mother's day gifts.

So, we needed random baby items from Amazon, when suddenly a you might also like... suggestion stole the show.

An interview book. Go dig up your mother's story. I know some families are good about their narrative and their stories really do stay alive through generations. But if you're like me and you have a horrible memory or morsels of your life--and the stories you've been told--are just plain missing, I can't imagine a more perfect activity than to sit down with your mom and actually write that story down. I'm smitten with this gift idea. There's a book for dad's story too.

Motherless daughters can do this too, though obviously not with their mamas. I'm not sure this is the book for such women, but I've always liked the idea of interviewing others about my mom's life. It's nice to know--even after decades--where + how you fit in. I've been thinking about this more since we moved to the U.S. (my motherland) and since I became a mama myself. 

Of course you could always shower her with flowers or fun presents like these too.

I fell in love with these typographic brackets that I saw on bug miscellany today. And these quirky + cute pendants from Elk.

Are you shopping for mom's day too?

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Claire Kiefer said...

I wish I'd been shopping for Mother's Day but I'm afraid I'm too late now. I will probably send something belated, despite the fact that my simple little mama is the hardest person to shop for ever. She is so un-frivolous.

I've been thinking about you and how this Mother's Day will doubtlessly be one of many emotions for you. I'm going to a bbq from 1-4 (Freeman is out of town so I'm off the hook!) but I'm all yours after that if you need company. :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

great gift ideas- I like the brackets-
I'm sure you will have a great first mothers day.

Maria said...

lovely ideas! I've ordered my gift for mom today :-)

Lady Grey said...

I'm normally really on top of mothers day but this year it kind of just snuck up on me. I like the idea of buying something quirky and cute for a change : )

Gracie said...

I think that book is a wonderful idea. To be able to get your mothers story. What a great piece of history to have.

I hope my package for my mum comes soon. And this will be your first mother's day. That's exciting.

Jess said...

Great idea - always love personal gifts :)

LyddieGal said...

That book is so sweet! I think it might even be nice for you to start filling out with your own stories, that way your son will have them forever.

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sami chu. said...

such a cute idea! i would love to write my mama's life story. it's funny that i like to think my mom's life started when i came into the picture, but really there was so much about her i wish i were there to be a part of!


Jen said...

I would treasure a book like that with my mother's words! :)

Hope you have a wonderful first Mother's Day!

Drew said...

I love that book! Such a great idea.

LatteLisa said...

that is a beautiful book!


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