Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is May 14.  Do you know what you are getting the special woman or women in your life?  Read on for some of my picks.

Under $50

Any mom would enjoy this beautiful tea towel from The Monogrammed Home.  I’ve ordered the blue one and can personally vouch for its quality and appearance.

If the lady in your life has a sweet tooth, how about this gorgeous book from Laduree?  It is the next best thing to being able to ship her the real thing from Paris or NYC.

I also highly recommend any of the coffee table books mentioned in my prior post (here) — especially Danielle Rollins’ fabulous book on entertaining — Soiree.  I gave this to my Mom a few years back and have one for myself.  Every time I turn the pages I am inspired to throw a party.

I currently have my eye on this book from the incredibly talented Atlanta architect (and fellow neighbor) Keith Summerour.  It would be perfect for any mom who appreciates beautiful architecture and interiors.

Switching gears from reading to pampering — I am also majorly in love with this scrub and this lotion.  I may be on my fourth of fifth jar/tube of each since discovering them less than a year ago.  Nothing says “I love you Mom” like bath products without any icky ingredients — am I right? Under $100

I also love a good gift that gives back, and I am sure your mom would too. Check out this beautiful robe from Project Love.  I have and love it.  It is the perfect amount of weight (not too heavy but not too light), and it is a great length.  Check out their website for countless pajama options too. Speaking of pajamas, this mama has been dying to try Lake Pajamas.  I am pretty obsessed with this pair.

And this gown is pretty fabulous too.

Under $200

What mom wouldn’t adore a soft throw from Lands Down Under?  It is by far my favorite throw.  They have a huge selection of colors for the throw and fonts for the monogram.

I had the most delicious peppermint tea at at our beautiful hotel in NYC the other weekend.  They served Damman Freres tea — which has proven very hard to track down outside of France.  If the mother in your life is a tea drinker, you could splurge for this set from Williams Sonoma.  Just think, the lucky lady in your life will get to enjoy 72 relaxing cups of tea thanks to your thoughtfulness.  And how special will she feel when she can offer some to her guests from this gorgeous case? Splurge

First off, I think a fabulous splurge gift would be combining some of the above — with a subtle theme of course.  How about “Mom – you deserve some luxurious lounging” for a theme?  You could purchase one of the items from Lake Pajamas, the Project Love bathrobe, the Beauty Counter scrub and lotion and the monogrammed throw.  You can take it to an even more baller level if you throw in a gorgeous mug with the Dammann tea set.  A Diptyque candle would seal the deal.

I personally love my Le Creuset mugs. But you could also pick out a more elegant one like this one from Mottahedeh.

Or, you can go all out with one big splurge gift.  Laura Pearce is always a safe bet for all things gorgeous baubles.

I am beyond obsessed with this dual birthstone cuff from Ariel Gordon.  I mean white topaz or diamond (April) and ruby (July) would just be ideal. . .

And Cannon Lewis creates the most beautiful and special pieces.  Follow her Instragram account for glimpses of some gorgeous commissions.  Check out these earrings.

And Tod’s and Ann Mashburn are safe bets for the accessories obsessed mama.  Check out this beauty from Tod’s. And this one from Ann Mashburn.  T and B purchased this one for me in a camel color last year, and I tote it with me everywhere.  I love love love its simplicity. It also has a little pouch that is great for storing your lip gloss and hair ties but can also double as a clutch when you are headed out on the town — making it the perfect bag for travel.

Know her size and style?  I love these jackets from G1 Supply.  I’d say they would look just as good on the 20-something mom as they would the 60-something mom.

If she is the sentimental sort, take a page from T’s book and get a beautiful silver picture frame engraved with your child’s monogram and birth date and include a photo of the two of them.  Whether your “child” is 3 months or 30, she’ll love this — I promise.  If you are a fellow Atlantan, head to Charles Willis and they will take good care of you in this department.

If all else fails send her a sweet card and some flowers and make sure you call her!

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