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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Cup-of-Jo Gift Guide Part #1: Your Beautiful Mom Who Gives Pitch-Perfect Advice and Has a Secret Crush on Niles from Frasier.

A lovely print for her bedroom, $15. (Update: Good news, she added more to the shop!)

Compost cookies with pretzels, chocolate, oats, coffee and potato chips (holla!), $10 for six. (They also have blueberry and cream cookies, yum.)

The newly restored dvd of Breathless, $31.96, wrapped in a French striped shirt.

A handmade cutting board from the Hudson Valley, $38, along with three stinky cheeses.

Pretty triangle earrings that she can wear with everything, $30.

A vintage scarf, $55, that she can wear around her neck or wrap around her head like Audrey Hepburn. (Bonus: It looks like modern art!)

A British gurgling jug which makes a hilarious "glug" sound when you pour it, $36. (I love love love these.)

You Are Beautiful pencils, because it's true. $10 for six.

A bundle of dried lavender to make her desk feel like the English countryside, $10.

xoxo

P.S. More gifts for moms, and the complete Cup of Jo gift guides from the past three years.

88 comments:

Giulia said...

All of these are wonderful. I am laughing though because I have that Vera scarf...& a friend tried to get me to "dump" it last summer. I think she secretly wanted it.

Excellent choices, Joanna.

Cheers.

Susan

Giulia said...

Someone just said I had to come back & confess my crush on Niles, as well. So I did. xo

S.

Jill Turner said...

Love! Especially the simple triangle earrings. I have many simple gold studs in a variety of shapes and I love them!

Em said...

Love these :)
Oh what I would give to have a bundle of lavender on my work desk right now!

Roxy Te said...

I'm new to blogging this year and can't wait for your gift guide after having seen some from year's past! You always find the most unique items and dream up the funniest characters!I guess it's appropriate to say Happy Holidays :)

Kaity Teer said...

Bookmarked this post. Lovely items. Especially loved the dvd wrapped in a crisp, clean shirt. And the dried lavender....

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, giulia, right on.

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks, roxy! and the characters are actually my real family members; i just describe them as they are. :)

Vera said...

I love love love your gift guides! It inspires me a lot! Can't wait for the ones for you boyfriend/husband ;-)! Thanks!

Danielle said...

The glug glug jug is fantastic! The girl print is absolutely wonderful; Tali does amazing work. Can't wait to see more!

rebecca s. said...

fantastic ideas!!

i gave my SIL a lovely vintage vera scarf last year with some pretty pretty antique earrings.

your gift guides are rad, joanna! xoxo.

Rachael said...

These are all lovely choices! I want every item for myself.

Jennifer said...

love the glug jug, vera scarf & simple triangle earrings!! xo jenn @ www.thisisluster.com

Amanda Swann said...

What fun ideas! I think my favorite is the jug. I love those too! Oh and the earings - simple and sweet.

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Rachael said...

I love these ideas! Especially the jugs and the lavender!

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Briel79 said...

I love that print but I don't see it in the etsy shop. :/

Cute scarf as well!

Kate said...

Love these!! The print is gorgeous but I'm not sure about the cookie!!
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B. Inspired. said...

The pencils are great! oh, and the lavender

Signe said...

Great list! Love the print :)

Ana Degenaar said...

Ooh that scarf looks like something the mom in me would love.
xx

Kim said...

I am pretty sure I need to order those cookies (and the blueberries & cream ones) for myself this holiday. :)

annawithlove said...

this did not disappoint! great ideas!
marking them all down :)

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Lisa said...

Joanna,
I think I just might have to order those pencils for all the women in my life! Love vintage scarves, especially hand-me-downs.
Such a great list. I just added you to my blog column at TLPC of stylish gift-giving gals like you!
Kiss the baby.
Lisa

gemma said...

that jug is so cool!!!!!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh, breathless. that never gets old.

Dani said...

Reading you from Vancouver ,BC...and i see an old friend modeling for chance on your blog..how fantastic!

Pistachio said...

Pitch perfect!

Maybe you can serve some Glug (http://www.noelnoelnoel.com/recipes/glug.html) in the Glug, Glug Jug!! :)

Meghan said...

I so look forward to these every YEAR! Thank you for sharing your ideas and goods every year!
Happy Dec 1st!

Melissa Blake said...

I'm not a mom, but I have a HUGE crush on Niles!!!

Melissa Blake said...

p.s. The spelling is Frasier...my mom and i have seen every episode at least 20 times. a bit of an obsession.

Vanessa said...

Actually, I've always been the one with the crush on Niles while my Mum prefers Frasier but she's still beautiful and would like all of these things. The glug glug jug might rather be something for my pint loving brother - it's so British! I've been following your blog for quite a while but this is my first comment. You always find the most fabulous stuff.

Mallory said...

These are great, Joanna! The print is beautiful.

Happy December!

mirella said...

For those of you in the U.S., Shreve Crump and Low in Boston sells the glug glug jugs (called "gurgling cods" at the store but they are the same exact thing). Thought I'd throw that out there for those that don't want to do international shipping :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

Those little tiny earrings are so sweet...My mom would love them for sure! What a great guide:) Thanks and kisses

Megan said...

Breathless wrapped in a French shirt. I think I might actually do this.

Thanks for the idea...

...Megan
http://anotherzoeday.blogspot.com

Jillian said...

i love the scarf! excited for more gift guides :) xoxo jcd

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks mirella!!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Can't go wrong with a Mom that loves Frasier :). Those compost cookies sound interesting.

Jessica @JessaMae Photography said...

whoa, those cookies are seriously to-die-for....are those whole pretzels?!

Jo said...

These are absolute gems, Joanna! Your gift guides never fail me, ever! :o) :o) :o) Thank you!

Lollipopps Creations said...

Wow...so many great gift ideas. Thanks. Now i definitely won't be short of ideas.

"...Your Beautiful Mom Who Gives Pitch-Perfect Advice and Has a Secret Crush on Niles from Frasier."

This made me laugh as i definitely know someone who fits that description. Hehe.

Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Dontje said...

joanna, i bought a glug glug jug in holland, michigan! i use it for my flowers. it's deep purple, of course :)

Danielle said...

I love pencils with funny notes on them! I'm tying them on my gifts this year as adornments!

-Danielle
http://daniellemsolomon.blogspot.com

Siubhan said...

I have one of those gurgle jugs! They're so fun. Great ideas!

Bianca said...

That print is gorgeous, the scarf so perfect and who doesn't love a bundle of lavender... I would love to find these things under my tree.

myclevername said...

Love that print but it doesn't seem like it's in the shop anymore :(

Sarah L said...

you can also find a more modern take on the "gurgle pot" here! I love the colors of these.

http://www.thegamine.com/2010/10/24/stylehome-decor-gurgle-pots/

Gaby said...

Love the earrings, I checked out her store and I love everything, great pick!


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jean goddard said...

I love these, Joanna! (Almost as much as I love Niles... especially after seeing him host Steven Sondheim's birthday party on PBS!)

Tee said...

I love your gift guides. I am so tempted to get some of these items for myself (ah, Christmas time...one for them, one for me)

Cassandra Marie said...

Uhhmm...those compost cookies, I might have to get for myself! lol

xo,
Cassie
(Moon Face)

A.Kelley said...

Compost Cookies!! incredible. Jo, I have a gift guide (www.twinyolks.com) but yours is better, of course. Love the Glug Glug jar and the earrings. thanks for the help!

xo

Sarah said...

Maybe this year you could include a guide for "Your Mother-in-Law: Who has EVERYTHING!" It would truly save my life.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, sarah, mothers in law are always so tough!! do you think she would like a decoupage plate or paperweight from John Derian? those are so lovely. and everyone likes pretty soaps -- Fresh.com has BEAUTIFUL soaps. or, finally, you could get her a great bottle of wine and wrap it in a pretty tea towel, like the ones from Taska or etsy. hope that helps!!!

Luli said...

Oh my. I love that jug.

Monica said...

these are all great ideas!

Caroline said...

I love this guide! So many wonderful things =]
Looking forward to the rest of them!

Pancakes For Recess said...

I need me some of those pencils STAT. Love!

Charly said...

Girl! You are the best ever!!! We all love your wiriting in my house!!!! Have a wonderful December!!!! greetings from Venezuela!

Suzanne said...

I love the scarf-especially because I have a vintage one that looks just like it, and love to wear it on my head.

heart charlie said...

I love those earrings!

Sudeshna Dev said...

Love the print from tushtush's Etsy shop. I figured this one would probably catch your eye, as well? :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/47352167/twin-print

ashleigh smith said...

Really lovely gift ideas! I especially like the scarves, but the collection of gift ideas together works quite well!

Mo said...

My mom is a high school teacher and the idea of dried lavender on her desk just warms my heart. Also, I would love to give those "you are beautiful" pencils as a gift to my future daughter. Would make her smile every time she writes in school.

Great gift guide Jo!

conundrum said...

Amazing list, those cookies look scrumptious!

Elizabeth said...

Why thank you! So nice to see our Footed Platte up there! A friend alerted me to it. I had no idea. Glad you like it!

Bree said...

So you totally know my mom! :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Joanna, for including so many truly affordable gifts this year! I am really excited about so many of these and thankful that the price is so within reach! Thank you!!

Shara said...

So many great gift ideas! And the triangle earrings remind me of these pyramid studs (which I bought from my shop and wear practically every single day): http://alafdm.com/jewelry/pyramid_stud

Devora said...

WOW. I had never seen one of your gift guides before, and I just went through the archives and got ideas for about 10 people on my list! Thanks for posting these, I love them - they are really creative and real and useful, as opposed to those "30 under $30" crap lists that magazines come up with. I also really like your advice about making a list of what people love and going from there when thinking of gift ideas - so true!
xo and happy holidays!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Love this gift guide so much! So beautiful to see something different and so unique! Just fabulous!
Sophie x

Katy said...

I share your mum's crush. Wrong?!

y said...

yeah,yeah,yeah! finally its back. thank u so muchness:)

heidi adnum said...

Gorgeous. Thank you!

Sweet Freak said...

Uh-oh. Am I already momish if I love all these gift ideas?!

hazel and hunter said...

ooh, your gift guides are my favorite!! these are all great! a vintage Vera scarfis such a good idea!

elissa, ebb & flow said...

great round up. i'm drooling over the cookies!

Audrey said...

Niles was my fave! I still watch Frazier when I can....
Beautiful selections here

Jessica said...

There's a US-based company that does a sleek, less ornate version of the Glug Glug Jug, called the Gurgle Pot. Consider buying from them instead for all your Gurgling/Glugging container needs :)

http://www.gurglepot.com

(It's an old co-worker of mine's family business -- that's the reason for the plug!)

Julie said...

omg that cookie looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

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Joanna Goddard said...

thanks so much, jessica!!

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Little Darling* said...

these are great ideas Jo! thanks for sharing!

Megan Champion said...

what a perfect print...

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Natasha(FantasticDIY) said...

the upper metal class jewelry is gorgeous and I like the idea!

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