Is This the Loveliest Gift Guide With Ideas for Mother’s Day & Beyond?

I don’t know about you, but with shipping as it still is, I certainly will not complain should my gift arrive late! If you’re stumped for Mother’s Day gift ideas or even May birthdays, check this out. Bet you’ll discover something lovely within this collection. (And maybe there’s a little essential or indulgence for yourself below too!). Lovely & Smart Gifts for Mamas, Humor Quotes & Books to Keep You Company are all on today’s menu.

Rustic farmhouse wood stool in the garden with summer blooms - Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #gardenstool #rusticstool #summergarden #homedecor #outdoorstool
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Pretty Gifts for Mother’s Day, Humor Quotes & Lovely Books

Funny quote with humor on Hello Lovely Studio.

Crochet Raffia Sun Hat of My Dreams

This hat looks amazing on everyone at any age, from girls to grannies, and I can’t imagine it ever going out of style!

With the #coastalgrandmother theme spiraling out of control everywhere, you just know this particular hat will sell out!

Look at How Cheerful!

Garden Party Corksicle drinkware from Rifle Paper Co
Garden Party Drinkware, Rifle Paper Co

Only the Ultimate Lip Balm

They just don’t make things like they used to? Ummmm. Thank goodness some things are getting better and better. I’m blown away by how much I love every single item I order from Jenni Kayne. She is definitely on to something!

Oak Essentials Conditioning Lip Balm
Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

Happy Colors When it Rains…

I mean who doesn’t need another one of these for the car and for their mood?

For Francophiles!

How adorable is this frame-worthy puzzle? Look at the colors and the design!

Camont Jigsaw Puzzle, Rifle Paper Co
Camont Jigsaw Puzzle, Rifle Paper Co

“Transport yourself to the pastoral grounds of an 18th-century farmhouse in Gascony, France with our Camont jigsaw puzzle. Our illustrated puzzles include 500 pieces, packaged in a decorative box with gold foil accents.” – Rifle Paper Co

Funny quote with humor: If your mom doesn't have an old gift bag filled with other old gift bags, is she even a mom? #funnyquote #holidays #humor #momhumor #quotes
Humor, Gifts for Mamas and Grads + Books to Keep You Company

Echo Dot Smart Speaker

Here’s a voice-controlled smart speaker with Alexa which is perfect for any room.

Zoom in on Alt View Zoom 14. Amazon - Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Sandstone. Click through to find Humor, Gifts for Mamas and Grads + Books to Keep You Company!

It can sit on mom’s nightstand (she can ask it to set an alarm and tap the top to snooze). You can also stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius, etc.

As folks move away more and more from social media time, a renewed interest in unplugged pursuits is happening…

Embroidered journal (blue with floral embroidery), Rifle Paper Co
Embroidered Journal, Rifle Paper Co

With 400 lined pages, there is plenty of space to capture her thoughts!

Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

This coffee mug would be just right for sipping and journaling.

Did you even know that Rifle Paper Co (known for their beautifully designed stationery) expanded their offerings to include pieces like this and even furniture now!?!

Menagerie Cloud 9 Midi Robe
Menagerie Cloud 9 Robe, Rifle Paper Co

I can imagine these slip-ons going with absolutely everything from flouncy prairie skirts to white denim and everything in between.

I love how folks are mixing patterns and prints with abandon now…makes dressing so much easier!

Funny humor quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #humorquote #funnyquote #quotes

Tea Drops

Because sweet shapes. And tea.

Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

While I still don’t have one of these, everyone in my life loves them!

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation, 2018 Release) - Black. Click through to find Humor, Gifts for Mamas and Grads + Books to Keep You Company!
Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

Know any hydrangea lovers? Until mine begin to bloom, there’s this:

Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

A Month of Snacks

Now this snacky snack thing below is clever and thoughtful, but please send me THESE DELICIOUS GREEN TEA ENERGY THINGS instead!

Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

Tins of Sweet Organic Glory

There’s a good reason they are so popular on Amazon!

State Shaped Cutting Board

Tuck this idea away for Father’s Day too!

Humor and funny quote about parenting and motherhood on Hello Lovely Studio. #mommeme #momhumor #parentingmeme #funnyquote #quotes #humorquote #parentinghumor

Gifts That Keep Giving All Year Long!

Window seat with Belgian linen cushion and shabby chic couture floral pillow - Hello Lovely Studio. #windowseat #europeancountrycottage #breakfastnook

Milieu magazine Subscription

Exquisitely designed breakfast nook by Suzanne Kasler (architecture by Pursley Dixon) in MILIEU magazine's spring 2021 issue. #breakfastnook #interiordesign #suzannekasler
Interior Design: Suzanne Kasler; Architecture: Pursley Dixon Architecture, Inc.; Source: MILIEU Spring 2021

The gift of Audible

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Pretty BOOKS to Give or Keep You Company

No. 1: WONDERLAND

DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY to venture into Summer Thornton’s amazing world!!! So inspiring, and I rave about it HERE.

Summer Thornton's WONDERLAND: ADVENTURES IN DECORATING (Rizzoli, 2022). Interior decorator Summer Thornton believes in designing with the wildest abandon: her world is one of nickel tubs, marble fireplaces, whimsical textiles, surprising patterns, and secret gardens. Often described as maximalist with a modern, fresh sensibility, Thornton manages to achieve highly polished, sophisticated interiors that indulge in a lighthearted, almost irreverent sense of whimsy. In her first book, she will inspire readers to follow their creative impulses and make their own rules.
WONDERLAND: Adventures in Decorating by Summer Thornton (Rizzoli, 2022)

No. 2: The Art of Pantry Cooking

It’s hilariously ironic that this book is presently resting on a shelf in our pantry which has become our mini kitchen as the renovation work marches along. I assure you there is nothing artful to see in my forlorn pantry beyond this amazing book!

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No. 3: Patina Living

If you don’t already own all the books chronicling their lovely property, Patina Farm, get them!

And learn more about: the Giannettis, their design, and farm HERE and HERE.

Patina Living book cover.
Patina Living by Brooke Giannetti & Steve Giannetti

Tour Patina Farm’s Living Room

No. 4: Past Perfect

Dreaming of a magical garden? Um.

For even more gardening and interior design magic, tour Richard Shapiro’s lovely designs (including his own homes) within the beautiful Past Perfect.

Richard Shapiro designed living room in Malibu with plaster walls and soaring ceilings. #richardshapiro #interiordesign #oldworld #livingroom #plasterwalls
Richard Shapiro in April 2011 issue of AD

No. 5: Soul of the Home

If you missed my story featuring the work of Tara Shaw with all its romance and beauty, find it HERE.

Tara Shaw The Soul of a Home book cover. #tarashaw #soulofthehome #designingwithantiques #designbook #interiordesign
Soul of the Home: Designing With Antiques by Tara Shaw (Abrams, 2020)
Funny tweet about unicorns and giraffes on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnytweets #animalhumor

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Carol S.
    May 7, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    I like your jokes, well done, “I wonder if all this happened because I didn’t forward that email to 10 people??!!”

    • Michele
      Author
      May 8, 2020 / 2:02 pm

      Hahahaha – I’m glad there are plenty of souls with a one-off sense of humor to keep me company. 🙂

  2. Amy
    May 1, 2022 / 10:51 pm

    Fun reading! That ET quote remains one of my favs! Haha!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 2, 2022 / 5:43 pm

      Always a pleasure to have you here visiting, Amy. That funny quote! Much more of a comfort than say that Jackie O quote that is everywhere about ‘if you bungle up raising your kids…’ 🙂

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