Want to give mom flowers but don’t want to give her another bouquet? Try these gifts instead

  • Thu May 11th, 2017 12:30am
  • Life

It’s not that your mom wouldn’t appreciate another bouquet for Mother’s Day, it’s just that there are so many other ways to give her flowers. Let your brother or sister be the one to give her a bundle of fresh blooms. Why don’t you treat her to some posies with some real staying power?

There is no shortage of floral-printed, -scented or -inspired gifts to choose from. Here are our favorites:

BED OF ROSES

If Mom loves to wear floral prints, chances are she would love for her home to wear them, too. Cloth & Company Apartment Therapy Chaise in Photofloral Icy Black, $1,060, and accent chair, $610, amazon.com; Ted Baker Focus Bouquet Comforter & Sham Set, starts at $225, Nordstrom.

BAG OF TRICKS

Whatever it is you need, Mom always seems to have it in her purse. Help her carry it all around in style. MZ Wallace quilted Medium Metro Tote, $225, and Zoey Cosmetic bag, $35, mzwallace.com.

FRESH AS A DAISY

A day at the spa is great, but so are products she can use at home to keep her skin at its best. The Peter Thomas Roth Rose Kit includes Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask and Cleansing Gel, Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Cream and Pink Bombshell Lip Balm, $65, peterthomasroth.com; Erno Laszlo single-use facial masks, $16 for single mask or $60 for four-pack, Nordstrom and ernolaszlo.com; Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner by Fresh, $44, Fresh shops and Neiman Marcus.

BY THE BOOK

Plant the seeds that will encourage herhelp her make time to do some drawing, growing or arranging. How To Draw Modern Florals: An Introduction To The Art of Flowers, Cacti, and More by Dallas artist Alli Koch, $21; Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein and Julie Chai, $20; Container Gardens: Over 200 Fresh Ideas for Indoor and Outdoor Inspired Plantings from the editors of Southern Living Magazine, $18.

JUST BECAUSE

Show your love with something special just for her. Frame a picture of her favorite bloom or her favorite people in a field of bluebonnets. Custom framing starts at $39 at framebridge.com; Tea Forté Lotus Presentation Box, $30, teaforte.com; Regent Garden candle, $80, and petal candle snuffer, $95, by Aerin, aerin.com.

THE NOSE KNOWS

Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition, a woody floral fragrance, starts at $78, Macy’s; Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue, featuring lily of the valley and honeysuckle, $90, Sephora; Sunshine, with floral and citrus notes, by Flower, $20, flowerbeauty.com.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

Help her garden grow. Garden tool set, $24; kneeler and glove set, $38; and birdhouse, $18, Macy’s.


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