When shopping for Mother's Day, we like to think realistically. Our moms might be stylish, but they probably value functional pieces rather than trendy It items. We want to buy them something they'll appreciate, then use forever, like a delicate wear-with-everything necklace or a fabulous floral tea kettle to coordinate with that new salad plate. Keeping the season in mind — perhaps your mom has a tropical vacation coming up? — we gathered a handful of beachside essentials along with seasonless must-have items that double as prized possessions. Ahead, see standout picks for that very important holiday in May.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak