After living in Seattle for three years, we have switched to celebrating US Motherâ€™s Day instead of the UK version. This is a copy of the list that I have casually left at strategic places throughout the house.
This ultra-cute salt and pepper set by Jonathan Adler, $48, is the sort of gift that a young child would really enjoy giving, but which will also be extremely appreciated by the recipient (and I speak from experience when I say thatâ€™s not an easy combination to achieve). And the packaging is utterly irresistible, too.
Jonathan Adlerâ€™s Mother Child pillow, $98, would also be a very appropriate gift — now available in custom colors to suit your Mommaâ€™s dÃ©cor.
A small bouquet is always acceptable, and better still if presented in a lovely vase. These unusual felt vases, $68 from Rare Device, would please a fiber artist, and would be fabulous filled with knitting needles or brushes when not being used for flowers.
These vases, also from Rare Device, are only $13, so you can get her all three if youâ€™re feeling generous.
Or else put a bunch of her favourite blooms in one of these Perch! vases from Supermarket, $40.
Of course, we moms like nothing better than to put our feet up with a nice cup of coffee, and these Moomin mugs by ittala Arabia at Finnstyle, $30.50 each, also the pass the “young kid to mother” test. Youâ€™ll want to get a Moomin Mama mug, of course, and maybe a mug to remind her of her own little Moomin Troll or Snorkmaiden. And a Moomin Love mug, as well.
Nothing (except perhaps diamonds). says you love her as much as taking the time and trouble to make something yourself. So why not craft her a beautiful dahlia corsage, courtesy of Megan Reardon from Not Martha.
Finally, If youâ€™re looking for an alternative to the usual flowers or chocolates, try this “Year in the Country” Limited Edition Gift Set ,$70, that includes 12 differet goatsâ€™ milk soaps — one for each month of the year — from Beekman 1802.
Or send her a bouquet of chocolate-dipped strawberries, pineapple, grapes, and canteloupes that looks beautiful, can be enjoyed by the whole family, and will not adversely impact the maternal waistline. From Edible Arrangements; prices from around $40. — Paola T.
Still looking for a Mother’s Day gift? You might want to check out mirrormirror, Paola’s own fabulous shop! (She was too shy to link to it herself.)