A Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers day gift guide

Alright friends, Mother’s Day is only a week and a half away! We’ve all graduated from the days of macaroni necklaces and artwork with our handprints. It’s time to step it up and get mom a gift she’ll truly love! If you’re still wondering what to get your momma, look no further. I’ve rounded up some of my most favorite things that would make a beautiful gift for mom! Consider this your one stop shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Lisa Leonard Stackable Rings

Lisa Leonard Jewelry

Ya’ll. You if your momma wears jewelry, you can just stop right here – you’ve found your gift! At $59, this beautiful hand stamped sterling silver ring is a real winner. You can choose from a variety of metals, and they are fully customizable! My husband got me this sweet ring with our daughter’s name on it, and besides my wedding ring it’s the only jewelry I wear every day. You could even have your siblings pitch in, and get your mom a ring with each of your names since they’re stackable! These are seriously so so sweet and I can’t say enough good things about them. If mom isn’t a fan of rings, they also have custom necklaces and bracelets to choose from as well! Shop the rings here.

Custom Watercolor Family Portrait

Watercolor Photo

These portraits are absolutely perfect for the momma that loves her family photos. If I had to pick one item off this list, this would be the one. If you’re mom is anything like me, they likely have photos throughout the entire house. (I even have photos in our guest bathroom. No shame). So instead of getting another enlargement framed, why not get a beautiful watercolor portrait made of her favorite photo? Aubrey at September Ocean creates the most simple, beautiful pieces from any photo you like. You can choose either a 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10 print size and the prices depends on how many are in the photo. She’s even running a special promotion for Mother’s Day, and offering 20% off her whole site! Head over to her instagram page to check out her work, you won’t be sorry!

A Beautiful New Cookbook

Magnolia table cookbook

Let’s be real. Even if your mom doesn’t like to cook, this cookbook would look gorgeous just sitting on display in her kitchen. The Gaines empire has done it again, and Joanna has released a beautiful cookbook full of yummy recipes (and I’m secretly hoping this is my Mother’s Day gift 🙂 .) Also – does anyone else feel like they could just sit down with Joanna, eat her yummy biscuits and jam, and instantly become BFFs? Or is that just me 🙈. Seriously though, everything about this book is beautiful. It’s crafted well, looks and feels beautiful, it’s easy to follow along with, the pictures are descriptive and the recipes are to die for.  I know lot’s of momma’s that would love to receive this as a gift!

A Sweet Mug

coffee mug

Like usual, Target knocks it out of the park when it comes to those cute and trendy coffee mugs you see all over instagram. In store right now they have so many sweet momma themed coffee mugs! If your momma is a coffee lover, pick one of these up and fill it with some sweet treats for her. Maybe some fancy chocolate, her favorite coffee, hot cocoa, whatever! If you’re looking to make it a bigger gift, why not pair it with a new coffee maker?

Mommy & Me Tees

Mommy and me clothes

Matching Mommy + Me tees are such a cute trend right now, and Ooby Dooby Baby is such a sweet little shop to get them! I’m all about supporting small businesses and ‘mompreneurs’ (if you can’t already tell) so I would be amiss if I left this awesome company out. Their sizes range from newborn to adult and everything in-between, and every style can be found in every size. Their t-shirts are even unisex, so dad can match too!

That’s all I have for you today folks! Whatever you end up getting for your mom, she’ll love it anyways because that’s what mom’s do. Spend the day together and make memories!

A Hearth and Hand by Magnolia Style Guide

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve probably heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Like the rest of America, my husband and I love sitting down on Tuesday nights to relax and watch their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. They released their own home decor line in what I like to call the motherland (Target) called Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. Basically everything on my Christmas list came from this collection.

Before we get into the pieces I love, let’s take a moment to appreciate the simplicity of this line! When it comes to decorating, I’m definitely a less is more type of person. I love simple lines, designs, prints and accents – and that is exactly what this line encapsulates. Joanna did an incredible job putting everything in this line together, and genuinely made it idiot proof! You can pick and choose between all the pieces and not worry about them matching your own decor or each other.

So without further adieu, here are my favorite pieces!


I have always wanted to have a beautifully set table ready for my guests when they walk into the dining room, and this line has fulfilled just that.


It starts with the galvanized charger with gold welding. While these are a little more rustic than my usual taste, the plates and linens I chose help to balance them out. On top of the chargers are the cream dinner plates. They have a smooth glossy finish, but still have that beautiful handmade feel. If you look closely you can see tiny dips, grains and imperfections in every plate. No two plates are alike, and their unfinished edges set them apart. On top of the dinner plates I chose the black salad plate. They are probably my favorite of the whole set! They have a matte finish opposed to the gloss of the cream plates, and the contrast of the two is just stunning. The simple contrast of the matte black against the shine of the creamy white is such a powerful style statement that I just love!




For the linens, I chose not to incorporate a table runner. Instead I picked out the X pattern napkins. Once again, the neutral tones of the napkins would match absolutely anything from the line, but sitting on top of the black salad plate just makes them pop! For now I’m keeping them folded and held together in the galvanized napkin ring, tying in perfectly with the chargers.

Living Room Decor

For the living room, I chose to keep things pretty simple as well (are you seeing a pattern here 🙂 )

DSC_0948On our coffee table, I have the black stoneware pitcher on top of another galvanized charger. Side note, the pitcher was the first thing in the collection that I saw, and I told my husband that if it wasn’t a gift I was going to buy it for myself 🙂 Anyways! I love how the pitcher plays up the dark metal we have on our coffee table as well as our bookshelves.

On the couch are the lumbar pillow and throw.

To my knowledge, they are actually no longer available after the release of their new spring line. I feel bad taunting you with little pretties that are out of reach, but I have to share them, right?

Speaking of their new spring line, there are a few new items on my wish list! I’ll be sure to share those items with you if they join the family 🙂