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Editors’ Picks: 11 Gift Ideas for Mothers and Others

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Gift Ideas for Mothers and Others

May 6, 2024

With Mother’s Day ahead, here are our editors’ picks for gifts to delight the parent, mother figure, or, really, anyone deserving of self-care, celebration, or just a little something:

a pick from margot: &#8\2\20;love these glossy black sculptural vases,& 17
Above: A pick from Margot: “Love these glossy black sculptural vases,” she writes. “They’re by Belgian artist/designer Marie Michielssen, whose work we’ve also admired from Serax (here).” The Héléna Marie Deep Black Vase is $33 from Wms and Co.
annie would like to gift a pair of assiettes legumes placemats from ouevres sen 18
Above: Annie would like to gift a pair of Assiettes Legumes Placemats from Ouevres Sensibles—asparagus and artichoke in particular. They’re currently onl sale for €136.66.
&#8\2\20;i have some napkins that really need to be retired, and i&#8\2 19
Above: “I have some napkins that really need to be retired, and I’d love to replace them with these cheery blue napkins,” says Fan, The Chroma Cobalt Stripe Napkins are $48 from March.
Above: La Soufflerie’s mouth-blown recycled glass vases are a perennial Remodelista favorite. The Vase Tête Olive (left) is €41 and the Liberté Face Vase (right) is €70.
&#8\2\20;i&#8\2\17;m not one for overwhelming home fragrance,&#8\2\ 22
Above: “I’m not one for overwhelming home fragrance,” writes Alexa. “In fact, I’ve been known to abandon scented candles mid-jar—that is until discovering the Flora and Henri Herbal Candle. It’s a subtle herbaceous mint tea scent that’s even nice in the kitchen.”
to be filed under pretty and practical: gauzy pouches that make the most of soa 23
Above: To be filed under pretty and practical: gauzy pouches that make the most of soap scraps. The Hanahzo Soap Pouch is $6.50 from Jowa; pair with a local soap to gift.
&#8\2\20;i would like to gaze daily at this pair of prints sold together by 24
Above: “I would like to gaze daily at this pair of prints sold together by Superfolk of County Mayo, Ireland,” says Margot. “They’re hand-cut lino blocks printed on handmade Japanese washi paper.” The Snowdrop and Wood Sorrel Print Bundle is €160 from Superfolk. (Shown is the Snowdrop half of the pair.)
Above: Julie is admiring the printed linens from French maker Tilly Niel, who writes: “Each of my pieces has been colored by hand with vegetable dyes or inks obtained from broths of bark, leaves, or flowers grown here, in Aubrac, in the family vegetable garden.” The Tattooed Shadow Wash Cloth (left) and the Graminées No. 3 Wash Cloth (right) are each €12.
julie is also eyeing the slightly wonky yet &#8\2\20;unexpectedly durable&a 27
Above: Julie is also eyeing the slightly wonky yet “unexpectedly durable” recycled glass Grapefruit Crushed Cups, $38 from Goodbeast.
and a gift with meaning: family recipes, printed onto tea towels, handwriting a 28
Above: And a gift with meaning: family recipes, printed onto tea towels, handwriting and all. The Natural Cotton Custom Family Recipe Tea Towel is $22 from The Printed Gift.
or, gift a remodelista and gardenista subscription to someone deserving: one su 29
Above: Or, gift a Remodelista and Gardenista subscription to someone deserving: One subscription works for both sites and includes access two new Quick Takes columns every Sunday, among other perks. Head here to get started. Photograph via Helen Rice.

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