Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day, which means it’s time to celebrate all of the moms in your life.

Rather than giving her just a card and flowers, surprise her with something she’ll enjoy throughout the year. We’ve got some great gift ideas that mom, no matter what her style, is sure to love.

Personalize with a Monogram

Both trendy and traditional moms can agree on one thing: Monogrammed items are both classic and stylish. We’ve always been a fan of the monogram, but it’s in demand now more than ever. The monogram turns an everyday item into something much more personal—with a touch of color and a sense of fun. Plus, it shows you’ve put thought and care into finding a gift for your mom.


The Tote

Take your pick from our wide selection of totes—from solids to stripes—and add a monogram. You simply can’t go wrong with a tote. Mom will put hers to good use for everything, from a trip to the beach to a grocery store run to carrying the latest bestseller and themed snacks for her book group.


Note Cards

If you have a mom who keeps up her correspondence the old-fashioned way and who hasn’t forgotten the art of the handwritten note, consider a set of damask note cards. Personalize them in a way that suits your mom—first initial, three-letter monogram or full name. Maybe she’ll even use one to write you a thank you note!


Hemstitch Linen Napkins

For elegant moms who love to entertain at home, a set of monogrammed Hemstitch Linen Napkins from our Southern Living collection is a perfect gift. You can give her a single set for use with the family or put together a few sets for her next dinner party or holiday celebration. For a pretty presentation, wrap them up with matching placemats or just tie them together with ribbon.

Share Comfort and Luxury

Does your mom love to indulge herself and her home? Well, it’s time to spoil her with just the kind of comforts she loves.


The Bathrobe

Give her the ingredients for a mini home spa day with a bottle of bubble bath, a scented candle, a relaxing CD and a Leopard Flannel Robe. She’ll feel completely pampered and will love lounging in style.


Silk and Linen Throw

Alternatively, one of our sumptuously soft Handloomed Silk and Linen Throws makes a lovely present for the mom who likes a little luxury in her life. It adds sophistication to any room of the home—and it’s cozy and practical on a rainy afternoon when all she wants to do is curl up on the couch. Go with the color combination that best suits her décor, like plum and charcoal or off-white and blue.


Silk Pillows

Even better? Pair the throw with our coordinating Handloomed Silk Pillows for a gift that creates a finished look that mom can proudly add to her home. Or, if she’s into the global look that’s everywhere these days, opt for the Marrakech Silk Pillow, in our favorite design: Ikat, of course. 

Concentrate on the Kitchen

Some moms spend as much time as possible in the kitchen trying out new recipes and updating old ones. They have computers full of bookmarks and Pinterest boards and bookshelves stuffed with food-spattered cookbooks. For this mom, give her something for the heart of the home.


Olive Jars

A delicious-looking set of terracotta Olive Jars is a great gift, especially if she’s a collector. The vintage-look jars come in a range of sizes and styles, and they’re also versatile—she can use them as flowerpots, store utensils in them or simply set them out as display pieces.


Southern Living Cake Dome

For the baker who prides herself on both yummy treats and careful presentation, our Three-Layer Cake Dome by the entertaining experts at Southern Living will not disappoint. She’ll enjoy it on her counter top or as a beautiful centerpiece on the table. And if she happens to be inspired to bake you a cake to thank you for the thoughtful present, so be it!


Storage Baskets

Our all-purpose, go-anywhere Marisol baskets are wonderful for moms who love to surround themselves with kitchen tools of all shapes and sizes. These rustic-looking baskets can sit on her countertops and keep everything contained in an attractive way. Mom can also use them for entertaining­ by filling them with utensils, napkins, towels or even fresh-baked breads for her guests to enjoy.

Act Thoughtfully—Even at the Last Minute

Oops! Did someone slip your mind? Did you have a hectic workweek with no time to plan for Sunday? Or do you have a mom who knows just what she wants and who finds fun in browsing and shopping? You can still send a thoughtful gift that she’ll treasure with an eGift card. It will be quickly sent directly to her by email. And don’t forget to check in on Mother’s Day to find out what she’s chosen for herself.

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