By  on May 7, 2008

Young professionals blend their tastes with that of their mothers' to come up with gifts that span two generations — plus fit the budget of the younger generation, hitting outlet stores, using employee discounts and even making gifts themselves.

Name: Jenny Sequeira
Age: 29
Daughter's home: Las Vegas
Mother's home: Las Vegas
Gift: Jaclyn Smith summer shirt and crop white pants with
tie belt.
Store: Kmart
Price: $30
Why: "My mom loves flowing, sheer materials and the print was exotic and attractive. Plus it is easily washed, easily returned if she doesn't like it, and she likes Jaclyn Smith's women's collection of casual clothes."

Names: Amy, Erica, Christina and Michelle Peppers.
Ages: 22 to 28
Daughters' homes: Manhattan and Scarsdale, N.Y.
Mother's home: Scarsdale, N.Y.
Gift: Lilly Pulitzer dress and shoes.
Store: Lilly Pulitzer store in the Westchester Mall in White Plains, N.Y.
Price: $416
Why: "Mom wanted a new outfit for spring, and nothing says springtime like a Lilly Pulitzer sundress. And she did pick out the pieces herself, so we knew she would like them."

Name: Allison Conrad
Age: 27
Daughter's home: Manhattan
Mother's home: San Diego
Gift: "Custom baby onesies and a custom skirt from my own line, Allie Anne."
Store: "My studio." (upcoming at
Price: $15 to $45
Why: "My mom just became a first-time grandma in April, so these are really for the baby. But I am also giving her a custom skirt from my skirt line to make up for it."

Name: Megan Geswein
Age: 27
Daughter's home: Chicago
Mother's home: Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Gift: Tory Burch flip-flops and tote.
Store: Tory Burch store.
Price: Flip-flops $45 and tote $195
Why: "Finally a cute flip-flop for any age. The bag is trendy and multipurpose, but 'mom-appropriate.'"

Name: Elizabeth Herr
Age: 30
Daughter's home: Astoria, N.Y.
Mother's home: Florham Park, N.J.
Gift: Sweater
Store: Burberry outlet in Switzerland.
Price: $70
Why: "This is a beautiful piece that was significantly marked down from its original cost. It felt good to buy my mom something that I know she'll love and wear and was still affordable for me."

Name: Sarah Kubinski
Age: 27
Daughter's home: South Bend, Ind.
Mother's home: Charleston, S.C.
Gift: Vera Bradley travel organizer, purse and scarf.
Store: Vera Bradley factory sale.
Price: $40
Why: "I couldn't resist all the deals at this annual sale in Fort Worth (where the factory is)."

Name: Sheryl Arrich
Age: 29
Daughter's home: Manhattan
Mother's home: Rockledge, Fla.
Gift: Fabric NYC grocery bags.
Store: Whole Foods and Trader Joe's
Price: About $10.
Why: "Since she lives in a suburban town and drives to the store, I thought she could leave the bags in her trunk to have handy — and look cute, too."

Name: Christine Lee
Age: 23
Daughter's home: Manhattan
Mother's home: Seoul
Gift: Chanel teardrop diamond earrings.
Store: Chanel
Price: $200
Why: "Although she lives 20 hours away from me [by plane], we still wear matching earrings and purses every day. Every pair of Chanel earrings I own, she ends up falling in love with so we swap or purchase an alternate pair. This time I purchased two sets of the Chanel earrings for both of us to enjoy."

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