Topic “Mother's Day gifts”

By Bill Daley (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Moms work hard all year-round, but it’s usually only the second Sunday of May when thank-yous come her way in the form of brunches, flowers, silly cocktails and, if Daddy is smart, a piece of primo bling.

All that’s fine, but remember to give a second gift that will keep giving all year long: A book to make meal-making a bit easier. Here...

By Valerie Parsons (Standard-Examiner correspondent)

Moms are notoriously easy to please when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts. But thoughtfully handmade gifts bring the appreciation level up a notch.

These handcrafted loofah soaps are unique, natural and pretty.

Because of the loofah encased in glycerin soap, these have natural scrubbing properties that make them great for any...

By Judy Hevrdejs (Chicago Tribune/MCT)

With Mother’s Day, there will be flowers, a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade missive that touches the heart.

For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to...

By Buzz McClain (McClatchy Newspapers)

If you drive through the little town of Grafton, in north-central West Virginia, you’ll find the church where, for 20 years, Anna Maria Reeves Jarvis taught classes, fought for improved sanitation and worked to unite former adversaries in the Civil War before her death in 1905. Her daughter, Anna Marie Jarvis, commemorated her mother’s life two...