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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th--about two weeks away! Here are 10 gifts she'll love...
A bouquet of peonies, above, since they're pretty much every woman's favorite flower. $93.
A mug to make her laugh, $14.
Brunch cooking class in Brooklyn, celebrated on Mother's Day. $125/person.
Plant topper, to fill her bedroom with light and rainbows, $140.
Morse code bracelet that spells out "mom," $40.
Fondue pot filled with chocolate, $20, plus a basket of strawberries. Made in Paris, naturellement.
Your favorite childhood photo sent to her in a silver frame, $28, to remind her that you'll always be her baby. (Get 10% off any Pinhole Press order with the code CUPOFJO.) P.S. That's my mom, my twin sister and me above:)
Friendship earrings--one for you and one for her. $55.
Field of Grass soy candle, to transport her to freshly cut grass in the countryside, among daisies, beneath the sun. $20.
An astrology reading, because how fun is that?! And lunch afterward to talk about it all.

P.S. More great gifts for women...

115 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE that plant topper - my mom would totally adore it. Fantastic! Have a great day:) xo

AVY said...

That mug would be so great for my mother, she never says that out loud.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Kate Uhry said...

hi,Instead of Peonies (which come into season in about a month or more) how about going a little more eco-freindly and give LILACS! They are so aromatic and easily accessible. The last few years I've been trying to go green with seasonal flowers. Love your cooking class suggestion!

Megan said...

Gorgeous gift ideas! But the fondue pot is my fave, looks so delicious :)

Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

Chelsea said...

These are such fantastic ideas! Love the Mom Morse code bracelet!!

Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

mulberry please said...

Love these ideas.. those flowers are absolutely stunning!

http://mulberryplease.blogspot.co.uk/

Kelsey said...

Perfect timing. Thank you! I think I'll chase down that plant topper...

PS - Can't believe how much your mum looks like you!!

Melissa Blake said...

Great gift ideas...I love the mug especially!

shine little light* said...

hehe! Happy looking babies! Lovely gift ideas!

Amanda said...

wonderful gifts, especially the flowers :) i did a mother's day gift guide recently, too, and found SO many goodies from paper source.

you guys should check it out!

xo, amanda

http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

I love all your ideas, Joanna, thanks so much! This is just what I've been looking for lately...

But I am completely blown away that a bouquet of peonies is $93!!! Here in Germany, that would cost maximum 15€! If only I could air-mail flowers to my mom in the US... ;)

Megan Muller said...

Great gift ideas! Thanks :)

Meg
@MissMegsasaurus
www.glamoroushustle.com

Megan C. Stroup said...

Wow, your mom is gorgeous! And you two look so much alike!

Maxann said...

I am definitely getting my mom that mug. I saw that and couldn't help but laugh. My brother and I are always teasing who's the favorite (But we all know that everyone loves the baby girl best, right ;)

Have a great day!
iammkroxc.blogspot.com

Manding. said...

love that mug (only wish it were true :)!

need that plant topper for myself! okay, fine, i'll get it for my mom.

THANKS FOR THE IDEAS !

ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

Tiffany said...

peonies are my favorites!
I also remember this pretty article on glamour about how they are beleived to attract romance into your life when you have them in your home :)

sip-n-wear said...

aw i love that picture of your mom and you girls. you look a lot like your mom! beautiful!

hello, Friday said...

What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing. I think I'd find a cooking class for mom around here. xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

Lisa said...

i loooove that plan topper! it is so cool and would make a room so cozy!
in dramatic fashion

Alyssa said...

I LOVE that mug! Also, who knew that peonies were so expensive!?! Will have to consider an export business - my yard is packed with peonies!

Alyssa said...

p.s. Anyone who has access to peonies will appreciate this tip: cut them when they just start to blossom (closed, but with a little give). Wrap them in newspaper and keep in your refrigerator for up to a month. Pull them out when you want them and put them in water.

We did this for my sister's wedding with hundreds of peonies last June and it was amazing. I'll be saving some to use all summer long from here on out.

Julie said...

Pretty, pretty gifts! Am I crazy, or is $100+ out of the price-range of the average gift-giver? All of them are lovely gifts, though, despite the prices on the steep side. I like the mug of chocolate!

Prippy Handbook said...

Where has the plant topper been all my life?

Gosia Myślicka said...

the flowers from first photo are my favourite :)

Tisha Green said...

I can see any mom being happy with all these Mother's Day gifts but the mug is priceless!

brenda said...

I love the plant topper. I am quite lucky in that I get two mothers day to celebrate. I celebrate the European one and the U.S. one. I am really spoiled !

Fleur said...

Eh, peonies will be in season soon, I can't see paying $93 for them.

If you live close to your mom, you could buy a few peony bushes for your mom and plant them in her yard...for much less money.

Sophie said...

Well, if the British Mother's Day hadn't already visited, I'd be opting for the stunning bouquet!

http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.com

Sophie X

RR said...

Great ideas - I love the mug.

I recently also did a mother's day gift list -

http://notsoseriousmidwestmom.blogspot.com/2012/04/mothers-day-gift-ideas.html

Caroline said...

those heart earrings are so sweet! I think however i'll be sending my mom homemade art.

http://www.anabstractnoun.blogspot.com/

Robyn said...

great ideas! love the mug!! and the flowers (but they are expensive!!)-cute photo-you look so much like your mum!

diana banana said...

ooo, i'm sending this to my husband. my twin girls are 4 months old, so he'd better be getting me something good on their behalf! my wedding bouquet was a bunch of pink peonies, it looked like the sweetest pom pom, i loved it.

Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

Such lovely ideas, and those peonies are gorgeous!

Every year since I was a little girl, I've made a gift for my mom for Mother's Day. What used to be macaroni and glitter pictures has evolved into customized tablecloths and fabric wreaths.

Lindsey Arotin said...

I love the idea of doing an astrology reading. The gift of spending time together is always the best idea, especially when its super fun like this!

xo,
Lindsey
http://lindseyarotin.blogspot.com/

Ethaney said...

I have to let everyone know about the COATT morse coded jewelry. I bought my mother in law a morse code bracelet for christmas and it was the biggest disappointment ever! the photos on the site make the bracelet look well-sized when in reality, it was SO THIN that it almost looked like dental floss and the beads used for the morse code were extremely (i'm talking EXTREMELY) tiny.

i love the idea of it but it was almost one of those things where i wanted to send it back and email her for making her site so misleading. i was really disappointed because i love the idea of her jewelry as it is so unique and sweet.

just a word of caution!

This Confetti Life said...

Great picks! The photo of you, your sister and your mom is super cute!

vanessa (the gal) said...

great guide! i LOVE the old photo in a new frame! good call.

xo, vanessa

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

The slow pace said...

Great ideas! I will buy her flowers and chocolate! Quite boring and typical but they are my mom's favorites!

Sarah O'Brien said...

love the mug!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yikes, I haven't even thought about it yet. The mug is funny though, sure would make her smile :)

Catherine Fagan said...

Love that Plant topper, My mom would love it too.

glenda said...

haha...the mug... my daughter tells me that all the time :)

the picture of your mom...you look just like her :)

Anonymous said...

Joanna, call me a hopeless romantic but how did your mom and dad meet? I'm so curious to know.
You should totally share in a post sometime.

Katie Ann said...

A field of grass without the allergies? Whoohoo!

Katie

Sarah said...

LOVE the mug! i think my mom might be getting that from me. And I would love to receive the grass candle myself for mother's day. Lovely! Nice picks, Joanna!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

i can't believe mother's day is around the corner. I need to get my act together

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

great ideas. i'm getting the mug for sure!

Brianna Flores said...

I love the cooking class! My mom loves to cook! And flowers are always a good idea :-)

-Bri-
tobelove-ly.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, your mother really looks like you in that picture! When my mother was younger, she really didn't look like me or my siblings.

And that mug made me laugh.

But, I'd also like to say an early Happy Mother's Day to all those women who for whatever reason "only" have children of the 4-legged and furry variety!

Brittany Lauren said...

Ha! My mom would get a kick out of that cup! Great ideas — Better act soon, time sure is flying by :)

Anonymous said...

I adore peonies, too. You can actually buy that photograph of peonies on Etsy - just google Sarah Tucker Peonies. That would be an awesome present, too. (I discovered that on one of your previous posts, Joanna. I love that picture. Thanks.)

Anonymous said...

That mug is totally hilarious! Great suggestions. Your gift guides are the best.

Marina said...

beautiful flowers at the first pic)

Bree said...

Thanks for the tips! I am always in need of assistance when shopping for my mom.

Cheers,
Bree
Dream in Fashion

molliee said...

really cute ideas!!!

Kate said...

I love these ideas! That brunch cooking class looks really good! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

{BESO HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!}

Baylee said...

Thanks for posting! Love the plant topper and the astrology! Awesome!

Monica L. Shulman said...

you look so much like your mom and so does Toby!

Sarah Carlson said...

What an amazing guide! It's like you know my mom! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

J. Beaudet said...

Being a mother myself, I can say these are great picks! I would love several of them especially the last one! Fun!
Jenniferxox

The Comlys said...

ahh that mug is perfect. thanks for posting this. your blog is mah fav!

www.thecomlyblog.blogspot.com

DawnieP said...

Oh I love peonies they're so pretty. I completely am loving your gift choices!

dp
x
www.inanityandthegirl.com

Elizabeth said...

I'm totally getting my mom that coffee mug....because it's totally true! Well, according to me :)

Anonymous said...

That candle would be amazing! These are great finds.

Amanda Z. said...

Are a bouquet of peonies seriously $93?!?! I just picked an armload from my backyard last night. The first thing I did when we bought our house was plant 5 peony bushes. They are my absolute favorite! But maybe I should be selling them :)

This will be my third mother's day. The first two did not go well at all since, besides a card from my own mom, zilch. I'm actually kinda dreading it this year. Maybe I'm selfish for being disappointed?

Anonymous said...

No, Amanda, you are not selfish for being disappointed. We do expect acknowledgment for our birthdays and something special like mother's day. I hope you put the work out that it is important to you. I know that I would LOVE that cooking class for mother's day. How awesome! Or even a simple brunch and a bouquet of flowers.

Jenny Rosenthal said...

I love that mug. If only my brother weren't my mother's favorite! ;-)

Anonymous said...

That mug - pure genius.

Becky said...

Awesome list, but I just have to say... you are the spitting image of your mother when she was young! So pretty - I love that picture.

xo
Becky

http://cuphalffull-sf.blogspot.com/

Suzanna Bird said...

Did you notice your mum's arm looks totally see through

Char said...

OoOoo I love the peonies and so does my mom. You are right...they are every girls favorite. =)
Char
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

{Liana} said...

Wonderful ideas!! I've got to order that mug! I'm an only child so it will be even funnier:) And the plant topper is beautiful...loved the friendship earrings, too. Thanks a bunch!

Kerry said...

What fun ideas!

Lynne said...

Our first peony opened up today! They are a whole month early, and I am so looking forward to enjoying them!

Stephanie Hillberry said...

If I was a mom I'd petition heavily for the peonies. Or the chocolate and strawberries. Preferably both.

Great suggestions!

Jo said...

I love that plant topper! gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

OMG, it would be hilarious of all three of us got my mom that mug!

.aubrey c. said...

bracelets are very cool!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Lovely tips! I would go for the astological reading! And the peonies. They are always in style.

Can't Afford Chanel said...

Mmmm strawberries in chocolate sound delicious!


cantaffordchanel.blogspot.com

Effie said...

Peonies are my favorite! It always feel so good giving Mom something special and letting her know the day is all about her! Happy Mother's Day!

www.thevintagelibrary.blogspot.com

Kelli Anderson said...

i just came across this on the web and for some reason thought you might find it interesting. maybe you could include it in your weekly web round ups.

incredible art installment..looks like a painting, but is a real woman!

http://www.moillusions.com/2010/06/this-isnt-a-painting.html?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

Kelli Anderson said...

i just came across this on the web and for some reason thought you might find it interesting. maybe you could include it in your weekly web round ups.

incredible art installment..looks like a painting, but is a real woman!

http://www.moillusions.com/2010/06/this-isnt-a-painting.html?utm_source=scribol.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=scribol.com

Ameba said...

My mother loves peonias. First proposition is the best for her!

Cheryl said...

I can't get over again how tiny and great your mom looks after having twins!!

fromthefifthfloor.com said...

MUG! Done and done :) Thanks!

A Bit of Sass said...

I love the idea of the fondue pot and strawberries!
xo
Chelsea
www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

The Childlike Empress said...

oh my!
you look just like your mum...

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Great suggestions! I am in Italy visiting my mom now, but we'll be away from each other again by the time Mother's Day comes, so maybe I should go out and find/do one of these things while I am here!

Love the planter and the friendship earrings.

Sammi said...

Oh gosh, we used to have plant toppers in my home when we were growing up!!

My gosh, Jo, how much do you look like your Mom!

Love, love, *LOVE* that mug! :D

Sarah said...

Love these ideas, especially the hilarious mug! Great blog and inspirations!
xx Sarah

http://fromcoasttocloset.blogspot.com/

Jess{BecauseImTwentySomething} said...

A cooking class together is such a cute idea! Thanks Joanna!

JLynn said...

On my own list this year is the anti-aging kit from Apothederm http://apothederm.com/shop-products/anti-aging/anti-aging-system-kit/
I have tried the cleanser and can’t wait to try out the rest of the line!

Kritika Nair said...

A beautiful handmade card would also be a great gifting idea and adds a real personal touch. More mothers day gift ideas

Lusternyc said...

That chocolate fondue pot looks delicious! For art-loving Mom's out there we have come up with some top fine art picks for the big day : Mother's Day Art at Luster

maria said...

In fondue pot The combination of chocolate and strawberry looking very delicious.
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I just found your site- awesome. Wonderful writing, amazing photos and just all around fabulous! Thank you!
Love these ideas and what a great photo with your Mom!

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kelly peterson said...

Wow! This is so cute! i would rather think about buy dissertation online and then about my mommies present

Muhammad Atif said...

I love these gifts! That brunch cooking class looks really good.

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Flowers for mother's day. Always a winner ;)
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Alex said...

Awesome gift idea! The mug works well. Moms just can’t go on a day without sipping on some black coffee or tea and that will be a sweet reminder every time she take a sip. Check this out too, http://www.just5.com/blog_new_content.php?id=15 for some cute, practical inexpensive gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

Natalie Katz said...

That's a great list of mothers day gift ideas. The mugs are simply brilliant. Also applicable for tees. Thanks!

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Nice Mother's Day Gift Ideas! ♥ I'm so ready for next year! LOL :)

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