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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gift Guide Part #1: Your Beautiful Mom Who Adopts Your Slang and Still Writes Handwritten Letters.


Ticking apron for baking chocolate-chip cookies together, $27.

Finnish-style ornaments, $25. (This mobile, $67, is also beautiful.)

Monogrammed pajamas! Because how chic is that? $78.

Paper flowers to brighten up her desk all year long. $29 to $40.

A stack of your favorite 2012 cookbooks: Smitten Kitchen, What Katie Ate and Dinner: A Love Story. $20-ish each.

Freudian mug, because it all comes back to your mama, $16.


Gilded stationery, $20.

Wax seals for her most important notes, $16.

100% cotton robe to make her feel pretty every morning, $100.

Raspberry bush that grows in a container. (Perfect for even the tiniest patio!) $31.95.

Rodin perfume, an intoxicating mix of jasmine and neroni. For women, not girls. $220.

A calendar ($24.99) or notepad ($12.99) featuring her favorite little dude.
Sapphire earrings to match her eyes, $168.

Cheesecake!!! These lemon-ricotta beauties are delivered in Manhattan and Brooklyn, $55. (You can also order a classic New York cheesecake here.)

French locket to keep her loved ones close to her heart, where they belong. $90.

P.S. More gifts for moms.

(Raspberry bush via Abbey)

53 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

When I have kids I definitely want to do a calendar! I think the Smitten Kitchen book and that Mignon Kitchen Co apron is perfect for my mom!! Thanks for the tips! =)

Ergo - Blog

Hope said...

Yay! I love the gift guides! Holy crap I want that Apron

igotsapoodle said...

Nice range of gifts! The lemon ricotta cake looks delicious.

My grandparents are Lithuanian and as a child I used to make those ornaments out of white straws (the ones labeled "Finnish-style" above) with my grandmother! I had no idea they were made in Finland too. Traditionally, Lithuanian farmers have decorated their homes with wheat and rye straw ornaments for events ranging from the holidays to weddings. A few years ago my grandmother (who is getting up there in years) gave me all the straw ornaments she ever made. It was one of the best Christmas presents I've ever received.

You can make some really complex designs too:
http://0.tqn.com/d/easteuropeanfood/1/0/U/J/-/-/xmastreeslithuania2.jpg

-Emmy

momalamode1 said...

*Love* the paper flower - simply gorgeous
-Lisa
mom a la mode

Julianne Thompson said...

What a lovely collection of ideas. I'll definitely be checking back for your other editions!

Sasha Benear said...

That mobile has been on my wishlist for several months now. Great pick!

trinaenriquez said...

The raspberry bush is sweet, what a nice idea. And the Freudian mug made me giggle.

Erin said...

That gilded stationary is to die for!

Cheryl said...

Joanna, I always always love your gift guides - I just wish you did them a couple weeks earlier! I am already done shopping by Cyber Monday and have to ship out to friends/family soon thereafter :(

east end girl said...

All these suggestions are lovely but I think my favourite is the French locket. The pale blue one would be perfect for my French Canadian maman.

k8te said...

i love your gift guides, esp the descriptive titles. so cute!

Isabel said...

This is lovely! So many wonderful ideas.

Jessica Butler said...

Love the lockets and raspberries!

Haley Rogers said...

I have definitely been holding out on my Christmas shopping until you posted your gift guides. Amazing as usual. You are the best!
xoxo Haley

Sandra Lee said...

Has anyone tried those robes? I'd love to ge some feedback!

Sandra

Miss B. said...

Thank you kindly for the sweet mention of the Gilded Note Set! I love your gift guide, thank you for putting it together!

Katie Vespucci said...

Great collection Jo! I can't wait to be a mama if these are the gift guides :)

Xo Katie
Www.ncdots.com

Explore*Handmade said...

Wow, love those paper flowers! So different and beautiful. Thanks for showcasing this Etsy find--have a few people in my life that would love these!

xo,
Sarah
Explore*Handmade

thekittchen.com said...

Great Ideas. I am looking forward to your ideas for brothers. Based on your past gift guides for brothers our have a lot in common!

Teresa said...

oh, how I LOVE these selections!! (As I go through some "stuff"/difficult times with my nearly 20 year old son, I'm hoping that some day he may get to the point where he might feel this way about his mom.)

Monica | Hola!design said...

great ideas! thank you for putting this together!

Thriving Wives said...

Might be getting those earrings, my mom loves sapphires!

Strive to Thrive,
Nic
www.Thriving-Wives.com

Unknown said...

Joanna - Thank you so much for including Raspberry Shortcake from our BrazelBerries collection of small, ornamental berry plants! We're honored.

I love all your gift ideas. Lots of inspiration here!

White Flower Farm has two options for ordering. One is just the plant and the other is the recipient receives a jar of luscious raspberry jam at holiday time with the plant shipping in the spring. The plant is easy to grow and is PERFECT in a large patio pot. No thorns or trellising required! Such a wonderful gift that keeps give fruit harvests year after year.

http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/brazelberries.html

Visit our website for more details on our new collection of plants:

www.brazelberries.com

Thank you again! LOVE your blog!
Amy, BrazelBerries Program Manager

Addy Hanson said...

These are so neat - especially ♥ the wax seals.
http://addyspring.blogspot.com

Barbie said...

What a perfect list. I'm excited to see more!

Lady Grey said...

I must say, there are a lot of imitation gift guides out there, but yours are always the best!

Lauren E. said...

I look forward to these every year! This year I lost my job, and can't afford too many Christmas gifts. But (I shouldn't be surprised) I still find adorable things to give from your list even on my very small budget. Thank you thank you thank you.

Sisterino said...

I would love to see a budget edition, maybe with gifts all under $30 or something. We are on a super, super tight budget this year and I can't spend much at all!

Unknown said...

great list. thanks

Martina said...

Always love your gift guides. But I agree with Sisterino, a budget edition would be nice!

Meghan McGregor said...

You put together the most beautiful gift guides, that are also so clever! Taking notes girl ;)

Meg
Two Leaf Clover

http://two-leaf-clover.com/

The Slow Pace said...

A cheesecake! That would be an incredible present and an amazing Christmas morning breakfast!! :-)

www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

kmdubow said...

Love this gift guide!!! Especially the berries and the Smitten Kitchen cookbook!

LaN said...

Joanna, HUGE fan of your blog. Just wanted to give one piece of constructive criticism: since your site redesign, a lot of your photos have been blurry.

Anna V said...

I love that you included Finnish 'himmeli'!

Marisa Seguin said...

Your descriptions of your loved ones each year for your gift guides are always the best!

Melanie Molloy said...

I love the french locket!

Mimoza said...

How nice! You are such an inspiration! Great idea! ;)

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Those note cards are so cute!!!! And love that locket!

Isa said...

Unfortunately none of these are right for my mom, but they are all gorgeous!

http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

dhanalakshmi said...

How nice is this.We can also get varaiety of Christmas Gifts and Newyear Gifts at here......

Mina said...

In love with that geometric mobile!! Beautiful!

Hena Tayeb said...

That picture of Toby is the cutest thing ever.. can I get that calendar?!

elisha said...

Those studs and that locket have me swooning! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

I just lost my mom 2 months ago - reading this made me both smile and cry. Your mother sounds so lovely.

Maxine said...

I love this guide and have been meaning to buy the Smitten Kitchen cookbook, thanks for the reminder.

I got my mom some candles from http://marietodd.com
With names like Rest and Heal, every mom deserves to be surrounded with scents this lovely.
BONUS:They're having a huge 50% off sale until the 7th!!!

juliana said...

Mom would love these http://www.marthasjewelrycase.com/the-garnet-darn-it-ring/
http://www.marthasjewelrycase.com/indian-princess-ring/

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