Juniper Books/Sephora/Anna Buckley/HelloGiggles
Jessica Wang
April 30, 2018 1:00 pm

While Rory and Lorelai Gilmore of hit TV series Gilmore Girls were (and still are) one of the most iconic mother-daughter duos on television, it would be a crime to not acknowledge Lorelai and Emily Gilmore’s relationship. The polar opposite of the Rory-Lorelai dynamic, Lorelai and Emily’s relationship is a more nuanced, realistic representation of many contemporary mother-daughter relationships.

Emily Gilmore is introduced in the original Gilmore Girls series as Lorelai’s wealthy, overbearing mother. The characters have a strained relationship, which stems from Lorelai’s decision to leave home when she became pregnant at 16. Despite Emily’s autocratic characteristics, she’s easily one of the best characters on the series, not to mention that she undergoes the most illuminating character transformation in the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Following the loss of patriarch Richard Gilmore, Lorelai and Emily attempt to work through their emotional baggage in therapy. Dealing with the loss of her husband, Emily comes out on the other side with a renewed sense of self and relationship with her daughter. A surprise to fans everywhere!

In honor of all the complex mother-daughter duos — the Emilys and Lorelais of the world — we compiled the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide for the Emily to your Lorelai Gilmore. Shop the items below. 

This Chanel perfume that will linger long after she’s transformed your dorm room

$75—$210 available at Chanel SHOP IT

This stunning rose-gold luggage set, for jetting off to Paris

Urban Outfitters
$285 available at Urban Outfitters SHOP IT

This luxe planner, to keep track of D.A.R. meetings

Paper Luxe
$7.50 available at Paper Luxe SHOP IT

This collection of classic musicals, for quiet nights in

$89.96 available at Amazon SHOP IT

This royal lipstick trio (that won’t make her look like a vicious trollop)

Charlotte Tilbury
$85 available at Charlotte Tilbury SHOP IT

These Kate Spade sunglasses, to channel her inner Jackie Onassis

$180 available at Nordstrom SHOP IT

This floral tea set, for entertaining D.A.R. members

$250 available at Anthropologie SHOP IT

This stunning Sézane tote, for when she’s shopping for mustache combs and glass apples

$320 available at Sézane SHOP IT

This Rose and Rosé Gift Set, for when she wants to have two glasses of wine at lunch

Harry & David
$70 available at Harry & David SHOP IT

This Lancôme set, for overnights at the Dragonfly Inn

$35 available at Sephora SHOP IT

This silk robe, to wear when she’s chastising Pennilyn Lott

Victoria's Secret
$58 available at Victoria's Secret SHOP IT

This marble and brass board, which she (or the maid) can use for charcuterie

West Elm
$49 available at West Elm SHOP IT

This classic book set, to read in her oceanfront home in Nantucket

Juniper Books
$115 available at Juniper Books SHOP IT

These antique brass frames, unfit for much-too-large portraits of Richard Gilmore

$18–$32 available at Anthropologie SHOP IT

This calming Jo Malone candle, for when Lorelai the First visits

Jo Malone
$65 available at Jo Malone SHOP IT

The ladies of the D.A.R. would so approve.

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