Mother’s Day is almost here! To offer up a few gift ideas, Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone and Jen of Rambling Renovators arranged a blogger gift exchange, and have created an accompanying gift guide. The whole exchange was a lot of fun. Jen stopped by while she and her husband were in town this weekend (!), but usually we all don’t get to see each other very often. Instead, we keep up with each other via social media and email, or just by following along with each other’s blogs. Getting a little surprise in the mail from a friend is such a nice way to stay connected.
The exchange was done Secret Santa style between a group of us home/design bloggers who also happen to be moms: Brooklyn Limestone • Rambling Renovators • Centsational Girl • 6th Street Design School • House*Tweaking • Copy Cat Chic • Danielle Oakey • Hi Sugarplum • Freckles Chick • A Thoughtful Place • Just Bella • North Story
If you search #bloggerfavthings on Instagram, you can see everything! Several companies also generously sent us gifts: Wrist Soiree • The Company Store • Delta Faucets • Minted • Schoolhouse Electric • Home Decorators • The NY Times Store
I sent a few of my favorite things to Nya of Freckles Chick, like some decorative spiky goldy urchin ball things (because: shiny), a paintbrush notepad along with the best pens (they come in the prettiest colors), and an awesome card by Ghost Academy. I sent Nya a finger puppet monster too, because I always think those things are funny. Her daughter stole it immediately and claimed it as her own, which really, was to be expected.
Kate of Centsational Girl was my secret match, and I love the thoughtful goodies she sent my way. Chocolate (which was eaten far too quickly), personalized pink pencils and a Kate Spade pencil pouch with a glasses print, plus a makeup primer (because in her words, “who wouldn’t want to look five years younger?”).
If you’re looking for special Mother’s Day gift ideas, take a look at the Bloggers’ Favorite Things Mother’s Day Gift Guide.