Mom, Thank You

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Photo Credit: Peter J. Cohen and Piper Weiss

Mothers are our heroes – the ultimate champions who forge ahead without hesitation, fight battles that are not their own, sacrifice their personal needs so that we may flourish, and their love runs so deep it impossible to describe. These incredibly strong women give greatly every day. So, on May 10th, give the mom in your life a day of extra love and pampering. Make her breakfast in bed (don’t forget the dishes!), send her to the spa, or simply give her the day off. And most importantly, give her a gift that says “Thank You”. She’s definitely earned it.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE:

1. Snapshots of Dangerous Women by Peter J. Cohen

For all the cheeky mama’s out there that live adventurously and break social rules, this book is for you. “For the awesomely daring women in our lives comes the perfect gift: a jewel of a book that collects vintage candid snapshots of women enjoying unconventional activities. There are women swigging booze out of a bottle, boxing, playing pick-up football, smoking, or shooting arrows or guns—incongruous and playful behavior, all the while often performed in lovely dresses.

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2. My Mom, Style Icon by Piper Weiss

Beautiful book! “This book features 200 color photographs from decades past of moms showing us how it’s done. A perfect gift for mothers, daughters, and style mavens, My Mom, Style Icon is an entertaining celebration of the very first—and most important—style icon in a young woman’s life.”

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3. Julianna Bag by Ceri Hoover

A Ceri Hoover bag is likely what every mom would love to have toting around. The Juliana is the perfect balance of luxury and practicality. Defined as the market tote concept, chic delivery. Lined with interior zip pocket. Smooth black/camel or natural.

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4. Mother’s Day Macaron Box by Utterly at Hey Rooster General Store

As a macaron snob, I can tell you that Utterly’s macarons are the real deal. Local pastry chef, Mayme Gretsch, has mastered this delightful Parisian dessert to pure perfection. The Earl Grey + Vanilla is my favorite, and I believe that’s what heaven must taste like. Hey Rooster General Store has partnered with Gretsch for Mother’s Day – order the delicious Mother’s Day Box online and pick-up at the shop.

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5. Gold Organic-Shape Earrings by Anita Schmadtke Designs
Anita Schmadtke has introduced gold into her jewelry line. And the results are exquisite! The gold organic shape earrings are a definite show stopper that will have any woman swooning. You can also find Anita’s jewelry in East Nashville at Art & Invention  or in Edgehill Village at Kore.

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6. 1969 Perfume by Histoires de Parfume

“The carnal sensuality of a voluptuous bunch of spices. In the trail of this oriental gourmand, mystery is tinted with eroticism that the mythical year of 1969 evokes without a blush.” I carried this perfume at Nest years ago, and I am still obsessed. The most decadent, sensual scent I have ever come across. It’s intoxicating. And if that doesn’t say enough, it also happens to be Angelina Jolie’s favorite scent as of late.

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7. Mother’s Day Gift Box by Simone LeBlanc

“The ultimate relaxing and renewing experience and it’s all for her.” Each box includes: Los Poblanos Fresh Lavender Lotion, Los Poblanos Lavender Honey Soap Bar, Los Poblanos La Rosa Soap Bar, Los Poblanos Lavender Salve, Los Poblanos Organic Bath Salts, Norden Hand Thrown Ceramic Soy Candle, Creative Women Hand Woven Bath Sheet and a Baudelaire Natural Sea Sponge.

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8. Hardcover Photo Book by Artifact Uprising

Photos of loved ones are always a good Mother’s Day gift. And a book chock-full of memories is even better. A premium quality photo book, custom bound in fabric, and designed by you.

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9. Halo Necklace by Consider the Wldflwrs

It’s the little things that say I love you. “Hammered and heavenly.This necklace is a perfect reminder of the love you have for that special someone.A halo of gold dangling on a 22″ chain is the charm of this necklace.”

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10. Marble & Wood Cheese Board by Terrain

Beautiful marble and natural mango wood designed to be a timeless addition to your party décor. The clean lines are classic with a dash of playfulness – fitting for any home.

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11. Learn to Knit Kit by Purl Soho

There is something so fulfilling about using your hands and creating something that you can wear. This is a great gift for someone wanting to learn how to knit. Inside each kit you will find 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Super Soft Merino, a pair of birch knitting needles, a yarn needle for finishing and an Instruction Booklet.

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Holiday Card? Gift Tag? Photo Book? Create them all with Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising has me really excited about making my own gifts this year. If you haven’t heard about them, they are best known for their Instagram friendly book. Last year, I had so many friends shouting from the rooftops about this company and the Instagram book. I fell in love the second I landed on their homepage. So many fun ways to gift your memories! From books to calendars to works of art, your options are limitless.

This year they launched new holiday cards. When I saw their 3-in-1 Photo Cards on Instagram, my heart skipped a beat. The design is perfection! Joyeux_3-in-1_greetingcard-photoprint-gifttag-horz

3-in-1 Photo Cards “Reinvent your holiday photo card. The 3-in-1 card is a greeting card, a photo print and a gift tag – all in one. With perforated seams, this card can be re-purposed by recipients.” That tag is what did it for me! I love a good graphic on a package, especially if it involves typography.

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Hardcover Book “The signature line in our product suite, this premium quality photo book is custom bound in fabric with your choice of a full-sized or partial dust jacket.” Forget the old photo albums, and create something that will last a lifetime.

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Instagram Friendly Book  “Built for the square image, these premium quality softcover photo books feature layouts designed with Instagram in mind. Off your device, into your life.™” I could have a hundred of these. In fact, with such a great price, you could have a hundred. One for each year of your life would be an adorable collection.

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Wood Block + Prints “Make it a well-dressed desk! This gift item is a simple way to create a rotating art display with 12 of your photos that sit as textured paper prints in a wood block.” Minimal, modern and warm…my favorite kind of design.

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Wooden Box “The perfect home for your photo books or prints. Our wooden box features a customizable printed lid with your choice of text or an image. Best part? The box is handcrafted with reclaimed mountain beetle pine.”
Postcard Pack “Upload your favorite images to build a pack of 20 unique postcards on high quality 100% recycled paper.”

I hope you like this company as much as I do. Not only do they make beautiful things, they are a beautiful company with a big heart. For more information about Artifact Uprising, read their story HERE.

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