The Hansa Hen $72
85 Kenmare St., near Mulberry Street
112 N. Sixth St., near Berry Street
Whether she grew up on a farm or dreams of country life, this mom has a love of both flora and fauna, especially of the barnyard variety. She can name rare breeds of fowl, keeps her calm around beehives and grows heritage varieties of lettuce inspired by her research into 17th century kitchen gardens—or at least plans to one day. Thank her for introducing you to the wonders of nature.
Get your Earth Mom a lifelike Hansa creature, and she will be tickled to pieces. I found this hen at Sweet William, a beautiful children's store with locations in both SoHo and Williamsburg, and gave her to my mom for the holidays. I couldn't walk a New York block without someone stopping me to ask about the bird in my bag, and now my father is in on the joke and displays her in different places around the house, laying eggs and reading books. I did a double take and was sorely tempted by Hansa's Ewe at FAO Schwarz, and even considered going in for the real thing. If your mom is a country girl, or has a suitable yard, how about a Silkie or other special chick from Cackle Hatchery.
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Mother's Day - She deserves something special! We will be offering these love bracelets FREE with any $50 Mother's Day purchase!
GREENWICH VILLAGE & SOHOBarbour
Adapting styles and designs from our rich heritage, Barbour has developed a unique wardrobe of clothing that is now as fit for the city as it is for the country. Ladies Durham Waterproofed Jacket - a spring essential for any Mother. Inner drawcord, fixed hood and a detailed back yoke makes this a fantastic lightweight outdoor jacket for your mother!
BROOKLYNBarbara Campbell Accessories
This Mother's Day, show Mom she's your best friend with a striking statement bracelet that matches yours. Buy any two Barbara Campbell bracelets by May 10 and receive 20% off your purchase with the discount code DNAMOM2013. Brooklyn designer Barbara Campbell will be featuring her new Black & Gold collection at Bloomingdale's Soho trunk show on 5/10 & 5/11!