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 ideas. 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 ;)


  • It sounds like a fun time going to Brimfield. I’d never heard of it before, but it’s always fun going shopping for treasures!

    I like the idea of the gift box too – very nice! It would make a lovely Mothers Day gift.

  • 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!