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

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

Chanel

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

Urban Outfitters

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

Paper Luxe

This collection of classic musicals, for quiet nights in

Amazon

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

Charlotte Tilbury

These Kate Spade sunglasses, to channel her inner Jackie Onassis

Nordstrom

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

Anthropologie

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

Sézane

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

Harry & David

This Lancôme set, for overnights at the Dragonfly Inn

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

Victoria's Secret

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

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

Juniper Books

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

Anthropologie

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

Jo Malone

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

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