With the arrival of April and springtime comes the annual quest for some perfect Mothers Day Ideas. Every year you rack your brain. Trying to come up with just the right gift for each special lady on your list. Whether it’s your mother, or mother-in-law, your grandma or any other lady which has made an impact on your life.
Mothers Day is about tradition and the unique bond you share with her. While remembering your experiences and the memories you have in common. Knowing your loved ones are the best, as they hold a place in your heart for eternity.
Emotions such as these deserve that one of a kind gift, something not found at the local mall or Walmart. This is the wonder of shopping for vintage and antiques. Allowing her to relive old memories while bringing a smile to her face. Whether it is something from your childhood you use to share. Or a replacement of something she uses to hold dear which has been lost to time. You can be sure this year’s gift will touch her heart.
Vintage Decor Mothers Day Ideas
Vintage decor gifts make excellent Mothers Day presents. Such as the Crochet Doll Bathroom Tissue Cover to the right.
These were quite popular in the in the 1970’s, especially to little girls who played with them when visiting their grandparents.
Most baby-boomers (people born between the mid-1940’s and mid-1960’s) are particularly fond of vintage and antique nostalgia. They tend to have a real appreciation for the past and a love for items with a story behind them.
It’s these stories, the history, and character of vintage and antiques that provokes the emotional bond. Truly a single piece of a collection can be meaningful on its own. Or it can become the inspiration to build an entire set.
Mothers Day ideas which bring back nostalgic memories are always sure to be a hit. So think back to the stories she has told. Also, think of the era she grew up in. Both of these can lead to awesome Mothers Day gifts and remember no one knows your Mom better than you.
While you may be feeling lost without a clue on what to get her, Take heart, you and your Mom have shared so many memories and experiences, just trust your instincts. If you come across something that reminds you of the past, chances are your Mom will feel exactly the same way.
Click through the slide-show with links below to view some vintage decor Mothers Day ideas.
Vintage Personal & Hobby Mothers Day Ideas
Vintage personal and hobby gift ideas are excellent presents as well. Antique vanity sets, music boxes or needle cushions are just a few of the items you could choose. Things she will use, which will also remind her of you each time she sees them.
Surprise your Mom this year with a beauty space of her very own. Adding a touch of glamor to make her feel like a star. The elegance of mid-century vanities displays the class and sophistication of the era.
An age when movie stars of the silver screen were looked upon as royalty. While every young lady dreamed of a luxurious life with fashionable style.
For other vintage Mothers Day ideas think about her passions. What are some of her favorite pass times? Is she an avid reader or does she enjoy sewing? Maybe she is into painting or loves to collect thimbles.
Each of these hobbies can lead to some awesome Mothers Day ideas. Beautiful antique books bound in leather and linen with gilded pages and wondrous illustrations can be found for the reader on your list. Hardbound publications from well known authors such as Lucy Larcom, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Barrette Browning.
While fanciful antique pin cushions make lovely gifts for ladies who enjoy sewing, especially when given with a card remembering all the times she mended things for you.
Or possibly an ornate vintage display easel for one of her favorite paintings. As your mother’s collections offer an array of gift ideas sure to please.
Below is another slide-show with links of various personal and hobby Mothers Day Ideas.
Vintage Jewelry Mothers Day Ideas
While Mothers Day jewelry, such as the Mother and Child Cameo to the right are very popular. As well as other various pins and necklaces inscribed with “Mother” or “Mom”. There truly is a treasure trove of fashion and fine jewelry suitable for Mothers Day.
With the growing enthusiasm for collecting vintage costume jewelry from the mid-1900’s. Designer labels such as Trifari, Coro, and even lesser known labels are becoming prized possessions.
Costume Jewelry produced from the 1920’s into the 1960’s is extremely well made and can be found in a wide array of motifs. From floral designs to the likeness of your mother’s favorite pet.
Or choose a piece of fine jewelry with your birthstone to give to your Mom. Whether it’s a necklace, brooch, or ring you will be able to find antique and vintage jewelry to fit your needs.
- January – Garnet
- February – Amethyst
- March – Aquamarine
- April – Diamond
- May – Emerald
- June – Pearl
- July – Ruby
- August – Peridot
- September – Sapphire
- October – Opal
- November – Topaz
- December – Turquoise
One of true advantage to buying vintage jewelry is the value you receive. New fine jewelry purchased at your local jewelry store is generally marked up close to 500%. Whereas vintage and antique jewelry most often is priced close to the true value.
Below is yet another slide-show with links to vintage jewelry Mothers Day Ideas.
Wishing you and your Mom a Happy Mother’s Day
One thing is certian, it doesn’t matter what gift you choose, you will most likely hear one of two comments on Mother’s Day. Either “You shouldn’t have” or “You spent too much”. But just remember when you give vintage your not giving just a gift you’re giving memories.