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Apr 24, 2012

Mother’s Day gift guide

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Mother’s Day gift guide Author: Style At Home

Gift Guides
Apr 24, 2012

Mother’s Day gift guide

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Every year we celebrate moms the world over. No two of them are exactly the same, which can make finding the perfect Mother's Day gift a bit of a challenge. But don’t worry. From the homebody to the world traveller, the ultra feminine to the proudly practical, no matter what your mom’s personality is there’s a perfect Mother's Day gift and way to thank her for being exactly who she is.

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She's a jewel
If mom’s got a few baubles she likes to keep tidy but handy, jewellery boxes are a great idea. When she’s not dressing up herself, her beautiful pieces can still be decorative in these stylish boxes designed in the spirit of museum display cases and thus doubling as home decor accessories. Pottery Barn, $90.20 – $129.41. mothers-day-gift-mugs.gif
Your constant comfort
There’s nothing the perfect cup of tea can’t help. So when mom’s run off her feet keeping everyone fed, dressed, on time – and most importantly – happy... encourage her to sit back and relax with a pretty monogrammed mug. Anthropologie, $8.00. mothers-day-gifts-labeller.gif
Mom’s home baking
If mom’s a skilled baker who wants to play pastry chef, this electronic shape cutter is sure to be a hit. With thousands of designs to choose from, gum paste, fondant or frosting decorations will take her almond butter cookies and other tasty treats to a whole new level. Williams-Sonoma, $299.95. mothers-day-gifts-pillow.gif
Fabulously feminine
With its dual-plaid ruffles in sophisticated grey and white, this pretty sofa pillow is perfect for the fashion-forward mom. In fact this city chic little number even looks a little like a handbag! It’ll make a statement no matter where she puts it. West Elm, $35.25. mothers-day-gift-frame.gif
Naturally nostalgic
This sentimental gift is perfect on a day that’s full of nostalgia for mothers everywhere. The whitewashed frame speaks to the fond memories captured in the pictures they hold and makes for pretty wall decor. Place a favourite photo of you and mom in it to commemorate your favourite time together. Pottery Barn, $38.56 - $51.63. mothers-day-gifts-decal.gif
Pretty but practical
Let’s face it, even in the digital age, we often turn to mom to be on top of what we need and where we need to be. Help her help you with these decorative decals. They go on the wall or the fridge for an instant chalkboard that’s perfect for reminders of all kinds and a great way to fill you blank walls. allmodern.com, $36. mothers-day-gifts-satchel.gif
Wonderfully worldly
For moms who travel a lot – whether for business or pleasure – it pays to stay organized. These embroidered cotton goodie bags can help. The black ribbons and embroidered French words make them practical, pretty and luxe. For an extra personal touch, have them monogrammed. Pottery Barn, $19.61 – $24.84. mothers-day-gifts-kneeler.gif
Gardening goddess
Kneeling in the dirt can be messy and painful, no matter how much pleasure she gets from garden design or watching her plants grow. Make mom’s days in the garden a whole lot easier with this unassuming gift. Made with special foams, it provides a comfortable way for her to pursue her passion. Williams-Sonoma, $29.95. mothers-day-gifts-home-fragrance.gif
In touch with her senses
Reward your mom with the gift of pleasure. This package of candles, oil diffusers and home fragrances helps her create a relaxing environment and the feeling of an in-home spa any hour of the day, any day of the week. Pottery Barn, $24.84 – $50.98. mothers-day-gifts-bag.gif
Mom about town
For weekend jaunts to the farmers’ market or any other errands, give mom this stylish but durable bag. These recycled burlap coffee sacks with vintage plaid and seersucker linings are reversible, making them suitable for any running around she needs to do. A very pretty Mother's Day gift. Williams-Sonoma, $110
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