Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers-DayThe most important holiday of the entire year will be here before we know it: Mother’s Day. Yes, I have deemed this the most important holiday for several reasons, but mostly because mothers make the world go round. They spend their lives raising us; they’re a shoulder to cry on when we need it; they give us advice and are never afraid to be honest; they encourage us; and they never give up on us.

Mothers exist in so many forms, and I am very lucky to have a handful of them in my life. I am also very lucky to see so many of my close friends blossom into incredible mothers, and I am excited for all the new mothers to celebrate this year.

As I have said before, I am a competitive gift-giver. Most of the time, I gear to make my mother laugh with gifts, because so much of our relationship is based on joking and laughing together. Occasionally, I’ll mix the sentimental with the funny, so we can laugh and cry and eat ice cream cake. (My mother always requests an ice cream cake.)

As I’ve begun collecting gifts for this year, I’ve been trying to find items to celebrate her success in her new job. She recently went through a career change, and I want her to know that she is supported and that I am so proud of her for taking a new leap in life.

American Stationery never lets me down. I literally found exactly what I was looking for, and I found some other items that I hope are perfect as you search for gifts, too!

The first is the Large Striped Canvas Tote Bag, and of course you can personalize it! This is perfect for my mom; she’s always lugging around her laptop, tablet, and millions of files in two different bags. Now she can carry one bag, and be incredibly stylish. You can choose to have the canvas tote come in navy blue, bright pink, or orange stripes. Then you can select to personalize it with a block initial, single initial, or a block name, up to 12 characters, and choose the thread color—orange, navy, red, Kelly green, or bright pink. It has two outer pockets, one inner pocket with a zipper and a clip for your keys. The tote measures 16 inches wide and 14 inches in height, so it should fit most laptops.

Everyone loves bags, and I am most positive your mom or a mom you know will love this, too!

The second gift is the Hydrangea Bouquet Ensemble, featuring beautiful spring colors and stunning hydrangeas. One set comes with 12 notes, 12 cards, and 70 seals. You can customize these with your mother’s name or her monogram (my favorite), you can choose a font style, and choose the ink color. These are just beautiful for spring and summer and a surefire way to make this mother’s day special.

natural-wood-frame-style-9-vertical-2813_9vThe final gift is for all the new mothers out there. This Natural Wood Frame can be engraved to feature the new baby’s name at the top, and a special message at the bottom. It holds a 4”x6” picture; the frame itself is 7”x9”. This is just the perfect way to create a lasting memory for a new mother celebrating her first mother’s day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, beautiful mothers out there. Thank you for all you do!

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