Mother's Day gifts from Style at Home staff
They nurture us, discipline us and, most importantly, love us unconditionally. Our mothers are invaluable and are often the unsung heroes in the stories of our lives. Whether you make her a card, buy her something pretty, or just take the time to call and chat, make sure your mom knows just how important she is to you this Mother's Day. This year, the Style at Home staff share what they are giving their moms and why.
Let us know what you plan on giving your mom this Mother's Day!
Kobo Wireless eReader
"This year, I will be getting my mom a Kobo for Mother's Day. She's an avid reader and passed her love of reading on to me at a very young age. I can recall many of my childhood days spent together with my mom, both of us curled up with a book, devouring stories that intrigued and inspired. When I made the switch from paper books to an e-reader, I wasn't sure how I'd like it - there's something about the tactile nature of flipping pages and the feeling of a book in your hands that I love. But it didn't take long for me to fall hard for my Kobo. It's light, so easy to read (its eInk technology remarkably mimics the look of printed ink on a page) and it can hold up to 1,000 books, making it perfect for travel. I take my Kobo everywhere and I can't wait for my mom to join this reading revolution. I know she'll love it!" - Natalie Bahadur, Senior Editor, styleathome.com
Feature image courtesy of Indigo.
"I'd really like to get an iPad2 to share activities with my Mom. You see, last year she was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's. Her mobility and communication skills have been greatly affected, so many activities are beyond her abilities. But we have fun taking pictures with my iPhone and playing music. She can touch the app buttons and look at photos - but the phone is just a bit too small for her motor skills. I'd love to get an iPad2 so that I can design slide shows of family photos set to some toe-tapping East Coast fiddle music. I think she would really like that." - Margot Austin, Senior Design Editor, Style at Home
"What does a Scottish mother love more than a good cup of tea? Very little! This Mother's Day, I'm taking my mum to the Windsor Arms for afternoon tea. I prefer to spend time with my mum rather than just buy a gift, so enjoying an afternon of tea, scones and good laughs is perfect for us." - Lauren McPhillips, Web Editor, styleathome.com
Windsor Arms Hotel, full tea starts at $30 per person.
Nespresso Pixie espresso maker
"My parents are having their kitchen re-done, so I'm thinking of sleek, new small appliances that will fit in with the new design. I love the Nespresso Pixie espresso maker. It's not only great for her morning pick-me-up, but also for a post- dinner party espresso to serve with dessert." - Amanda Etty, Assistant Editor, Style at Home
"My mum has a beautiful garden that has a very eclectic feel. The Scheherazade Lantern from Anthropologie will look beautiful hanging amongst the vines and wild flowers. She'll love lighting it and enjoying a glass of wine on her little garden patio at night." - Eryn Chesney, Editorial Intern, Style at Home
"My family loves to drink tea, so whenever a special occasion comes along, like Mother's Day, I always jump at the opportunity to buy a new flavour - that way I get to try it too! This year I'll be giving my mum this fantastic set from David's Tea, which includes tea for morning (smooth David's Organic Breakfast), noon (exotic North African Mint) and night (calming Sweet Dreams)." - Catherine Therrien, Section Editor, Style at Home
David's Tea, $19.50 for pack of 3 tins.
"My mother is the most inspirational person in my life. She pushes herself every day to ensure the family business is running smoothly and the family is healthy, happy and well fed. She doesn't get a day off so naturally she can become very exhausted. This is why I want to add a little bit of luxury to her daily life. It's been at least a decade since my mom has indulged in new bedding for herself, so this Mother's Day I want to give her something I know she'll love every day (and night, of course). My mom likes her bedroom to be clean and relaxing, so the Organic Cotton Pintuck duvet cover from West Elm is perfect for her aesthetic. It adds such a light, luxurious texture to the bed without any fussy or busy patterns. Personally, I don't think there's a better feeling than crawling into bed after a long day and nestling under a big comfy duvet. Like mother, like daughter, right? I know she's going to love it!" - Elaine Song, Web Intern, styleathome.com
West Elm, $99 for queen.