What We Want for Mother’s Day (Besides World Peace)

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We read a quote recently by Anne Lamott, author of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year, that really resonated with us and we want to share it with you — “…there really are places in the heart, you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” This is so true. We would do anything for our kids and we never understood how much our moms did for us (and put up with!) until we had our own children. Which is why Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10) is one of the biggest gifting holidays of the year. Here’s what we have our eye on for Mother’s Day presents for ourselves and our moms.

Above Photo Credit: Jacqueline Hanna Photography

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1 | Custom Jewelry.
The kids can feel like they had a part in making a piece of jewelry for you (or grandma) by selecting the style and color they know you would like. And that’s just what they can do with the “Your True Color” custom jewelry collection from Brighton. We are in love with this bangle and open ring in particular — so many stones, Swarovski crystals and styles to choose from! A great gift for a friend’s birthday too — we’ve added this to our “gift ideas” list. Fun Fact: This jewelry is created using an ancient technique called Lost Wax casting, which dates back to the 6th Century B.C. The process is used to capture the finest details and is labor intensive because it is done in small batches. Special thanks to Brighton for the lovely jewelry!

2 | Bucket Bag. The designer bucket bag that started it all by Mansur Gavriel is sold out everywhere. And on the arms of street style stars and celebrities, from Miranda Kerr to Kirsten Dunst. However, just about every major brand has created their own version of this, including Valentino (shown above), SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Ivanka Trump and Mango.

3 | Designer Book Stack. We are obsessed with this parchment-bound designer book stack from Clayton Gray Home and it needs to be decorating our closet or book shelf. Now. There are also other fashionable themes to choose from such as “Manhattan to Paris” and stacks with pictures of handbags.

4 | Monthly Delivery of Fresh Flowers. The gift that keeps on giving and brightens up your home — who doesn’t love getting a beautiful bouquet delivered every month? Choose from Calyx Flowers’ designer bouquets, roses, lilies and more, plus select from 3, 6 or 12 months worth of bouquets, depending on your budget.

5 | Wine Club. Okay, we admit we’ve been given a membership to the California Wine Club before and it was AWESOME getting a new bottle of wine every month to try for multiple reasons. LOVE. IT. ‘Nuff said.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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