gift guide: mother's day.

April 27, 2015

mother's day gift guide | reading my tea leaves With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 10, here are a few simple gift ideas to consider for the mothers in your lives. Happy pampering!

1. Working woman’s dungarees for getting dirty in.

2. A leather tool pouch for weekend projects.

3. A sunshine-y handkerchief for mopping a sweaty brow.

4. A wide-brimmed hat for long days outside.

5. A ball for playing catch.

6. A book about all things Barley & Hops.

7. A set of screw drivers for tinkering with.

8. Oversized sunglasses for summery adventures.

9. A tee with a gentle suggestion for the day.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Amanda April 27, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    BE MINE, ERIN. Your roundup wins the day.

  • Reply Anonymous April 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great list! Also see Red Ants Pants for American-made work, woman-owned and run and inspired, sizes for all shapes. They are so sturdy and comfortable! I just got my first pair a few months ago and they are just the best. Any pants company that also sells books wins my vote! Their website is redantspants.com. Thank you for these great ideas that don't hurt my teeth!

    • Reply Erin April 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Terrific! Thank you!

  • Reply Erin April 27, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Yes. Now that's a gift guide I can get behind! As the handywoman in our house, I am in need of a good tool belt…sending this to my husband now.

    • Reply Erin April 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Mission accomplished!

  • Reply Angy is my name. April 28, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Tools for mothers! Yes! Especially when your Hubby has other talents and you've learnt not to hold a grudge at the fact that your better with at DIY and he's better in the kitchen. Happy Mothersday lovely one. Xx

    • Reply Erin April 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you, thank you.

  • Reply Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 4:42 am

    You are the. BEST. This is fantastic. thank you so much for mothers day suggestions that are perfect and fitting for both me and my mom !!!

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic April 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Thanks for the suggestions; it's tough to shop for parents, because I never know what they want, especially since they say I don't have to get them anything (though I know they do want me to get them something).

    • Reply Erin April 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Ha! Tricky!

  • Reply Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

    What a refreshingly great collection of gift ideas ! I'd love pretty much any of these things. So feminine AND useful. Thanks. Jane, Australia.

  • Reply jsoxford.net April 28, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Thank you so much for including some "non-conventional" mother's day gifts! 🙂 It's really refreshing to see more than perfume and fashion books (like the big stores seem to suggest). I can actually imagine my mother enjoying some of these suggestions. 🙂

  • Reply Katie April 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I love this list so much! None of the typical lists are ever very useful to me or to others in my family, and the beer book and screwdrivers are gifts I wouldn't mind getting!

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