Things That Bring Me Joy – May 2013

May 1, 2013




May 2013 | May is a month for Moms! Sunday, May 12th we celebrate Mother’s Day, so in my monthly column you will find some unique gift ideas and other ways to bring joy to the moms in your life.



A Gift for Mom that Keeps on Giving

This Mother’s Day give mom a place to relax and get inspired, all at the same time. Consider a gift of membership to an Art Museum or Botanical Garden in your area. (Locally in our suburban Philadelphia location, we recommend Longwood Gardens or Chanticleer Garden for nature loving moms, or the Philadelphia Museum of Art or The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown for those moms with an artistic flair.)

Longwood Gardens
Chanticleer Garden
Philadelphia Museum of Art
James A Michener Art Museum

Crafting/DIY: Teacup Candles

If you want to make a special gift for Mother’s Day, check out Hey Gorgeous DIY blog post for a tutorial on how to make this beautiful Vintage Teacup Candle.

Aria Handmade

Currently being sold in our Kathy Davis Gallery are these colorful eye-catching bracelets. Aria Handmade is an eclectic artisan collection of handcrafted jewelry and apparel inspired through eco-consciousness. Great for Moms (and daughters!) of all ages.


Food: Brunch Ideas

Who doesn’t like breakfast in bed? Head over to Martha Stewart’s website to get some recipe ideas for a great Mother’s Day Brunch! Express your love for mom with a treat from the oven!

DIY Self-Care: Homemade Body Scrub

Here’s another gift you can make to help spoil mom. Treat her to a wonderful homemade body scrub! Head over to Paula Deen’s website for easy directions.

Charity: Center for Parenting Education

The Center for Parenting Education provides valuable educational support resources to Moms and Dads alike to help them in their efforts to raise their children. The center has a very active network of services in our Philadelphia area but also has an astounding outreach nationwide through their website. They also offer a variety of programs and activities that help parents do this important job. Donations can be made online through their website.