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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Design Lovers

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for a unique gift, today’s post is dedicated to those who love great design. Whether you’re shopping for the style-savvy mother of your child or you’re searching for a special treasure for your own mom, there’s something for everyone in the collection of gift ideas that follows. From modern delights for the foodie chef to interesting vases for holding fresh blooms, read on to discover an assortment of eye-catching finds that will help you express your love and appreciation with creativity!

Vases and Planters

Give mom a bouquet of flowers displayed in a gorgeous vase! CB2’s SAIC Glacier Vase is wonderfully neutral in its transparency, yet its sculptural form is anything but ordinary. Its vase-inside-a-vase structure is designed to mirror glacial formations! Add a tropical leaf and present this crystal-clear piece to Mom:

Sculptural vase from CB2
Sculptural vase from CB2

For a gift that glistens, check out Anthropologie’s Faceted Gem Vases, which are available in pink and lilac tones, as well as two different sizes. We’re loving the peachy glow of the pink variety. These geo vases are interesting enough to shine without floral accents, but adding a fresh bunch of blooms really takes them to the next level:

Faceted vases from Anthropologie
Faceted vases from Anthropologie

If Mom loves modern design, she’ll really love these Vitreluxe Glass Vases from West Elm. Two-tone style is alive and well, thanks to a technique that fuses two glass pieces together. Choose from deep orange, white and blue, as well as a range of forms:

Two-tone glass vases from West Elm
Two-tone glass vases from West Elm

West Elm’s Rustic Ceramic Vases combine stoneware, saturated blue tones and a glossy finish to create a turquoise treasure that shines with or without flowers:

Blue ceramic vases from West Elm
Blue ceramic vases from West Elm

For a third West Elm option, check out these Judy Jackson Vases, which are available in four colors, as well as tall, oval and round forms:

Round vases from West Elm
Round vases from West Elm

Last but not least, if Mom is super sophisticated or Grandma is really a Glam-ma, these Malachite Ring Vases from Jonathan Adler are a little bit Deco and a whole lotta stylish. Let’s hear it for 24-karat gold detailing!

Malachite vases from Jonathan Adler
Malachite vases from Jonathan Adler

Instead of a vase, consider a planter filled with greenery. Anthropologie’s Kiri Wood Hanging Planter combines hand-carved kiri wood with jute rope for an earthy statement that’s as modern as it is Boho chic! Fill with a plant and watch your gift thrive all year long at Mom’s house:

Wood hanging planter from Anthropologie
Wood hanging planter from Anthropologie

Also from Anthropologie are these Glowing Arbor Pots, which showcase the work of Australian artist Bridget Bodenham. Plus, they combine stoneware with whimsical patterns and shiny details:

Gilded planters from Anthropologie
Gilded planters from Anthropologie

For the Foodie Mom…

Is Mom a foodie? Give her a modern kitchen essential that she’ll want to keep on display even when not in use! This Grid Cutting Board from CB2 features a smooth side for cutting and a gridded side for serving. Geo fun for the culinary arena:

Geo cutting board from CB2
Geo cutting board from CB2

There’s nothing like an afternoon tea break! This hexagonal Teapot for One from CB2 is a stackable wonder that combines a teapot with a generous-sized teacup for a fun serving and display piece:

Teapot from CB2
Teapot from CB2

ferm LIVING offers many unique finds for the kitchen, such as the Brass Salad Servers, shown in the stovetop vignette below. Lovely enough to incorporate into your kitchen decor:

Kitchen finds from ferm LIVING
Kitchen finds from ferm LIVING

CB2’s Marble Salt Cellar is the perfect foodie gift: affordable, beautifully designed and wonderfully practical! Throw in a sampling of gourmet salts, and you’re set.

Marble salt cellar from CB2
Marble salt cellar from CB2

For the Vanity

If Mom loves gifts that are designed to pamper, consider treating her to a special product or accent for her vanity. So many shadow boxes, so little time! These metal and glass wonders have made quite the comeback in recent years. Which is why we’re drawn to West Elm’s Glass Shadow Boxes, especially the hexagonal variety. Mom can use them to contain jewelry, minerals and other curiosities:

Glass shadow boxes from West Elm
Glass shadow boxes from West Elm

Jonathan Adler’s Lacquer Jewelry Box is lined in Kelly green velvet and topped off with ivory lacquer and turquoise trim. A perfect example of Jonathan Adler’s glossy Hollywood Regency style:

Lacquered jewelry box from Jonathan Adler
Lacquered jewelry box from Jonathan Adler

Give Mom a picture to remember, surrounded by Jonathan Adler’s Bermuda Tortoise Campaign Frame. Choose from blue with nickel detailing or brown with brass accents:

Tortoise frame from Jonathan Adler
Tortoise frame from Jonathan Adler

Anthropologie’s Natural Sea Sponge is the perfect sculptural accent for the vanity table or powder room. Designed to be used as decoration, the sea sponge can be gifted with a bar of soap and other fragrant goodies to create a spa-style gift basket:

Sculptural sea sponge from Anthropologie
Sculptural sea sponge from Anthropologie

Many of today’s featured gifts have leaned toward modern style, but these Bourbon Rose Wax Sachets from Terrain celebrate classic floral style to the fullest. Scented with drunken rose, warm tobacco and orange peel, plus notes of aged mahogany, sandalwood, and vanilla orchid, these sweet-smelling tokens are perfect for adding fragrance to closets and drawers of clothing. Or they can be displayed on the vanity in all of their aromatic glory!

Wax sachets from Terrain
Wax sachets from Terrain

Herbivore’s beautifully designed products are quickly becoming gifting favorites. The packaging is modern and classy, and it’s hard not to love an item with a name like Lapis Facial Oil! Available through retailers such as Terrain, these beauty items are the perfect way to pamper Mom:

Beautifully designed Herbivore products
Beautifully designed Herbivore products

We at Decoist wish you and yours a joyful Mother’s Day!

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