In times like these mothers are more important than ever. So many are schooling their kids, cooking three meals a day, keeping the trains running and the laundry done, serving as everyone’s favorite shoulder to cry on and rely on. We all crave the latter, no matter how old we are, and now is the time to show our gratitude.
Below, Julia and Keith choose gifts to honor their own mothers. We hope they’ll inspire you to do the same.
“My mother loves bunnies more than anything in the world. She has some treasured 19th century bronze hares in her living room–now she can add these bronze rabbits to the dining room table! I’ll get her a set of eight.” -Julia
“The Gentleman’s Ice Pail is perfect for my stepmother. She may use it as intended as an ice pail for a small drinks party, but I can’t wait to see what kind of magical arrangement she’ll put together to make it even chicer than it already is!” -Keith
“My sweet mama is so warm and effusive it’s almost preternaturally impossible for her to “social distance.” Hopefully this witty gold verboten charm, which will be added to the collection of Helen Bransford treasures she wears around her neck, will create a safe forcefield around her!” -Julia
“Cathy Graham x Christopher Spitzmiller bird + squirrel mugs for my mother, who admired them the moment she saw them and whose morning ritual is to sit in her garden watching the birds and squirrels while she drinks her coffee.” -Keith
“The china pattern my mother uses the most, the now hard-to-find Herend Shanghai, is shot through with a pretty purple. Our amethyst goblets will pair perfectly with them to create a richly hued tablescape, my favorite kind!” -Julia
“I’ll be giving this Dogwood pendant to my mother-in-law, who is an avid gardener living in Virginia, where the official state flower is the Dogwood.” -Keith