9 Bookish Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

9 Bookish Gift Ideas For Mother's Day at From Left to Write

Can you believe Mother’s Day is just around the corner? It seems just yesterday we were celebrating New Year’s and now the year is almost half gone!

No need to look further for a unique gift for that special mom in your life!  As a mom, I’ve curated the best gifts–many of which I personallyuse.

1. A few iPhone updates ago, my daughter gave me this cellphone case to replace the indestructible one she “borrowed” from me.  To this day, that surprise gift has probably been the one I have used the most, and I have since purchased several of the products made by Twelve South.

2. Before discovering these custom bookmarks from PuurAnders, I was notorious at dog-earing the pages.  Now, I can’t get enough of these beauties! Since I live in a small cabin in the woods AND I have children {even grandchildren!} these nature & family-inspired bookmarks are well-cherished.

3. As someone who reads in bed, this Book Shade nightlight is perfect at saving my place.  It is also a fun conversation piece that will have anyone who knows a book-obsessed mom or is a book-obsessed mom smiling.

4. I first bought one of these scented candles inspired by library classics for a trip we were taking. The Mr. loved it so much that he now takes one on his business trips as well.  The scent is light and refreshing with a bit of lavender to aid in relaxation after a long day of touring {or working}.

5-6. Having a three year old grandson who enjoys coloring has reminded me of the therapeutic benefits derived from the simple act of coloring.  I was so pleased to discover the Secret Garden coloring book for adults.  The artist suggested these colored pens and I’ve been quite happy with the set.  For hours {or even a stolen moment or two} these pages will give even the most frazzled mom a respite.

7. Although at first glance you might think this is a scrabble game, these Words Cubed are a brilliant way to share uplifting messages with the mom you love.  Well-crafted and with lovely typeset, there’s over a million phrase selections. This gift could keep the family turning words every day for years to come!

8. This journal is the perfect size for moms to keep those special moments recorded or to do a quick word-find while waiting in the carpool line.  Personally, I use mine as a catch-all for everything: the word-find in the front and back cover when I’m procrastinating; making to-do and to-done lists; journaling my innermost thoughts and recording special moments with my family.

9. My newest favorite is Rememory, a unique prompt for those locked-inside memories.  These cards can be used to jumpstart family reunions or as a writing prompt and memory-generator. For those who think memories are elusive, I just dare you to give these cards a try. You’ll be taking many a trip down memory lane!

Have you tried any of these goodies? Which one you would you want for Mother’s Day? 


  1. April 15, 2015
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