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The Ultimate Design-Lovers Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

By: Sarah Beaumont

May 2, 2016

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably already planning the perfect way to show some major love to your Momma. But if you’re feeling stuck, why not bring it back to where it all began: home. From the Mom with old school class to the one who’s always on top of the latest trends, we’ve got gifts that will make every mother smile.


For the Eclectic Mom:
Aperta Melamine Canape Plates, $6.00 each from Anthropologie

Aperta Melamine Canape Plates, $6.00 each from Anthropologie

Take your mother for a picnic in the park and then give her these melamine plates, perfect for outdoor entertaining and a great pop of color for her summer table.

Magical Thinking Open Eye Mirror, $69 from Urban Outfitters

Magical Thinking Open Eye Mirror, $69 from Urban Outfitters

Your mom has always had her eye on you, and this funky mirror is a wink towards her attention and care.

Paneled Glass Lanterns

Paneled Glass Lanterns, $16-62 from West Elm

Whether placed in the front yard, backyard, or in a window, these stained glass lanterns are the perfect way to brighten your Mom’s day.


For the Trendsetting Mom:
Amish Wood Armchair in Red, $159.99 from Modway Furniture

Amish Wood Armchair in Red, $159.99 from Modway Furniture

With its modern silhouette and splash of fiery red color, this is a hot seat your Mother will be glad to sit in.

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Louise Gray Quilt No. 3, $410.00 from West Elm

Every trendy Mom knows that multi-purpose is where it’s at. Use this minimal, color-blocked quilt as a wall hanging or pair it with a good book and give your Mom a relaxing day of reading on the couch.

Linen Venice Bedding Set in blush, $399.00 from Parachute Home

Linen Venice Bedding Set in blush, $399.00 from Parachute Home

The new “it” linens are here and your Mom is sure to be as obsessed as we are. Parachute Home’s blush-toned bedding set is full of sweet dreams and style.


For the Traditional Mom:
Farmgirl Flowers Fresh Cut Bouquet, $68-108.00 from Terrain

Farmgirl Flowers Fresh Cut Bouquet, $68-108.00 from Terrain

You can’t go wrong with a classic. A beautiful bouquet is the Mother’s Day go-to that always feels heartfelt.

Set Mom up for a personalized spa day with a soft set of fluffy monogrammed towels and a candle to match.

Jardin de Plantes Teapot, Sugar Pot, Creamer, $16-68.00 from Anthropologie

Jardin de Plantes Teapot, Sugar Pot, Creamer, $16-68.00 from Anthropologie

The fine tradition of “taking tea” can be carried on between you and your mother with this gorgeous ode to herbs and botanicals by artist Ruan Hoffman.


For the Foodie Mom:

When you’re a cooking queen, large spoons are a necessity. These classic wooden pieces dipped in pastel paint will have your Mom taste-testing like a pro.

Mauviel Copper Triply 10-Piece Cookware Set, $1,299.95 from Williams-Sonoma

Mauviel Copper Triply 10-Piece Cookware Set, $1,299.95 from Williams-Sonoma

We all have our favorite homemade meal from Mom — honor her cooking chops with a shiny set of copper cookware.

Iconic Cookbook Set, $250 from Food 52

Iconic Cookbook Set, $250 from Food 52

From Julia Child to Amanda Hesser, this charming set of cookbooks contains all of the recipe secrets of the world’s most iconic chefs.


For the Boho Mom:

Beads and macramé = a boho mom’s dream. These amazing planters from IKEA will help her create a jungle wherever she pleases.

Justina Blakeney x Loloi Rugs, price varies, from Loloi Rugs

Justina Blakeney x Loloi Rugs, price varies, from Loloi Rugs

Justina Blakeney, the Queen of Boho Décor, has recently debuted a to-die-for collection with Loloi Rugs. This magnificent mama’s designs will add serious bohemian flair to your mom’s pad.

Hacienda Hammock, $128.00 from Stela 9

Hacienda Hammock, $128.00 from Stela 9

Give mom a chance to sunbathe in this relaxing hammock, handmade in Guatemala with traditional indigenous textiles.


For the Techie Mom

Tech and chic design merge in this solid marble dock, which makes a statement even when it’s not charging your mom’s Apple Watch.

Mint Bloom Phone Vase, $32.00 from Brika

Mint Bloom Phone Vase, $32.00 from Brika

Florals for Mother’s Day are a no-brainer, but if your mom is into her tech, simple flowers probably won’t cut it. Enter this blooming phone vase, which will beautify her FaceTiming experience.

Sony Life Space UX, available at the MoMA store in May

Sony Life Space UX, available at the MoMA store in May

If your Mom really likes owning the newest gizmos and gadgets, you’ll have to head to the MoMA store in New York to pick up one of Sony’s newest innovations. The Glass Sound Speaker lights up a room and makes it feel as if her music is being played live, right in her backyard.

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