April 23, 2009

Recession Sensitive Mother’s Day Gifts for the Home

Filed under: Fabric Usage, Flowers, Gifts, Holidays — Leona Gaita @ 4:01 PM

A woman’s home is her castle, and her sanctuary. Here are a few gift ideas for the home, that are also very personal, to make any woman feel like a beloved and honored queen on Mother’s Day.

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Is this Posy beautiful? I'd like one for every room in the house.

Flowers, flowers every where! Whether hand picked from a meadow, or a hothouse arrangement delivered to her door, every woman loves to receive flowers. Large dramatic bouquets are lovely, or buy (or pick) a big bunch, and separate them into small posies one for every room for her to find as she moves through the house. Bring one to her, first thing in the morning with her coffee. What a nice way to start Mother’s Day!

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Beautiful wild flowers, picked just for her.

A pair of pretty outdoor pillows, for afternoon napping in the shade. Presumably someone is cooking and cleaning, while Mom is napping! Check out Restoration Hardware.

Restoration Hardware has these is several pretty colorways.

Restoration Hardware has these is several pretty colorways.

These flower ramekins from the New York Botanical Garden Gift Shop are exquisite. One alone makes a pretty ring holder for her vanity table. Several together are great for tabletop use, condiments, desserts. Each one is a work of art. How to choose?

These are from www.nybg.org

These are from The New York Botanical Garden.

A framed art print (something a little sentimental would be nice) Not too big, so it can be put up any where. Allposters.com has a huge selection, they custom frame, and they’re fast!

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Plant her a baby tree. A tree represents a long term commitment and is symbolic of your everlasting love. It’s wonderful to watch your baby tree grow, along with your children. A Purple Leafed Plum is a great choice because they don’t get too big, but they mature rather quickly. You’ll see big changes from year to year, just as you do with your children. My husband planted one for me five years ago, and it gives me joy everyday!

Such cute babies!  Don't you want to take one home?

Such cute babies! Don't you want to take one home?

Planted flowers in one or several ceramic pots. To be enjoyed all summer,a cluster of three pots in various shapes and sizes is enough to start a “patio garden” Or if you live in an apartment, a little indoor herb garden can bring the outdoors inside. And the aroma of herbs, growing indoors is wonderful!

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Terracotta pots come in all shapes and sizes, go with any style, and are not expensive

A dozen fresh fabric napkins in a spring color. Remember, fabric napkins are much greener than disposable paper napkins!

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A beautifully framed , current photograph of the kids.

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A small decorative framed mirror, so she can gaze at her loveliness. From www.madisonavegifts.com

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This pretty thing, is from Madison Ave Gifts.

A cozy luxurious cashmere throw in her favorite color. From www.opulenceofsouthernpines.com

These are from www.opulenceofsouthernpines.com  They have awide range of pretty throws

These are from Opulence of Southern Pines. They have a wide range of pretty throws.

A single serve espresso coffee maker. This is not about serving coffee. It’s about ONE cup of coffee, just for her, just the way she likes it, anytime!    Nespresso makes a great machine.  If you’re used to going out to buy coffee by the cup, the initial cost is quickly defrayed by the savings. And the pleasure is priceless!

I love these special edition Nespresso coffee makers.  Mine looks so plain Jane by comparison.

I love these special edition Nespresso coffee makers. Mine looks so plain Jane by comparison. But it makes great coffee!

So, what does a woman really want? A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t need to be expensive to make Mom happy. But it should demonstrate that:

YOU LOVE HER

YOU APPRECIATE HER

YOU UNDERSTAND HER          Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site.

    Comment by How I Lost Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days — May 4, 2009 @ 10:29 AM

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