Mother's Day Gifts She's Sure to Love

Mother's Day Gifts She's Sure to Love

(ARA)-Each spring, Mother's Day presents the dilemma of finding the perfect gift for that special woman who magically makes the world go round -- Mom. How can you possibly find something to convey your love and appreciation for everything she does all year long? Daryle Gibbs, Director of Trend Development for Pier 1, shares some ideas on Mother's Day gift ideas she's sure to love, including some that can help save lives and give hope for mothers worldwide.
* Sit Back and Relax
No matter what your budget is, there are many gift ideas that can help Mom do the one thing she rarely gets to do -- sit back and relax. "A nice throw blanket is always a great gift," says Gibbs. "Pier 1 has some cozy cotton knit throws in several colors any Mom would love to cuddle up with. At only $15 each, these are great by themselves or can be paired with one of our mood enhancing Gardenia Blossom candles, which come in a sparkling candleholder and beautiful organza gift bag so you don't even have to wrap it!" Have a little more dough to spend? Give Mom a chair of her very own. "Every Mom deserves her own special chair. Our Malay Rocking Chair, made of hand-carved rattan, is a great twist on a traditional rocking chair," suggests Gibbs. "It's comfortable yet fashionable and at $150, it's a great deal."
* Take Me Away
What Mom would really love is a vacation from her day-to-day routine. Gibbs suggests surprising her with a picnic basket filled with a delicious meal and enjoying an outdoor picnic. Serve the meal on some fun acrylic plates and glasses. "Pier 1 has some really festive acrylic glassware and platters this year that are sure to give you the feel of being on vacation, even if you're just in your own backyard," says Gibbs. "Want to really make her day? Throw in a beach bag and beach mat with a couple tickets to the beach for an added surprise."
* Gifts That Give Back
Pier 1 also offers some Mother's Day gift ideas that give hope for mothers around the world. The best Mother's Day gift of all is a healthy child and a healthy family. But in more than 50 countries around the world, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) takes the lives of 30,000 women and 180,000 newborns every year. The good news is that MNT is completely preventable thanks to a safe and effective vaccine. For the third consecutive year, Pier 1 and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have teamed up to help give hope to women and their babies who are at risk for tetanus. With the purchase of a Pier 1 Gift Card of $50 or more between April 14 and Mother's Day (May 8), Pier 1 will contribute $1.20 -- the cost to immunize a mother and her newborns against tetanus -- to the U.S. fund for UNICEF. "These are two wonderful gifts in one -- a gift of hope for women around the world and a gift that will allow Mom to shop for unique and affordable furniture and accessories to personalize her home," says Gibbs.
Breast cancer is another life-threatening disease that mothers worldwide are faced with year after year. Purchasing the Komen Candle from Pier 1 is another great way to support a worthy cause and serves as a thoughtful gift as well. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price (less tax) benefits the Komen Foundation. "Pier 1 has long been identified as a premiere source for candles," says Gibbs. "We are proud to use our expertise for a greater good."
* Happy Mothers' Day
Whether you opt for a cozy throw, a new rocking chair, a trip to the beach or a gift card and a candle, all of these gift ideas are sure to show Mom just how much you really care. And after all, isn't it the thought that really counts?
To locate the Pier 1 store near you, log on to www.pier1.com and click on the link that says "Store Locator" or call (800) 245-4595.

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