mother’s day kit

by Grace Bonney

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that sneak up on me every year. Thankfully my Mom and I have similar taste, so finding something is always more fun than challenging. This year Amy and I are taking our respective moms on a mother-daughter trip to Brimfield, which happens to fall on Mother’s Day. I’m pretty excited about the lucky overlap, but I’m always on the lookout for good Mother’s Day┬áideas. This year the Tool & Tack team is putting together a Mother’s Day gift box that would make an excellent gift for any mom. Leah Duncan, Paloma’s Nest and Miss Natalie contributed an illustration, cotton tea towel, “I love you” bowl and a hand-painted apple box to create this special package. The full set comes packed in a pretty wooden box with a hand-stamped leather gift tag, all for $80 at Canoe. If you like the idea of grouping pretty items, this is definitely for you. Click here to check out the set in more detail and shop online. xo, grace

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  • Beautiful gift set… especially the liner in the box… but no matter how pretty it is, a tea towel would not go down well with MY mother as a mother’s day gift. Now if this was a tray, for eating breakfast in bed, with beautiful printed napkin, bowl etc…that would get huge points. Same products, all in the positioning :) Very pretty gift.

    • katie

      i’d suggest getting there bright and early on the first day of the show. all the great stuff tends to go pretty fast ;)

      also, haggling doesn’t happen a lot on the first day because buyers with money tend to grab and go. i learned the hard way not to assume i could come back later and find the same piece there. i’d suggest buying something if you really love it- because good things tend to go fast there ;)


  • What a great idea!
    Brimfield’s kind of a hike from St. Paul, but I’m sure I can find similar items at the little antique shops around here, and create my own little grouping in one of the wooden Soviet shipping boxes I’ve got a stash of!

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