Monday, May 6, 2013

A Few Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day will be on May 12th this year.  It is fast approaching.

Although I already have gifts ready for the mothers in our life, there are a number of things that I have found through the years that are widely beloved and worth some consideration.

For the gardening enthusiast:

-- The Southern Living Garden Book -- for great pictures and even better practical advice.

-- Gift cards for Lowes or Home Depot or cash for use at local nurseries (where I often find my best plants, honestly).

For the cooking and home enthusiast:

-- Laurie Colwin's classics: Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen (Vintage Contemporaries) and More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen. These books are comfort in page form and just wonderful to read.

-- Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

-- At Elizabeth David's Table: Classic Recipes and Timeless Kitchen Wisdom

-- Or a basket of food-related movies along with some favorite movie candy or snacks and/or a cookbook is always fun.  Some movies you might consider:
- Big Night;
- Chocolat;
- Julie and Julia;
- Ratatouille;
- Like Water for Chocolate;
- Eat Drink Man Woman;
- Tortilla Soup;
- Sideways; and/or
- Bottle Shock.

For the travel enthusiast:

There are a lot of authors and book ideas here.  

Also, for the Paul Theroux lovers out there, he has a new travel book coming out that looks quite good: The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari. Love his travel writing, it is always wonderfully descriptive and pretty much good for a laugh every few pages.

(Photo by Christy Hardin Smith.)

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