fan, Lizzie Darcy.

Dear Lizzie - it is a truth universally acknowledged that a meddling momma running out of marriageable daughters must be in want of some diversion. We've picked out a barrage of gifts that we believe will keep her busy and looking her best as she gallivants from parlor to parlor. First up is Pottery Barn Emma Teapot ($) and teacup & saucer ($48, set of 4). She can show off her new set when friends come to dish out the latest gos. Item two is a Bluetooth Headset ($40) and will keep her from wreaking havoc on the highway as she blathers on and on about the latest local wedding on her cell. A subscription to People will keep her updated on celebrity antics. Get her this Coach Poppy Legacy Stripe Wristlet ($48) and she can do her visit her fellow lady-judgers unhampered by a large and cumbersome bag. Binoculars ($14) ... you know she'll LOVE these. Babybliss Hot Rollers ($55) will help you sweet mother keep her hair looking its absolute best (heaven forbid she leave the house looking unkempt). And since she loves to talk it up, she can keep her pucker looking pert with the Sephora Give Me Some Lip gift set ($26). And lastly - a delicious bottle of Hendricks Gin ($27). That one is for you.

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Posted on 04.21.11 at 4:05 PM

I hate when you guys put all the links in a paragraph. I'm NOT going to read it because it's too long. Do a list please.


Posted on 04.21.11 at 4:08 PM

Geez, short attention span, much? I thought it was highlarious!

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