This bright bouquet will make her want to hum a little something as she goes about her day. If you order early delivery for Mother’s Day, there’s no shipping or service charge.
1-800-Flowers | Buy
The refrigerator is wallpapered with your kid’s art, and it just keeps coming. Send along a scan of your child’s doodle and get a custom recycled silver tag back.
Mommy Tags | Buy
This is a bottle of wine to begin the evening, before you’re too tipsy to notice what you’re drinking. A fruity, slightly spicy pinot that reminds me of ripe, dark cherries and the smell of leather.
Fine Wine House | Buy
So much sexier than beaming your number into his cell phone.
Crane | Buy
(50 cards, 3" x 1.75")
This has become one of our favorite gifts to send out-of-towners. Fresh-baked sourdough shipped from San Francisco to your doorstep. You get one 1 lb. long loaf, one 1.5 lb. round loaf and three 7” sandwich rolls. Once you have this in your picnic basket, nothing else matters.
Boudin | Buy
Gorgeous small-batch salami made by hand in the Bay Area. They cold-cure the meats, giving them less salt and more time. Everything Boccalone makes is “seasoned by hand, tied by hand, hung by hand, checked by hand, and packaged by hand.”
From their hands to my mouth.
Boccalone Salumi | Buy
I’m surprised at how often we use these bottle totes. Camping, wine tasting, stowing a couple bottles of wine in the car on road trips, packing glass jars or olive oil very careful in checked luggage when we travel. It comes up.
If you’re contemplating a purchase, we vote for the two-bottle bag for a red and a white. It spoils the picnic if you run out of wine.
Container Store | Buy
Choose M&Ms in any color, with any message you like. It turns out monogrammed M&Ms taste much classier.
My M&Ms | Buy
(For four, 7 oz. bags.)
These angry, handmade rabbits are totems with lucky pennies sewn in their bellies.
Sonja Ahlers | Buy
Friends of ours included these in hotel baskets for members of their wedding party, and they’re one of those perfect things. The packaging is impeccable, each “tile” is just the right amount of chocolate, and the crunchy sea salt sprinkled on top brings out the savory notes in the burnt caramel. I wish I had one right now.
Poco Dolce | Buy
These guides make thoughtful gifts for people who travel or want to explore their own city more deeply. Each page offers a photo and a paragraph describing interesting shops and restaurants in a given town.
There are dozens of titles available, including San Francisco, NYC, Paris, Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Vancouver, and more.
Amazon | Buy
Seven bucks for a cashmere eye mask? This is a good one for the gift closet.
Banana Republic | Buy
(Item no longer available.)
A crucial variation on the classic gold hoop. When worn, these stud earrings appear as tiny, complete circles resting on her earlobes. They come in gold, silver, and rose gold. She’ll rarely take them out.
Rare Device | Buy
Save the roses for some other day. Martha Stewart Flowers are fantastic and they don’t come with an ugly vase, so you can use your own.
Martha Stewart Flowers | Buy
You write a love note, pay the fee, and this service will spray paint your message on the West-Bank Barrier. You and your recipient each get three photos emailed to you.
via Josh Spear
Send a Message | Buy
(Price converted from Euros.)
Learning to Love You More is a book full of ideas awaiting an artist. It started as a web site created by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. Participants can submit their work for potential inclusion in one of the artists’ presentations, or they can put it in a lovely box and tuck it under their beds.
Amazon | Buy
So you have something to think about besides how you’re not supposed to be thinking.
Anthropologie | Buy
(Prices vary by size.)
Six wishes in the set. Three selfish, three unselfish.
So, if she wants a Wonder Woman-style invisible jet, but she’ll use it to fight crime, she needs to think carefully about which match to select.
Reed Seifer | Buy
Gorgeous, embossed stationery for bon voyage notes, thank yous that had to wait until the honeymoon, and “Honey, I left you and am on my way to Belize” letters.
Dempsey and Carroll | Buy
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