10 pretty Mother's Day gifts
1 Green glass bottles
With a lovely injection of colour, these vintage-inspired bottles are sure to beautify any space. Mom can enjoy the pretty variations of green when the light shines through the translucent glass bottles, while the opaque ones offer a solid substance for a pleasing layering effect. Buy a collection of at least three to inspire an attractive grouping.
small pot: Pale clover tint. 4.5"diam x 5"h, $12.99
tall bottle: Kelly tint. 9.75"diam x 18"h, $44.99.
bell vase: Kelly cloudy. 6.5"diam x 6.25"h, $16.99
skinny bottle: Light clover cloudy. 3.5"diam x 16.5"h, $29.99
Available at West Elm stores and at westelm.com
2 Wrought iron decorative bowl
A stunning example of contrasts, whimsical florals meet sturdy iron structure in this dreamy decorative bowl. Perfect for storing fruits in the kitchen or artistic pieces in the living room but interesting enough to stand alone, this statement-making piece is a versatile work of art.
22.75"dia. x 9.75"H
$99.99 at Crate and Barrel stores and at crateandbarrel.com
3 Art for the mantle or coffee table
Add a bit of rustic charm to your mom's home with this pairing of wood cogs, crafted by Columbian artisans. Carved from sustainably harvested pine, each circle represents the natural cycle of life; a fitting gesture for the woman who gave you life.
Small: 9 x 2.5 x 11" h. Large: 11 x 4.5 x 15" h
$99.99 for a set of two at Pottery Barn stores and at potterybarn.com
4 Wall art
Art doesn’t have to cost a fortune and when you don't spend all your savings on it, you're more likely to change your supply and keep things looking fresh. The simplicity and feminine grace of these floral prints are sure to add a dash of pretty to Mom's walls. Opt for just one print or mix it up with a few to make for an interesting and attractive grouping.
24" x 24"
$30 each at Pier 1 Imports stores
5 Patio-perfect pillows
Outdoor entertaining is about to get more stylish. For the mom who enjoys spending her summers outside on her deck, the Miramar pillow collection from Restoration Hardware will breathe new life into her patio furniture and inject a pretty pop of colour to her yard. With polyester fabric and filling, these pillows are made to withstand rainy days, but they dry quickly when the sun shines again.
20" sq., solids are also available in a lumbar size (14" x 22")
Mosaic tile (top right), solids (top left), bordered medallion (middle) and striped (bottom left).
Available in six colours (Persimmon pictured.) $26 to $32 each at Restoration Hardware stores and at restorationhardware.com 6 Pretty new plates, bowls and mugs
The lady who loves to entertain can never have too many new serving pieces to elicit "oohs" and "ahs" from her dinner guests. This porcelain dinnerware, in a pattern called Verity, features a subtle, almost lace-like design for visitors to admire as they eat your mom's latest and greatest culinary creations off their plates. Each bite reveals more beautiful blooms to admire.
$69.99 at Benix & Co stores.
7 Glass mosaic decorations
Sparkle and shine in a crackled glass finish will brighten up and add interest to just about any room in the house. Store these beautiful mosaic-inspired orbs in a crisp white bowl and voila! Mom's got a gorgeous new centerpiece.
4.25" in diameter.
$12.99 at indigo stores.
8 Bright and bold storage ottoman
For the mom who's unafraid of colour and embraces bold statements with her style choices, this patent green ottoman is just the thing to please her. Best of all, its versatility makes it as practical as it is pretty. You could use it as a side table, it offers extra seating and, when you lift the cushioned seat, you'll find storage space for magazines, an extra throw and more.
$119.99 at HomeSense stores.
9 Flowers and a glass vase
It may seem like a cliché but nothing beats flowers for Mother's Day and you'll be Daughter of the Year when you show up with not only a bouquet, but also a sparkling new vase so that Mom can instantly display her fresh flowers. For elegance and class, choose classic designs like these three shapely glass containers.
4-1/4" to 4-3/4" high.
$29 for a set of three from Williams-Sonoma; or you can buy a monogrammed set for $39.
Available at Williams-Sonoma stores or at williams-sonoma.com.
10 A medley of mirrors
Brighten up a room and instantly add style to it with the Mingle mirror arrangement from masters of modern design, Umbra. This mirrored design can visually expand a lifeless entryway and provides a practical tool for Mom’s last-minute primping before she dashes out the door.
28.25 x 16.25" (72 x 41 cm).
$126 At umbra.com