29 best Mother's Day gifts for 2021 – lovely buys for her home

The Real Homes edit of the best Mother's Day gifts to give in 2021. For Mums, soon-to-be-Mums, step Mums, Grandmas...

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Looking for Mother's Day gift ideas? This date, the 14th of March, is edging closer and closer. If are buying for a Mum, soon-to-be-Mum, step Mum, Grandma or Auntie who loves her home and is very house proud, then look no further than the Real Homes Mother's Day 2021 gift guide.

Keep scrolling for 29 unique gift ideas for 2021, whether you will be gifting in person, at the doorstep or via post – these items have been handpicked by our Shopping Editor, so they'll be sure to put a smile on her face. There's everything from beautiful blooms to a fragrance gift set, a stylish radio, edible gifts, alcohol gifts and sentimental ones, too. Click through the images or links to buy.

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29 Mother's Day gift ideas 

Scroll through our list below for the best Mother's Day gift suggestions for 2021 – for her home.

1. For the organised Mum

Sunday's Daughter Personalised Mum Trinket Dish

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If your Mum needs somewhere to pop her jewellery at the end of the day, then this wooden trinket dish would make a lovely gift. It reads 'Mum's rings & things' and is made from beech wood. Perfect for her bedside table...

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Sunday's Daughter Personalised Mum Trinket Dish | £22 from Amazon Handmade (opens in new tab)
This lovely trinket dish is made from beech wood, and it comes in two sizes – depending on how much jewellery she wears. These are handmade in the Sunday's Daughter Sussex studio, deep in the countryside. Unique doesn't even cut it!

2. This home fragrance gift set for a Mum who loves candles, reed diffusers, wax melts...

M&S Library of Scent Gift Set

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We think this might be the ultimate Mother's Day gift for 2021. This gift set is filled with everything she will love – from three mini diffusers to two glass candles, two room sprays and even four wax melts. All inside a lovely white box for her to unwrap.

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M&S Library of Scent Gift Set | £29.50 at M&S (opens in new tab)
M&S have pulled it out of the bag with this lovely Mother's Day gift set. It comes with a range of scents so she'll be sure to find a scent she loves – we are talking Blush Peony, Pomegranate, Fig, Seashells and more.

3. A wellbeing bundle for a Mum who deserves some R&R

LSW Wellbeing Bundle

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This is a unique gift idea for someone who enjoys taking time for themselves, to relax and recouperate. This bundle comes with a six-month undated journal for them to jot their thoughts down in, as well as a pack of mind cards. These cards can be looked at every day, to start her day with a smile. 

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LSW Wellbeing Bundle | £29.99 at LSW London (opens in new tab)
These wellbeing gifts will be sure to help Mum get in some me-time – and to encourage her to do something that doesn't require a screen. The journal has colouring pages in, too.

4. For a Mum who loves breakfast in bed (who doesn't?)

Mums Breakfast In Bed Kit by Craft & Crumb

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If you are buying something for the kids to give to Mum, then this breakfast in bed kit is a winner. It'll keep the kids entertained for the morning while Mum sleeps, and it's so thoughtful. Included in this letterbox kit comes pancake mix, honey and a piping bag for breakfast, and also a Mother's Day craft card activity pack – so they can make Mum a card while you do the flipping. Imagine the smile on her face!

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Mums Breakfast In Bed Kit by Craft & Crumb | £18 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
This lovely idea is letterbox friendly, and it comes with free delivery.. A Mother's Day she won't forget...

5. For the Mum who loves baking (and is a little messy when doing so)

Nathalie Lete Helena Apron

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If your Mum is a star baker (in your eyes, of course) then treat her to a brand new apron for Mother's Day 2021 – this one is blooming with flowers, to put a spring in her step when she dances around the kitchen making cakes and whatever else. 

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Nathalie Lete Helena Apron | £30 at Anthropologie (opens in new tab)
This lovely apron is made from cotton, and it's from an Anthropologie collaboration with Nathalie Lete. She will love it!

6. A new radio for her kitchen – that she can move around the house with her

Roberts Revival RD70 DAB / DAB+ / FM Radio - Dove Grey

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If your Mum loves to spend her days listening to the radio, while she works, while she spends time in her garden, while she bakes – whatever she enjoys – then why not treat her to a brand new one? This one from Roberts looks the part, it plays the part and it can connect to her smartphone. It needn't be plugged in, so using the handle she can take it from her bedroom to the garden, or even use it as an alarm clock.

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Roberts Revival RD70 DAB / DAB+ / FM Radio - Dove Grey | £179.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
This stylish radio comes in a range of colours, but grey is by far our favourite. A lovely addition to a kitchen, home office, hallway or pretty much anywhere in your home – she will also get lots of use out of it in her garden, too.

7. For the tea-loving busy Mum

Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug by Gemma Wightman Ceramics

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If you know a Mum who never manages to sit down to enjoy their cuppa while it's still hot, then this is the mug for them. It reads 'Just another manic Mum-day' and it'll be sure to brighten their morning tea or coffee.

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Just Another Manic Mum Day Mug by Gemma Wightman Ceramics | £22 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
This sweet mug is made from hand thrown porcelain, while still managing to be dishwasher and microwave safe. Not just Instagrammable, clearly...

8. For the Mum who enjoys cosy nights in

UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers in grey

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You can't go wrong with a great pair of slippers for a Mother's Day gift idea and it doesn't get much comfier than the UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers. Lined with soft grey sheepskin, these beauties have a thick leather soul so she can wear them in the garden, too, and are exactly what's needed for a cosy night in (just add wine).

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UGG Fuzzette cross strap fluffy slippers in grey | £70 at ASOS (opens in new tab)
If your Mum loves lounging in her slippers, then why not treat her to a brand new pair? These grey ones come in a range of sizes and three colourways – don't forget your student discount (or your friend's code).

9. For the Mum who loves flowers

The Camille Bouquet Bloom & Wild

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Flowers are a trusty Mother's Day gift that will brighten Mum's Day – and her living room. These ones from Bloom & Wild can be posted through her letterbox, and they come with a free card. Buy now and choose the day you want them to be delivered on. Sorted!

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The Camille bouquet | £35 at Bloom & Wild (opens in new tab)
Included in this bunch comes 24 stems – from roses to snapdragons, carnations, olive foliage, statice and even some lovely eucalyptus. Perfectly fitting for the lovely Spring weather we are having, too.

10. For the Mum who enjoys a tipple (or two)

Neroli Gin

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If Mum is a gin lover, then finding a bottle that she's yet to try may be a proven feat. We could put money on the fact she's yet to try this lovely-looking bottle of Neroli Gin, and it tastes as good as it looks.

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Neroli Gin | £29.95 at Master of Malt (opens in new tab)
This Neroli Gin isn't just a pretty bottle – with floral notes of tuberose, jasmine and orange blossom, it's subtle yet sweet and very warming. Pair with some light tonic and a slice of whatever you like... 

11. Buying a gift for your Grandma this year? This should be it...

Personalised Wooden Tea Caddy by Oakdene Designs

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Because what Grandma doesn't love tea? This lovely wooden box can be personalised to read 'Grandma make time for tea' or even 'Mum make time for tea'. And inside will come three different types of teas – as chosen by you. To remind them to take some me time every now and then. Once they have finished all of the tea, they can use it for storing anything from their PG tips to their Yorkshire Tea. You can personalise a message inside the box to make it that little more special, too.

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Personalised Wooden Tea Caddy by Oakdene Designs | £28 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Made from solid wood with a silver clasp for holding your tea in the box, this lovely gift comes with your choice of three organic teas. From English breakfast to earl grey, green tea, strawberries & cream tea, a sleepy chamomile blend or even a masala chai. All bags are completely biodegradable, too.

12. For the yogi or meditating Mum

M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com Buy M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat, Dusk Pink Online at johnlewis.com M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat

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The perfect option Mother's Day gift idea for an earth-conscious yogi, or a mum determined to take up yoga, pilates or meditation, we love this bio-degradable mat that's available to buy from John Lewis. It comes in a dusk pink colour, 

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M Life Mendhi 5mm Yoga Mat | £19.95 at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)
Lightweight, durable and stylish, this entry-level yoga mat is a very reasonable price. It's non-toxic with a beautiful design down the centre – this can also help align your body when posing.

13. For a Mum who loves a sweet treat

Mother's Day letterbox biscuits

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These letterbox-friendly biscuits have been designed for Mother's Day, with one reading 'Happy Mother's Day'. Perfectly colourful, flavoured with cinnamon and ginger (oooh!) and you can add a free gift message. A lovely idea for those who may not be able to see their Mum this year...

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Mother's Day letterbox biscuits | £25 at Biscuiteers (opens in new tab)
These very Instagrammable biscuits taste as good as they look – we've tried a fair few Biscuiteers boxes in our life so can confirm this. They come wrapped, and they have a shelf life of a month after they arrive. The gift that keeps on giving?

14. For a Mum who loves to host

Himalayan Salt Tile Square

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This unique serving board has the ability to cook food – just heat it up and place your food atop. It's hewn from salt mines and not only is it efficient, but it's pretty, too. It'll also infuse the meat, fish or veg you are cooking with salt, so there's no need to season.

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Himalayan Salt Tile Square | £24.99 at Prezzy Box (opens in new tab)
This unique gift is great for anyone who loves to cook up a storm. It also arrives wrapped in a beautiful box, too.

15. For a candle-loving Mum

Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit by Hazel & Blue

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If the Mum you are buying for loves a candle – specifically, a soy candle – then why not treat them to a make your own kit? It's something for them to do come the 16th March, and in the end, they'll be left with two lovely smelling candles to make their home smell nice.

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Calm And Cosy Soy Candle Making Kit by Hazel & Blue | £28 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
This kit comes with everything they will need to make two soy scented candles, including two recyclable glass containers with lids, 100 per cent natural soy wax, two natural cotton & linen wicks, two wick stabilisers, essential or fragrance oils, two personalised labels and two wooden pegs. That and a positive quote card comes included, to make their day even brighter!

16. For the mum who deserves some decent shuteye

Scooms Silk Eye Mask

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An eye mask has the ability to transform Mum's sleep – we would know as we use one every day. It's important to buy one that's of good quality, and this one is made from Mulberry Silk to keep her lashes fluttering and skin looking (and feeling) lovely.

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Scooms Silk Eye Mask | £25 at Scooms (opens in new tab)
This silk eye mask comes in lots of colours – we have it in Champagne – and it comes with a lovely bag for when you're packing it to go away. It's elasticated, and free from chemicals and toxins, too.

17. For the house proud Mum

The White Company Electronic Diffuser

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Best-selling for good reason, this electronic diffuser will be loved by Mum for years to come. An easy (and lovely looking) way to make a home smell nice, she can pop it in her bedroom to help her sleep, in the living room to make it smell fresh in there, or in a hallway so that guests are greeted with a lovely smell. All that's needed is some water a few drops of her fave essential oils...

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The White Company Electronic Diffuser | £65 at The White Company (opens in new tab)
With a wooden base and a white ceramic cover, this diffuser looks the part and plays the part. It will automatically shut off when it's empty, while you can pop it on a timer, too.

18. For the Mum who loves to host

Nathalie Lete Titania Lidded Serving Bowl

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If your Mum has missed hosting this past year, then gift her something to look forward to. This lovely bowl is perfect for serving salads, pastas, soups and more –indoors and out. She'll be very excited to use it, and it'll look lovely on display in her kitchen, too.

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Nathalie Lete Titania Lidded Serving Bowl | £58 at Anthropologie (opens in new tab)
This handpainted unique gift will be used by Mum for years and years to come. Whether for serving breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's dishwasher and microwaveable safe, and with handles, it's easy to carry. If you haven't already guessed, we are obsessed with the Nathalie Lete collection on Anthropologie.

19. For the sentimental Mum

Personalised Russian Ring Necklace by Posh Totty Designs

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If your Mum loves receiving jewellery as a gift, then this lovely ring necklace should be in your basket. Personalise it to say three things – names, dates or her favourite things – and watch her wear it around her neck with a smile on her face. A lovely and very thoughtful gift...

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Personalised Russian Ring Necklace by Posh Totty Designs | £79 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
This sentimental necklace comes in your choice of 18ct yellow gold or 18ct rose gold plate. You can have two, three or four rings to make it even more special – and you can choose your letter finish, as well as the chain length.

20. For the mum who loves a bit of luxury

John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Silk Standard Pillowcase

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Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can revolutionise your Mums sleep. Not only that but it will keep her hair from knotting and going frizzy, it'll keep her skin smooth and it'll look lovely in her bedroom...

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John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Silk Standard Pillowcase | £45 at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)
Made from the highest quality Mulberry silk, this is the pillowcase I have at home – and the one that your Mum needs, too. It's hypoallergenic and breathable, while it comes in 12 colour options, too, so you can match it to her bedroom colour scheme.

21. For the Mum who's into hair styling 

GHD Rise Hot Brush on pink background with bottle of hair product

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If your Mum loves trying out a new hair tool, and she loves to curl her hair, then the GHD Rise might just wow her. This best hair curler is incredible – it minimises frizz, leaves your hair looking (and feeling) smooth, and it's so easy to use. It's GHD's newest hair tool, and one of their best in our eyes.

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GHD Rise | £169 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
An easy way for Mum to add volume to her locks without the help of her hairdresser, the GHD Rise is simple to use with a one-button operation, it heats to 185ºC and it'll turn off automatically if accidentally left on.

22. For the Mum who loves magazines

Real Homes magazine March 2021 263

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Okay, so we may be a little biased, but we think a magazine subscription – particularly a magazine subscription to Real Homes – would make the perfect gift for Mother's Day. And from just £1 per issue, you can't go wrong.

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If Mum loves reading a homes magazine, then she will love this gift – choose from a print subscription, a digital one or the best of both.

23. For the Mum who'll never have enough plants

Barry's Cactus Club Gift A Box

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You can gift your Mum a cactus a month with help from Barry's Cactus Club – a subscription service we are more than happy that we pay for. Alternatively, you can just gift her a one-off box to see what she thinks. Included comes a cactus (a different one each month), as well as a lovely pot, a collectors card with info about the cactus and some surprise extras – from plant feed to cactus-themed pencils and more...

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Barry's Cactus Club Gift A Box | £15 at Barry's Cactus Club (opens in new tab)
What a lovely idea! Buy Mum a one-off box, a four-month subscription or a year's worth of these boxes, and she will be excited, to say the least.

24. For a coffee loving Mum

Stoneware Metallics Set of 4 Mugs Pastel

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If your Mum loves a coffee – a big cup of the stuff, that is – then treat her some to Le Creuset mugs for Mother's Day this year. These will take pride of place in her lovely kitchen – and they are all different pastel colours. Love!

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Stoneware Metallics Set of 4 Mugs Pastel | £55 at Le Creuset (opens in new tab)
Dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe, these mugs are clearly as practical as they are pretty. Mum can pop them on her open shelving, to show them off to guests, and will enjoy her morning brew while thinking of you.

25. For the Mum who loves her skincare

The White Company Rose Quartz Facial Roller

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Facial rollers are a hype we have recently gotten on board with – not to mention they make your dressing table look lovely. Great for using to apply serum, buy one for Mum to help keep her skin looking fresh, hydrated and it reduces puffiness. She'll love it.

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Rose Quartz Facial Roller | £30 at The White Company (opens in new tab)
This facial roller makes a lovely gift since it comes with a lovely storage bag, inside an even nicer box. Use the smaller side on delicate areas – under eyes, around nose and mouth. The larger side should be used on your neck, chin, cheeks and forehead.

26. For a Mum who struggles to sleep

Simba Sleep Spray

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Simba Sleep Spray | £13.50 at Simba (opens in new tab)
A bargain price to pay for a good night's sleep, this spray is made from 100 per cent essential oils – from lavender to coconut, lemon, eucalyptus and more. It's also in a lovely looking bottle that we definitely don't mind having on our bedside table. Just a few sprays should help you drift off to sleep, and the smell will make your hair smell lovely, too. Soothing doesn't quite cut it.

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27. For a Champagne-obsessed Mum

Personalised Coupe Glasses With Engraved Flower Motif by The Corbeau Press

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For a Mum who loves to sip her champers (or prosecco) out of something fancy, this glass features an engraved flower design, and you can personalise it with Mum's name. It'll look lovely on her bar cart, too.

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Personalised Coupe Glasses With Engraved Flower Motif by The Corbeau Press | £22 at Not on the High Street (opens in new tab)
Hand engraved to make them extra special, this glass is something your Mum will treasure. You can order her more than one, too.

28. A personalised candle – from little ones to their Mum

Personalised Botanical LED Candle

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You can personalise this lovely candle with names, and it can be for anyone from a Mum to a step mum, Nan, Auntie and more. Since it's battery-operated, it's safe to use around little ones, and it's coated in real wax so it looks the part. It arrives in a bag, ready to gift, too!

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Personalised Botanical LED Candle | £9.99 at Getting Personal (opens in new tab)
This lovely keepsake can be personalised, with a botanical design and a real wax coating. Be sure to buy three AAA batteries so she can use it after opening.

29. This lovely vase from Habitat

Habitat Doolin Off White Vase With Yellow Sun Print

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Add a spring in Mum's step and buy her this sweet vase. It's the perfect happy addition to hold her daffodils or tulips, and it's large so as to make a statement on her side. We love!

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Habitat Doolin Off White Vase With Yellow Sun Print | £12 at Habitat (opens in new tab)
This large vase is plenty large enough to look the part in the middle of a dining table. Use it for displaying real blooms or faux greenery, and it'll be sure to inject spring vibes into her home. 

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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