April's Mother's Day Gift Advice!

April's Mother's Day Gift Advice!

Mother's Day! One of my favorite days not just because I get to be pampered but because I get to celebrate the day with my husband and sons. My sons may not live in my home anymore and have homes of their own, but they always make time to let me know they care on the special day.

Moms should be cherished. They are lovers, caregivers, and warriors of the home.
It's important to let them know they are appreciated. Here is a poem I wrote about how special mothers are that is featured on my Mother's Tea Towel:

My home it is my mother.
Within her heart I live.
Her love is like no other.
The sunshine it does give.
And like the spreading branches
Of a truly fragrant tree,
My mother's heart and arms
Have made a perfect nest for me.

My mother is in everything that I do. She is a part of me and throughout my time designing clothing and linens, she has been one of my biggest inspirations! With that being said, even I have trouble deciding on the perfect gift to express my admiration and appreciation for her.
Let me give you some guidance and share my suggestions for the perfect Mother's Day gift!

Look for something that is useful as well as sentimental. My Mother's Tea Towel would be the perfect keepsake. If you identify with the verses on the towel, let it speak for you. Mom will love to put this towel on display and read it often to remember that she is loved.

Mother's Tea Towel

If your mom loves fashion, she may enjoy a elegant dress. Something she can dress up with a cardigan or dress down by simply wearing it by itself like our Chrysalis Dress. It can be super casual for tea on the porch or a statement piece for a special occasion. Every mom needs a versatile dress in her wardrobe.

Chrysalis Dress

Something that excites almost every mom is time to relax and reflect. Find her a gift that will allow her to do just that. A robe or dressing gown is the perfect garment to envelop her in comfort. Find one that matches her personality and style. From feminine floral, funky patchwork, or clean white, you mother will find tranquility in her own dressing gown.

Laughter Dressing GownSunny Dressing Gown

Wander Dressing Gown

If the kitchen is your mother's haven, find ways to bring color and nature into her space. Small kitchen accessories are easy and inexpensive to change out and are a necessity. Find a vibrant set of potholders and oven mitts for her to use and display. Pick out a couple sets for multiple seasons and holidays. Find an apron to match so she has a complete set to cook or bake her best dishes.

Willa Rose Postholder Set Recipe 2

Maybe your mother is more of a host. The dining and lounge areas are her domain and the possibilities are endless. Narrow your search by understanding her taste in decor.

Is her style simple? Maybe find a fresh ecru Comfy Cable Knit throw for the living room.

Comfy Cable Knit Throw

Is she as obsessed with florals as I am?

A bright tablecloth in her favorite color laced with paisley and spring flowers will bring a smile to her face and heart. These linens are a simple way to transform the space into her own sanctuary. Pick out a bouquet of complementary flowers or a plant to complete the gift and her space.

Victorian Rose Tablecloth

Gardening, perhaps the outdoors is where your Mother comes to life. Find clothing that inspires her to not only create and grow the most magnificent gardens, but that is also comfortable. A wide-legged pant or cotton legging allows for the mobility that gardening requires. Not to mention, they are so soft! A flowy blouse also allows for movement and a breeze to keep her cool while she works. A floral t-shirt is a great way for her to wear what she loves while doing what she loves.

Garden/Floral Mom Apparel and Accessories

Add a colorful apron to protect her clothes and to carry small tools and seeds. Find her a hat with a brim that gives her shade on the sunniest days. If the sun is hiding, a matching raincoat and rain hat will allow her to garden rain or shine. A tote or market bag is perfect to help her carry gardening tools as well. It is also a great accessory for farmer's markets to hold all her finds!

If your mother enjoys the outdoors but doesn't have a green thumb, create a picnic gift set for her! Find a basket or a market bag to carry all the picnic goodies. Add a throw to spread out on the grass. If she has a picnic or plein air table, pick out a tablecloth for her to drape across the surface. It will contain any messes and look beautiful.

Betty Oilcloth

A waterproof or oilcloth tablecloth is the perfect way to avoid wet stains or the occasional raindrop. Add a napkin set that suits her style and matches the tablecloth to complete the linens. Find fun glass or plastic fiesta ware in a complimentary color to finish the tablescape. Pick out a few recipes for her to try and enjoy on the picnic.

Here are a couple of my favorite picnic recipes!

Recipe 1 Recipe 2

Hopefully, this helps you find a gift that your mother will love and cherish for years to come!
If you are still stumped, visit our Mother's Day Gift Guide to find the perfect gift!
US Mother's Day Gift Guide
Canada Mother's Day Gift Guide

Wishing you and yours a joyous Mother's Day!

Love, April