Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Three blog posts in one week – I’m on a roll! 😀 From, here is a little backstory:

Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Once a major tradition in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, this celebration fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was originally seen as a time when the faithful would return to their “mother church”—the main church in the vicinity of their home—for a special service.

Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s. 

Pretty neat, huh?! As we’ve morphed into the American way of celebrating Mother’s Day by presenting her with a gift of appreciation, I’ve gathered up a few ideas:

Locally grown peonies! Click this photo for the link to Peony Hill Farm’s new webpage. They’re usually in bloom right around Mother’s Day, depending on the weather between now and then.

A set of pretty toiletry bags.

An eDesign consultation from Landscape Architect, Maryanne White. Get a Master Garden Plan for your yard and chip away at it throughout the coming years, like we’ve done. 

A pretty brass book stand for her cookbook or tablet.

More local flowers! Here is the link to Flower Ridge Farm’s website.

More pretty bags for anything from makeup to loose change in the car.

A pretty linen tablecloth.

Watercolor spring themed scripture memory cards.

A gorgeous bamboo picture frame.

I love these planters to use around the house or give as gifts with herbs or bulbs planted inside.

An antique American quilt – these are pricey but wow – so pretty!

If she loves to entertain, these rattan casseroles would be so nice.

A favorite lip balm of mine.

These shirt dresses come in lots of pretty prints.

A babysitter notepad!

A pretty jewelry case.

A pareo wrap for the pool, or could be worn as a large scarf/shoulder wrap.

This is my favorite everyday linen apron with deep pockets – just $25!

I love a pretty & practical gift. If you live in a place like us and have horse flies, this leather fly swat would be a great gift! They’re so bad on our porch during the summer!

Linen peony print dish towel.

An eDesign paint consultation. Maria consulted us when deciding what colors to paint our home and advised us on our kitchen design.

A small indoor/porch watering can.

Although I’m not much of a jewelry person, I’ve admired Lisa’s new ring collection for a while. They’re simple yet stunning.

This year’s Mother’s Day weekend, I’m planning to work a food truck at Peony Hill Farm  selling delicious eats and sweets! I hope the weather is great. 



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