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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 25, 2018  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Mother’s day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 13 and this is always one of my favorite gift guides to put together. Not because it’s my own wish list–but rather, I’m a mom and these are things that have been gifted to me that absolutely made my day and put a smile on my face. These are the things she’ll love for sure.

1. A day dedicated to tackling all the projects on the honey-do list, like maybe that oversized art ledge, dark paneled wall, or engineer prints of the kids she pinned forever ago.

2. Comfortable shoes, like these Adidas Gazelles, she can wear every day without any stipulations of using them to work out.

3. Am I there Yet? by Mari Andrew — A book filled with illustrations of the complexities of adulthood that she’ll relate all to much to and laugh to herself through the whole thing.

4. An effortlessly gorgeous swim coverup and the promise of going somewhere warm so she can show it off.

5. A keepsake notebook for each child (I have one in 3 different colors that I love so much!), to keep on her nightstand and write down all the hilarious, notable things they say every day. On 4-22, Greta said, “I want to be a mom because I want to boss people around, but I don’t want to be a mom because I don’t want to kiss on the lips.” Ha!!

6. A framed family heirloom recipe, like grandma’s famous meatballs. This gold frame is thick and chunky and looks really expensive but is only $8! (image via)

7. A new lens for her camera so she can capture every day life beautifully. The nifty 50 is a classic and must-have. If you’re feeling especially generous, the 24-70mm changed the whole game for me.

8. A Target gift card (the holy grail!) and an afternoon the peruse the aisles alone (or with her bestie).

9. A Dinner Bell so she doesn’t have to shout when dinner is ready and it reminds her of her own mom every time.

10. If you’re going to give her flowers, make sure there’s a pretty vase like this one that they come in (and not one of those cheap glass ones that they often are sold in.) A vase that she’ll use forever and ever and is so pretty and all her friends will ask her where she got it. (Hint: You’re actually gifting her a very awesome vase.) $49

11. My absolute favorite masque so she can pamper herself any day of the week. $33

12. Belt Bag, aka Fanny Pack. Which maybe went out of style for a minute, but they’re back with a stylish vengeance–and thank goodness because is there anything more convenient!? $48

13. Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones. The only headphones that fit comfortably in my tiny ear canals (it comes with a few different sizes, too!) and stay in even when I’m thrashing to old school Britney Spears at the gym.

14. The prettiest ceramic olive oil cruet because she’s a boss in the kitchen, but also likes it to look as nice as the food she makes.

15. Homebody t-shirt because there’s no place she’d rather be. (size down in your normal size in the men’s fit for a slouchy look, or size up in the women’s fit for more form-fitting)

 

More gifts for moms here and lots of gift ideas for women here! 

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What do you think?

  1. Lori says:

    Just ordered tee! Can’t wait to wear! Also thanks for awesome blog! Love your taste in home decor and furnishings, as well as all your posts!

  2. Hallie says:

    Is this how you’re announcing your ProperTee line?!? Super excited!!

  3. Jody says:

    I have that dinner bell in a matte black. I have three boys and yelling for dinner was driving me crazy. They come running when i ring the bell. i also use it when tv time is over or if they get in a heated wrestling match. its kind of my favorite thing….

  4. Kelly says:

    You guys have a clothing line too?? Is this old news and I’m just out of the loop?

  5. Christina says:

    Writing down the funny, sad, sweet, ridiculous things my (7) children say/have said is the best thing I have done as a mom. Yearly, we get requests for our Christmas letter. It is not your traditional, “my child is so smart, so great bc xyz.” Nope, we compile the letter based on what they say. My husband reads through the memory book of the last year, comes up with some themes, finds ways to incorporate a major trip we took or an 18th bday type event and it is so darn funny year after year. Kids really do say the darndest things! Way to go…that will be an amazing gift for generations to come!

  6. Kimberly says:

    The homebody T-shirt link doesn’t seem to be working.

  7. Austin says:

    Just so y’all know, the Homebody t-shirt link isn’t working – it says “page not found.” Not a mama yet, but can’t wait to pick up one of these for myself!

  8. Austin says:

    Just so y’all know, the Homebody T-shirt link didn’t work. It says, “page not found.” Not a mom yet, but will definitely be picking one of these up for myself!

  9. Cortney says:

    The Homebody link isn’t working :-(

  10. Mandee says:

    Homebody tshirt link isnt working :(

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