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The Perfect Gift for Mom: 5 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts from the Brandywine

The Perfect Gift for Mom: 5 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts from the Brandywine

Mother and daughter
May 4, 2016

This Mother’s Day, delight your mom with a unique gift she will love. The lovely Brandywine River Museum of Art shop staff, who know a thing or two about which items get the most attention from our visitors, have put together this collection of beautiful gift ideas for each of the mothers and grandmothers on your list. Every item was chosen with a different mom in mind – see if you can find yours on the list.

Gardener’s Collection notecard set for the Mom with a Big Family:

picture frame
This set of notecards, inspired by the beauty in nature, is perfect for the mom who loves to send and receive personal notes, especially if her family is scattered far and wide. This gorgeous collection of 20 assorted notes and envelopes is printed on 100% recycled paper and packaged in a reusable keepsake box. The quote on the inside lid reads: “All gardening is a landscape painting. William Kent.”

Jasmine picture frame for the Nostalgic Mom:

picture frame
Does your mother call you every now and then to ask what you want her to do with your fifth grade art project – because she keeps everything? The official family historian, this mom loves to keep mementos, pictures, and crayon drawings because they remind her of each wonderful memory you two have built together. This mom adores finding ways to display her treasures and will smile even brighter if you fill the frame with a family photo. Designed by William Morris, this giclee print is a tribute to plants and flowers, woven together delicately to create a unique and beautiful design. Glass frame measures 5 ½ x 5 ½”.

Tiffany Clematis earrings for the Art Loving Mom:

This mom took you to your first museum before you could walk, could never pick her favorite painting (there are so many!), and always carries an umbrella, tote bag or coffee mug featuring her favorite painter. She loves to take the arts with her wherever she goes because she knows how important they are to raising smart, sensitive, thoughtful children - just like you!  Inspired by the influential glass design of Louis Tiffany, the silver finish hypo-allergenic earrings will reflect her artistic sense of style. The Indian Paintbrush earrings capture this gorgeous flower in a stunning piece of wearable art.

Follow Your Dreams coloring book for the Mom Who Loves to Create:

coloring book
This mom is always baking something from Smitten Kitchen, planting a new flower in her garden, or inventing a brand new game to play with her little ones. She brightens a room with her smile and inspires those around her. A new coloring book gives her the opportunity to relax and let stress melt away while she makes something beautiful to frame or share.

Soap dish set for the Mom Who Loves to Entertain:

soap and dish
This mom is always the first to offer to host Thanksgiving, has a delicious spread every Christmas and adores having her children (or grandchildren!) stop by. Always interested in making sure her visitors have a wonderful time, this gift will add a little luxury to her home and the dish is perfect to impress her guests.  The natural soap, quadruple-milled in the French tradition and made in the USA, is exceptionally long-lasting. Packaged with a beautiful matching glass soap dish, it comes in an elegant gift box, ready for easy gift giving.

Visit the Brandywine River Museum of Art shop to find these gifts – or bring her in and let her choose one for herself! We’re celebrating our members this weekend with an additional 10% off of the regular discount for members, just in time to surprise the moms in their lives.

This Mother’s Day weekend the museum you can also enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring farm-to-table offerings from Chef MacGregor Mann of Junto fame. The weekend also includes the  wildly popular Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale, garden tours and a Native Plant ID Walk so the two of you can spend some time enjoying all that spring has to offer. Finally, you can enjoy our current exhibition The Poetry of Nature: A Golden Age of American Landscape Painting featuring the work of the Hudson River School painters all—a memorable Mother’s Day without ever leaving the museum grounds.

*Header Photo Courtesy of Hello Javy