For Mother’s Day, frame her personality
Sure, you can say “I love you” to Mom with flowers or chocolate, and she’d be delighted.
But she might prefer something that won’t wilt–or be gobbled up–within a week. What she will treasure most is this: a memory. Find a photo that reminds her of a cherished moment, and you can be sure you’ll make her Mother’s Day one to remember.
With all due respect to digital photo frames, we think an artful frame would most delight Mom (or Grandma for that matter).
Chrissy Madison, spokeswoman for Pier 1 Imports, notes that photos could include anything from a photo of each child, to a photo of a special day the family spent together.
“Flowers and breakfast in bed are classic Mother’s Day gifts, but if you want to give Mom something more sentimental, you can’t go wrong with a framed photo,” she says. “Choose a frame that fits Mom’s unique style. For a gift she’ll cherish for years to come, consider a collage frame.”
We’ve suggested a handful of classic frames to delight Mom:
Holding them together
This wrought iron frame will ensure that every member of the family is represented–unless Mom has more than five children. Then we suggest buying in bulk. Family wall frame, $31.96 on sale, pier1.com
By the sea
What better gift for her than a “mother of pearl” frame, like this one. If you have a photo of the family by the sea, consider this style, crafted from iridescent treasures from the ocean. Mother of pearl 5×7 frame, $13.56 on sale, pier1.com
A touch of class
This tiny frame features sparkling crystals, and she’ll recognize the brand name. We think it will look great on her dresser. Oleg Cassini crystal diamond frame, $19.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
The artistic touch
We love this handpainted glass frame which will draw almost as much attention as the subject matter it embellishes. Skylight 9×7 frame, $36, anthropologie.com
The modern touch
If she loves clean, classic design, consider this collection of aluminum frames that offer a polished, modern look. Micro Woven 8×10 frame, $19.99 on sale, macys.com