Mother’s Day is just two short weeks away! Don’t fret! I have you covered! Today I am sharing gift ideas full of coastal Maine style!

Mother’s Day Is Just Around the Corner

Are you ready for Mother’s Day?

As a new grandmother this year, I will be thinking most about my two daughters on this, their first Mother’s Day holiday. It is still hard to believe that my “girls” are now moms themselves.

Of course I have a little something planned for them. Do you like to celebrate the mothers and mother-figures in your life, as I do, with a gift or two?

That mom could even be you! I fully support moms honoring themselves on this day. We have certainly earned recognition!

Whoever the gift is for, I have you covered!

I did something a little different for the blog this week and pulled together a few gift idea boards. This is the first time I have ever done anything like this and it was a little, um… time and labor intensive…

It was also fun! And I learned some new skills, which is alway good!

These are some my personal favorites at all price points for self care, the home, good reads, and from Maine businesses.

You are sure to find something for everyone on your list — even you!

Coral and Tusk

The notion of doing a Mother’s Day gift guide started when Coral and Tusk reached out to me a few weeks ago about participating in their Mother’s Day Campaign. The idea was to pick out some pillows from their amazing collection that I would like to gift or receive for Mother’s Day.

You might remember that I have partnered with Coral and Tusk before. It was their gorgeous embroidered table runner and napkins that inspired my “Three Sisters” table setting last Thanksgiving. You can read all about it in my post Abundant Harvest Thanksgiving Table Setting.

This time, with spring on my mind, I selected the beautiful “Blooms” and “Bluebird Nest Pocket” pillows. I love the pretty spring vibes they have added to the sitting room in our primary bedroom!

You can browse Coral and Tusk’s full line of whimsically embroidered home textiles on their website here. You are sure to find something to delight anyone on your Mother’s Day list!

Gift Guides

Here are the gift guides I worked so hard on!

Please note: I am sharing links for all items. I love to support small New England businesses! However, I do also buy from national brands. If you purchase through the links of those larger businesses affiliated with the Like To Know app, your price won’t change, but I will receive some compensation.  Thank you for helping to compensate me for my time!

Links for smaller businesses are highlighted in blue.

Links for larger businesses are images at the bottom of each section.

And now, without further ado, let’s shop!

Self Care

1 – Stanley 40 oz tumbler: Staying hydrated is so important! Since I got this large tumbler I am so much better about drinking my water! It comes in multiple colors.

2 – Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Body Creme: This rich softly scented body cream is such a luxury. It might seem a little pricey, but a tub lasts me about 3 months. When I was prepping this blog post, it was on sale at Nordstrom for 20% off! It also comes in other scents!

3 – Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Serum: This line of French skincare products is made using grape extracts, which contain the antioxidant resveratrol. Resveratrol is an anti-inflammatory that calms your skin, boosts firmness and elasticity, and reduces fine lines. The serum is light and absorbs quickly. I love it!

4 – Field + Fleur Beach Wood candle: This candle has a lovely light coastal scent. And the wicker-wrapped container looks great too! The candle is available in other scents.

5 – Caudalie beauty Elixir: Another great product from Caudalie! This spray mist feels so refreshing! I use it before applying the serum or as a finishing spray.

6- Lake pajamas: These are my go-to pajamas. They are made from soft pima cotton and fit well. I have several different pairs to wear all year round. This combination of short-sleeved top, shorts, and long bottoms in a classic blue and white stripe was the first set I got. It also comes in a pretty blue floral! I usually order up a size for a relaxed fit.

For The Home

7 – Fabricrush blockprint napkins: I have ordered several tablecloths and napkin sets from this Etsy shop. They have many beautiful patterns and ship directly from India.

8 – Our Place Always Pan: My daughter got me this pan several years ago for Christmas, and I really do use it all the time. It is heavy and non-stick, and comes in several colors. Of course I love the blue! It was on sale when I was writing this blog post.

9 – Caskata Summer Blues salad plates: Caskata is a wonderful small New England business. I have two sets of their dishes. You can see how I styled the mixed sea creature plates in my blog post Summer in Maine: A Coastal Table Setting on the Porch and the Arcadia floral dishes in my post A Cozy Cottage Christmas on the Maine Coast. This Summer Blues pattern reminds me of our wildflower field! I am adding it to my wishlist!

10 – Rosti nested mixing bowls: These classic Danish bowls have been around since the 1950’s. My mom had them when I was growing up! They come in several other colors and can also be purchased individually on Amazon.

11 – Castkata Quinn clear tumblers: Another great item from Caskata! I use these simple but elegant crystal tumblers every day for my kombucha, but they are equally suitable for a festive gathering!

12 – Chappy Wrap Garden Gate blanket: Chappy Wrap is another wonderful New England small business. I have several of these blankets myself and have also given them as wedding gifts!

From Maine (with love)

13 – Studio 412 Boho Dress: Studio 412 is a women’s clothing boutique in nearby Rockland, Maine. They carry a beautiful selection of carefully curated styles, but they also design and sew their own line of clothing right here in this seaside town. Their pieces are easy to wear and classic. You will enjoy them for years!

14 – Sara Fitz large blue fish tray: I have been a fan of Sara’s for years and have watched with delight as her business has taken off. These trays come in two sizes and so many fun designs!

15 – Stonewall Kitchen Seabags Blueberry Bucket Bag Breakfast Gift: You all know what a huge fan I am of Maine business Stonewall Kitchen! You can read all about them in my post From Maine to Your Home With Stonewall Kitchen. They have so many great products and fun gift bags!

16 – Stonewall Kitchen Blueberry Muffin Grab & Go

17 – Sara Fitz shell jar notepad: Another fun product from Sara based on her original watercolor artwork.

18 – Sara Fitz French Stripe Tote Note Card

19 – Seabag Lupine Sailor Stripe Medium Tote: These bags are made in Maine from recycled sails and come in different sizes and numerous patterns. This pretty lupine design is quintessentially Maine!

20 – Studio 412 Nola Linen Shirt: I am adding this shirt to my Mother’s Day wish list!

Good Reads

21- Modern Country Cooking, Annemarie Ahearn: I have taken numerous classes at Annemarie’s Saltwater Farm cooking school in Lincolnville, Maine. This wonderful cookbook is all about cooking through the year with seasonal ingredients and a deep appreciation for Maine life.

22 – The Maine House, Maura McEvoy and Basha Burwell: This book beautifully captures the heart and soul of the classic Maine home.

23 – Finding Freedom, Erin French: This memoir by the founder and owner of the Lost Kitchen, the world renowned dining destination in tiny Freedom Maine, is an inspirational story of survival and renewal.

24 – Eating Out Loud, Eden Grinshpan: Described as “a playful new take on Middle Eastern cooking”, this book is worth purchasing for the Pistachio Cardamom Coffee Cake recipe alone! Quite possibly the best coffee cake I have ever had! The book contains plenty of other delicious recipes as well!

25 – Notes on Decorating, Markham Roberts: My absolute favorite decorating book at the moment. Filled with so much colorful and eclectic inspiration!

26 – Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus: The story of a strong brilliant woman who refused to conform to the social norms of the times and always stayed 100% true to herself.

Bits and Bobs

We had the worst weather this past week! Nonetheless, I tried really hard to channel spring.

And I was determined to get some spring blooms for pots on the front steps! So I braved the raw weather last Sunday and headed to the nursery. When I got home I kept pushing through the chilly temps to get my flowers planted.

I had two bowls of pansies ready to go for inside and turned to work on the outdoor pots. When I looked back, Maddie had eaten every single bloom in the bowls I had just planted! You can see her looking not one bit remorseful in the pic above.

Within a few days, M&C had consumed all the pansy flowers in the pots on the steps too. They don’t eat the greenery, just the flowers. Oh well! I guess I am going to have to wait for summer blooms!

The forsythia at the nursery was in full bloom. It looks so bright and cheery! The six bushes I planted along the driveway are covered in buds. They should pop soon!

I made this French Spring Soup this week. It is loaded with veggies, and the lemon and fresh herbs add some zing! I made it with farro instead of barley, because that is what I had on hand. It was a perfect dinner for chilly spring weather!

I changed out my mantel decor this week for late spring/early summer. And it is time to bring bring out the striped summer slipcover for the living room loveseat! I am planning on sharing my living room “refresh” next week!

That’s it for this week!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope my Mother’s Day gift guides gave you some ideas for those on your list!

Be well, friends!


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