Mother's Day: Gift Guide

UPDATED 05/09/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/09/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT

SCRAPBOOKS

"Receiving a keepsake from your child that's filled with pictures, drawings and poems is priceless." Fabric scrapbook, $22.95; Gold Mums Photo Album, $36; 12"x12" decorative paper, $1.00-$4.50 per sheet; all available at paper-source.com

SET OF FIVE SOY-BLEND CANDLES

"I've been a sucker for candles since my teens." Joya Luscious 5 Mini-Votive Gift Set, $25; joyastudio.com

YOGA MAT

"For active moms like me, this nontoxic yoga mat is great." YogaRat rubber- and latex-free Tidal yoga mat, $29.99; yogarat.com

JESSICA ALBA

The trendsetting actress (and expectant mom!) picks 10 awesome, affordable presents for the mom in your life!

ORGANIC PERFUME

"Who doesn't love a beautiful perfume for Mother's Day? This one is my new fave." Honore Des Pres Vamp a NY, $98; anthropologie.com

HANDPRINT KIT

"There's nothing sweeter than capturing a stage in your child's life." Milestones Lil' Hands Keepsake Kit Star, $9.99; milestonesproducts.com

DO-IT-YOURSELF MUG

"I like to drink tea at the beginning of the day in a customized mug." Color Me Mine mugs that come with paints and brushes start at $18 (glazing and firing extra); colormemine.com

More Alba IDEAS!

She loves to mix homemade with store-bought

PRETTY POLISH

"Make mani-pedis special-give a polish for touch-ups with a gift certificate to a local spa." Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Chili ("This is my fave summer color"), $6; at drugstores

HANDMADE SCARF

"Scarves are great year-round. I'm into prints this season." Silk scarf from Istanbul, $150; new.satineboutique.com for info

"Every mommy deserves to be pampered, and this is an easy body soak kids can make for their mom"

KITCHEN ESSENTIAL

"Get a beautiful dish and buy the ingredients for Mom to make a favorite meal. I'm coveting this cookware!" De La Terra Concepts Caserola 2.4-quart pot, $63.39; amazon.com

Personalized JEWELRY

Make it meaningful with the kids' initials and birthstones

INITIAL PENDANT

Kendra Wilkinson

owns a sterling silver Jane Basch

Mommy Monogram "H" charm for her son's first initial, $180, enter code People2011 for 10% off this necklace through May 9; janebasch.com

MONOGRAMMED BANGLES

Elisabeth Hasselbeck wears three Sarah Chloe bracelets (each with one of her children's initials) in pink gold and yellow gold vermeil and sterling silver, $79-$89 each, enter code People2011 for 10% off these bangles through May 9; sarahchloe.com

SYMBOLIC CHARMS

Christina Applegate's Jennifer Fisher Jewelry "SG" charm stands for her new daughter. Other gold personalized charms start at $65, gold chains start at $120; jenniferfisherjewelry.com

NUMBER NECKLACE

Heidi Klum wears Alex Woo's 14k yellow gold Little Number 4 necklace (she has four kids), $498, and mini sterling silver heart, $48; alexwoo.com

ENGRAVED BANDS

Sheryl Crow has her two sons' names stamped on a sterling silver Nelle & Lizzy Triple Band Name Ring, $98; nelleandlizzy.com

BIRTHSTONE PENDANTS

Garcelle Beauvais's sterling silver Posh Mommy necklace has her twins' names and pink tourmaline birthstone, $125, enter code People2011 for 10% off site-wide through May 9; poshmommyjewelry.com

Special DELIVERY!

Ship the love with these celeb-favored sendables

GREEN GREENS

Alicia Silverstone likes Organic Bouquet because their flowers and plants are grown in an environmentally friendly way. Wine grape bonsai, $75.95; organicbouquet.com

BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS

Jessica Simpson orders from the celebrity go-to florist Mark's Garden. Arrangements range from $60 to $99 for this Love You Basket; marksflowers.com

WINE TIME

She can unwind like Minnie Driver with a grown-up glass of MommyJuice red and white wines, $10; mommyjuicewines.com

CANDY BASKET

If mom has a sweet tooth, she'll love a care package from Sugar Factory, the fancy candy shop Britney Spears adores. Baskets start at $29.99; sugarfactory.com

GOURMET TOFFEE

Naomi Watts shops for loved ones at Valerie Confections in L.A. The Debut Assortment has six flavors, $20; valerieconfections.com

$40 and Under!

No need to splurge to shop like a star!

LUXE SOAP

Iman is a fan of Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino line; the refreshing soap is $35; saksfifthavenue.com

DESIGNER DUFFLE

For the mom on the go, a tote is the way to go! Bethenny Frankel owns last year's version of this nylon Sonia Kashuk Geometric bag, $39.99; target.com

NAIL LACQUER

A-list designer Jason Wu is launching a polish collection with CND on May 1, and it has a waiting list! People readers jump the line-and get a discount ($39 instead of $47 for a set of 5)-with code PEOPLE at goindulge.com

CALMING ROOM SPRAY

New mom Rachel Zoe "dies" for Molton Brown. This Relaxing Yuan Zhi Mist contains lavender essential oil, $38; moltonbrown.com

DECORATIVE VOTIVES

Maggie Gyllenhaal is a fan of D.L. & Co, whose petite citrus Fleur D'Oranger candles are a coffee-table must, $40; dlcompany.com

CRYSTAL HAIR CLIP

Mom-to-be Natalie Portman has adorned her locks with Jennifer Behr's Crystal Wing bobby pin, $40 through May 9; jenniferbehr.com

BOOKS

CDs & DVDs

Time to chill with a good read, tune or movie

PENGUIN HARDCOVER CLASSICS

Beautiful reissued clothbound editions by literary greats will enthrall Mom, $9.99-$16.50; amazon.com

MM-PERSONAL

From letters to bills to jewelry, Lois Banner offers a peek at Marilyn Monroe's most intimate belongings, $21.50; bn.com

EVA'S KITCHEN

Flank Steak with Lime Marinade is just one of Eva Longoria's favorite family-style recipes, $17.44; amazon.com

THE WILDER LIFE

On a pioneer journey, Wendy McClure revisits her obsession with Little House on the Prairie, $14.27; bn.com

THE FIGHTER

Based on the true story of a Lowell, Mass., boxer's last chance at success, Mark Wahlberg is a Hollywood double threat, starring in and producing the Oscar-nominated film, $13.99; amazon.com

THE NEXT THREE DAYS

Happily married Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks's cozy life is obliterated after she's charged with murder, $16.49; amazon.com

COUNTRY STRONG

Gwyneth Paltrow makes her return to the big screen in this sentimental story about a Nashville singing superstar facing a crossroads in her life, $15.99; amazon.com

THE KING'S SPEECH

Based on a true story, Colin Firth stars as King George VI in his struggle to overcome stuttering and find his voice within, $14.99; amazon.com

ARETHA FRANKLIN, TAKE A LOOK

seven of her best albums, $131.98; amazon.com

BRITNEY SPEARS, FEMME FATALE

$9.99; amazon.com

JENNIFER HUDSON, I REMEMBER ME

$9.99; amazon.com

SADE, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

$14.69; bn.com

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION, PAPER AIRPLANE

$12.99; amazon.com

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