Perfect Mother’s Day gifts that you can spring on her

“Magnolia Blossom” bowls from the Museum of Fine Arts store.
“Magnolia Blossom” bowls from the Museum of Fine Arts store.

“Magnolia Blossom” bowls, $28/set of four at MFA Bookstore & Gift Shop, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 617-369-3575,

“Sparrow’s Song” wind chime, $18.99 at Ten Thousand Villages, 252 Washington St., Boston, 617-372-8743,

“Garden Drive” jewelry box, $40 at Kate Spade New York, 117 Newbury St., Boston, 617-262-2632,


“Impressions” sleep mask by Elizabeth W, $30 at Bells & Whistles, 68 Leonard St., Belmont, 617-489-2500,

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“Heart” coasters and trivet by Kikkerland, $24 at Joie de Vivre, 1792 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-8188,

Lemon tart bonbons by EHChocolatier, $16.95 at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, 617-284-6096,

“Ojakellukka Ruut” cosmetic bag, $70 at Marimekko, 140 Newbury St., Boston, 617-354-2800,

Custom succulent garden, $245 at Sage Market + Design, 58 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-255-4113,


“Oxford” lighter by Social Lights, $42 at Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, 46 Charles St., Boston, 617-227-4646,

“Plant a Seed & See it Grow” coloring book, $8.95 at The Giftsmith at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-566-6660,

“Buy-A-Bulb” Charles River Esplanade Mother’s Day program, $1 per bulb (minimum $25),

Joshua Tree” throw by Caroline Z Hurley, $140 at Hauswitch Home + Healing, 144 Washington St., Salem, 978-594-8950,

“Crazy Beautiful” tray, $24 at Isabel Harvey, 41 Central St., Wellesley, 781-237-3038,


“The Hand” jewelry holder by DOIY Design, $35 at Gifts at the Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 617-278-5122,

“Alvar Aalto” vase by Iittala, from $75 at Lekker Home, 313 Washington St., Boston, 617-542-6464,

Cork notebooks by NOMESS, from $11 at Ouimillie, 121 Charles St., Boston, 617-982-7962,

Marni Elyse Katz blogs at