Can’t find that perfect gift for the person who brought you life? Honeysuckle Life is here to help! Whether your mother, or the mother of your children, is a cook, writer, traveler or entertainer, here are few great gifts, all for under $100. Bonus point if you’re a mom and buy these for yourself!
Owl Cookie Jar from West Elm - $39. What kitchen is complete until it has a cookie jar? It’ll make store-bought cookies feel handmade! Or handmade….well…even more special. But really. The cookie jar had gone out of fashion, but baby it’s back, to do it again.
Gourmet Spices from West Elm - $9. You can never have too many spices, and these Spencer & Co. dry spice rubs will turn your favorite cook red with glee. Well, I’m not sure if that’s from the pepper or the glee. But, red she’ll be!
Kitchen Knife from Quitokeeto – $49. One of my favorite stores, Quitokeeto stocks a limited amount of luxury kitchen goods. Sign up for the newsletter and act quickly. You have to snap these up faster than grannies getting their seats in Sunday school. But it’s well worth it!
Mortar and Pestle from Williams Sonoma – $49.95. A quality mortar and pestle will come in handy at the oddest of moments, and is one of those gadgets that take a kitchen from cook to amateur chef.
Seven-Year Pen and One-Line Journal from Paper Source – $8.95 and $16.95. Busy moms often don’t take the time to journal, why not get her a pen that will last seven years and a line-a-day journal that will take five minutes to fill out?
Personalized Stationery from Minted - 25 for $50. For the mom who never forgets a thank you card, these personalized notes will have her thanking you for stopping by for Sunday dinner, or making that weekly phone call.
Seed Packet Stamps from USPS - $9.20. Pretty stamps really are the finishing touch on cards. Help your mom jazz up those birthday cards!
Kindle from Amazon - $69. Most writers are also avid readers. Bring your mom into the 21st century with a Kindle. She’ll thank you for years.
Silk Scarf from Muji- $29.95. Airports and planes can be drafty or warm depending on the time of day, cycle of the moon, and whether the attendants are menopausal. Give your mom this travel-friendly silk scarf and she’ll be able to cover up or cram it into a purse without worrying about wrinkles!
Sweet Pea 2-in-1 Wallet from Orla Kiely – $96. These colorful wallets are easy to slip into a carry on bag. They’ll hold your travel essentials, like toiletries and passports, without sacrificing style.
Foldable Travel Slippers from Muji – $19.95. Forget the next pillow, sometimes it’s my feet that make me the most uncomfortable on a long flight. These foldable travel slippers will keep your mom’s tootsies warm and in style.
Mandarin Coriander Lotion from Thymes - $17. Ah, dehydration. The biggest battle you’ll face on a long flight. This travel-friendly lotion will keep her hands from chapping, and it’s sweet citrus scent will have your mom happy she doesn’t have to smell the leftover chicken sandwich for one second longer.
Turquoise Blue Dinnerware from CB2 - $3.95 and up. Why not remove the last bit of evidence from your mom’s 1985 Country Kitchen phase with these modern turquoise dinner sets? Warning: you may be setting yourself up for a battle royale.
Floral Coasters from Rifle Paper Co - $18. Disposable coasters will keep your mom relaxed and unworried about drink rings at her next party. She’ll thank you profusely.
Marigold Place Cards from Rifle Paper Co - $8. “Place cards? Well, I never!” Give your mom the tools she needs to impress the nylon panties off her little ladies who lunch club.
Glass Beverage Dispenser from CB2 - $49.95. This modern version of a traditional classic will help your mom feel like she’s creating a new science experiment.