Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is just a few weeks away! Show mom the love this year with a new book, cookbook, or guided journal. This year’s gift guide includes books celebrating beautiful plants found in the garden, guided journals that celebrate a reader’s love of books, family, and the power of mindfulness, and a cookbook to inspire the home baker!


My Reading Life
by Spruce Books

Give mom the gift of keeping track of all the good books she reads! If she loves books, this charming guided journal is the perfect way to be more mindful about her reading. It’s a great way to capture the ways in which each book read is uniquely meaningful with thoughtful prompts that invite readers to think about which ones they’d like to share with whom—and why, note the lines that moved them most or the life lessons learned from reading a particular book, list which books are worthy of a re-read (or not!), jot down favorite genres, thoughts on the cover design, and so much more! With its elegant hardcover design and stunning copper foil cover, a variety of stimulating prompts, and plenty of space for note-keeping, this journal is a unique, personal keepsake for anyone who want to enhance their reading experience!



This Life of Mine
by Anne Phyfe Palmer; Illustrated by Sarah Trumbauer

Help mom share her life’s stories and memories with this thoughtful and easy-to-use keepsake journal. She’ll be inspired to record the unique details of her life with a mix of fill-in-the-blanks, short answer questions, list-making prompts, and ideas for simple sketches or photos to create a nuanced portrait of a life. Guided contents include “In the Beginning” (origin story, education, family), “Love” (friends, romance & dating, children, animals), “Body” (vitality, movement, food & drink), “Expression” (hobbies, personal style, books, music, film/TV), “Home & Away” (home, travel), and “Purpose” (career). With its gorgeous papercut hardcover, this journal is a visual treat for mom to display and a wonderful capsule friends and family will cherish.



Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple
by Aran Goyoaga

Mom doesn’t need to be gluten free to fall in love with Aran Goyoaga’s recipes. One of 2021’s most anticipated cookbooks, here are 100 recipes that showcase how uncomplicated and delicious gluten-free baking can be! It’s all about easy-to-follow recipes for enticing breads, cakes, pies, tarts, biscuits, cookies, and includes a special holiday baking chapter. Here’s a taste of some of the recipes you’ll find inside: Double Melting Chocolate Cookies, Honeyed Apple Pie, Buttery Shortbread, Baguettes, brioche, and boules, Lemon Meringue Tartlets, and many more to tempt any baker. With inventive, well-tested, recipes and Aran’s clear guidance (plus 145 of her stunning photos), gluten-free baking is happily unfussy, producing irresistibly good results every time.



Little Book of Flower Series
by Tara Austen Weaver; Illustrated by Emily Poole

This series is a little love letter to the peony and to the dahlia, each bursting with tips, tricks and facts. Did you know peonies are queens of the spring garden? They can live to be 100 years, and are one of the easiest flowers to grow. Or that Dahlias are the showboats of the flower world—colorful, flamboyant, and spectacular? They’re one of the most satisfying flowers to grow, with a long season, plentiful blooms, and adaptable to most climates with proper care. These charming little hardcover books include 60+ full-color botanical illustrations, basic botany and history, everything you need to know to grow gorgeous blooms in the garden, tips for creating beautiful arrangements and preserving flowers, plus quotes, lore, and notable gardens and growers. They’re an affordable little luxury for gardeners and flower lovers –the perfect mother’s day present!



This Family of Ours
by Anne Phyfe Palmer; Illustrated by Sarah Trumbauer

Every family has their own unique story: help mom record yours in this beautiful, easy-to-use, guided journal! She’ll be inspired to capture the stories and details of your family members and your life together through reflections, memories, history, and stories–a keepsake everyone will cherish. Prompts include a mix of short-answer questions, lists, fill in the blanks, and places for simple sketches or photos to create a nuanced portrait. It makes a lovely mother’s day gift–featuring gorgeous papercut designs throughout from the talented artist Sarah Trumbauer.




by Bonnie Louise Gillis

Help mom unlock the power of one of nature’s most beneficial herbs–and explore the many modern applications of lavender. Learn to make nourishing, all-natural, and affordable remedies for mind and body, as well as home cleaning products. Plus, discover lavender as a culinary ingredient and whip up delicious cocktails and more! Here are simple herbal remedies, tips, and projects for inspiration, relaxation and well-being, as well as info for growing and cultivating your own lavender plants. The book covers gardening; preserving; body care; the mind; skin care; cleaning; food (pantry essentials); and projects. Perfect for the mom who is a lavender lover!




Best Worst Grateful
by Spruce Books

Moms have had a tough time these past few years. Show her the love with the perfect tool for self-care, a five-minute mindfulness journal. Mom can take a moment to herself each day for a thoughtful but quick self-review to transcend challenges and enjoy more joy in the present. Guided prompts have the journaler note the high point, the low point, and one thing for which they feel truly grateful each day. It’s more than an easy-to-use, inspirational journal! It’s a daily mindfulness practice to harness the life-changing power of gratitude and self-love and live a happier life.