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Mother's Day gift guide

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! Mother’s Day is mere days away, and if you’re still stumped about what to get your mom, let us help. We’ve curated a list of eye-catching items aimed at offering gift-giving inspiration. Read on for our picks for home decor gifts sure to make Mom smile.

Cutting boards

Cutting boards

Cutting boards need not be boring or detract from an otherwise stylish kitchen. If Mom loves to cook, or at least entertain, she’ll be impressed with one of these wooden boards (westelm.com, $19 to $34). Pieces of solid acacia wood fit together to form an eye-catching pattern, and best of all, these chic kitchen accoutrements can be used as a work surface or a serving platter.

Glass pitcher

Glass pitcher

With summer fast approaching, we suggest gifting Mom with this elegant recycled glass pitcher perfect for easy entertaining (crateandbarrel.com, $23). Whether she’s serving iced tea, lemonade or a batch of her famous sangria, this stylish serving vessel makes a great gift and looks just as pretty mid-pour as it does sitting on the kitchen table.

Test tube vase

Test tube vase

If Mom enjoys having fresh flowers around or has a garden, she’s sure to get a kick out of this cool vase made of a series of test tubes in raw iron holders (anthropologie.com, $68). We love the antique apothecary vibe and how lovely this piece will look filled with wildflowers or any delicate blooms of choice.

Herb planter

Herb planter

Give Mom the gift of fresh herbs with this rustic-chic natural willow herb planter that will look great anywhere, from a sunny front window to the back patio (williams-sonoma.com, $30). The planter comes with a removable professional-grade planting bag and holds up to six plants. Simply add a few herbs (we suggest basil, mint and rosemary) and you have a functional gift for Mom.

Necklace stand

Necklace stand

Some pieces of jewelry should be displayed, not hidden away in a box. Let Mom show off her most prized pieces with this vintage metal necklace stand (potterybarn.com, $39). With room for both necklaces and bracelets, this ornate piece is as useful as it is decorative.

White wine decanter

White wine decanter

We were instantly intrigued by this elegant white wine decanter handmade in Colombia from recycled glass (uncommongoods.com, $58). We especially like the fact there’s an open ice chamber that keeps wine perfectly chilled without diluting it. Just add Mom’s favorite bottle of chardonnay when you package up this pretty piece.

Candleholder

Candleholder

Candles are a great way to create ambiance and add interest to any room. We’re willing to bet Mom will be glad you gave her this multi-level candleholder featuring six glass votives branching from an industrial metal fixture (cb2.com, $60). Whether used inside or out, this unique piece will be a welcome addition to the decor.

Flamingo pillow

Flamingo pillow

Add a sense of whimsy to your mom’s decor with this fun pillow cover adorned with a pretty pink flamingo (westelm.com, $39). The tropical bird is screenprinted by hand onto pure silk, which adds elegance to the playful piece.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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