Thursday, April 26, 2012

a list of ten: mother's day gifts

What is better than recieving the best gift?
Giving the best gift!
 (Ok they're tied)
With Mother's Day coming up (May 13)
I decided to compile a list of 
pretty gift ideas for our mom's.

These also happen to be things I want horribly.

1. Personalized Notepads from Paper Source.  Anything personalized is so personal and moms love lists.
2. A DIY cookbook with all your favorite family recipes.  The one pictured is what I did last year for Mother's Day.  It was quite the undertaking since I made all the recipes to photograph but I loved giving it to my mom, and having my own copy. I made it on, here is a link to mine if you want an example.
3. Williams-Sonoma cupcake mixes+gingham cupcake liners. These are for the baker mom who will make stuff from a box, and from WS box how bad can it be?  Cupcake mixes here and liners here on etsy.
4. Chalkboard Herb Potters and herbs.  Mom's tend to have green thumbs.  
Found these both on Crate and Barrel
5. A Pedicure. Can you ever go wrong with a pedicure?
6. New Purse/Beach Bag/Book Bag.  This pastel bag would be perfect for the beach, throw in a book she has been wanting to read inside.
7. Chenille Throw. My mom has a thing for blankets and she is always cold.  This one is from Pottery Barn and looks so cozy and scrumptious!
8. Owl Measuring Cups.  Found these at West Elm, they would be so fun for mom's with little one's or just for mom's who love to bake.
9. Polka-dot Pillowcases. These soft and oh-so-cute pillowcases would make a great spring mother's day gift.  They come in lots of colors here
10. DIY Picture and Quote Coasters. For a more affordable option, these are SO cute and you can put anything you want on them.  Pair them with a cute mug and a box of her favorite tea or hot chocolate!  Great Tutorial for coasters found here.

Ps. I couldn't showcase on this list what I actually got the mother's in my life, didn't want to ruin the surprise, so sorry mom, don't get your hopes up!

Hope this list gives you some inspiration on what to get the amazing women in your life.


Valerie Griffin said...

oh i love those pillow cases!

the maclennan five said...

I love any and all of the above!!!!!

lisa signorini said...

cool insp! thanks to share witu us!
Visit my fashion blog and if you want we could follower each other!
have a great Saturday!

Clara said...

I just found your wonderful blog through Adventures of Newlyweds and I am am so excited to start following! You and your husband are the cutest couple!
Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

what a great list and i love the idea of family recipes!

Hank hendricks said...

How you come up with this...I think can be used for any
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shahbaz khan said...

I think it was a lovely and unique collection of gifts for mothers day. I would love to use them for Send gifts to Pakistan on mother's day.

Jake Alexander said...

Being a male I always have trouble finding a gift for mothers day. I know that I cant go wrong with a gift basket for women. These are also some very good ideas that I will look into. Thank you very much for posting them.

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