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April 25, 2014 | By | Reply More

mother's day giftSpring is in the air, the sun is shining, you’re skipping through your garden and watching hummingbirds. And, you’re freaked out because you know Mother’s Day is coming and you have no idea what to get your mom.

I’m not a mom, but I have a groovy one that has put up with a lot of crap from me over the years. She bore the brunt of my considerable teenage angst and still manages to pick up the phone when I call. And, there was that one time I took her car “to work” and drove instead  stole a piece of gum from her purse. With just the right Mother’s Day gift, you can let Mom know how thankful you are that sometimes, she looked the other way.


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At the very least, and I say this with raised eyebrows, you need a card. Skip the ubiquitous Hallmark card from Walgreen’s. Isn’t Hallmark to blame for Sweetest Day? Thought so. Anyway, these clean, modern designs from Red Letter Paper Co. feature simple and sincere messages beautifully printed on recycled paper. Price: $3.99





If you live close to your mom, the perfect Mother’s Day gift could be an experience that you can share, instead of a thing. Memories always last longer, too. Spring is a perfect time to visit your local botanical garden or arboretum to see all the colorful new life in bloom. Or, go for an invigorating hike on a trail near you. Make a day of it, and treat her to a nice lunch afterwards and don’t forget to take a couple of selfies. Priceless.

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For a perfectly refreshing seasonal treat, gift this delightful artisan rhubarb hops syrup from Quince & Apple that will spruce up any clear spirits or sparkling wine. Make a cocktail for Mom and sip it while Dad makes dinner on the grill! It’s handcrafted in small batches in Madison, Wisconsin. The pretty bottle can be repurposed as a bud vase, too. Price: $13.00 for 250mL







If you want to indulge your mom big time and you have the means, get her a set of Eileen Fisher linen sheets. Mom will appreciate this simple luxury every single night. Linen is a sustainable fabric that sleeps cool. I use them on my own bed, and just when I think they are the softest sheets I’ve ever slept on, I wash them and they get even softer. The highest thread-count cotton sheets are simply no match for these. Price: $75.00-298.00

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If your mom has a cause or charity she’s passionate about, or if she does volunteer work, this is a perfect time to create memories while showing your support. Get involved in her cause and offer to help with an event, donate money, or spend a day together doing something good for others. It will not only make the world better, but it will remind you both how fortunate you are to have each other. Priceless.


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If your mom likes to garden, doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty, and is into sustainable living, treat her to the mack daddy of all composters – the Worm Factory 360! This little unit can be set up in even the smallest homes or apartments. It’s clean, simple to use, and creates rich compost far quicker than any other composter. I personally own the Worm Factory and confidently endorse it – for any mom who’s not worm-a-phobic! Price: $109.95

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I love this easy care, living wall art from Viva Terra, and maybe your mom will, too. These plants are mounted on boards for easy hanging and only need to be sprayed with water twice weekly. Price: $59.00

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Uncommon Goods is a great place to find gifts that everyone else doesn’t have. These customized, handmade recycled sterling silver necklaces are a super-sweet Mother’s Day gift. Price $70.00-79.00








My mom got one of these botanical frames last year, and they’re perfect for preserving and displaying treasures from the garden. Maybe there are special plants that you and your mom used to grow together, or maybe she has a favorite flower.  Simply open the frame and create your masterpiece. Sizes vary – Price $28.00-48.00

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