More Mother's Day Gift Ideas

by mary April 29, 2014

Mother's Day is now just a little over a week away, so I thought I'd share more ideas for Mother's Day gifts -- this time from Beaverdale Books (2629 Beaver Ave., #1, Des Moines, IA), my favorite bookstore & one of Des Moines' only independent bookstores!  Alice has a great variety of books that would make a perfect gift for just about any mother, as well as a small selection of jewelry & other gifts . . .

One option that I thought looked interesting would be a journal -- 2 that caught my eye in particular were "Mom's One Line a Day Diary" for busy moms that don't have time to write a novel or even a short story about their day, or "Mom - A Mother's Journal" that includes prompts to make it easy to think about what to write.

Or, if you're looking for something for your little one to give his/her mother, there are several especially cute books to choose from, including "Mommy's Best Kisses", "The Best Mama in the World" & "Mommy Hugs".

Another fun option for the little ones is "Just Me & Mom", which is full of activities that they can do with Mom!

There's even something for those who are looking for a gift for a grandmother . . . "The Little Big Book for Grandmothers"!

Or, how about a cookbook for the mom that loves to cook, but doesn't have a lot of time -- "The Busy Mom's Cookbook"!

Two others that looked really interesting to me were "She: A Celebration of the Greatness of Every Woman" (short essays) & "Well-Read Women - Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines" (quotes).  Both include great illustrations & would be a great gift for any woman, whether she is a mother or not!

Or, if what your mother really likes to read is fiction, what about Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter" or Kimberly McCreight's "Reconstructing Amelia".

And, finally, you might want to check out one of my hand-crafted necklaces or charm bracelets that the shop carries . . .

To learn more about what's going on at Beaverdale Books, go to or  To see more of my jewelry, go to

Thanks for reading & supporting small businesses, & have a Happy Mother's Day!


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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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