Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Jennifer has put together a slew of inspiration from gift ideas to decorating for a special brunch:

Since Mother’s Day is about celebrating the mothers in our lives, I love the idea of gifting something very feminine. My favorite presents to give (or receive!) include a beautiful vase of flowers, a pretty dish for the bedside, or an elegant frame with a special photo in it.

You never know what will inspire you to create a room, wrap a gift, or decorate for a party. I love to use inspiration boards to keep anything that sparks an idea or captures a design style I’m thinking about.

A Mother’s Day brunch is a wonderful way to celebrate the women in our lives, from the very young to the older matriarch. It is a great time to bring together friends, daughters, aunts, moms, and grandmothers who have made a difference in our lives and shaped us with their “pearls of wisdom.”

Although heirlooms such as wedding China or a piece of jewelry are handed down from mothers and grandmothers, it is those lovely words of motherly advice that are most useful: “Don’t souch.”

“Always write a thank-you note.”

“Never be too proud to pick up a penny.”

“Don’t chew gum in public.”

“Remember who you are.”

“I’ll always love you the most.”

For this Mother’s Day brunch, I’m starting with “Pearls of Wisdom” for my inspiration. I have shared this for previous Mother’s Days, and I’m happy to share it again. I believe a mother’s advice is special and even more poignant as we grow older. After we’ve had our own life experiences, sometimes we find ourselves repeating those little things our mothers or grandmothers always said.

Further sweetening the occaision and keeping the mood fun, each guest also gets a card to fill out that says, “My mother always told me…”  This is a great conversation starter and reminds young guests the importance of family. Those pieces of advice that are handed down transcend generations because they are usually universal truths.

Click here to download pearlsofwisdomform18 our “My Mother always told me…” printable!

Personalized placecards make guests feel special. I used a small frame that could also be used as a party favor.

I have always believed in decorating from door to table. Your front door immediately sets the tone for what is to come inside. For our door wreath, I’ve printed some of my favorite “pearls of wisdom” and framed it with a bow to coordinate with our brunch tablescape.

Design tip: If you don’t have placemats to go with your party, simply use a napkin on the diagonal, and you’re all set!

More great gift ideas in a basket pedestal…

Stylish Accessories

Now that we’ve covered some ideas for the decor, let’s move right to some more gift ideas!

Write, travel, and get organized with our perfectly patterned products by Anna Griffin that make us all look good on the go.

These all such great gifts at price points that make them good for a graduate, a teacher, or for mom. In photo above: stationary sets and makeup bag: $23 each; notebook: $29; tote bag: $58.

We have a wide selection of styles and patterns.

 

What’s your monogram? This new preppy pagoda in navy, hot pink, and kelly green would make an adorable Mother’s Day gift.

 

I fell in love with this new pattern that inspired a whole office space and beyond…

I added ideas to my inspiration board inspired by these sweet planners.

For list-making, goals, tasks, and to-dos, the newest line of Luxe Living home office collection is a perfect way to get started. Any organizing mom would love this!

Trays are a great way to organize your desk.

Let the delightfully designed floral pattern on this wild berry blossom umbrella brighten even the rainest of days.

Beautiful cashmere ponchoes and lovely jewelry by Texas designer Susan Shaw.

And products from Michel Designs is one of our favorite home and gift lines. As sweet and delicious as ripe berries, this fresh collection is equally at home in the kitchen and on the porch or patio.

What mom wouldn’t love this gorgeous silver tray of blissful blues, warm yellows, and a sweet relaxing scent to conjure up the joy of summer days. Tranquility is a soothing sweet floral with hints of plum, amber, and peach.

A little scented soap atop a glass dish, tied up with a pretty little bow. Darling, delightful, and perfect as a gift!

I hope these gift ideas have helped! We offer some of these items in our online shop. If you see something you love that isn’t in our online shop and you aren’t local, call and we can help.

Check back soon for an exciting giveaway we’re working on!

–Jennifer

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