I adore my mother. The meaning of her life is her four “babies” (fourth not pictured above). It has nothing to do with any kind of stereotype; she is not the typical mother by any means, but I have never seen a more loving and supporting mother and that includes fiction. To paint a picture, when I was young I once asked her in jest, “Mom, what would you do if I told you I had killed someone?” She got very quiet and thoughtful. Taking me quite seriously she replied, “I would be very concerned, but I would help you hide the body.” Creepy? Very, but you don’t get more supportive than that.
Which brings me to Mother’s Day. Every mother deserves a sweet treat for giving birth to you, loving you and being fabulous in her own way. Whether you hate her, love her or love to hate her, here is a list of gift ideas for every kind of Mama out there.
Semi precious stones, old glass elements and cool graphics blend together with unique metals to create this retro ring collection from Ollipop. One size fits all. Retail: $22-$32
Get her Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. This New York Times Best Seller is a fantastic story of Jacob's Jankowski life with the circus in 1930’s.
Talk about a conversation piece, Designs By Micha are perfect for that daring mom with a unique style. Retail: $67-$89
The Mom Who Cooks or Cleans
Gloveables waterproof gloves from Unique Vintage make doing the dishes, washing the bathroom and gardening a stylish affair. One note, best if you don’t give this gift if you still live at home, otherwise it could be quite distasteful. Kind of like saying, “Happy Mother’s Day, now get to work.” Retail: $30
For the mommy dearest who cooks, look into Jessie Steele's vintage-inspired, hostess and kitchen aprons that are influenced by the romantic visions of a bygone era. Designed in vibrant colors, flirty patterns and figure flattering shapes, these fine quality, retro-chic cooking aprons will make time in the kitchen even more fun. Once again, best if you don’t give this gift if you still live at home. Matching pot-mitt also available. Retail: $30; mitt, $6
As a side note, anyone who cooks or cleans needs an apron, man or woman. Last minute cleaning before a party – throw on the apron so you don’t get anything on that cocktail dress or suit.
For Any Mom:
A gift card to her favorite store always fits.