Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Each year you wrestle with the same question: What do you get Mom? It would take a year to list all the things she’s done for you, and that’s not even counting the things you were never aware of! Literally from day one, Mom has been giving to you. So what could you possibly give her?

Mother’s Day has its beginnings in rather dark times in our country. Julia Ward Howe, the writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic, wrote “The Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870. During the Civil War, she called upon mothers to come together and protest the “senselessness of sons killing the sons of other Mothers.” Howe’s hope was to have a day when Mothers would unite and celebrate peace and motherhood. It took until 1911 before all states in the U.S. would recognize Mother’s Day, and President Woodrow Wilson would make the proclamation of a national holiday official in 1914. Today, practically every country on the planet has set aside a day of observation for Mom.

These days, we acknowledge Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed, red carnations, and jewels. Here are some great Mother’s Day ideas from us to your Mom:

Our downtown store on Elm Street has fantastic giftware items from beautiful household pieces to elegant sets for dining and entertaining.

You can also find a large selection of vintage jewelry for Moms who love one-of-a-kind pieces with a history.

At Friendly Center and Winston-Salem, we have classic lockets from Monica Rich Kosann. The locket can hold a picture of the kids, a pet, or a special message.

Visit our Friendly Center store on Saturday, May 11 for the David Yurman Shopping Event. You’ll be sure to find that special piece that Mom will cherish for years to come.

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