Gifts for Mom

Filigree swirls scarf- art nouveau silk scar

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away. Maybe even sooner- I’d better double check that calender. May 14- wow, that is soon!

This is the holiday to say thanks to your Mom, granny, aunt or other female who took part in raising you.

A gift with meaning is something we all are looking for. Sometime that says I love you, while being something she will use and not just tuck away.

What is your Mom into?

I have flappers scarves for those interested in history, or period drama.

You can even get or order a book scarf with her favorite book characters and quotes!

I hand paint a lot of scarves, some with a lot of detail, some with only colors. And even some that have family trees on them! This family tree scarf would be an amazing gift for you Mom, grandma, or any other special female. These scarves are custom made and done in your colors, wirh YOUR family’s names! Order now for painting and shipping to get this in time for Mother’s Day!


Family Tree Keepsake Scarf

Maybe this is a the first Mother’s Day for someone who is expecting their first child and needs some extra strength to get them through their upcoming labor and delivery. I have this scarf inspired by the power of a mother and her ability to trust her body in birth!

Mother Power Birth Scar

Have another special scarf idea, write me at

Don’t see what you are looking for in my website store. Take a quick peek in my Etsy shop, as sometimes I don’t get them listed in both stores at the same time.




Gift Ideas for Husbands

Gift Ideas for Husbands

This Christmas my husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Buying my man gifts has never come easy for me. I struggle with finding that perfect gift, something meaningful, something he will use. . .

On one of my last trips to England I had picked up one of those English magazines that I so love snagging while I am in an English speaking country. And I still remember article one wife wrote about having discoverd all the gifts she had given her husband for the last 10 years all hidden in his closet- unused. She said she got so mad she decided to give him something stupidly practical and so she gave him a laminator for Christmas. She said he LOVED it so much he went around laminating everything in sight. Wow, men are so different than women. And each man appreciates something totally different.

I was thinking ahead today to what I might give my man this year- since it isn’t only Christmas, but our 10th anniversary. And so I started going over what I  have given him in the past years and decided to share those things with you! Most of these items are very reasonably priced, all costing less than $100 as we try not to go overboard at Christmas.

Last year I decided he was in need of a new jacket and shirt for dressier occasions. Believe me buying clothes for your husband without him isn’t easy. Maybe for other ladies they have this art down., but for me it took countless hours! In the end I settled with a grey jacked, and a blue dress shirt to complement the peacock tie.  We were both pleased with how well it fit and suited him, and he gets so many compliments on the tie. This is the tie I gave him to match his blue shirt and grey jacket,

Grey Peacock Tie Ritzy Silk

Gift Ideas for Husbands and Other Men

In 2014 I gifted him with a lovely chess set, similar to this one.

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In 2013 I ordered a custom leather belt for him with our last name on it; practical, manly and customized. What could be better?!

Custom Leather Belt with Personalized Name and Birth Year in Rustic Saddle Brown with Chunky Silver Buckle

In 2012 I gave him a nice fuzzy bath robe to wrap up in. Also very practical, he uses it often.

In 2011 I gave him a Hugo Boss gift set. He had been saying he needed a new scent and I still love this one on him!

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In 2007, I wanted to give him something big and important and that he had always longed for. I couldn’t find an antique gramophone so I got him a replica. Oh how we laughed the first time he played it and have it enjoyed so many times with guests over the years. Everyone always wants to hear what a gramaphone actually sounds like.

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There have been other gifts over the years, but these are the ones I remember best. . .

Perhaps you can share some of your ideas with me on what you have gifted to your husband for Christmas or birthdays, you can share those ideas here in the comments or on my Facebook page.



Unique Personalized Grandma Gift


Unique Personalized Grandma Gift

A Wearable Family Tree

Unique Personalized Grandma Gift

In 1944 my Grandma left her country as a teenage girl, fleeing coming war. She would never return to her country of Latvia again. But now 72 years later I, her granddaughter continue our heritage by having married a Latvian and living in the country she left during war time.

My Grandma was in refugee camps in Germany before ending up the in the USA, marrying, and going on to have a huge family with 3 kids, 17 grandchildren and even more great-grandchildren.

My Grandma has always been the core of what held our huge family together- and I could even say she is the base or trunk of our huge family tree. Our family’s matriarch!

Last Thanksgiving we got the rare chance to be in the USA and I painted a special scarf or wrap for my Grandma. It was this huge Unique Personalized Grandma Gift  with family tree on it which had the names of every one of her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren. It also included the names of her parents on the roots. And some special quotes from the Bible on the importance of a woman.

As I presented this special gift to my Grandma and talked about how important she had been in my life and to our family I got very emotional and couldn’t even finish my little speech without tears of thankfulness streaming down my cheeks.

She LOVED her scarf and read over it carefully, checking to see if every name was there.

I was so pleased she loved it, and would love to create more of these special scarves for other familes to gift to their cherished Grandmas.

These amazing photos were taken by my talented cousin, thank you!

If you would like to order a special scarf like this for your family member write me at or convo me in my Etsy Shop

You can see the listing for this custom item HERE

Unique Personalized Grandma Gift