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Mothers Day Gift Ideas for the Interior Design Lover!

Happy spring! Mother’s Day is coming up fast, if your mother is anything like us, an interior design lover, we have the perfect stylish gift for her! We surveyed our team at HDG for some thoughtful gift ideas. Allyson Horton, our procurement director, and designer, had lots of them.

House Plant

Always a sure thing. They add color and shape to both indoor and outdoor rooms.

How about this Levitating Pot? You heard right! Levitating pot LePlant is an amazing combination of nature, classic design and technology. It’s a zero-gravity system allowing you to cultivate your favorite plants in mid-air. Your plants will be nourished with 360 degrees of sunlight exposure, allowing them to grow straighter and healthier, all while floating supernaturally.

Impressive, majestic, and tropical, you can never go wrong with Bird of Paradise! This low maintenance plant is considered the queen of the indoor plant world and adds the perfect tropical touch to every room!

If your mom likes low maintenance plants, try this stylish six-piece succulent garden from Pro Flowers. The perfect finishing touch to any room. Each wooden triangle is handmade and filled with a colorful array of succulents:

If Mom isn’t into watering plants, we’re loving this artificial Jade plant from Crate & Barrel:


A garden in a bowl! Terrariums are easy to care for and no two terrariums are alike. Doddle Bird Terrariums offer a miniature scene with live moss. Each piece is handcrafted using the highest grade plants and supplies.

If Mom is more traditional, a la English garden, try this conservatory-style terrarium container from Pier One:

Or how about this Gordon Glass Terrarium from Wayfair:

If you need plants for your terrarium, stop by the Little Leaf Shop on 14 th Street in DC:

Flower Vase

For elegant, feminine beauty, Michael Aram’s sculptural vases are the way to go:


It’s a classic accessory, standing at the ready to hold all manner of objects from the bar to the coffee table to the foyer or boudoir. So many options!

Designer and blogger Paloma Conreras just introduced this brass tray with rattan handles – glam and versatile:

Does mom have a playful spirit? This butterfly tray by Barile Biagio through Horchow will fit any color scheme:

And how about the Rose Quartz Tray from CB2 for an elegant vanity? The polished slab is finished with square brass handles for easy holding. Gorgeous for displaying hand towels in the bath or jewelry on the dresser.

Tea Pot

Expand the gift with a flowering tea set from Crate & Barrel:

Or go with this painterly look from Danko Handmade:

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are like a punch of personality on an otherwise neutral chair, sofa or bed. So it’s just a matter of figuring out where your mother’s personality lies.

The Pfeifer Studio is all about organic texture and color:

Serena & Lily is its preppy cousin:

And John Derian is full of decadence and whimsy:

Throw Blanket

The same idea applies to throw blankets. If you want to splurge on your mother, try this soft, ethereal handmade alpaca throw by textile designer D. Bryant Archie:

West Elm offers a shot of chunky color:

And how yummy is this sweatshirt throw from the Company Store?

Herb Garden

Beauty and function come together in a kitchen herb garden.

This vase-like garden is a riff on the traditional tulipiere, from Plow & Hearth:

Combine several herbs into one garden in this contemporary fluted earthenware container from West Elm:

Coffee Table Book

It’s the ultimate accessory for Mom’s living room or den.

A young mother will appreciate the stunning photography and moving narrative in this ode to motherhood:

Is she a wine connoisseur? Then this master guide will not disappoint.

Does she love interior design? Joanna Gaines knows how to create spaces you will never want to leave.