I don’t know about other Mamas out there but on Mother’s Days and Birthdays the absolutely last thing I want to do is house chores (which I do all other 363 days of the year and then some…). I don’t need to be spoiled, just “helped & extra appreciated” a little. So for any of you still looking for ideas and gifts for the upcoming Mother’s Day (May 12th) here are some of my personal favorites:
1) “Mama Gets To Savor The Day”
Which means NO, nada, zip cooking, dirty dishes, cleaning, laundry and running in 50 directions. No paperwork, no computer (yes, please drag her away from that screen!), and chauffeuring. Instead think|:|Good dining, sightseeing/local adventure, pampering (facials, massage, manipeds etc). Mama should not lift a finger on Mother’s day — that is my firm opinion!
2) Heartfelt cards.
With personal notes. Handwritten people! I’ll take a good card before any flower. (I don’t even want cut flowers, just cards and a jolly good time!).
For me personally gifts are not important (more than to give, which I love!). I have too much stuff and just want less. But I wouldn’t exactly say not to any of the following….
3) “The Gift Of Nothing” (by Patrick McDonnell)
The Gift of Nothing is the most perfect book for any kid, Mama, sister, girlfriend. I have given away many, many. And my kids have always brought them to school for their teachers to read out loud. Sweet and meaningful.
4) Helen Ficalora jewelry
Helen Ficalora is a popular Seattle jewelry designer, who years ago (before everybody else) became well known for her gold charms with initials. I have three 18K charms with my kids initials but I wouldn’t mind getting her gold chain with diamonds to go with them. Simple understated and very pretty. (She does not show it on-line, you have to ask for it).
I am liking the top necklace.
A really good candle. An over-sized, non toxic and pretty one. I like just about anything by Cire Trudon.
6) A small makeup bag
I am a total small accessories snob. This little fellow I will quickly make room for in my purse. (Gucci).
7) Potted Myrtle Tree
Instead of cut flowers give me a Myrtle tree in a pretty pot and I will kiss your paw!
8) Sun Certificate
A gift certificate to pick out a (reeeeally) nice pair of sun glasses in time for summer! A brilliant idea if I may say so myself.
Now, if I only can get my hubby to read this post…
From my own store, Splendid Avenue, I already know that these products are popular with the ladies (and Moi!):
9) Josef Frank’s notepad cube
Via the prestigious design store, Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm. He made this pattern in the 20’s. I use mine ALL the time. The most perfect desk companion.
10) Summer Flip-Flops
We have a very hard time keeping Ilse Jacobsen’s new rubber flip-flops on the shelves. Scandinavian stylish and comfortable.
11) Multifunctional bottle
The colored glass bottles are also popular. They are both vases and candle holders. A functional and pretty gift.
12) Pretty Pie Plate
New is also the “Grandma Pie Plate” with a pretty lace pattern at the bottom, as a surprise when the crumbs have left the plate!
Those are some of my Mother’s Day ideas. Do you have any good ideas to share with all of us?
Happy New Week to you all!