05/01/14

Gifts for Mom

There is no gift as perfect and as whole as a Mother’s love.

There is no gift that says all you want to say. All your words of admiration or thanks.

There is no perfect Mother’s Day gift, but, thank goodness, it doesn’t have to be. In my house, the only thing that is perfect is that Debbie was always supposed to be my Mother, and the Lord saw fit to give me to her.

She is my perfect Mom.

But, I do have a few suggestions for great Mother’s Day gifts for the style savvy Mom, the techy Mom, the Mom who gardens or the one who bakes. All are great, creative gifts that will let Mom know you thought of her whether she is near or far away!

Pom Pom Throws from West Elm, Special sale at $23

I love a good, soft throw. And this pom pom throw is just adorable!

I love the way they look draped over an easy chair or rolled up in a basket at the foot of a sofa or bed.

It is the perfect gift to make your Mother feel luxurious. Made of 100% cotten voile, machine wash, and handmade in India.

The Selena Clutch from Anthropologie, $48

solana clutch

I am in love with this adorned clutch. From the glittering brocade exterior to the tasseled zipper, and the roomy interior that will actually hold things… I love it all! A great update to a classic oversized clutch perfect for those summer weddings and other events.

solana clutch interior

I can just see it paired with a great semi-formal dress this spring and summer. Beautiful!

Baggu Dipped Tote + personalization, from West Elm for $45 plus monogramming fee ($8.50)

What Mom can’t use another tote?

I swear my Mom has dozens of them… and I have inherited it as well. It’s almost like we collect them.

I love the metallic dipped totes with optional initial. It is made of 100% recycled cotton canvas with snap closure and a 40 inch adjustable shoulder strap for easy handling.

Williams Sonoma Goldtouch Bakeware 6 piece collection, on sale now for $99.95 (regularly priced at $152)

I love to bake and have baked with a lot of different pans, and nothing, and I do mean NOTHING bakes as evenly or comes out as cleanly as my baked goods baked in Williams Sonoma’s goldtouch pans. The Goldtouch ceramic coating reinforces¬†the pans making them more resistant to abrasion or scratching than normal non-stick surfaces and releases all types of food and baked goods with ease.

This essential collection includes a 12-well muffin pan, a cookie sheet, a half-sheet pan, two 9″ cake pans and a wire cooling rack. All pieces are dishwasher safe, but trust me, they clean very easily by hand.

My favorite pans by far! Any Mom would be glad to add this to her kitchen cabinets.

Croissants, Set of 15 from Williams Sonoma for $39.95

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a food gift.

That’s my personal opinion, but I believe most will agree.

Croissants, Set of 15

A masterful French Pastry Chef crafts these delicate and buttery croissants made for Williams Sonoma. Shipped to her home frozen, they are easy to prepare – just let the amount you want to prepare rise overnight and bake-off in the morning- and they are really, really easy to eat.

You have brought a taste of France to her morning table!

{Croissants come in a few varieties: Classic, Chocolate, and Almond}

Farmer’s Market Herb Wreath, from Williams Sonoma for $99.95

Farmers' Market Herb Wreath, 22"

Is this not the happiest Springtime wreath?

This wreath showcases lovely dried flowers and a variety of herbs including blue lavender, purple Mexican sage, golden yarrow and orange safflowers, savory marjoram, thyme,and fresh bay leaves along with delicate pepperberries.

A beautiful treasure your Mom can enjoy again and again.

Noonday Collection Earrings & Necklaces, assorted

Style yourself with great purpose from Noonday Collections.

Here are some of my current favorites:

Cow Horn Hoops, $28

Cow Horn Hoops, Small

These are Mom’s personal favorites. I bought her a pair last year and she wears them a couple times a week. Very light weight and neutral.

Hammered Drop Earrings in Gold, $42

Hammered Drop Earrings, Gold

Victoria Falls Necklace, $64 Victoria Falls Necklace

Anker Ultrathin Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iPad generations 2-4, $29.99 from Amazon

I know what you are thinking.

An electronic gift such as this seems a bit insensitive for Mother’s Day, but on the contrary! I gave Mom a wireless keyboard for Christmas 2 years ago and she uses it every day. Every day. She often comments saying- “this was the best thing you ever gave me!”

It’s a great gift for all those iPad users in your life. And I have many in mine. Mom rarely even cracks open her laptop any longer. So, this really is the perfect gift for those tech-savvy Moms out there!

Anker TC810 Ultra-Slim Folio Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad mini 2 / iPad mini

Assorted Loose Leaf Tea from Harney & Sons Tea Co., $8.00 per tin

And finally, one of my personal favorite gifts, and most Moms would agree, a good, steamy, earthy cup of tea.

Paris

Of, just thinking about curling up with one makes my heart go pitter-patter.

I absolutely adore Harney’s Paris Tea in Sachets. Plus the individual sachets come in this adorable tin! {I have kept my last few tins and am determined to make something out of them. They are just too cute to toss!}

English Breakfast

Whatever you give Mom this year, be sure to write out a card.

Tell her of your admiration.

Tell her you appreciate all that she has done for you and for others.

Tell her about how much you respect her.

Tell her how much fun the two of you have together.

Tell her how you cannot believe you have turned into her!

But most of all, tell her how you love her. In the end, that is what Mother’s Day is all about!

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