I may be a tad biased, but of all the made up ‘Hallmark’ holidays out there, the one legitimate, well-deserved, in-fact-should-really-happen-twice-a-year holiday is Mother’s Day. Can I get an AMEN!?
In my house, it’s the day I don’t cook, clean or do laundry. The routine is usually that we go to church, go to brunch, come home to sleep off the brunch and then do whatever my mom and I want for the rest of the day, which is typically…nothing.
Most importantly, I don’t make any decisions other than how many servings of Shrimp and Grits I want at the buffet and do I want lemon bars AND chocolate mousse or lemons bars AND berry cobbler for my dessert. Heck, I may decide to have all three!
In contrast to the 51 other Sunday of the year, that day is unique and is rightfully celebrated.
Pretty soon now, my sweet family will start prodding me for Mother’s Day gift suggestions.
I’ll probably play coy for a bit, “Oh, you really don’t need to get me anything, your love and devotion is all I want!”
And they’ll be like, “But Mom, we want to get you something! What would you really like, in addition to our love and devotion?”
And I’ll continue, “Oh Sweeties, seriously, I just don’t need anything!”
They’ll protest, “But WE really want to get you something special!”
And finally I’ll succumb to their protestations and say, “OK, if it really means that much to you, let me think….(lengthy pause)…Oh yeah, it just so happens I started a list…here, I’ll get it for you!”
Fortunately for my family, I am a woman of many interests! I can’t imagine my family getting to the point where they say, “Mom is so hard to shop for!”
And luckily for all of you out there who need to give some Mother’s Day gift ideas to your adoring family or buy gifts for your well-deserving moms, I’m teaming up with some of my gal pals to create gift ideas for all different types of moms with all different types of interests.
We have gift ideas for the health-conscious mom, the gardening mom and the mom who loves jewelry! We’ve got your busy mom and your ‘loves to DIY’ mom covered. Got a mom who is in to Fashion? Yup we’ve got her covered too. And if you feel like pampering your mom, we’ve got some ideas for that!
I have gathered ideas for those like me, who love to be in the kitchen and who get all giddy with kitchen gadgets and other pretty kitchen things.
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Starting off with pretty things…I am in love with the Kastehelmi glassware line from littala. It is surely on my wishlist for Mother’s Day or any other day for that matter!
And my family always knows that they can add to my Juliska collection. Not only is this dinnerware just flat out lovely, but it is virtually chip proof and is oven, dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. It is pricey, but I’ve been slowly growing my collection for years.
A salt box next to my stove is one of my kitchen must-haves. This one does double duty as both useful and pretty…that functional aesthetics thing.
I’ve been crushing on this utensil jar for a little while now. It’s rustic-y, but not too rustic.
I have a smaller version of this Kitchenaid mixer and while it is 100% functional, I could really use this larger version. Mine is 20 years old and shows no sign of stopping, so I just can’t get rid of it. I’m considering ‘retiring’ it for a bit and stashing it in my attic until Kate establishes her own apartment, thereby making room for one of these lovelies.
One can never have too many of these silicon baking mats!
When I worked at Williams-Sonoma, this reamer was one of the best sellers.
And I can’t tell you how many times I use this scale in my kitchen.
Ina Garten’s cookbooks are not only beautiful, but they are always lovely twists on traditional and reliable recipes. This latest one doesn’t disappoint. And reading about the love this couple shares for each other is just another endearing element of this book.
And can one really have ‘too many cutting boards‘? Isn’t that an oxymoron? I use mine for more than just cutting food…they are handy to serve food on, as a trivet, to present a meat and cheese tray and as part of your home decor. I have lovely round one I hang on the wall in my kitchen.
So, those are some ideas to get your gifting juices flowing. What are your favorite kitchen-y gifts to give? I’d love to hear, so do pipe in below.
Before you go, make sure to stop by and see what my fun things my friends have put on their Mother’s Day ‘gift idea’ lists.
A Home To Grow Old In – Jewelry Loving Mom
Hey Fitzy – Health Conscious Mom
Nourish and Nestle-Gourmet Mom
Sweet Parrish Place – Fashionista Mom
The Red Painted Cottage– Pampered Mom
Savvy Apron– DIY Loving Mom
Paint Yourself A Smile – Busy Mom
The Aspiring Home– Gardening Mom
One last thing, I know I am beyond blessed that I am still able to share Mother’s Day with my mom…trust me, I don’t take it for granted. And while this post has been all about the gifts of Mother’s Day; the best gift of all is that I can this day share it with my mom.
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