Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Here at Algonquin we never get bored of giving books as gifts. I like to think that those of us who have grown to be such devoted book lovers inherited this passion from our parents. For Mother’s Day this year, I urge all of you to run to your local bookstore and pick up at least 2 copies of Katie Workman’s THE MOM 100 COOKBOOK. You need to get one for your mom, but you also need one for yourself, and maybe even another for any new moms that you might know!

The recipes are perfect for weeknights, without relying on processed ingredients or short cuts that take away from the overall flavor of the dish, and filled with clever work-arounds to please everyone in the family. Making Mom breakfast in bed? I highly recommend the pancakes!


The only gift that I love to give more than a book is something handmade. This year, I have my eye on these adorable e-reader covers, made out of deconstructed old books. Check out this great tutorial from Instructables! Books and something handmade together? Nothing would make me happier.


If you’re the sort that can’t stomach tearing apart a hardcover to make an e-reader case, or perhaps don’t believe me when I promise you that if you start right now you can definitely knit your mother a pair of fingerless gloves in time for brunch on Sunday, then you can’t go wrong with an Algonquin paperback. Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow is just out in paperback this week. As Essence magazine said “If your mom is a fan of emotionally charged morality tales (and whose mom isn’t?), she’s going to devour Tayari Jones’s third novel, Silver Sparrow in a single sitting.”


For new moms, nothing could be more perfect than Mei-Ling Hopgood’s How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, And Other Adventures in Parenting, which Booklist named “A Best Bet for New Parents”. When Mei-Ling Hopgood had her first child, she embarked on a journey to learn how other cultures approach the challenges all parents face: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, playtimes, and more. It’s an exciting and interesting read, and you’ll love reading how Hopgood tested her discoveries on her toddler, Sofia, with some enlightening results. Check out the Algonquin Book Club Catalog for more great book club picks to find something that your mom is sure to love!


Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day!

One Comment On This Post:

May 13, 2012
11:46 am
techeditor says...

In my humble opinion, the best way to go, if you decide to get a book, is a book store (online or offline) gift card. Book choice is a personal decision that someone shouldn’t make for someone else.

Buying a book for MY mother is buying a book for myself. She always gives her books that she liked to me.

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