Last year I rounded up two DIY gift guides for Mother’s Day (see here and here). This year I’m sharing some sweet ideas for what to buy Mom. It might seem a little early, but with so many great gifts available online, it makes sense to shop a little earlier to allow for shipping time.
I know few Moms who wouldn’t love an all-for-her treat with thoughtful details, and jewellery fits the bill! A brass and hand painted necklace, in soft pink or black, is on-trend but casual enough to wear every day while mint green glass studs, handcrafted in Italy, are subtle but pretty (and cost $8.00!). A white ceramic watch seems kind of decadent, making it a perfect gift for a Mom who could use a little luxury in her everyday.
If Mom isn’t enthusiastic about jewellery, something beautiful for the home is always a good idea. Although your Mom might love something practical (mine would), consider something she would buy for herself, but upgrade it a little, like a pretty Marimekko throw pillow, a hand-printed tea towel or a set of beautiful storage jars. These little luxuries, but things she will use and love, will brighten her day all year long.
If you’re worried about accidentally buying the same thing for Mom as someone else (like a sibling), turn to local vintage shops or Etsy to find a more unusual gift. Track down a hard to find item for Mom’s collection, or buy a special show piece or set, like cheery fine vintage glassware, collectible Cathrineholm bowls or plates. Mom will appreciate not just the beautiful gift, but the time you took to find something quirky and different, just for her. Bonus points if it’s something sentimental from her childhood.
A perennial favorite gift to give: artwork!! Etsy is chock full of beautiful paintings and fun prints. Find a quote from a movie you both love, or a painting that reminds Mom of you.
Perhaps the best gift of all: your time. Plan a trip together (even just a drive in the country), schedule an extra-long Skype session, or present Mom with a “coupon” for yard work. It’s just as cute as an adult as it was when you were five, and now there are some great customizable and printable options available (see here and here). You know Mom just wants some more time with her kid(s). But a pair of pretty earrings doesn’t hurt either. What are you doing to make Mom feel special this year? And Moms: what’s the best Mother’s Day you’ve ever had?