By: Christa Protano
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to pick out something special for the most important lady in your life. We can’t think of a better way to say “I Love You, Mom” than with a gift that encourages her to follow her own passions for a change. Whether she loves to cook, keep up with pop culture, or spend time in the garden, here are five books mom will love.
For the Mom Who Is Still Swooning Over the Viscount
That would be me, and thankfully this oh-so-pretty cookbook exudes plenty of Bridgerton vibes. Inspired by the author who’s name is synonymous with Regency Romance, Jane Austen’s Table features easy-to-follow recipes for eye-catching starters, tasty curries, and elegant desserts to help mom plan her next weeknight meal or weekend brunch.
For the Mom with the Green Thumb
Whether she prefers to take care of her plants inside or out, nature-loving moms will appreciate this gorgeous hardcover. Featuring fresh photography, contemporary containers and vases, and a personal planting guide, The Modern Gardener provides practical advice for growing flowers, herbs, perennials and more.
For the Mom Searching for a Creative Outlet
As a mom of two littles, I can tell you that the childcare routine can take its toll on one’s mental health. To combat the monotony, it helps to channel some energy into some form of artistic expression (when I find the time!). Learn to Draw Harry Potter is the perfect intro to a new creative hobby, complete with its own sketch pad and instructional book so mom can learn to draw her favorite J.K. Rowling characters.
For the Mom Who Is Always On the Go
Busy moms who love to meal prep will want to add Power Bites to their cookbook collection. This title includes 60 recipes for healthy bite-sized snacks that can be eaten in the carpool line. Developed by nutritional experts, each recipe includes a breakdown of calories, fat, carbohydrate, sugar, and protein per serving. Bonus: Most snacks are suitable for keto, paleo, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets.
For the Mom Who Needs Some Zen
What mom doesn’t, right? Thankfully, everyone’s favorite even-tempered artist can help her find her way to a tranquil mindset. With Bob Ross Scratch Artist, moms can use the included stylus to meditatively scratch and reveal 16 serene landscapes. Give her some quiet space and let the practice of etching transport her to a happy little sense of calm.