Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Gifts Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published May 5, 2023
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know home products — it’s kind of my thing. Now, I’m letting you in on the fun, bringing top picks from our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds — this week specifically dedicated to Mother’s Day gifting. Read on to see the mom-approved present ideas that currently have our team buzzing.

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Dusen Dusen

“Because my mom's always given me the warmest hugs, this Mother’s Day, I’m returning the favor (especially when I can’t be with her IRL!). Dusen Dusen’s cotton terry bathrobe is the perfect gift because it mirrors my mother’s energy: cozy, reliable, and stylish. It also comes in multiple patterns and colors to match every mom's vibe!” —Cullen Ormond, Home Associate Editor

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“For the mothers and mother-figures in your life who like to kick back with a cocktail, I’m recommending a bottle of Roku Gin from the House of Suntory. This craft gin has spring and summer vibes in spades (and fall and winter, for that matter!), thanks to its base of Japanese botanicals harvested at their peak during all four seasons (‘shun’) — from the Sakura flower and Sakura leaf to Yuzu, two types of green teas, and Sanshō pepper. The hexagonal bottle, with its washi paper wrapped label and gold embossing, is also the definition of bar cart-worthy.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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was $49.00

“My mom — bless her heart — was always asking us ‘kids’ to Google stuff she wanted to know. ‘What was the name of that guy in that one movie — can you Google it for me?,’ she’d say, or ‘Can you ask Google to play that one song I like?’ Well, now she has a Google Mini for when we're not around to type in her questions. We set it up, taught her how to use it, and hopefully, Google is taking care of everything from music to movies to weather. Adult kids everywhere: It's easier to have your parents ask Google than to get them to type it into Google.” —Kelly Dawson, Deputy Editor

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Rifle Paper Co.

“As huge fans of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, my mum and I also go nuts for the area’s iconic hydrangea bushes. To my delight, I discovered Rifle Paper Co. makes a beautiful canteen with the delicate blue flowers on it. If your hydrangea-loving mother also happens to drink ice-cold water all day long like mine does, then this is truly the perfect little gift. I’ve also been eyeing the hydrangea picture frame — it’d be great for displaying a photo of us lounging on the Cape together.” —Maddie Bilis, Deputy Lifestyle Director

5 / 5

“My own mom doesn’t have much of a green thumb (and we love her for it anyway!), but as soon as I saw these pretty, petite planters from Goodee, I knew they’d make absolutely perfect presents for any plant-lovers out there. As all Mother’s Day gifts should be, this one’s fit for royalty — it’s handmade in Italy and modeled after a design originally produced out of a castle in Denmark in 1860. Bonus/favorite child points if you also pot a succulent or houseplant in it [before gifting].” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor