Our Mother’s Day gift guide

This article was originally published in May 2013

The best gifts come from the heart, from knowing what might bring a smile to Mom’s face. Here are some of our favorite ideas to help you get inspired.


Share beauty

Is Mom a flower fan? Deck out her favorite space with lush hanging flower baskets, a fun and functional grow-your-own salad bowl or a wonderful bouquet of sustainably grown blooms.


Give a garden

Fill her planter boxes with locally grown plant starts from Rent’s Due Ranch in Stanwood, Wash. Choose from kale, peas, strawberries and so much more (tip: offer to help!).


Crown her in style

We offer a rainbow of options from Flipside Hats of Portland, Ore., and San Diego Hat Company, which offers one-of-a-kind hats made with recycled materials. Like snowflakes (and, like moms) no two are the same!


Sweet bliss

Some of our favorite premium chocolate that’s subtle, smooth, decadent and delicious.


Fill her bookshelf

Women Know Everything! 3,241 Quips, Quotes and Brilliant Remarks by Karen Weekes

Endless wisdom, wit and inspiration from women of note, from Jane Austen and Colette to Ellen DeGeneres and Liz Phair, on everything from marriage to technology to sports.

Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and more! By Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Over 100 classic breakfast recipes made with a twist, including Bacon Fried Rice, Breakfast Ravioli, Cornmeal Pancakes with Beer-Braised Short Ribs and Maple Bacon Cupcakes.

Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson

A charming collection of more than 50 recipes for cupcakes, flips, rolls; layer, angel, bundt, chiffon, icebox cakes and other classics, updated for today’s sweet tooth by a master baker.

Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle’s Plum Bistro by Makini Howell

An array of flavorful, comforting recipes from the Seattle restaurant known for innovative vegan dishes. Try Fresh Blueberry Shortcake, Barbecue Oyster-Mushroom Sliders, homemade vegan pasta and more.

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

More than 100 (mostly new) recipes from the creator of the Smitten Kitchen food blog, focused on simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimal amount of time, complete with Perelman’s own photography.

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