Lovely Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2013

Wow, time has flown by! Mother’s Day is in a few days, and I’ve totally missed the boat on advanced gift-shopping and this round-up post. I know all I want is to sleep in (i.e. anything past 7am), relax, eat good food, and spend time with my little family. No diaper changes would be an added bonus. If you’re still stumped on what to get mom, here are some of my favorite picks.

maya brenner
That quintessential Mother’s Day gift – a necklace. I remember “buying” so many of these year after year at our elementary school “store” and gifting them proudly to my mom only to see her wear it for a week and never again. So get her one this year that she’ll love to wear all year-round. I’m partial to delicate initial necklaces like this Maya Brenner version.

market tote
It’s Spring! Which means lots of trips to the farmers markets, and the like. So why not gift mom with a super-cute market tote made for such trips. It’s definitely the kind of item she’s lust after but never really splurge on for herself, and this Apolis Market Bag from Terrain is so cute, she could use it as an everyday tote too!

purl-soho
A Learn-to-Knit Kit from the famous Purl Soho makes for a thoughtful and creative gift for the crafty or wannabe crafty mom. Don’t forget the most important part of this gift – some uninterrupted free time for Mom so she can actually learn these new skills. Maybe one day you’ll get a lovely homemade goodie out of it. (I say “one day” because if she’s anything like me, learning to knit will be a long process with lots more stops than starts.)

clare vivier
Go all out this year and get Mom something really special – a monogrammed buttery oversized leather clutch  from Clare Vivier. These gorgeous bags, iPad cases, wallets, and clutches are sure to become family heirlooms one day, and the gold monogramming just adds an extra sentimental touch.

west elm enamel pot
When Mom wants to wind down after a long day and goes to make her requisite cup of tea, how happy will she be making it in this gorgeously simple enamel tea pot from West Elm? Pair it with some charming mugs and a selection of fancy teas to complete the set.

And if you’re really stumped, what Mom doesn’t want or love a spa day. Dads, whisk the kids away for some special time and send Mom off to get that massage/scrub/facial/reading US Weekly time that she’s been dying for.

Hope everyone has a lovely Mother’s Day celebrating, being celebrated, and just having a grand ol’ time in general.

P.S. Here’s a roundup I wrote over at Savvy Sassy Moms of awesome things you can do with your Instagram pics to have hard copies of them – another great Mother’s Day, or any day gift for anyone!

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