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Editors’ Picks: 11 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2018

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, so you have one week to plan for a present (for your own mother, or any of the deserving maternal figures in your life). Here’s our annual roundup of possibilities.

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Above: Julie likes the Tea Intro Kit from Portland, Oregon, purveyor T Project, which includes five different hand-blended teas and one single garden tea; $25.
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Above: Sam Hamilton, the owner of best-in-class kitchen shop March in San Francisco, started the splatterware craze; we’re liking her new cream on white offerings, handmade in Puglia; a lovely Small Pitcher from the line is $50.
rough linen pinafore apron
Above: A perennial favorite with the Remodelista editors: Rough Linen’s Pinafore Apron is the best apron we’ve come across; $85 and available in natural, white, black, charcoal, and indigo.
gray glass hobnail pitcher
Above: Annie says, “My mother would love this glass vase in smoky gray-blue, to fill with lemonade on the front porch, or with flowers.” The Linné Carafe is made by hand with a variable bubble pattern and is dishwasher safe; 949 SEK at Artilleriet.
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Above: On a recent trip to New Mexico, Fan paid a visit to the Georgie O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe. “I was reminded that my mother loves the landscape out there,” she says. “I’m getting her Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, a book about the artist and her refined style, featuring the artist’s home and wardrobe; $60 at the General Store.
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Above: On Margot’s wish list: the Picnic Basket with Leather Handle, handmade from Appalachian white ash, available from Mur Lifestyle for $155.
frazier wing elliot dress
Above: Julie has her eye on the Elliott Dress from Portland, Oregon–based Heather Frazier, who recently launched Frazier & Wing, a line of made-to-order dresses that she describes as “quiet clothes for everyday living.” The Elliot dress is $275 and is made of stretch cotton canvas from Japan.
byredo la tulipe body wash
Above: “When my mother was last visiting New York, we dropped by the perfumerie Byredo,” Alexa says, “where I got her hooked on La Tulipe. It’s the kind of fragrance we both go for (“springtime in Paris,” according to my mom). I’m planning to get the Body Wash (shown, $50 for a 225 ml bottle) and Hand Cream ($40 for 30 ml) for her this Mother’s Day.
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Above: My own mother is a fiend for bags and baskets and always likes to support small brands. So I’m getting her the Branch Food & Picnic Tote from San Francisco–based Millie Lottie. Designed for picnics or toting food to parties, it has an extra-wide opening for salad bowls and serving dishes and can be ordered with a waterproof thermal lining; $120.
tangent tulip hand cream
Above: Says Margot, “I’m planning to get my mother Tulip hand cream, part of a new line from Tangent of Sweden makers of laundry soap and shoe polish that we’ve been obsessed with for years now.”TGC206 Tulip Organic Hand Cream is $18 at Tictail.

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Above: And for the organization-minded mothers out there, our new book Remodelista: The Organized Home is $16.96 from Amazon.

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