Spring-Inspired Gifts

Surprise the mother in your life with a colorful taste of spring.

  • Candy Coated. Give the cool a colorful boost with local artist Araya Jensen’s pastel and neon dipped kitchen goodies. Wooden spoons ($24), by Wind & Willow Home, from Walker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633,
  • Let Her Eat Cake. She’ll entertain like a queen with this decoupage beauty. Cake platter ($298), by John Derian, from Ampersand, Galleria, 952-920-2118,
  • May Flowers. Perfect for the most fashionable of moms (and non-moms, too). Silk tank ($139), by Amanda Uprichard, from Motto, 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636,
  • Heart of Gold. Every woman needs a little gold in her life. Coasters ($9 each) and charger ($50), by Canvas; artisan-made hearts ($6 each), all from The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-8484,
  • Chew on This. A cute necklace literally designed for the new babe to nom on. Teething necklace ($29.50), by Chewbeads, from Pacifier, 4942 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-767-6565; 310 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-623-8123; City Center, Suite 260, 612-767-6330,
  • Wordsmith. Spell out how much you love her with the Create-a-Garland. Garland ($16.95), by Rifle Paper Co., from Patina, six locations including 2057 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, 651-695-9955,
  • Form and Function. A high-design hideaway for jewels and trinkets. Lacquer box ($108), by Pacific Connections, also from Motto
  • Case Goods. Help mom protect her most favorite thing—favorite after you, of course! iPad case ($23), by Anna Griffin, from Epitome, Galleria, 952-920-2978,
  • Everything is Illuminated. She’ll love the chic design, not to mention the intoxicating fragrance of cassis and sea salt with a hint of avocado. Cactus Verde candle ($34), by Illume, from Corepower Yoga, 7495 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-835-9642,
  • Noteworthy. After all, she was the one who taught you the art of a hand- written letter. Notecards ($12.95 for 10), by Ecojot, also from Patina

Surprise the mother in your life with a taste of spring, from beautiful botanicals to baby-inspired baubles.