Mother’s Day is only a few days away, and it’s time to seriously begin thinking about a gift! Shopping for moms can be tricky, but if there’s one time to get the gift right, it’s definitely on Mother’s Day. If you don’t know what to get your Mom, but know that her idea of a good day is one spent curled up next to the pool, on the couch, or in the bath with a good book, why not give her something that will help her do just that this Mother’s Day? Here are a few of BookClub’s favorite books, and book themed gifts, perfect for Mom this year.
Bridgerton Boxed Set Collection
Written for readers who love 18th century scandal and drama, this beautiful collection of Bridgerton novels written by Julia Quinn features the first four books in the expansive eight-book collection, making this the perfect set for binge readers this holiday weekend. Once your Mom is done reading, get together for a “Bridgerton” binge on Netflix complete with themed snacks like scones, homemade tea cake, as well as Canapés or finger sandwiches.
A set of customized bookends is a great way to liven up a bookshelf! Not only do these customized bookends pull together the look of just about any bookshelf (as well as help with organization), these bookends can become an important family heirloom for years to come because buyers can customize their ends with names, initials, quotes, etc. Check out Etsy to find a seller with a design that your Mom would adore— there are tons!
Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe is the daughter of two powerful Greek Gods who has an unusual set of dangerous powers. Because of this, she’s banished to a deserted island where she must face the dangers (and temptations) of the world alone in her quest to find what she is truly capable of. Written by Madeline Miller, this gripping novel about an inspirational woman will leave your Mom feeling like Wonder Woman when she’s done reading! Purchase a copy here.
Pendant Bookmark Necklace
Being the owner of a bookmark sure comes with a lot of responsibility—it seems like these are so hard to keep track of! But Mom doesn’t have to rely on dog-eared corners or Post-It notes to mark her place in her favorite novels any longer, as this pendant necklace from Signals doubles as a chic necklace AND a bookmark so there’s always one available when needed most. Purchase more than one pendant if she’s notorious for reading more than one book at a time.
How to Raise a Plant and Make It Love You Back by Morgan Doane and Erin Harding
The indoor gardening movement has taken over social media throughout the pandemic but that hasn’t necessarily made houseplants any easier to keep alive and thriving! Fortunately, this book can help. Perfect for beginner plant parents, this read will walk plant owners through the basics of care for a variety of different houseplants in an easy-to-follow manner. Plus, the design work of the book is so gorgeous that it makes for a perfect coffee table read. This gift is perfect for the Mom who wants to get into gardening but can’t seem to keep her plants alive!
It’s always a ton of fun to lend books to friends and chat about them later, but every book-lender knows that it can be pretty tricky to track those books down once they’ve left. If your Mom is notorious for lending out books and never getting them back, try gifting one of these customizable book stamps from Stamp By Me Studio on Etsy to easily mark the opening pages of her books with her name, cell phone number, or anything else. With this, no book will ever be lost again!
No matter what gift you choose for your Mom, she’s sure to love it even more if you enjoy it with her. If you get her a book, read it together and then go out to dinner to discuss. If you get her bookends, help her reorganize her shelves to make them fit. Chances are, she’ll love the memory of spending time with you even more than the gift you brought. What do you plan on getting your mom for Mother’s Day? Let us know by tweeting to us @bookclubdotcom.