Mother's Day Gift Guide
Here are seven fabulous gift ideas to show moms and grandmas that they’re appreciated. This year, Mother’s Day is May 14.
By Lori Hadacek Chaplin
SAINTLY SOAPS MOTHER’S DAY GIFT BOX
Pamper mom and grandma this Mother’s Day with handmade skin-care productsscented with essential oils from Saintly Soaps in Yakima, Washington. Included are St. Monica moisturizing crème, St. Martha hand salve, St. Anne and St. Cecilia Saintly Soaps, and blackberry lip balm. Beautifully packaged with a Mother’s Day prayer card. $50 (plus $14.99 shipping), from NazarethFarms.Webs.com.
REMEMBER ME CUSTOM JEWELRY
Remember Me Custom Jewelry designed this Mother’s Day charm necklacefor Catholic Digest. The necklace features a “Blessed” pendant, cross, and charms for each child’s initials. It comes on an 18-inch stainless steel chain; a mix of metals are available. $40 to $56, fromEtsy.com/shop/HandmadeByRememberMe.
PAINTED CATHOLIC BIBLE
A treasure that won’t soon be forgotten is this one-of-a-kind hand-painted Bible by Catholic artist Lindsay Trezza. Each Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition Bible (6.5x4.5) features original designs on the Bible cover and spine; can be personalized and customized. $60 plus $5 shipping in the United States, from JustLovePrints.etsy.com.
THE INNOCENTS DVD
If mom or grandma are film buffs, then they’ll want to see the visually-stunningThe Innocents.Based on a true story, this award-winning, critically acclaimed French film, set in the winter after the end of World War II, follows Mathilde, a young French doctor (Lou de Laâge) who is called to come to a Benedictine convent to save the life of a nun. When she arrives, she discovers the sister in the throes of labor, unable to deliver the baby. Mathilde learns that Soviet soldiers passed through the convent, raping the sisters and leaving several pregnant. Although this is tough subject matter, the film deals with it with sensitivity and hope. Rated PG-13. $20.69 from Amazon.com.
COOKING WITH MARY BERRY
If your mum’s a fan of The Great British Bake Off or The Great American Baking Show, then she’s a fan of its congenial judge, Mary Berry, who has a new cookbook featuring 150 recipes. Beautifully photographed, it includes recipes that are easy to follow and are not too time-intensive. Try Berry’s beef stroganoff served over rice followed by cherries jubilee for dessert. $25, from DK.com.
EMILE HENRY FISH STEAMER
If your mom or grandma prefers fish, then Emile Henry’s fish steamer is the gift they’ll rave about for years. We road-tested this ceramic pan made in France, and it steams fish and vegetables to perfection, making it easy to create a showstopper for entertaining. $100, from EmileHenryUSA.com. Use coupon code CD25 for 25 percent off through July 1, 2017.
THE KEEPSAKE KITCHEN DIARY
Store all your best family recipes and food memories in The Keepsake Kitchen Diaryby Lily & Val. For each recipe, there is a page for recording the directions and one for writing memories associated with the recipe, such as when was it made, for what occasion, how successful it was, or other details. For sharing your favorite dishes, it also includes illustrated recipe cards. $45.99, from LilyandVal.com.
No more stashing the blow dryer in a drawer or leaving unsightly cords dangling over the bathroom counter. For the mom who takes pleasure in being organized, the bamboo hairstyling stationhides unsightly cords for three styling tools because they plug into a power strip compartment. $69.99, from GreatUsefulStuff.com.
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