Gift Baskets for Mom

Small storage bin from Tuuni

We’re ending this week’s Mother’s Day gift guides with a few gift baskets ideas for mom. Be sure to check out the other gift guides in this series:

I was inspired by Ez’s who cleverly blogged about Easter basket ideas for grown-ups month and I wanted to try my  hand at creating a set of three different Mother’s Day baskets. So I scoured some of my favorite shops on the internet and hope you enjoy these and enjoy shopping around for lovely nature goodies for your mom.

gift basket for mom

Antique Chinese rice bucket from Olive Manna / 1 – Bird wall hook from Urban Outfitters / 2 – Pair of teacups by Colorstone from Wesley Asher / 3 – Mother nature tile coaster set from Ruche / 4 – Coastal No. 9 by The Home Ground / 5 – Organic green jasmine loose leaf tee from The Hedgerow / 6 – I love you mom card by Quill & Fox

gift basket for mom

Wire basket from The Wanderlust / 7 – Tree resin bath salts from For Strange Women / 8 – Leaf earrings in bordeaux by Lotta Losten / 9 – Plantable ranunculus mother’s day card by Wit & Whistle / 10 – Heirloom recipe card box by Rifle Paper Co. / 11 – Bringing Nature Home book from Terrain / 12 – Sea fan ring by Muse Glass

gift basket for mom

Linen and lace storage bin from Tuuni / 13 – Faceted peruvian pyrite necklace from Mineralogy / 14 – Cleansing grains from Winsome Green / 15 – Woodland moss ring from The Whirlwind / 16 – Seaside porcelain bowl from Peiffer Studios  / 17 – Blithe and Bonny candle from Anthropologie / 18 – Mother’s Day card by Wiley Valentine

 

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Gift Guide: Sweets for Mom

[editor’s note]: Welcome to Part III of our Mother’s Day gift guide. Be sure to check out Part I: Make it For Mom and Part II: Flowers for Mom. Today, our contributor Abigail Bradshaw of The Notion Creative Labs is sharing sweet treats to bake or buy for your mom on Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day gift guide: Sweets for Mom / put together by Abigail Bradshaw

About Abigail Bradshaw

Creating good food is one of Abigail's favorite ways to share her love for creative composition with the people around her — mixing flavors, colors, and textures to create a delicious and quickly-eaten whole. When she's not in the kitchen, she's a multi-disciplinary creative living in the lovely Boise, Idaho, and running her independent creative business The Notion Creative Labs.

Flowers for Mom

May is upon us and flowers are a’bloomin’ and here’s the second part of our Mother’s Day gift guide series. If you missed part one, yesterday, be sure to check out the roundup of beautiful DIYs our contributors Sarah Hart and Clemence Herbillon presented.

Are you one who usually bestows flowers upon your mom for Mother’s Day? This year, try mixing it up by giving her flowers in another way through art prints, jewelry, home decor, and more, divided into four color palettes: peaches and cream, bright and bold yellows, purple tones, and blue and green hues — all of which are sure to dazzle your mom on Mother’s Day.

And hey, who says you have to give your mom or that special woman in your life something special only one time out of the year?

Mother's Day gift guide: flowers for mom
1. Paper lamp by Studio Snowpuppe via August Empress

2. Sea urchin flower brooch by Star of the East

3. Poppies art print by Sweet William

4. Daniella spring by Brittany Burton

Mother's Day gift guide: yellow florals for mom

5. Metal wall flowers from Pottery Barn Kids via Anastasia Marie

6. Mixed thread hair wrap from Free People

7. Sea flowers journal by Jill Bliss from Room 6

8. Craspedia cluster by Flores del Sol

9. Yellow teapot by Yevgenia

Mother's Day gift guide: purple flowers for mom

10. Floral wall wear by neawear

11. Daisies fine art print by LAccent Nou

12. Polymer clay jewelry set by Silver Seagull Art Studio

13. Pansies and butterfly watercolor art by Ollina

14. Roselle Scarf from Anthropologie

Mother's Day Gift Guide: blue and green flowers for mom

15. Paper dahlias by Imeondesign

16. Archival fine art giclee print by Gretchen Mist

17. Kanzashi green and blue silk hair clip by Petal Mix

18. Gentle whisper fine art photograph by Sandra Arduini Photo

19. Frosted aqua bohemian flower earrings by Lunar Belle

20. Come wonder hair flower by Alannah Hill

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Gift Guide: Make it for Mom

[editor’s note]: This week we’re sharing a four-part gift guide series focusing on gifts for moms. First up is a roundup of DIY gifts shared by our contributors Sarah Hart and Clemence Herbillon who teamed up to find the sweetest of DIYs because we all know that some of the best gifts you can give to your mother on Mother’s Day are the ones that are handmade.

We know how important your mom is to you, and we know how hard it can be sometimes to find that perfect gift for her. That’s why we have brought together some lovely DIY ideas so you can create the perfect present for Mother’s Day!

Whether your mom is Love’n Luxury, Jazzed about Jewerlry, Dreaming of Decor, Passionate for Plants or Yearning for Unique, you’ll be able to find a DIY that is just right for her.

Mother's Day DIY gift guide roundup by Clemence Herbillon and Sarah Hart

1. Citrus salt body scrub by Paula Deen

2. Infusing sugar by Sugar and Charm

Mother's Day DIY gift guide roundup by Clemence Herbillon and Sarah Hart

3. Planting pot necklace by Sincerely Kinsey

4. Bird nest necklace by Sarah Ortega

Mother's Day DIY gift guide roundup by Clemence Herbillon and Sarah Hart

5. Painted driftwood hanger by Lovely Indeed

6. Fabric covered canvas by Better Homes and Gardens

7. Stenciled animal mugs by Country Living

Mother's Day DIY gift guide roundup by Clemence Herbillon and Sarah Hart

8. Book planter with succulents by Green Wedding Shoes

9. Chalkboard planting pots by Bonnie Forkner for Design Sponge

10. Recycled wine barrel planter by Centsational Girl

Mother's Day DIY gift guide roundup by Clemence Herbillon and Sarah Hart

11. Butterfly glass dome by Sweet Paul

12. Birdhouse key hooks by Torie Jayne

About Sarah Hart

Sarah is your fun and friendly designer, crafter and all around creative do-gooder. Her passion is paper goods and strive to create beautiful products that engage and inspire. You can find her working away at her home studio on the Canadian East coast.

Spring Pickin’s March – April 2012

Photo & Design by Donaville Herrick

Are you participating in our Spring Pickin’s project? Feel free to join in at any time this spring and leave a comment with a link to your Spring Pickin’s posts!

The first of my spring pickin’s from March through April were solely from around the house. We’ve had a bit of rain in the past couple of months which had its ups (we needed it badly and it brought forth loads of green around the house) and its downs (a lot of people in Southern California suddenly forget how to drive when water falls from the sky).

There were a few things from around the yard that I actually picked up and wanted to arrange, inspired by the arrangements of Miles of Light (that Mr Yen blogged about last week).

Spring Pickin's from the trees photographed by Donaville Herrick

And a few things that I preferred not to physically pick up or touch. I know snails are harmless, but they still give me the heebie jeebies. Can you spot the snails in the photos below? One of them does a good job of camouflaging itself like the roots of the plant it’s next to.

moss and snails

I’m hoping that our front yard grows more moss. It gives the yard a lot of charm and I think a garden gnome would love to make its home amongst the moss.

I snapped a few photos of the flowers in bloom, too, and would have picked a few for a bouquet if only my thumb wasn’t so black. The purple ones are a favorite of my little dearests and if they could, they would yank all of them out.

spring blooms photographed by Donaville Herrick

I photographed spring blooms in our fruit trees from the backyard, too. We seldom have the opportunity to pick apricots from the apricot tree because squirrels and birds usually get to them before they ripen.

fruit trees

Last but not least, is my favorite tree in the backyard because it so closely resembles a weeping willow (one of my favorite trees). The tree provides a great backdrop for photos that I’ve used in a few photo shoots for the seasonal guides on Discover Paper. It’s a spot where my little dearests and I like to hang out and enjoy the bountiful shade it offers. It also makes for a great hiding spot during a game of hide-and-seek.

I love the way the morning light filters through the branches and leaves. No digital filters or color correction were applied to the photos below.

tree photographed by Donaville Herrick

If you’re capturing photos of spring in your neck of the woods, let us know so we can include you in the list below!

Check out other Spring Pickin’s from these wonderful folks:

Beverly of Pinjing
Bonnie of Going Home to Roost
Emily of Peck Life
Emily of WilderLace

Kelli of Borealchick Designs

Leah Kristina of Conspiracies of Soil
Lindsay of All of Our Love

Rachel of The Block
Ru of Short, Small, & Sweet

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.