mothers day gift guid

 

 

 

Mother’s Day may be completely different this year for most if not all of us. But that doesn’t mean we’re skipping the chance to show our beloved maman how much we love them, appreciate them, and miss them! Below I’m sharing a few suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide that are sure to make all the moms in your life happy. {Including YOU if you normally shop for your own gifts!}

mother's day gift guide

 

 

 

A thoughtful gift, especially this year, is sure to give your maman a huge smile. Mother’s Day is such an important day to honor and celebrate the women in our lives! Because without these women, our lives would be so much less wonderful, not to mention not half as much fun. A thoughtful gift lets them know you appreciate them and are thinking of them, always. This is also the perfect time to express your gratitude and love for your sister, wife, and friends.

 

 

LUXURIOUS SELF CARE.

 

Moms deserve the best.  What is better than a gift all for herself?!  If you fall in love with subtle floral fragrances, you’ll love this scent. With a top note of Florida grapefruit, bergamot and lime, muguet de bois, grass, ocean breezes and herbs, this is refreshing and romantic all at once.

 

I chose the sugar body scrub that I use every morning in the shower because it smells heavenly! Made of gentle sugar crystals and natural shea butter, it’s a fabulous exfoliator that keeps your skin looking and feeling younger and more radiant.

 

 

|SHOP|

 

 

Afterwards, this beautiful Shimmer Powder is heavenly! Keep your skin dry, soft and shimmering all day with theShimmer Body Powder Talc-Free with Baby Puff. Lightweight and very fragrant, you’ll love the luxurious feel you get from even the slightest application. Give your skin a treat that lasts all day long.  The puff is handmade lambs wool, inspired by the glamorous starlets of long ago who reveled in a beauty routine that pampered the soul as well as the body.

 

 

It adds just a hint of glimmer (not too much) and I adore the way it smells and makes my skin feel. Very pampered. Be sure to order some of these lovely luxuries for yourself!

 

 

|SHOP|

 

 

The next gift is our first curated Gift Box for FrenchGardenHouse. Inspired by the scents and sights of the vast lavender fields of Provence, this box is a fabulous gift to send to your Mom. But don’t stop there, it’s a fabulous gift to send to everyone on your list!

 

Offering the best of both of my worlds, two products are made in the USA and two in France.

 

 

 

mothers day gift guide

|SHOP|

 

 

I began with the delicious scent of the lavender perfume, its fragrant French lavender buds are accented with crushed cedar, crisp eucalyptus and hints of warm clove.  It’s a fresh clean scent anyone will love, and can wear. I have a difficult time wearing perfume, but this one is so clean and pure, it’s my new favorite!  The box includes a sugar scrub to use in your shower – you can also just wash your hands with it, but why stop there?  Two custom wrapped French lavender soaps, and a hand made lavender wand to scent linens or lingerie. All nestled in a bed of lavender shred, topped with our signature toile tissue, sealed with a gold seal and presented in a black box with a chartreuse French ribbon.Voila! Gifts…done!

 

 

 

PRACTICAL BUT FUN.

 

One of our linen totes filled with any or all the products below would make any Maman more than happy!  We have several styles of classic, elegant and chic totes that fit maman’s style. Shop all the totes in our Gift Collection to find the perfect one.

 

 

french gift guide

|SHOP|

 

 

 

A selection of French themed plates, napkins, antique or vintage flatware along with a note promising the – “picnic of all picnics” once we are all over this trying time – is a great idea.

 

 

 

french gift guide

|SHOP|

 

 

 

These pure linen napkins make even the most casual meal a special occasion.  They are one of my favorite gifts, because who doesn’t love a set of beautiful organic linen napkins?

 

 

 

|SHOP|

 

 

An antique enamel French coffee pot or biggin is a delightful gift for the mom who loves things with a history.  This is an inspired gift when you give it along with a subscription to wonderful coffee beans from around the world, or with a bouquet of flowers. You choose!

 

 

 

 

french gift guide

|SHOP|

 

 

Lovely decorative Vintage Citrus Spoons, in a classic pattern made in England. I love the graceful shape these particular spoons have, their bowls are quite pointy and have a paneled design. They are absolutely perfect to eat grapefruit with.

 

 

 

NATURAL BEAUTY.

 

Everyone loves to get flowers! Mother’s Day is traditionally the day to shower Mom with blooms. Think outside the box, the following gifts will delight every mom on your list.

 

 

French gift guide

|SHOP| |SHOP|

 

 

An antique French glass apothecary jar like the one below is a unique way to shower Mom with love, and blooms.  You can have us ship this antique jar, and order fresh flowers from a local florist if they deliver. Or send along a bunch of our stunning faux pretenders, the hydrangeas are exceptional, and made especially to be in water to complete the illusion.

 

 

 

mothers day gift guide

|SHOP|

 

 

For an over-the-top gift, include our FrenchGardenHouse Flower Arranging Kit. Packed in its own pink box, with everything Mom needs to arrange flowers like a pro.

 

|SHOP|

 

For moms who prefer faux, our faux lavender is an accent that will bring the charm of the French countryside year ’round. The delicate details of lavender and small wildflowers make this a sweet reminder of France.

 

 

 

SPOIL HER.

 

Few gifts are as meaningful than a special piece of jewelry.  Send a beautiful locket, necklace or bracelet selected with care from you, or go all out and get something extravagant from all Maman’s children.

 

 

mothers day gift guide

|SHOP| |SHOP|

 

 

Sure to turn heads, our hand made Cote d’Azur Pendant Necklace features a gorgeous ocean-hued blue semi-precious kyanite stone set in gold filled prongs, on a delicate and feminine gold filled chain. Like an embrace by a sunny day at the coast!  The matching earrings add French chic to any outfit.

 

 


|SHOP|

 

 

Antique French Sterling Silver Monogrammed Cuff Bracelet by Karen Lindner for FrenchGardenHouse, a luxury  work of art, that just happens to be transformed into investment jewelry. Unforgettable, an heirloom in the making. This fine & ornate French masterpiece – hand made long ago and a labor of love by an accomplished craftsman – has been transformed into a cuff bracelet.

|SHOP|

The best of all keepsakes. No other article of jewelry is so valued as the locket. It is a symbol of faithfulness, cherished by the wearer for memory’s sake and for the loved secret it holds. This gorgeous Jeweled Oval Gold-fill Locket is from 1900, Inlaid with clear white Victorian paste stones on the top, can you think of a more sentimental gift than this?

 

 

I hope you take the time with a special gift, and a beautifully written note, to let the women in your life know just how much they mean to you and why they are so special to you. I’ll share some practical tips on how to write a thoughtful note soon. Because sometimes writing a note with meaning isn’t all that easy!

 

As Mother’s Day approaches, we spend time thinking of all that this day means to us and of all the women in our lives who have played a supportive role. Merci beaucoup to all the mothers.

 

We love you, we miss you, and we cherish you forever.  PS. order today – we’re shipping out all orders by this weekend!

 

 

A BIENTOT

 

 

Shop for the best in French Antiques, furniture with the patina of age, vintage accessories to delight you and your family & friends, and French Country utilitarian pieces. Treasures that make your home fresh, beautiful, inspirational and uniquely yours. Visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.com