2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

| Category: Food & Wine | Good Reads | House & Home | Nature/Outdoors

Mother’s Day isn’t exactly a low-pressure holiday. Moms can be a little tricky to shop for, not least because some of them insist they don’t want anything. (Tip: never fall for that one.) You’ll rarely go wrong with the classic offerings of baked goods and a day at the spa, but if you want to celebrate the personality that makes your mom who she is, we recommend a gift tailored to her unique interests.

If you need a kick start, here are a few ideas to get the juices flowing. Just think about how you’d finish the following sentence:

My mom is . . .


. . . creative.

Long Story ShortFlora Foragermake it mighty ugly

Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need by Margot Leitman

Flora Forager: A Seasonal Journal Collected from Nature by Bridget Beth Collins

Make It Mighty Ugly: Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain’t Pretty by Kim Piper Werker


. . . an idealist.

Dead Fem

Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring


. . . a bookworm.

book lustlost art of reading

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L. Ulin


. . . a consummate hostess.

BFBLscandinavian gatherings

Big Food Big Love: Down-Home Southern Cooking Full of Heart from Seattle’s Wandering Goose by Heather L. Earnhardt

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast by Melissa Bahen


. . . always ready for an adventure.

woman's guide to the wild

A Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook by Ruby McConnell

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