Mother’s Day Gift Ideas #BloggerFavThings

By Kate Riley April 28, 2014

Hello everyone, welcome to another week! I spent the weekend sprucing up an outdoor space at our house and I’ll have more pictures of it later this week. Today I wanted to share a really fun experience among blog friends that originated with Jennifer of Rambling Renovators and Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone

The two came up with this idea to get a group together to exchange a few favorite things and mail them to each other in anticipation of Mother’s Day and as a feel good way to embrace our community of fellow bloggers. The gift giver was kept a secret until the package arrived, which they all did a few weeks ago, it was a lot of fun!

A group of companies was involved and sent a few more things our way, and it was such a delight to receive treats from them too. A big thank you to the following brands and companies for all the gifts:  Wrist Soiree, The New York Times Store; The Company Store; Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.; Home Decorators; Minted; and Delta Faucets.

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pareo / bracelet / cutting board / personalized cards

Nicole of Making it Lovely was my giftee, so I sent her some of my favorite things including a Kate Spade pencil case, personalized pencils, some Chocolove (the sea salt + dark chocolate + almonds is TDF) and my favorite skin primer (takes five years off!) 

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via Making It Lovely on Instagram

Reichel of Copy Cat Chic got me and I was so excited to see here name when my package arrive, I’ve followed her blog for years. She sent me some wonderful treats all in a black and white palette (so chic!) and so thoughtful too.  


I was charmed by this mug by Wandersketch on Etsy that Reichel had personalized with a drawing of my home!

mug with sketch of house


So… if some of you are still thinking about gift ideas for Mother’s Day for all the moms you love, hop on over to Brooklyn Limestone today to see the full Gift Guide including everything we all gave each other, I’m sure you’ll find something among the collection for a great mom in your life !

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blogger favthings


Check out all the posts on the #BloggerFavThings Gift Exchange at these participating blogs.

Brooklyn Limestone / Rambling Renovators / Making it Lovely / 6th Street Design School / House*Tweaking / Copy Cat Chic / Danielle Oakey / Hi Sugarplum / Freckles Chick / A Thoughtful Place / Just Bella / North Story



  1. What a fun idea! I’m absolutely in love with that kaleidoscope pareo towel – it’s gorgeous! Lots of good gift ideas for my mom, as well! (Still on the hunt over here … procrastinator…) :D

  2. So excited when I saw I got you! Glad you’re enjoying everything. I loved that mug so much when I got it I almost wanted to keep it for myself ;)

  3. Hi, love the gift ideas, but I’m not finding the link for the infinity scarf (#3) and the green (jade) earrings. Do you happen to know which link it is?

  4. Not sure I understand the point of this (other than obtaining $ from sponsors). I gave someone presents and someone else gave me presents. The end.

    • I’m sorry you feel that way Hugh, like I said it was a way for mom design/DIY bloggers to show each other some love and come up with some ideas for Mother’s Day gift giving too.

  5. I love the whole idea/sentiment behind this! So fun! What is next to the H&S Paris tea? Is it a perfume or a candle? I wanted to try out their candles or the Jo Malone candles. I hear so many great things about them. With that being said, I think I will try out the primer first. I have my priorities straight! ;-)

  6. What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I order mugs from Jonathon Adler yesterday after seeing them on the list. My Mother and Mother in Law are going to love them. I even ordered 2 travel mugs from there for teacher appreciation week. Love reading your blog. Thank you for being wonderful you.

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