Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Here’s some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to help you find the perfect gift for the special women in your life, and also maybe a little something for yourself. Not all moms are the same, of course. Some moms are artsy-craftsy, some are buttoned up career women, some are chic and some are all about fun, and most can’t be put in any one category! Inspired by all the moms including Melissa McCarthy’s character in her new comedy Life of the Party, in theaters just in time for Mother’s Day, we’ve assembled the ultimate gift guide with something for every mom.
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick ‘Unicorn Tears’ – This trendy gloss with an amazing name is selling out everywhere. It adds an iridescent shine to any lipstick but also looks magical on it’s own.
Any big-hearted mama would love a Rescue Gift in her name to the International Rescue Committee, an organization that responds to some of the world’s worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery. With your gift, you get a personalized card to send or email your recipient.
Our friend Kristi Schroeder’s new book Southwest Modern: From Marfa To New Mexico not only includes 18 travel-inspired quilts with clear patterns and instruction but plenty of gorgeous travel photos from the American Southwest. Im not sure if I would rather quilt or go on a road trip after reading her book. Both!
LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me Building Kit may seem like an odd gift choice for mom but I know plenty of women who would love a Brick Head version of themselves, either a self-portrait or made by their little ones. Raises hand!
You knew it was coming! How about treating mom to a girls night out at the movies for Mother’s Day? Melissa McCarthy stars as an old school mom who creates a whole new life in LIFE OF THE PARTY – a hilarious comedy perfect for a mother daughter date, and it’s in theaters May 11! I wish my mom lived closer so we could go see this together. OMG va-google, I can’t deal. It looks hilarious, take a peek…
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
This CK Bradley Beaded Clutch has me drooling. I can’t get enough of these tropical prints just in time for Summer Jacinda to come out of hibernation.
I actually just got my mom these Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils for her birthday, proving that you are never too old to get giddy over a rainbow of fresh new art supplies. It can’t just be the gals in my family. New colored pencils are just the best.
Our talented friend Sonya, who also did all of the illustrations for our book Pretty Prudent Home, creates these magnificent Macrame Wall Hangings that she sells in her online shop and at local events in Chicago. They go quick so don’t wait!
D-Link HD Mini Indoor WiFi Security Camera 2-Pack is the perfect camera for sneaking a peek at baby (or fur baby) while you are at work, out for date night, or even just at nap time. It’s so nice to get a little baby fix any time of day!
Acapulco Sun Weave Lounge Patio Chairs with Top Glass Table Jaime and I both have Acapulco chairs in our yards and we just love them. They are super comfortable and stylish, this set, in a gorgeous green is a steal for two chairs and a table.
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Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery is simply stunning. The designs are gorgeous and I am totally inspired to rediscover my love of embroidery this Summer since it travels so easily. If you gave this book to a crafty mom or grandma, I bet you would end up with some beautiful pieces for your walls, I’m just saying.
Can I just say one more time how excited I am to go see Life of the Party on Mother’s Day weekend. It’s been so long since I’ve seen a grown up movie in the theater. Mama, come see a movie with me!!!
When we were in Austin last month, Jaime brought these pretty Quinn Sandals from Madewell. They were cute with shorts, jeans, a skirt, everything, and she even wore them for a 5 mile walk straight out of the box. With a bit of heel they can be dressy or casual, I just love them.
Want to get mom flowers but bummed that they die in a week? Try a gorgeous Mother’s Day Paper Flower Bouquet.
Jaime just added this Palm Springs Outdoor 80 Quarts Portable Rolling Cooler to her backyard oasis. Fill it with mom’s favorite refreshments for the ultimate Mother’s Day surprise.
This fabulous little book, Just Add Watercolor Flowers: Easy Techniques and Beautiful Patterns for True Beginners, has a brief introduction to watercolor painting and then sheets of watercolor paper printed with pretty pencil drawings to paint. This would pair nicely with my favorite little Prima Watercolor Sets for a lovely gift.
A gorgeous leather cross body shoulder bag for under $50? yes please.
Native American inspired seed bead earrings are making a comeback and I am obsessed. When the Texas Summer takes hold and I turn to light dresses and struggle buns, I’ll be adding a pair of these to jazz up every outfit. I just love them. Did I just say “jazz up?”
These hand-stamped Spoons can be ordered with any name or saying but she has some really cute ones ready to order. I don’t need much in my life but a pretty spoon for my coffee that made me think of someone every day would be cherished.
Ok, I’m going to go a little MLM on you but have you tried Color Street Nail Strips? My neighbor started selling them and I quickly became obsessed. I haven’t been to the nail salon in months. Send my girl Cathy a facebook shout if you want a free sample. There are a lot of cute styles and more come out all the time. I even got my mom hooked the last time she visited.
Jaime has one of these Lightbox’s in her house and her husband changes the letters on her all the time, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Everyone in our house is obsessed with this new book, Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built. The photography is gorgeous and there are so many useful projects. First I’m going to make some money lei’s for graduation gifts. It really is a perfect gift book for anyone who likes crafts and pretty things, even my son Gordon loves to look at it.
This Lemon Squeeze Caftan is so flirty and fun. I want to wear one by Jaime’s mid-century modern pool and sip gin and tonics.
We hope you like our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!