With all of the things your mom has done for you, it can be difficult to justifiably express your gratitude. If you need some fresh ideas to show Mom how much you care, we’ve got your back. Take a look at what the Hayneedle editors have picked to gift their moms on her special day!
My momma has eclectic taste, decorating with everything from rustic furnishings and modern terrariums to ornate frames, artisan candle-holders, and other distinctive discoveries. It gives my parents’ home an authentic, lived-in feel that’s comforting and cozy. This Mother’s Day, I’d like to give her something that complements their aesthetic, isn’t anything she needs, but is both pretty and functional. The Bella Bone-Inlay Boxes are perfect. Because they come as a set of three (in varying sizes), she can use them all together – as part of a coffee-table vignette, etc. – or separately to stash everyday objects, treasured pictures, or jewelry. I can see these being used a multitude of ways; they’re so beautiful and unique … just like her.
— Kelly, editor
My mom obsesses over her garden from April to October. You’d think I’d have given her a potting bench 20+ years ago … apparently bad daughters are slow learners. However, the Coral Coast Gardener’s Choice Potting Bench changes everything this year. She’ll go mad for the storage and shelves and … whatever else one does with a potting bench.
My mom taught my sister and I a lot of things—how to read, how to drive, how to starch and iron, how to listen. She also taught us both how to entertain—no small wonder, considering family gatherings and dinner parties with friends were always on the schedule while I was growing up and still are now that I’m grown. My mom and sister and I are constantly trading recipes and ideas and cocktail napkins; at every birthday and holiday event, my mom gives me a single vintage or otherwise artsy plate to add to my own collection, often accompanied by a cheese knife or a few ramekins. Things to make cheese plates, she says, or toasts with fancy toppings. This Mother’s Day, I’ll give my mom this set of pretty dessert plates to add to her collection, which stars antique finds that would play along beautifully with these. And some cheese. And maybe a little reminiscing about all our parties, and that parking lot where Mom perfected the classic parental protective arm movement right before she let her girls loose in the world.
The woman who does so much for so many deserves a great deal more than a single day in her honor. Nevertheless, this Mother’s Day I’d like to give her a little gift that will give her a good reason to sit, relax, and just be. She loves birds and critters, and she also has a new home with a backyard that … let’s just say … hasn’t been prioritized. I think the Smart Solar Portsmouth Solar Bird Bath Fountain will be an excellent start to creating her backyard sanctuary. It has classic and timeless style … just like Mom … and because it’s solar-powered and constructed of resin, it’s practically maintenance-free. I hope the birds will be drawn to it so she can enjoy watching them, but even if they aren’t, I think the gentle sound of moving water will be a good source of tranquility for the woman who deserves it most. So, no more excuses, Mom. It’s time for a time-out.
Every time we visit my mother’s house, my 2-year-old daughter heads straight for Grandma’s bedroom and makes a tangled mess out of her necklaces and jewelry. I quickly realized a beautiful jewelry armoire would be just the thing to replace Mom’s existing jewelry boxes displayed at a toddler-size height. Hayneedle carries a vast selection of Belham Living jewelry armoires, and I decided to go with the Seville since its rich finish and clean lines will nicely complement her current bedroom décor. I know she’ll love the look, style, and added convenience of having ample storage for her bling. Also, its locking front door will help keep miniature hands from running the jewels.
— Danny, editor
My mom is not only a mother to me and my brother, she’s also a dog mom! Recently, my mom adopted a furry friend and has been trying to make her feel perfectly at home. I love this glamorous pet bed that looks like a mini couch, and it would fit so well in her living room. This bed is ideal for small to medium size dogs and lets them take time out from their busy day of fetch and treat receiving. I know how important the new addition is to my mom, and she’ll love having this chic piece to make her pampered pooch comfortable and feel welcome in her home.
— Jessica, editor