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10 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas To Give (Or Receive!)

Hey friends!! I’m overdue for a One Room Challenge progress report, but since Mother’s Day is just over a week away I wanted to share this post for those of you who, like me, love to skip the mall and shop online!

 At Christmastime I posted a holiday wish list along with my My Five Favorites ladies and heard back from so many of you that you really enjoyed it – so here are a few more ideas for the special moms in your life (or to forward on to those who call you mom!!)

My take on Mother’s Day – from the receiving end – is that it’s all about the thought that goes into it, not the cost. As the gift-giver, I try to think of little things that might bring the moms in my life a little pleasure, or something they might not buy for themselves – nothing major, just little splurges that I think would be perfect for them. Here are a few recommendations for the beautiful mothers on your list!

A few thoughtful gifts mom would love to receive.

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Rose Gold Orchid Earrings

By MarciaHDesigns on Etsy

Rose gold orchid dangly earrings by MarciaHDesigns

Tree Of Life Necklace

By MarciaHDesigns on Etsy

Tree of life necklace with freshwater pearl

 Textured Summer Straw Hat

On sale!

J Crew's summer straw hat

Straw Tote

This one pictured is out of stock but there are tons of cute straw bags here!!

A large straw tote bag is the perfect summer accessory.

Gold Straw Clutch

Currently under $10 and the perfect summer date night bag!

Gold straw clutch bag.

Baggallini Crossbody Bag

My fashionable mother-in-law has one of these and now it’s on my mom’s wish list…..lightweight and great for walking around a city or traveling. 

Anthropologie’s Signature Candle Scent – Volcano

A splurge as far as candles go but one that your mom will love.

Anthropologies signature candle scent, Volcano

Goldwell Big Finish Hairspray

Another splurge for the mom who never spends on herself. This is the BEST hairspray ever!! I’ll never buy anything else again.

Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara

Spendy as far as mascara goes, but a nice treat! 

Benefits Theyre Real Mascara is fantastic.

 Last but not least……..

Slightly South of Simple

by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy of Design Chic is such a talented writer and just came out with her third book! I loved her first two, Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, and can’t wait to receive Slightly South of Simple for Mother’s Day (I kindly ordered it for my family to give me!! 🙂 )


Hope you enjoyed these quick suggestions!

I’ll be back this weekend with an update on our bathroom, and maybe someday in the near future I should report back on how our mudroom reno came out!

Happy weekend ahead lovelies!

PS – Check out the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for more ideas!Thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas

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Thursday 18th of May 2017

I don't think I'd want more bags..or other fashion accessories, But the candle is beautiful! That, I would want!


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

I always love receiving candles too Janice! And that Anthro one smells amazing!


Sunday 7th of May 2017

Great ideas! I just started reading Slightly South of Simple.


Saturday 6th of May 2017

Great gift ideas! I'm always looking for new books to read, so thanks for the recommendation. Maybe my kids will "buy" it for me?!