Monday, April 19, 2010

Everything's comin' up roses!

This is the second consecutive year that I'll be spending Mother's day with my mom. (We live on different continents). This particular mother's day is also special because it's my first. This has inspired me to put together a list of fun gift ideas for all moms.

What I am in love with this season is the abundance of floral details in accessories. Whether floral prints or pins flowers are a sure crowd pleaser. With this is mind I've curated these items as my favorites gifts to give and to get this mother's day. I love handmade objects. There is something so special about them, so you'll see a lot of my finds come from my favorite site-

For the mom who loves baubles I love the glitzy flower bib necklace from Icing by Claire. If you think your mom deserves some spa like R & R surprise her with handmade carnation soaps $8 and the chryanthemum bath sponge also $8, put them together in the spa cosmetic pouch with the adorable flower pin and ribbon detail for $15. The Chrysanthemum sponge comes from the store Francesca's collection. I discovered this store while on vacation in Dallas, Texas. They have a variety of adorable clothing and accessories- all unique and one of a kind. Their website is equally promising and that is where I discovered this gorgeous bath sponge which is almost too good to use in a bath!

If your mom is an earth mother, how about the farmer's market tote from Sandbox studio on It's durable fabric, soft shape and gorgeous appliqued roses will let mom tote her earth friendly finds in style. Also for the eco-conscious, the fun and flamboyant pin from Tootsnap treasures on It is made with repurposed vintage fabrics and pins and can be used as a hair accessory, brooch or to glam up  last seasons handbags.

You can charm mom with the handmade peach flower charm handmade by glassbeadtresures on for her favorite charm bracelet. Priced at just $6, you can actually get a few adorable ones or throw in a vintage charm bracelet to really round out the gift. Since pins and brooches are back in style this spring , Beedeebabee's felt rose pin fits the bill. With it's classic rose appearance and rich creamy color, it may just be the perfect addition to mom's accessory drawer or the touch of spring her dresses need this season. 

And finally, the super cute Kisslock purse from Icing by Claire with it's multi color rose appliques is perfect for mom to bring to all the graduation parties, weddings and showers she may be invited to this summer.

So skip the bouquet of flowers and try one of these rose embellished beauties instead for a gift that will last for a long time!