Mighty Life List
Apr 30 2014

Mother’s Day Gifts that Are Not Stupid

“Mom, you set the bar on parenting.” See how I wrote your card for you there? That’s service. Rose gold bar necklace ($16).

In lieu of flowers, fill a Tourne Berry Bowl ($32) with the first berries of the season, and wrap it in a linen bento bag ($38 for three) that’s meant to sub in for the plastic bags you use for produce. The next farmer’s market will be just lovely.

“Two can play the guilt game, Mummy. Bwahahaha. Besides, grandma hasn’t heard from you in days.” Pair a Call Your Mother Coffee Mug with a wooden coffee clip/scoop ($9), some excellent Bluebottle coffee ($19), and an assurance that you got a matching mug for yourself.

You could send 300 emails to arrange a family portrait, or you could have the whole family done up as custom paper dolls ($35).

Make her a yarn pom-pom bookmark (DIY), and pair it with your most recent favorite read in hardback. Don’t forget the inscription.

Fill the Eena Garden Tote ($60) with fresh veggies.

Your mom never loses her sunglasses, which is why she’s been wearing the same pair since 1985. Give her an update with an appropriate pair of Warby Parker sunglasses ($95 for all styles), and let her know that your purchase helps buy a pair of reading glasses for someone in need. Someone raised you right.

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  • Amanda Says:

    These are some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas I’ve seen yet. And I want them for myself; is that wrong?