Mother’s Day

There is no getting around it. We love our moms. They give advice, recipes, nuggets of wisdom…and not to mention they gave us our lives too. It’s that special time of year when we say “Thanks, Mom. You really are the best.” If you need a little help in the gift department, we broke it down for you into three mom-lovin’ categories that will surely make your mama smile. And don’t forget, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. 

 

 

HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. This outlined vase by MoMa kind of makes it easy on you when you’re filling it. Great for one beautiful stem. $68
  2. We love this handle vase by Torre & Tagus. The simple design with a unique spin on the standard vase really makes it special. And please. Fill it up with some pretty things before you give it to your mother. This comes in three sizes, starting at $28
  3. There is something about a black and white family photo in a black and white frame that soothes the soul. And you know mama loves looking at her favorites. All shapes and sizes are great for any room in the house, and even the office.
  4. Geometric shapes are all the rage these days. This Polygon Iron Frame by Torre & Tagus is an easy way to add  simple and modern flavor to a shelf. $38
  5. Brighten up mom’s space with this square mantel clock from Wolf. $56
  6. These pillows don’t need much of an explanation because they say so much already. They are fun and will surely make mom laugh. We carry other options from Alexandra Ferguson’s collection, so be sure to check them out.
  7. These loop candles are the perfect gift. They are affordable, classic and classy. You can purchase multiple ones and intertwine them together to make a long and lovely centerpiece. $46
  8. Spike it up with these fun little pieces. You can lay them down flat on a shelf or table, or easily hang them on a wall with a built-in mount. Small, $14; Medium, $24; Large, $30

HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. Organization is key. This design by Umbra is a must-have. It’s curved top allows for mail and notes to be stored, while the base of it is magnetic to stick keys or whatever else on it. $15
  2. We love these cube alarm clocks from Newgate. They’re sleek and small. The bright orange cheers up any office space, and we also have other color options. $42
  3. If you don’t have “x” rubber bands from MoMa, you’re doing it wrong. $7
  4. Letter “M” magazine rack by Torre & Tagus is an obvious choice to put your favorite publications. $49
  5. The sweet eucalyptus, white floral and a touch of rosemary scent of this candle is fresh and invigorating. So perfect for the office, it has “office” right on the packaging. Soy and paraffin blended, created with natural essential oil-based fragrances and has 90 hours of burn time. $59
  6. Stick it tape dispensers are so sleek and the many colors are a little burst of happy. A fun and functional desk definitely lies in the small details. $19
  7. Stay organized and charged with these pieces from Jonathan Adler. The schedule list pad ($18) will keep you on task, the sticky note set ($10) will keep your memory in tact and the On-the-go charger ($27) is just a no-brainer piece of equipment to toss in mom’s handbag. Adorable necessitates are our favorite.
  8. The Bink table by BDI is a must-have for everyone. Mom included. They are perfect for indoor or outdoor. So whether you’re on the computer at the sofa, lounging poolside or snacking at the TV, these tables are convenient and smart. AND it comes in a wide range of colors, so there is one to fit the decor in every room (or pool). $250

HOUSEWORKS | Mothers Day Gifts

  1. We love how Torre & Tagus found a new design for the standard bowl. Perfect for the mom who is anything but ordinary. The circular piece of art is $44. We even have the pretty life-like apples for $4 a piece.
  2. Black and white is always a timeless choice. The fun geometric patterns on these mugs are a refreshing addition for your morning cup of joe… or sleepy-time tea. $26 for set of 4
  3. The chances are high that your mom loves a nice glass of white or red at the end of the day. The Umbra wine rack at $32 is a chic and affordable option.
  4. This ribbon bottle opener from Mint has a nice sophisticated look to it. Perfect addition to mom’s bar cart.
  5. If mom got her cooking utensils as a wedding gift…chances are she’s in the market for some new ones. These Joseph Joseph Elevate utensils are so smart. When you set them down, they rest on their built-in stand. No more food on the counter while cooking makes mama happy!
  6. Joseph Joseph does it again. The Nest 9 Plus set has 5 measuring cups, 2 mixing bowls, 1 mesh sieve and  1 colander, all nested together in convenient package. $50
  7. Prefer a stainless steel version? This comes with 5 measuring cups, 2 mixing bowls, 1 mesh sieve and 1 colander, in a more decor-neutral option. $110
Standing Ovation

Us grownups spend a lot of time at our desks. Did you know that about 95% of your working day is spent sitting down? But, the popularity of standing desk solutions is on the rise (pun intended).

So what’s the big deal about standing vs. sitting? Sitting down for extended periods of time (like for 95% of your work day) can cause lower back pain, low blood circulation and less oxygen to your muscles which causes soreness, fatigue and cramping. Oh my. Did you know that standing for just 2 hours of your day can burn up to 340 calories? Sign me up! (Incase you were doing the math, a Snickers bar only has 250 calories…) Standing desks also increase productivity because you don’t have to halt working to walk around to get the blood flowing. You just stand up and continue the task(s) at hand.

At Houseworks, we genuinely search out the best products for our customers. We like a nice quality piece that is easy on the eyes. We rejoiced when we started carrying this particular brand.

Are you sitting down? Meet the Float Desk by Humanscale. Let me touch on some key points for you to sum up the reason we carry this particular desk:

  • One squeeze of a lever easily raises and lowers this desk. It glides like butter and locks into place (AKA, you won’t spill your coffee raising it up). No electric required. Just good ol’ physics and a simple design.
  • It’s here for the long haul. Because this baby is made mostly of recycled steel, it’s very durable.
  • It comes in adjustable widths and depths
  • Available in a variety of different base and top colors to match any office decor
  • The simple design has only legs on the sides…. which means you’re free to kick your legs out and get cozy while you kick your To Do List’s butt.

HOUSEWORKS | Standing Desk

HOUSEWORKS | Standing Desk

We also have another standing desk option if you’re in the market for a different style. This Sequel Wall Desk from BDI is a bit more permanent since it is fixed to the wall by a simple mounting bracket. You can pick the height you want it but no moving it around unless you’re really speedy at patching drywall. With this beauty, if you wanted to sit down at your stand-up desk, you’d just get a counter-height chair. Lucky for you we have a nice selection of those too! And it easily stores your mess-of-cords behind the wall panel that easily pops off for quick access.

HOUSEWORKS | Standing Desk

HOUSEWORKS | Standing Desk
Our office furniture is on our second level. Pop in to the store and take a peek.