Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and if I know you like I think I do—and I like to think that I do—you still haven’t bought the number-one lady in your life anything. Not to fear, procrastinators. We’ve rounded up a few gift ideas that every mama is sure to love.


Courtesy Kate Spade
Courtesy Kate Spade

Rio de Janeiro scarf – $128 at Kate Spade

There’s something about scarves that are just so feminine. If you can’t afford to take your mom on a tour of South America, you can still transport her to Brazil courtesy of this wrap, which unfolds to reveal a Rio de Janiero-inspired scene.


Courtesy Gemma Collection

Agate jewelry – prices vary at Gemma Collection

Up your mom’s style game this afternoon at Gemma Collection’s Gresham Jewelry Trunk Show, which runs from 2-7pm. You’ll be able to score lovely agate necklaces like the ones pictured here at great prices (not to mention sip wine and bubbly while you shop). Can’t make it to Snider Plaza today? Not to fear. They’ve got a gorgeous selection of jewelry available every day of the week.


Courtesy Crate & Barrel
Courtesy Crate & Barrel

Clarus Brass Display Boxes – $59.95 to $129 at Crate and Barrel

Give your mom a pretty way to display her baubles, collectibles, or random odds and ends with these brass-and-glass display cases. We’ve been coveting these for some time now, and are considering starting a collection of seashells just for this purpose.


Courtesy Cantoni
Courtesy Cantoni

Daisy Hook Vase – $119 at Cantoni

Instead of dropping an ungodly sum of money on a bouquet of flowers that won’t last more than a week, why not get your mom a vase to display a few clippings from her garden? This titanium and silver vase suspends several buds in mid-air for a fresh and modern look.


Courtesy Carlyn Ray Designs

Glass-blowing class – $35 per person at Carlyn Ray Designs

If your mom’s like mine, all she really wants from you is to spend time together and maybe to try something new and fun. Accomplish both with a Mother’s Day class at Carlyn Ray Designs this Saturday, May 10 from 2-6pm. Visiting glass artisan Chris Hofmann will help the two of you construct a flower out of glass that you can take home to treasure. Best of all, every time your mom sees it, she’ll think of the afternoon you spent together crafting it.


Courtesy Anthropologie
Courtesy Anthropologie

Color Blocked Cake Stand – $16-48 at Anthropologie

When we think of girly gifts, we immediately think of Anthropologie. If your mom’s a hostess-with-the-mostest type, gift her these colorful cake stands. It will give her something pretty for her kitchen and encourage her to feed you delicious treats. Win-win.