It’s Almost Mother’s Day!


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RedEnvelope.


There’s definitely a Mother’s Day buzz around my house right now. There’s some secret-keeping. Some dad + kids errand-running and whispering. Sneaky stuff, for sure.

I love Mother’s Day, and recently got the sweetest gift from Red Envelope to commemorate the holiday. I mean, who wouldn’t get all jazz hands when a beautiful red box arrives on your doorstep? Oh, the gift is perfect. A gorgeous bag woven in Guatemela by indigenous women who have overcome poverty and become agents of change in their communities. I couldn’t ask for a lovelier gift and cause! AND IT’S NOT EVEN TECHNICALLY MOTHER’S DAY YET.


I mean, that’s some tassel perfection right there.


Do you have your eye on something for Mother’s Day? If not, might I suggest a gander at these lovely items? And not to be all YOU BETTER GET PROACTIVE, but why not download the image below and send it to a loved one with links to your favorite items? Is that taking it too far? Possibly. But you (or the mothers in your life) deserve it. Mothers rule.


Hear ye, hear ye! RedEnvelope is giving away three $500 gift cards to some very lucky commenters. Leave a comment telling me what item(s) you would just love to give or receive for Mother’s Day and you’ll be entered to win. Hurry, though, the giveaway ends May 7, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.Tracking Pixel Happy happy joy joy. Fist bump to all the mamas out there.

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  1. Love, love the bag!

  2. Love that bag! Red Envelope has the best gifts.

  3. I love the colorblock infinity scarf! I just can’t choose between the two beautiful colors!

  4. Christina says:

    I love the Wooden Bowl Set, and the Panda Wood sunglasses!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    My mom loves candles, so I’d buy her one for mother’s day!

  6. Katrina says:

    I love all the birthstone jewelry! Those milestone necklaces are really unique!

  7. Sunshine says:

    I love the jewelry! It’s so elegant/classic.

  8. I love love love the bag!!

  9. I would love a personalized necklace with my kids names or initials – and as always, my mom will be getting pics of the grandkids.

  10. picture frames!

  11. jessica says:

    My mom would LOVE the “mercado global matea weekender bag,” the “gourmet salad seed grow kit,” or the “personalized sentiments bar bracelet.”

  12. Courtney says:

    I love the birthstone jewelry, and I wouldn’t mind one of those Lady Godiva robes!

  13. I pretty much love everything there!

  14. I love that bag, but I also saw somw pretty sweet items in the Spa section that would make me a very happy mama!

  15. The personalized jewelry is so cute and exactly what I would want!

  16. Mary O says:

    Wow, I love everything, but I would buy my mom a personalized initial necklace.

  17. What a fun gift! I definitely need to check them out!
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  18. Oh man, I’d love to give my mom the eberjey lady godiva robe. She’s had the same ratty robe for as long as I can remember. Mama’s in need of an upgrade!
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  19. Beverly says:

    Oh me gosh! I love Red Envelope!! It’s so hard to pick my favorites, but I love the inspire bracelet, the godiva robe, the ballet flats. I could go on and on!

  20. I love the bag but there is also some beautiful jewelry!

  21. Rachel says:

    Love that bag.

  22. Gorgeous bag! They have amazing stuff. I’m kinda loving the english style garden apron for my mom. She’s always been an avid gardener since I was a teeny lil thing. I’m in LOVE with their cotton hammock. The fringe edge is so dang cute.

  23. I need the wall gallery frames – my child is 4 and her pictures are still not on our walls!!

  24. There are so many great items! I would love some new jewelry, soap and possibly some louneg wear!

  25. I would love to give my Mom any of the jewelry there. I would love to receive one of the personalized pillows or the baby elephant ring holder!


  26. I’d get my mom something she’d never buy herself, maybe a cashmere robe or throw.

  27. So many pretty things – I would LOVE the Mercado global matea weekender bag!!!

  28. Laura S says:

    I love the infinity bracelet and pretty much everything else!

  29. The personalized casserole dish!

  30. Wow! What a lot of fabulous things. I’m getting my Mom the personalized butterfly Mom canvas. So much other stuff too though….birthstone items, personalized cookware are at the top of the list.

  31. Fabulous bag! I’d get my mom and my husband’s mom necklaces–they have become best friends which is so adorable!
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  32. I love the arrow necklace! Or the bag you got. Or everything else.
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  33. Lauren says:

    The painted wooden serving bowl! I love the colors- and can never have too many serving dishes. :)

  34. I’d love one of those gorgeous Kris Nations birthstone necklaces. So pretty!

  35. Priscilla L says:

    I’d love the inspire bracelet. So adorable.

  36. Ooooh fun! I so love Red Envelope’s picture frames!
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  37. love that bag! I would love some new yoga leggings for mother’s day. nothing like cute workout clothes to motivate you to exercise :)

  38. I love the personalized family tree and the sentiments bar necklace. I was just on their site yesterday looking for some suggestions to send my husband =)

  39. I love the Smartphone Wallets.

    Also, I LOVE my redenvelope baby keepsake kit for the new moms out there!

  40. Charesse says:

    I would love jewelry with either my kids names or birthstones, so they are always with me!

  41. Kristen says:

    I really love the baggu leather tote!

  42. Jacquelyn says:

    I would love to give the loved ones pearl necklace, the weekender bag or one of the clutches!

  43. The flea bag, hands down, amazing and classic!

  44. I love the Mercado Global Mattea Weekender bag. And I would buy a few plants for my Mom who just moved back home after spending 5 months with us recovering from an injury. The plants she had didn’t survive the time away.

  45. a new “smell pretty” candle, a day of solitude :)

  46. I would love a spa day. Or that bag you got. It is gorgeous!

  47. Samantha W says:

    I love the mom quote wall art. my fave is
    “Home is where my mom is”

  48. Oh, I love that aqua stone bracelet. Or one of the catchalls with the quote. So many cute things.

  49. jesse b says:

    I would love a new pair of earrings and one of he stoneware bowl sets. What a great site!

  50. The Personalized Milestones Necklace. I’ve never been able to find a mother’s necklace I’ve loved and this one is perfect. I’d buy one for me and one for my mom.

    Happy mother’s day! I hope it’s a beautiful day for you.

  51. I can hardly pick just a few things! A robe, the family Thanks and Rules wall art, bath stuff, one of the wallets or bags they have. SO. MANY. AMAZING. THINGS!
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  52. I love that bag! But maybe I would order some of the fun birthstone jewelry for my mother-in-law.

  53. Katy T says:

    I think my mom would love the smartphone wallet or pie pan!

  54. Loveliness for my home.

  55. laziza says:

    Mucho jewelry! Shiny, shiny jewelry.

  56. My DREAM materialistic gift would be diamond hoop earrings. But the best gift that I have received was when my husband cleaned out our junk/spare room and put a rug in it, and got a hand-me-down treadmill fro a friend. The effort & time for ME were so appreciated!

  57. Christine Delgado says:

    Jewelry…nice fancy stuff because all I ever wear are the cheapo costume stuff! Time for an upgrade!

  58. I love the inspire bracelet!

  59. amy beth says:

    picnic backpack ftw!! but everything is pretty awesome…

  60. Jessica L. says:

    As a soon to be mom there are so many beautiful things to choose from, but I think I would use the gift card for my mom. This will be her first grandbaby and she has done so much for us already and I know she will be there every step of the way for our little one. There are a couple different personalized birthstone choices that I think would be perfect to celebrate the occasion!
    What a beautiful giveaway!

  61. Shelley says:

    I’d love the cotton hammock!

  62. THe BAG!

  63. Love that bag!!

  64. Kirsten says:

    I love that bag.

  65. My Mom is an avid gardener, I would love to order her the English Style Garden Apron and the Glass Terrarium!

  66. Heather says:

    I am in desperate need of a new work bag – and they have tones of them on the site. I really like the matt & nat toujours tote bag!

  67. Amy Columbus says:

    I love the infinity bracelet or the initial charm!

  68. I love Red Envelope. The quality is almost always excellent. The Year of Seeds set is perfect for my green-thumbed mom!

  69. That bag would be the first thing on my list!! And there are quite a few bracelets too… Red Envelope? Who knew? Thanks!

  70. Love the birthstone stacking rings. Happy Mother’s Day!

  71. I would love to get my mom some new items to decorate my parents’ new house. Or a nice piece of jewelry. And I love the cell phone wallet/clutch!

  72. Kathy Murphy says:

    Wow. So many to choose from…. the picnic basket backpack, the year of seeds, the bonsai tree, the personalized family rules. It would be a big decision!

  73. heather from nc says:

    I love the multi strand gemstone necklaces!

  74. I would LOVE to get the coin pearl station necklace. It’s GORGE!

  75. I would love the color block infinity scarf in honey dew + angora cream, the year of seeds and a personalized stoneware pie dish
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  76. I’d gift the ceramic tea-pot to my little sister, and the circle friendship bracelet to Jen, and the linen placemats + lovely, reusable bags to my mom/all of them.

    Three cheers & celebratory beers to awesome mommas!
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  77. I have to admit I forgot how awesome Red Envelope is. Would you believe my husband introduced me to it while we were dating. He gave me a necklace from Red Envelope and it is still one of my most worn pieces. So I go straight to jewelry…. check out the journey inspiration bracelet. Sarah, if you are reading this, this bracelet might need to be on your list.

    Thank you for such a lovely opportunity!

  78. Natalie S says:

    I’d buy my mom some cute candles for her house!

  79. Courtney says:

    All the mercado bags are gorgeous! I would love to give and receive one!

  80. Not only is it Mother’s Day, it’s my birthday tomorrow! I would love some presents :) So much to choose from… I would probably choose a beautiful bag like yours or some of the Aden + Anais products. Can’t get enough!

  81. My mom would love the lady Godiva robe – cozy!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  82. An inspire bracelet would make my day!
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  83. Love the personalized jewelry.

  84. Jessie says:

    Oh my, I would love that bag! And their whole personalized gifts section is to die for!

  85. I have my eye on a Manduka Pro yoga mat and cool yoga towel. Want those things real bad.
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  86. I love those Keshi Pearl Earrings but I’d probably get my mom something cashmere.
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  87. So many great things! I think I would pick jewelry.

  88. Ooh, the cashmere robe! Or the large hoop necklace! So much good stuff.

  89. I’d get my mother customized circle birthstone pendant

  90. Alicia cp says:

    A girl can never have enough scarves! ESP infinity!

  91. Love that bag!

  92. Andrea says:


  93. I love Red Envelope! I love the bath tray and the birthstone and customizable necklaces as well as your cute tassel bag! What an awesome online store! Thanks for doing the giveaway and Happy Mother’s Day!!

  94. amazing giveaway.
    And Happy Mothers Day to you!

  95. I asked for a Sephora gift card! Desperate for new makeup.

  96. Maggie says:

    I love the mercado weekender bag!!

  97. christy b says:

    lovely bag!

  98. Love the hallway gallery frame!

  99. deanna says:

    I’d love to get my mom a necklace with all the grandkids represented – with birthstones or names or something cute.

  100. OMG, what an awesome giveaway!!! Thanks so much for hosting & if I win (pretty please!) I think I am in-love with that bag you are toting ;)
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  101. I love the weekend bags.

  102. beckie says:

    Anything garden related would be perfect for my mom and being a new mom myself, anything that would result in a relaxing bath would be fabulous!

  103. I really like the Schlepp tote

  104. I love the Turks beach coverup and the robe…great giveaway!

  105. Loving the leather ballet flats and the beach tunic

  106. I adore all their jewelry, all of the candles, and all of the baby stuff!!

  107. Wow – so many great things. The anchor bracelet would certainly be a welcome mother’s day gift.

  108. Shannon says:

    I love Red Envelope! I would definitely get that bag, and I’d love some of their jewelry!

  109. Oh how fun! Would love to give my Mom one of the personalized necklaces with all her grandchildren’s names. She would cherish it!

  110. Julie Stephens says:

    I love the weekender bag & the inspire bracelets. :)

  111. i love the inspired bracelets!
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  112. omg, omg, omg! i am so in love with red envelope! i think that i would HAVE to get that amazing bag for myself, clearly.
    i would get the birthstone necklace for my grandmother, who is 91! i think one of the personalized necklaces for my mom would be the final purchase, unless of course, there was some money left over, and then, gosh, i could shop for hours, trying to find the perfect something for some of my single-mom friends that don’t have a special someone to help the kids make the Mom’s Day, extra special!

    so much fun to be had at RedEnvelope!

  113. Bethany says:

    I love the mercado global matea bag!

  114. Jennifer says:

    I love the inspire bracelets, and the colorblock infinity scarf!

  115. I need one of those bags!
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  116. I would get one of the spring pj sets. They are so cute and mine from last year are sad.

  117. Carissa says:

    I actually really love your mercado bag!

  118. SandyW says:

    I would love a new tote!

  119. Gina B. says:

    That butterfly pillow is all kinds of adorable!

  120. Dawn K says:

    Cute bag! I love the packaging on Red Envelope gifts too!

  121. Debbie says:

    A new robe and a spa gift set.

  122. Sarah R. says:

    I would start with that amazing bag you are modeling! I love it!

  123. i’d start with the chocolate bar gift set. :)

  124. What wouldn’t I want!? The coral + crab dewdrop tote and the Baby Elephant ring holder are fun. The artisan sentiments necklaces (strength + healing) really speak to me right now, though.

  125. Love that bag!!

  126. It was hard to pick but since I asked for a picnic for the day I would love to receive and give the picnic bacpack.

  127. Love, love that bag! I was hoping for a nice leather bag for mother’s day but I’d take rhat one in a heartbeat!

  128. Well, this is dangerous. I LOVE the bag. So cute. And I love the jewelry and all the wall art. I especially love the disc necklaces with kids names on them. My kinds have slightly unusual names and that would be a cool piece to have!

  129. Ellie Coggins says:

    I would love to get myself and some other special mothers on my list a great piece of personalized jewelry.

  130. The personalized pillows!!!!!! Soooooo CUTE!
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  131. I would LOVE to get my mom the birthstone necklace with the birthstones for her kids and grandkids!!!

  132. Dawn Miller says:

    Oh man, the color block infinity scarf, a cashmere robe, the mixed stone necklace… Too many choices!

  133. I would love to get a grant for to cover some of the expenses of our adoption…the hope of a baby with us soon.

  134. Chrystal says:

    I am 7 weeks from my due date, and if I won a Red Envelope gift card, I would use it towards an item with my new baby’s birthstone. I am a HUGE Red Envelope fan and have bought so many wonderful items for myself and as gifts for my family and friends over the years – bracelets, elephant ring holder, silver plated book ends, personalized children’s books, vases, pajamas, and more! Their selection of golf related items is amazing and it’s the only way I’ve been able to find gifts that my husband absolutely loves!

  135. I adore RedEnvelope! I’ve gotten tons of gifts for others from there, and some lovely things for myself, too. I am digging their nested ringholders and jewelry portfolios today. But I could go ON AND ON! That is a great bag, too. I would splurge on the global matea weekender bags if I won. :)

  136. Sarah, because we are twins separated at birth…either that, or because we’re each on the path to healthy, spiritual enlightenment on opposite coasts…I would also choose the Mercado Weekender Bag. Or the Wooden Serving Bowl. Or the Mophie rechargeable iPhone case. (LAME. I know.) Lovely items for a lovely holiday.

  137. Kristyn says:

    sweet bag! Love it. Some of my favorite jewelry is from Red Envelope…ahhhhhh.

  138. Melanie says:

    They have those little glass plant ecosystem things. I love those things!

  139. Carrie says:

    I know this isn’t from Red Envelope, but I’d really just like my husband to get up with my son and let me sleep in and/or let me take an afternoon nap.

  140. Martha says:

    I missed the giveaway…..but I love the shoes you are wearing in the photos! Very cute!

  141. Jen McCracken says:

    I think I need the wool tote! Gorgeous.


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