Mother's Day Gift Guide 2017

Mother's Day is May 14, 2017. Less than a month away!

If you are looking for meaningful and memorable gift for your mother or grandmother, I have some ideas!


Corral Boots turquoise

Four reasons she'll love a pair of cowgirl boots for Mother's Day – they’re stylish, versatile, durable, and comfortable. Cowgirl boots can be worn with jeans, skirts, or dresses in almost all kinds of weather.

The Turquoise Embroidery boots by Corral are one example. Handcrafted in Mexico, these exquisite leather boots are both elegant and bold, refined and fun.

  • BUY Corral Boots.
  • LIKE Corral Boots on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Corral Boots on Twitter.


Jambu Dover Boots

She'll feel like she's walking on air in these super chic dover booties by Jambu. Featuring on-trend dual colors, a comfy side zipper, and the perfect heel height.

Plus, you'll love the concept behind this company - "outdoor-inspired shoes with on-trend elements." The boots offer a heavenly memory foam footbed and are water ready. 100% vegan too.

Although these particular boots are no longer available on the Jambu site, you can find them on Amazon and they run true-to-size. Ask a special mom for her shoe size and Prime these boots to her doorstep. Jambu also has a great spring sandal line-up.

  • BUY Jambu Boots.
  • LIKE Jambu Boots on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Jambu Boots on Twitter.


Walk in the Park Note Cards

Good things come to those who go get them

A nice set of notecards is always nice to have on-hand...for birthdays, thank you notes, and everything in between. Example: The Walk in the Park notecard set by illustrator Sarah Trumbauer. There are two designs in the box (5 of each, 10 cards total).

Don't forget a pretty pen! The Pilot Gel Ink Pen in turquoise (pictured above) is sure to be a hit.

  • BUY Walk in the Park Note Cards.
  • LIKE Quarto Knows on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Quarto Knows on Twitter.
  • LIKE Pilot Pen on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Pilot Pen on Twitter.


Who can resist a new journal with a fresh design? There are so many wonderful options out there, but we've rounded up several of our favorites.


True courage is in facing danger

a novel journal

I’ve believed as many as six impossible things

novel journals

Available in two different sizes, these leather-bound soft-covered journals are just gorgeous. A delight to hold, each journal is a famous novel. No - really! The journal lines are the teeny-tiny text! Write in between the lines of best-loved authors.

  • BUY a novel journal.
  • LIKE Thunder Bay Press on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Thunder Bay Books on Twitter.


One Thing At A Time Notebook

One Thing At A Time journal pages

Have you met illustrator Becca Stadtlander yet? If not, let me introduce you! This new journal - published by Chronicle Books, is truly lovely - with plenty of room to write notes, to-do lists, even lines of poetry.

  • BUY One Thing at a Time Journal.
  • LIKE Chronicle Books on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Chronicle Books on Twitter.


Leuchtturm1917 bullet journals

The writer and/or the organized mom on your list will be thrilled to discover the bullet journal trend. The possibilities for note-taking, collection-making, brainstorming, and to-do-list-making are endless. Available in a variety of colors from Leuchtturm1917.

  • BUY a bullet journal.
  • LIKE Leuchtturm1917 on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Leuchtturm1917 on Twitter.


Our History A Keepsake

For the genealogy buff or anyone who loves preserving memories, consider the Our History keepsake journal. This beautiful book will require some "work" on her part - a short family tree, interview sections about both paternal and maternal grandparents, and an interview section for other important family members and close family friends. If anything, it will be a starting point for leaving memories behind. (This book features the illustrations of Becca Stadtlander too!).

  • BUY Our Family History.
  • LIKE Quarto Knows on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Quarto Knows on Twitter.


One Line A Day memory book

Not sure where to start with memory writing? This five-year memory book will help her jot down a few pertinent memories each day. This book is much smaller than you might expect, easily fitting into a nightstand drawer or desk caddy.

  • BUY One Line A Day Memory Book.
  • LIKE Chronicle Books on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Chronicle Books on Twitter.


Acorn Spa Thong Slippers

Because moms are often known for not spending on themselves, slippers are a sumptuous gift pick. The Spa Thong Slipper by Acorn is priced right at $20-$40 (depending on color/size configuration) and are luxuriously soft.

  • BUY Spa Thong Slippers.
  • LIKE Acorn Footwear on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Acorn Footwear on Twitter.


thankful clothespin pine pallet wall art

This Thankful pine pallet by P. Graham Dunn is pretty much a shoe-in gift for any mother or grandmother. Add some of your favorite 4x6 photos and you have a "picture perfect" present. All P. Graham Dunn items are handmade with love right here in the USA.

P.S. If you near Walnut Creek, OH, and Grandville, MI, you can go into a P. Graham Dunn retail store to view their artwork, signs, and housewares in-person. Lucky!

  • BUY Thankful Clothesline Clipboard.
  • LIKE P. Graham Dunn on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW P. Graham Dunn on Twitter.



Step 1: Order a Legacybox. Step 2: Wait for it to arrive and then fill it with your tapes, film, pictures, and audio from years goneby. Step 3: Send it in and they'll send it all back to you on dvds and optional thumb drive. A mama's dream come true, right?

This is a marvelous way to digitalize old wedding pictures, negatives from your childhood, and old videos from special events. Super easy to do - with no technology knowledge needed.

  • BUY LegacyBox.
  • LIKE LegacyBox on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW LegacyBox on Twitter.


Jette Capri SkirtSports Frolic

Most women love the comfort and feel of workout clothing - for running, biking, walking, hiking, or everyday errands. Be sure to check the full line-up of athletic clothing from Skirt Sports for your mother, grandmother, running partner, sister, or daughter. Pictured above is the Jette Capri. Super flattering with the perfect pop of spring colors! Orange is one of my favorite colors to wear and I absolutely love the design of the Frolic Print, but there are tons of prints/colors to choose from.

Here are four fantastic reasons to shop at Skirt Sports: (1) The company was founded by a mom (Nicole DeBoom - she's the current CEO), (2) The clothing is sized for and flatters women in a variety of sizes (sizes 0-22). (3) You can know this for a fact because the company uses models with lots of body types so that you can actually see what the pieces look like. (4) All of the pieces I have tried by Skirt Sports are flattering, fun, comfortable, stylish, AND they last forever. Perfect for race day or around-the-neighborhood runs!

P.S. If you live in Boulder, CO or will be traveling that way this summer, you can stop in to the Skirt Sports flagship store to browse the full collection, try on pieces, and shop sales.

  • BUY Jette Capri.
  • LIKE Skirt Sports on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Skirt Sports on Twitter.


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