Mom knows best
While flower beds are still bare with this year's late spring, the indoors can be in full bloom with the Floral Embrace original arrangement by 1-800- Flowers.com. Just in time for Mother's Day, this centerpiece is bursting with color and crafted by expert florists using the freshest roses, lilies, sunflowers and alstroemeria in a classic cylinder vase. Its compact beauty is perfect for impressing friends and family or for simply dressing up any room in the home. In Northwest Indiana, Whiting Flower Shop, 1341 119th St. in Whiting, re-creates all of the 1-800-FLOWERS.com designs. The shop can be reached at (800) 210-2180.
WHERE TO BUY: $49.99 to $69.99 at your local florist or 1-800-FLOWERS.com
Just in case
First impressions are everything. Handing a business card becomes even more special when plucked from a beautiful home, rather than retrieved from stacks in pockets and purses. The Petal Card Case by Gabrielle Lewin is adorned with an ornate black, white, & grey floral pattern that fills the mind with images of spring flowers. Durable and yet delicate, it's sure to impress.
WHERE TO BUY: $37 at designmafia.net
Mom and pops
The 60-year tradition of Garrett Popcorn Shops of Chicago continues with great ideas for how to "treat mom right." Beginning this week, Garrett is offering their special Mother's Day treats both in Shops and online. Play into Mom's sweet side with Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp, available in Shops from $4.05 -$22.65 for bags and $47 -$84 for any tin design. Special bundles for Mother's Day gifts including the Totally Nuts Trio; a three-pack of Hazelnut CaramelCrisp, Walnut CaramelCrisp, and Cashew CaramelCrisp for $29.95. And the signature pink, one-gallon tin filled with The Chicago Mix added to the Totally Nuts Trio is $49.95.
WHERE TO BUY: Visit a Chicago store or receive $4.95 ground shipping with code MOM2013 at garrettpopcorn.com
Dip and do
What party is complete without dip? Tastefully Simple has introduced a very yummy Dill Pickle Dip Mix, which tastes just like a homemade pickle. Perfect for dipping veggies or using as a spread on sandwiches. And to keep your dips cool on those warm summer days, Tastefully Simple is also featuring a gorgeous ceramic Dip Chiller in lime green. Simply fill the bottom with ice, and fill the top with your favorite chilled dip.
WHERE TO BUY: Dip mix sells for $7.49 and the chill bowl is $24.95 at tastefullysimple.com.