Sunday, April 25, 2010

::Mother's Day gift guide::

This one's mostly for the men out there who have wonderful mamas in their lives and are at a loss for what to buy. Before you go out and choose the same old flowers or kitchen appliances, cleaning supplies or gift certificates here's a guide to all things mom...

Jewelry is an awesome gift but only if it's an awesome piece that reflects the receivers personality. I'm not into diamonds and cliche pieces from chain jewelry stores; jewelry's best when it's handmade with love. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to be special.

 cigar band by lovinganvil

Last mother's day I gifted myself one of these cigar bands, only a custom order with my son's first name on one side and middle name on the other. I love it and wear it daily. I pretty much love anything in Coco's shop, browse around I bet you will too.

I am currently in love with these handmade necklaces by katemiss.

 The For Me, For You necklaces are currently all sold out but she has a shop update coming up next weekend (just in time for mama's day).

Music is the next piece of awesomeness on the gift giving list. I like real CD's over digital downloads, I can play them in the car and there's no limit to how many computers I can put the music on. Plus, I like looking through the CD art. Oh and maybe we can keep record shops around so at least our kids know what they are, huh?

I recently discovered Joe Purdy, he's got so many albums I'm not sure which one I'd choose but as far as I can tell you can't go wrong.

Bags, bags, bags... do all women love bags? Am I a cliche in this? True to my style I'm not a big expensive purse girl but I do love me a nice bag. My current love is this striped beauty by redbirdstyle.


Perfect for spring & summer and toting all the mama goods that come with mamahood.

Who doesn't like new kicks? And they certainly won't make her look fat, think about it. My current favs are TOMS shoes, for every pair you buy they donate a pair to a child who needs shoes. Plus they're insanely cute, comfortable & versatile. They are the perfect shoe for mamas chasing young kids.

What about moms like my mine who's amazing (and amazingly hard to shop for)? Here's my short list...


Kristin, the owner of kltworks is truly amazing. Her images come from original thread drawings, amazing! Not only a great gift but a great conversation piece.

I love this feather print by Golly Bard. It comes in several colors  so you can pick your mama's favorite.


Garden markers by monkeys always look are so cool, I love the soup spoon.

**Warning, shameless self-promotion to follow
How about this flower pin from elSage designs? Looks great on a light jacket or shirt.

That's all I have for you, I hope you find my ideas helpful. Above all, what's important on mother's day is to do something special for all the mamas in your life.

Do you have additional mother's day suggestions? Leave a comment, I'd love to hear them.


  1. Thank you for including my painting in you Mother's Day gift collection! So kind of you!

  2. Thanks for including my owl pillow among these great pics!! Love them all (Joe Purdy is an all time studio fav of mine). Hmm, just might have to leave this on the screen for awhile for Chris to stumble on. :)

  3. Thanks for including the Dona bag. What a lovely list! All moms deserve such thoughtful gifts!

  4. You're all very welcome, beautiful work. This was very fun to put together!