2007 Mother’s Day Guide

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 01 May, 2007 by Margaret Mason

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  • Black Fleece Poncho


    A warm, comfortable wrap that makes any outfit seem a little smarter. It’s wrinkle free and machine washable. Ask mom not to wear it with her white Reeboks.

    $125 at MOMA Store | Buy

    | Posted 20 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • O at Home


    Oprah has a new home magazine. What are the odds that your mom doesn’t want a subscription?

    $15 at Amazon | Buy

    (for two-year subscription)

    | Posted 20 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Custom Tag Necklace


    You can choose mom’s nickname, or have her baby’s name or birth date pressed into silver. Especially sweet for new moms.

    $50 at Rare Device | Buy

    | Posted 20 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Le Creuset 5-Piece Essential Set


    Your mom loves to cook, and you love your mom. Le Creuset cast iron and enamel cookware is legendary for a reason, and this is the perfect set – featuring only the pots and pans she’ll use most. They’re oven safe and dishwasher safe, and so sturdy that they’ll be in the family for generations.

    $275 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 19 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Built-in Oven Mitt Apron


    Protect your cute outfits from splattering and your paws from burning all in one, fell swoop, Swiss Army knife style.
    –Guest posted by Evany Thomas

    $25 at A+R Store | Buy

    (Also available in olive and green.)

    | Posted 19 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • One Year of White Pages


    Twelve blank books with a page for each day. The cover of each booklet has a dot that indicates the month (one for January, two for February and so on). She can record her deepest secrets or use it for her to-do lists.

    $35 at Canoe | Buy

    | Posted 19 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Child Artwork Jewelry


    Remember the picture of your mom you drew when you were six? The one she still has pinned to the side of her fridge? Commission a piece of jewelry based on your childhood masterpiece. The artist uses sterling silver to fashion sentimental brooches, pendants, tie tacks, and more. Now you just have to figure out how to get the drawing off the fridge without mom noticing. Good luck with that.

    $95 at Totally Out of Hand | Buy

    (for a single-figure pin)

    | Posted 19 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Dagoba Gift Box


    Upgrade the emergency Hershey’s bar your mom keeps in her purse. This gift box contains twelve bars of top-notch organic chocolate, and a can of cacao powder for her morning mochas.

    $55 at Dagoba | Buy

    | Posted 18 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Custom Cookie Cutter Portraits


    Your mom always said her kids were so cute she could eat them. Send in a portrait, and you get a 6-inch personalized cookie cutter. Delicious.

    $20 at Victor via Etsy | Buy

    (no longer available)

    | Posted 18 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Full Bloom Teaset


    Ship your mom a little peace and quiet. Full Bloom Tea makes gorgeous floral teas that “blossom” in hot water. This beautifully appointed gift box contains twelve assorted blooms, a glass teapot, and two glass teacups.

    $59 at Full Bloom Tea | Buy

    | Posted 18 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • A Year of Roses


    You don’t always remember to call. You didn’t exactly come home for every holiday last year. Nothing allays guilt like regular bouquet deliveries. If the price tag on a year of roses makes you feel faint, try the six-month or three-month options ($130 and $240, respectively).

    $130 at Amazon | Buy

    (Prices vary by number of months.)

    | Posted 17 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Custom Silhouette Gifts


    Get your child’s or family’s silhouettes printed on note cards, mugs, aprons, playing cards, whatever you like. You email them profile shots, and they send you the finished product.

    $40 at Simply Silhouettes | Buy

    (for 20 cards)

    | Posted 17 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Spicelab


    Admittedly, some of mom’s dinners could qualify as science experiments. Spicelab mounts her seasonings on the wall – freeing up cabinet space, and making spices easily accessible. Frames available in nine different colors. Test tubes come filled with rosemary, fennel seeds, crushed chili peppers, minced garlic, coriander, basil, oregano, and ammonium nitrate. (Kidding! I kid.)

    $40 at Purpose Design | Buy

    (12.5" x 10.5")

    | Posted 17 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Business Card File


    A card from the dentist, the contractor, the twelve contacts from a networking event, and one from the annoyingly efficient mom who had play-date calling cards printed for her toddler – all of them are smashed in the bottom of mom’s behemoth purse. Who has time to plug that information into an address book? This spare, matte aluminum box lets her organize business cards by simply dropping them in, no further effort required. Now she has time for a cocktail.

    $42 at Canoe | Buy

    | Posted 16 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • TomTom ONE Portable GPS Vehicle Navigation System


    When you give your mom freeway directions, does she ask you to say it again without the “North/South part?” Does she get lost three blocks from home? Yeah. Me too. A friend of ours is a user interface specialist who researched and compared all the popular navigation systems for a client. He eventually bought this one for his folks, so I got one too. TomTom has changed my life, and its touch-screen interface is about as straightforward as an ATM machine. It not only navigates for you, but when you take a wrong turn, it gets you back on track. Go in on one with your siblings, and you’ll never have to give your mom directions again.

    $291 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 16 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Organized Knitter Cases


    Handmade knitting needle cases created with tons of feedback from real, live knitters. They’re cute, functional, and come in four different models. An ideal gift for crafty, stylish moms.

    $35 at Organized Knitter | Buy

    (Prices vary by case.)

    | Posted 16 Apr, 2007 by Margaret Mason
  • Asiatic Lilies


    If your mom is a more traditional sort, send her your love with a bouquet. Code MDAY2005 gets you 15% off any bouquet at Kabloom through May 15. If your mom’s not big on roses, send her a bunch of these happy, affordable lilies. With care, they’ll last about a week.

    $30 at Kabloom | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Classic Terry Robe


    This comfy, Turkish cotton terry cloth robe is a perfectly legitimate excuse to be lazy. You can monogram or personalize it with up to ten characters for a small extra charge. Throw in a bottle of toenail polish and a box of bonbons while you’re at it.

    $79 at Pottery Barn | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • eBay Gift Certificates


    You’d like to add to your mom’s collection, but what do you know about retro dish towels? Fortunately, for collectors, the hunt is half the fun, and now you can give her hours of entertainment searching eBay for the pieces that suit her best. Certificates range in price from $5 to $200, and they’re good for any vendor who accepts payments via Paypal. Best of all, you can send the certificate immediately, via email, or print one out and deliver it yourself. The ultimate thoughtful, last-minute gift.

    $25 at eBay | Buy

    (You determine the price, from $5 to $200.)

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Chez Panisse Fruit Notecards


    These notecards feature simple images of fruit from the hand-illustrated menus at Chez Panisse, a renowned California restaurant. The set comes in a small box (pictured), and contains twenty blank folded cards and twenty envelopes. Cards come in four different designs, each more edible than the next.

    $11 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Kimono Tote


    This roomy Kimono Tote lends a whole new meaning to the phrase “mom purse.” The fabric is hand-printed with a design found in the archives of a 400-year-old kimono fabric company. It’s trimmed in embossed leather, the handle is red lucite, and the lining is turquoise striped. Remember the time you snuck out your bedroom window when you were 16 and left your mother waiting up all night, wondering if you’d been hit by a bus? You owe her one. Ships in three business days or overnight for an extra fee.

    $165 at Gumps | Buy

    (14" L x 6" W x 9" H)

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Mom and Heart Copper Bowls


    The inside of this ring dish is coated with enamel that says “Mom” on one side, and has a heart on the other. However, from the outside, it looks like a modern, sleek copper globe. You can rest easy knowing that your sentimentality is hidden from view, but Mom will always know it’s there.

    $22 at Uncommon Goods | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • DKNY Watch for Her


    Keep mom punctual and fashionable. This burnished bracelet watch works as well with jeans as a business suit. Its understated design makes it look much more expensive than it actually is, which is always a nice bonus.

    $115 at Macy's | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Betty Vase


    It sure would be nice for your mother to own a vase that didn’t come with an FTD arrangement. These are handblown in milky white, painted pink, then enclosed in clear glass to add depth and shine. She can fill them with flowers, or just leave them on the shelf.

    $19 at Crate and Barrel | Buy

    (No longer available.)

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason
  • Martha Stewart Living or Books


    Martha is free, and crafty as ever. Her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, is full of projects worth ripping out and saving, whether your mom loves to garden, cook, collect, or create. If mom already has a subscription, consider getting her a compilation book like Good Things or Good Things For Organizing. She’ll be dusting the plant leaves in no time.

    $28 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 03 May, 2005 by Margaret Mason