Thursday, May 8, 2014


Modcloth Safari hat, $40Maria Carrizo Scalise Horn necklace,  $210 / Rifle Paper Co. card, $4.50 / Pier 1 Chalk Note wine glasses, $3 each /  Mark and Graham Everyday tote $199 / Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede candle $65 / Anthropologie Gold-Dipped playing cards, $18 }

I almost always quite nearly forget about Mother's Day each year. It always falls right after my dad's birthday (which is today, hoorah!), so if I'm off my game I fail big time. Anyway, Mother's Day is this Sunday. My parents are traveling down to sunny Tucson, Arizona to celebrate Dad's birthday with their good friends, so I'll be sending love for both holidays in the form of handmade cards in lieu of shipping gifts.

For those of you still looking for just the right little thing to treat your mom this year, I rounded up a few easy gifts most moms are sure to enjoy. 

If she's anything like my wonderful mom, she might spend a lot of time in the garden, so why not chic up her pruning and planting ensemble with a great straw hat? Or, encourage some fun, quality time with a set of stylish gold-dipped playing cards and (super inexpensive) wine glasses you can doodle on.

My mom doesn't really wear gold jewelry or anything with rhinestones and color, so I know she'd love this simple, sophisticated silver horn pendant by Maria Carrizo Scalise. (And let's be honest, I would, too!)

You already know my love for Jo Malone scents of all kind, especially that Lime, Basil & Mandarin scent. But, for something a little more feminine for mom, I also truly recommend the Peony & Blush Suede candle or scent. Lastly, I'm crushing on all things Mark and Graham lately, and a simple, roomy monogrammed tote makes a thoughtful gift she'll use daily.

But never fear, if all else fails—you cannot go wrong with a sincere note and some lovely flowers.


  1. Great picks! LOVE those glasses!

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  2. The doodle wine glasses are really neat! I have never seen anything like that before! Really nice gift!

  3. great picks x