Gifts Fit for a Mom

From the May 2014 edition

This Mother’s Day, ditch the “No. 1 Mom” mug and go for something she’ll not only cherish but use.

If she’s a gourmet cook
Cookware Sorcerer is beloved for its selection of kitchen necessities and fun add-ons. A vintage pie bird—including a 1950s “Benny the Baker”—is an adorable way to keep pies from bubbling over. Prices vary,

If she’s a gardener
If your mom spends every sunny moment of spring in her garden, surprise her with something in which she can display her hard work—like a ceramic Eigan Arts vase from Rose Bredl. $49,

If she’s a workaholic
Chic office shop Robert Mason’s “Hester” bag is perfect for moms on the go, as the leather laptop-bag-meets-purse easily transitions between office and post-work drinks. $350,

If she’s a fitness fanatic
Trek Bicycle Store, located in Upper Arlington, offers gear for hardcore enthusiasts and casual weekend cyclists. This lightweight, wind- and water-resistant windshell jacket from Bontrager—with back vents and reflective details—suits both. $70,

If she’s fashion-forward
For the mom who treasures personal style, grab Colin McDowell’s “The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress the Way We Do,” available at the Wexner Center for the Arts’ gift shop—one of the city’s hidden bookshop gems. $100,