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The Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Stepped-up sleepwear is a smart gift idea because it’s one of those things Mom loves but probably doesn’t treat herself to very often. So between our expert Bare Necessities buyers and Bra Fit Experts, we’ve put together the ultimate mother-approved sleepwear cheat sheet. All you have to do is skim and click and, presto, you’re Mom’s favorite.

Here’s the thing: You have to order by today if you want to get it in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13th. (Stepping up to preferred shipping buys you a few days and lets you cut the line for a nominal fee.)

Read on for our top 10 gift picks that are all about comfort and heart. If you need even more fast, fab ideas for a very particular mama, call 877-728-9272 x4 or chat via with a Bra Fit Expert before time’s no longer on your side.

And if all else fails, send an e-gift certificate and remember to tell Ma how much you love her in the message.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton Knit Bermuda Pajama Set
If Mom tends to kick the sheets off and turn on the fan at night, then a featherweight cotton shorts sleepwear set like this is a thoughtful (not to mention comfortable) nod to just how well you know her. The Bermuda length is as trendy as the stripe, polka dot and paisley prints are trend-proof.

PJ Harlow Jolie Satin Lounge Pants, Anne Satin Sleep Cami Top and Shelby Knit Lounge Cardigan Wrap
The perfect day-off, work-from-home or new-mom-on-maternity-leave outfit looks like this. Pick a color palette, then the pieces she would get the most wear from. (The popular PJ Harlow collection goes from shorts and tanks to long-sleeve tees and cardis.) And though it all looks as luxe as dry-clean-only, these soft separates are machine-washable. Score.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Classic Woven Sleep Shirt
The delightfully slouchy, borrowed-from-the-guys button down sleep shirt is as crisp and soft as a new set of zillion-thread-count sheets. We love the high-end details, the monogrammed crest on the pocket and the barely-there tonal pinstripe chief among them.

Kate Spade New York Sateen Woven Pajamas 
Simplicity with a twist is one of the many things this brand does well. These otherwise understated navy PJs are cleverly embroidered with “Queen of Hearts” over the chest pocket, which works both ways: you love her as much as she loves you all.

Barefoot Dreams Luxe & Milk Jersey Piped Pajama Set 
If they’re good enough for Oprah, they’re prooobably good enough for Mom. The off-the-charts cozy Modal jammies are a triple threat: They have that satisfyingly traditional menswear look with a modern feel and a sophisticated, feminine cut.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Stretch Woven Pajama Set 
Is yours a girly-girl, lover-of-all-things-pink kind of mom or more of a blue #boymom? You won’t go wrong either way with thick, pastel checked stretch-cotton PJs. The drawstring elastic waist keeps things comfy, the tailored silhouette keeps ’em flattering.

Sleepy Jones Bishop Polka-Dot Floral Woven Cotton Pajama Set 
Two gifts that keep on giving: a beautiful bouquet that never wilts on the prettiest pajamas with contrast piping. This luxe, arty set with a cool ankle-length crop is also your ace in the hole if you live to one-up your siblings.

Monarch Cypress Plush Lined Robe
Everyone needs a good new robe every few years. Make Mom think she’s staying in a five-star hotel and spa—because that’s where they stock these—with this supremely soft shawl-collar bathrobe, which is surely a welcome update on her ratty old standby. This one comes in the most refined colors and feels like a warm hug.

N Natori Ombre Floral Satin Night Gown and Robe
Spring for a matching night gown and robe set that’s perfect for warmer weather (as shown above). The kimono-inspired satin set, with an unfussy floral print, is fabulous without being flamboyant. Just like your mother.

Karen Neuburger Heathered Knit Sleep Shirt and Floral Knit Robe
From Karen Neuburger, the grande dame of pajamas, comes this sweet fluttery-sleeved T-shirt of a nightie, with the faintest suggestion of a floral print. Plus there’s the prettiest matching cotton robe to go along with it. They make for such a cute outfit, you’re likely to find Mom in it all weekend long.

You know, the next time you come visit.

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