I’m late. On EVERYTHING really, right now, but on Mother’s Day shopping too. (The psychology of my reluctance to take care of it this year probably has something to do with Polly having died so recently and her notable absence from the shopping list. My subconscious has never been particularly subtle.)
Uncommon Goods wrote me this year and asked me to do a Mother’s Day post and I’m late on that too. So. This is it.
Now, I’m not in the habit of doing posts for sites, but Uncommon Goods is a B-Corp and supports Women for Women International, which is, along with Girls Leadership Institute and the Trevor Project, one of my favorite charities. (Some of you might recall that in 2011, I was lucky enough to raise several thousand dollars for Women to Women International with your help.)
So… that’s the why of this. If you’re wondering.
Now on to the fun stuff! My Mother’s Day picks —
This upcycled cotton sari robe goes for a very reasonable $58 and is chic as all hell. (My friend Chelsea Cain would REALLY rock this, I think. She’d figure out some way to wear it to a cocktail party and still look cool. I’d have to limit myself to after the shower, alas. I’m going to pretend it’s a height thing.)
It’s spendy at $180, but I remain terribly charmed by this Octopus Garden Sculpture. (For a more affordable alternative, these garden creatures are only $24 for a set of five. Those of you who have read PRETTY DEADLY will be unsurprised to learn that I am partial to the crow and the bunny from this set. See also this butterfly map.)
(It’s not from Uncommon Goods, but I can’t help but point out ACTUAL BONES BUNNY for, you know, Weird Moms Like Me.)
Speaking of my books, shopping for a CAPTAIN MARVEL fan?
If she already has the Hala Star necklace from Etsy, you can’t go wrong with this paper airplane. I kind of love the though of Kit and Carol sitting around the Statue folding paper airplanes. I bet Carol has lots of theories in that regard.
And as long as we’re just IN for a retail therapy post, look what’s up on Zulily today:
All right. I think that’s enough. I’m out!
Happy Mother’s Day.