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Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Hello, dear friends.  Happy Friday.  The Mister is taking today off, and we are rolling up our sleeves to get some heavy duty planting done.  There is only one problem that we run into when we partake in this annual activity.  We both want to be the boss.  So wish me luck.

We've hired a mediator which is cheaper than a divorce lawyer.

I put together a Mother's Day wish gift list for you.  If your name is #1 or #2 - pay attention and take notes.

For the Entertaining Mom

Love the colors of this outdoor dishware and tablecloth.

For the Mom who loves to throw parties and gets a kick out of life. 
This is such a fun book written by some crazy sistas.

For the Mom who loves Blue & White

Along with lovely porcelain, Tina has other gorgeous home decor items that are guaranteed to put a smile on Mom's face.

For the Monogram Mom

For the Techie Mom

ipad cover

I have this ipad cover and love it.

For the Mom who can't have enough Purses.



A new summer purse is always an appreciated gift.

For the Mom who can't get enough
Downton Abbey


For the Bejeweled Mom

I love this jewelry box.  The last one I owned had a twirling ballerina in it.

For the Traveling Mom

Draper James

Kate Spade

Mark and Graham

Mark and Graham

Henri Bendel

For the Glamorous Mom


What Mom wouldn't love a new set of brushes?


My #2 gave me this makeup case.  
It's a great size and holds a lot.

For the Chic Mom

You know my affinity for ponchos.  Now I can even wear them in the summer!!  

Bonus round:  Big Sale in progress.

For the Mom that appreciates Trash TV



For the Chef Mom



I don't think you have to be Catholic to buy this one.

For the Mom who likes a little mystery in her life.


I'm listening to this one now and really enjoying it.

For the Mom who got promoted


I saw Leslie Stahl interviewed.  This sounds like a great book for the new grandma.  Or an old  a seasoned grandma. 

For the Mom who is a good listener

How about a year subscription?  
I love listening to books on my walks and in the car.

For the Mom who appreciates Baubles

Tory Burch

Draper James

Can you tell I love pearls?

For the Exhausted Mom

An uninterrupted 15-minute nap.

Can you add any gift ideas? 

Until next time...

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  1. I can't believe it's almost May! I was just thinking about Mother's Day - about what I am going to buy my mother and what kind of hints I am going to give my boys! Love your post...the mom who appreciates trash TV...the exhausted mom. Too funny! Love the purses. I need to add them to my hint list. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Your Mother's Day recommendations are all excellent! Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions. I will be using a few of them for gifts and hinting at several for moi. Hope you have an enjoyable day planting!

  3. Wish I had a mom, by birth or otherwise, to share these with! Of course, the budget wouldn't allow -- but boy, I'd love to see the smiles!

  4. Great list -- I may have to "suggest" a few items to my clan for moi! Good luck with planting! Have a fun weekend!

  5. I have Sadie on my lap reading this with me. I hope she is taking notes! I love pearls too! '-)

  6. Great ideas! Personally, I have been waiting for all six seasons of Downton Abbey to come out as a set. That's going on my M-Day & B-Day lists.
    Have a great weekend! Happy planting.

  7. Great ideas! I love the Tory makeup bag and stud earrings. I may have to send this link to my husband... Hope you have a productive day and the two of you are still friends by tomorrow!

  8. Love them all, but anything from Pottery Barn or Williams Sonoma fits me perfectly! Hope you have a peaceful and productive day out in the wilds of nature!

  9. Oh, my husband and I are like that too when we do projects together. Love the list you compiled. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  10. Wow I see some goodies here I would love for MYSELF:) Thank you for including my porcelains in your wonderful roundup! That white/raffia bag is darling and the Mark and Graham items are so stylish great list! Enjoy your weekend....hope it warms up!

  11. Great round up! I love that bow bag.

  12. Pearls please. Nothing fancy, but big enough please.
    And a new straw bag and a gift certificate for new espadrilles.

  13. The twirling ballerina was a classic jewelry box...I also had one. I love the tassel bag from Macy's, I have a few gift cards I may need to check it out. Have a great weekend.

  14. As always- another great list.
    Can you talk to my family ? :)
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Such a great roundup of goodies for Mom! I have three daughters and a step daughter who we always give some special Mom day's gifts too. I spy several options here!
    Happy Sunday morning!

  16. I love all of these choice for Mothers day, hopefully my pups will get me something! And I can see a few things for my mom here.

    I hope that you have a great day planting, good luck with the Mister, I have the same problem with mine. He thinks his way is better than mine and I believe the opposite. Oh well, we have fun anyway. Love your mediator!

    P.S. Let me know when you are back on sugar, I will send you a package of what has been termed "the best brownies" in the world.

  17. You are full of great ideas! Last year I asked for Tory Burch sandals and although I don't usually spend that much on sandals...I love them! My mom is the stay at home and lounge type. What to do...what to do. I've already done lounge wear a thousand times. She does love to read though. :)

    What's on your wish list?

  18. So many great suggestions...think I'm wanting the nap the most! xoxo

  19. That Draper James dishware is so pretty and I thoroughly enjoyed the feature they did in Oprah magazine. It made me want the whole she-bang! But I guess that is the point isn't it?

  20. Oh what great choices! I am a bit late to the TOHOT party due to my college semester finals but I'm so glad that I didn't miss this. Have a wonderful week.

  21. Of course you had a jewellery box with a twirling ballerina. As did I. More ammo for the "you two must be sisters" gal.

  22. Hahahaha is the gnome the mediator?? ;P I hope y'alls marriage survived the project!

    Thanks for sharing this fantastic list at #FridayFrivolity! So many great ideas. Pinning and tweeting!

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