After two decades in the beauty world at her grandmother’s namesake company Estée Lauder, Aerin Lauder founded her lifestyle brand, AERIN. “The overall philosophy of the AERIN brand is that living beautifully should be effortless,” she tells us—and that’s what her new collection with Williams Sonoma is based on.
To celebrate the launch of the AERIN for Williams Sonoma collection, she opened up her Palm Beach home, where generations of women in her family have made their stylish marks and where she frequently entertains. While we were there, we asked the hostess extraordinaire to share her top gift picks this Mother’s Day.
Aerin’s Mother’s Day Gift Picks
“My grandmother Estée taught me that anything can be beautiful if you take the time, and that applies to the table, too,” she says. She loves the Seashell Cheese Knives in her collection and recommends gifting them with a Marble Cheese Board.
“A monogrammed coffee press is the perfect gift for all the mothers who need to make it through their busy day,” she says. Thanks to double microfilters, the Espro Press allows you to enjoy rich coffee without any residue or grit.
“I love to gift entertaining pieces, as they’re the perfect hostess gifts,” Aerin says. Case in point: her collection’s White Link Pitcher.
“Mother’s Day is about relaxing and treating yourself,” she tells us. “I can’t think of a better treat than chocolate.” We couldn’t agree more, and this sampler box from La Maison du Chocolat lets her have a taste of everything.
This Ginger Jar Champagne Bucket is Aerin’s very favorite piece from her collection, partly because it can double as vase for flowers, a bucket for ice and several other things. It’s also because she loves the color. She adds: “Blue is part of my DNA. I had a blue and white room when I was a little girl, and my grandmother loved blue and white, too.”