Mother's Day


There is absolutely nothing in this world that gives me more joy than being a mom.  Enough said.

So it’s no surprise to me that Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a day that I get to celebrate not just being a mom, but also to thank MY mom for everything she has done for me throughout my life.   {And quite honestly, there aren’t enough days in my lifetime to ever thank her enough!}

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Here are my picks for gifts that would make mom feel extra special.  And don’t forget the card!!  We’re a total sucker for that mushy stuff.  Hand drawn ones from the kids even better!

Samsung Galaxy S5
Personally I am an iPhone girl.  But I have total screen envy over the size of the Galaxy.  Rumor has it that the iPhone 6 will give you more screen real-estate, but for a techie mom on the go this phone is very cool!

Butterfly Necklace
I have an obsession with cute necklaces for layering and this one by one of my favorite shops, Fragments, is great paired with others or as a standalone.  Just a pretty little bauble to add to mom’s collection! Enter code LOVEMOM2014 for 15% your purchase.  You know we can never have enough jewelry!

Double Wrap Coach Watch
A beautiful timepiece is always a classic gift that mom will remember forever.  I love the modern simplicity of this Coach watch and it can take her from a day at work, to the Lacrosse field and out to dinner with ease.

Bamboo Connecticut Cutting Board
If you’re mom is like mine, she is always entertaining! Little fun items for parties and the kitchen always make a great gift! I love this bamboo cutting board in the shape of my state! Perfect for displaying gourmet cheeses or for cutting baguettes when serving appetizers. Comes in other states too!

Fold over leather clutch
This Clare Vivier inspired monogrammed clutch found on Etsy by MimicDesign is adorable and the perfect grab and go bag for a chic mom who loves to lunch or grab drinks with her girls! I love a lot of things from this girl so have fun browsing her Etsy shop for great gift ideas!

Personalized Block Print Monogrammed Pillow
There isn’t a night that goes by that Ken doesn’t ask, “Why do we need so many pillows??” And my typical answer is, “Because they are pretty!”  We know you’ll never get it, but imagine how surprised she’ll be when you get her one of these to toss on her favorite chair, her side of the bed, or her spot on the couch.  Nothing says you love her more than getting her something that she loves, that you think is totally ridiculous! Monogrammed pillow from Red Envelope.  Free shipping on orders over $49.

bkr. Water Bottles
I adore these! I own three in different colors.  One for the office, one for home and one for my yoga bag {the toxin-free silicone sleeve is amazingly grippy during hot yoga!}  These are the perfect gifts for the healthy mom who’s also environmentally conscious. bkr bottles are  beautiful glass water bottles {better for your body + better for the environment} that are non toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, recyclable, dishwasher safe, doesn’t alter the taste of the water and saves the world.  OK, maybe that last one is a stretch, but it’s DEFINITELY a must have for any chic mom! $30-$40 per bottle.

Perfect Beach Bag
What Shoreline mom doesn’t want to look fabulous chasing her kiddos all over the beach? I came across these bags from a client inquiry to our studio and am a huge fan! East Wharf Bags comes straight out of Madison, CT and are popping up in Shoreline boutiques everywhere.  Made from real sails + nautical rope, these bags are the perfect balance of beach stylish and functional.  Choose from pre-made designs or customize your own! {I love her so much I booked her to be a vendor at the Stonington Vineyards Summer Festival in June!}

 Monthly Birchbox Gift Membership
What do you get the mom who has everything? Samples of things she doesn’t have! This is such a cool concept.  Sign mom for a membership to Birchbox and for $10 a month, she will receive high-end beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples delivered to her door once a month.  This is a cool way to allow her to try all sorts of products without wasting money on the full sized items! She can then purchase items she likes from her samples directly from the site. {Hey ladies… they have a men’s version too and Father’s Day is right around the corner!} The samples are also perfect for the mom who travels.

Chambord 8-Cup French Press
Sunday mornings are the break from the fast paced schedule that mom’s are known for. This is the morning where throwing a pod in the Keurig, is replaced with grinding the beans, boiling water and enjoying that rich tasting coffee you only can achieve with a Bodom French press.  Plus you look so glam reading the paper or your favorite glossy with this beautiful coffeemaker on your table. {Dad’s hint: on Mother’s Day also make the coffee for her.   But you already knew that… right?}

And there you have it! Everything I want for Mother’s Day! Wait…we only get one??