As is tradition — just a few short days ahead of the marketing exercise/community involvement opportunity that revolves around the namesake of this here website — I'm here to share a few unique gift-ables worth bestowing upon that super extra-special lady in your life once the second Sunday in May rolls around. (Mother's Day falls on May 12 this year).

That being said, most moms would be happy with a heartfelt card/phone call/Skype session, fresh-cut flowers, and free hot wings at Hooters a hug if possible (See's Candy often makes for an acceptable substitute). But in the event that you're looking to go above and beyond, I've wrangled up a few home- and garden-centric items that are sure to delight the family matriarch in your life. All are made from eco-friendly materials and/or are handmade with the same thing doled out by your own momma ... TLC. 

Vintage Seed Pack Satchets @ Twine ($22)

Slate Garden Markers by Brooklyn Slate Co. @ Williams-Sonoma ($19.95 - set of 6) 

Hand-Painted Tea Tin @ Sprout ($25)

Copper Prism Box @ Terrain ($36)

Bike & Bird Serving Bowl - 9 inches by Justin Rothshank @ Catherine's Table ($89)

"Yes, Dear" 10" x 14" Pillow @ Alexandra Ferguson ($69)

Powder Room Soap Set @ Izola ($19)

Kantha Blanket @ UncommonGoods ($100)

Rewind Soy Candles @ Kaufmann Mercantile ($28)

Beautiful Tray by John Derian @ Lekker Home ($80)

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) reports on design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.