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Beyond Brunch and Bouquets: Get Your Mom Something Rare for Mother's Day

by Rhea St. Julien

Mother's Day is upon us (May 13th! Mark that Calendar "CALL MOM") and since you want to give her a memorable gift, check out this list of Top Mother's Day Gifts from the SF store Rare Device.

For the Mom-To-Be:
First 1000 Days Baby Journal $12.95
The first year of a child's life goes by incredibly fast, so help your pregnant mama friend or wife record all those milestones in this charming Nikki McClure journal, replete with woodcut illustrations.

For the Classy Mom:
Charmed Pin $22.00
This is actually what I am getting my classy mom (shh, don't ruin the surprise!) -- a carefully crafted pin with her initial right in the center, to remind her of me every time she pins it to her sweater or trench.

For the Design-Hungry Mom:
Tea Towels $25
This is for the mom who would like even her kitchen accents to be beautiful, and would truly appreciate the lovely colors and shapes on these custom tea towels.

For the Hospitable Mom:
Bird Tile & Trivet $44.00
What could be more lovely than this handmade avian trivet, perfect for placing on the table beneath whatever hot deliciousness your mom is about to serve up? Hey, it might be a store-bought pie, but if it's placed on this cheerful creation, her guests will ooh and ahh anyway.

For the Organizer Mom:
Peel & Stick Weekly Calendar $11.00
This one's for the Mom who is always on the run: to keep herself, and the rest of her clan, on task, this Weekly Calendar can be invaluable: stick one on her desk, another on the door of her teenager's room, and still another on the fridge. Maybe one on the dash of her car just to be sure.

For the Mid-Day Pick-Me-Up Mom:
Tea and Candy Bowls $72-$87
Okay, that's all moms -- we get to 3 or 4 PM and we need either caffeine or sugar to press on until bedtime stories. Rather than having to sip out of a chipped mug with a cat’s face on it, get her some of these gorgeous, handbuilt tea and candy bowls, so she can have beauty right along with her moment to re-charge.

For the Writer Mom:
David Weidman Notecards $10
Don't you want a Thank You note for your efforts? Get your pen-pal loving mother a set of these gorgeous note cards, and prepare for some snail mail to grace your letterbox.

This year, your siblings will be jealous of the look of gratitude your mother gives you when she opens her thoughtful gift from Rare Device.

Rhea St. Julien is a mother of one, living in San Francisco and hoping for a trinket from Rare Device herself on May 13th (hint hint!). She blogs regularly at Thirty Threadbare Mercies, and you can see her and 11 other parent-writers reading original pieces celebrating motherhood at Listen To Your Mother, this Thursday, May 10th at the Cowell Theater!

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