Best Book Gifts This Mother’s Day
We know it's not easy task to get the perfect gift for Mum this Mother's Day because to be honest, there is no such thing.
We know Mums well at booxies, and something we know for sure that they are never expecting a perfect gift, instead they want to know you know them and that you care about them. So the obvious gift is always to give them some peace and quiet time but also they want to know you care so give them space but not too much space to feel ignored! So simple ha!
At booxies, we found the perfect gift box for your Mum, it will offer the peace and quiet she wants but it will also show her that you know her by selecting a hand picked book or two with some of her favourite snacks and drinks, so allow us to make your job a little easier by selecting our top picks this Mother's Day
Our Missing Hearts – Celeste Ng
our Missing Hearts by one of our favourite authors Celeste Ng was our fiction book pick for November book subscription box. the book also was Reese Bookclub book of the month recently
It's a dystopia novel that is written so so beautifully.
"May you see tomorrow, she said. And if you do, I beg you forgive us."
A story in a world that is not exactly ours but not far from it which is very scary. A story that we perhaps heard in different ways before but never enough. A story about how we turn blind eye and justify unjustifiable actions for political agendas.
A story about the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son who get separated by PACT (The Preserving American Culture and Tradition Act). A story about love, loss, hope and sacrifices.
" Once upon a time, there was a boy. Once upon a time there was a mother. Once upon a time, there was a boy, and his mother loved him very much."
We loved the book and enjoyed it refreshing alcohol-free botanical wine from Altina and organic handmade chocolate from Loco Love.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties.
" It's a beautiful country, she's been told, depending on who you are."
A beautifully written, powerful, moving, and brutally honest novel about the undeniable love between a single mother and her son, about race, class, trauma, violence, and masculinity.. and more
"Because freedom, I am told, is nothing but the distance between the hunter and its prey."
Loved its honesty and rawness of this novel. it is shattering and haunting, and it will stay with us for a long time.
Get it with herbal tea from Teadrop tea and herbs or flowers to plant while enjoying the book
Black Cake - Charmaine Wilkerson
Black Cake is a book about a Caribbean woman who had no choice but to leave her island in the 60s to move to England then the USA. A story about race, colour and cultural bias in our world.. but also, how different cultures are all connected in a way or another throughout food recipes and ingredients that travelled thousands of miles.
It's a wonderful story that follows two siblings who their mother's left them a recording and a black cake after she passed away. A recording that reveals all her secret past life where she takes us in a journey throughout decades and continents to and life changing events.
The book discusses so many important topics such as race, migrants, multi-cultural lives, inter-ethnic tensions, stereotyping and what women in general and people of colour more specifically can face on a daily basis.
"The three of them sit there silently for a moment, thinking of.. how untold stories shape people's lives, both when they are withheld and when they are revealed."
Its a great book to add to your Books N' Bubbles gift box. a great gift idea for Mums this Mother's Day. Because what can be better than a great book with a bottle of sparkling wine, freshly roasted nuts and handmade chocolate. Heaven!
The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy
What would you sacrifice for love? A big question with no simple answer.
The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy was our fiction book pick for January Mystery Booxies, and oh boy, this book is something!
It's a moving story about love, loss, and sacrifice. An emotional, highly intelligent, strange, and sophisticated story that will stay with us for a very long time.
The Other Side of Night begins with a man named David Asha writing about his biggest regret: his sudden separation from his son, Elliot. In his grief, David tells a story.
"If you lost someone you love, you will know. If not, I envy you your innocence."
It's hard to tell you much about the book without spoiling it, so get one for your Mum as a gift this Mother's Day then borrow it later to see for yourself. There is nothing to regret here!
" What would you do?" He asked. "If you had the power to save the life of someone you loved, how far would you go?"
We loved this book and enjoyed it with our freshly roasted organic coffee because we didn't want to sleep until we finished the book. It's that good!
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Lessons in Chemistry was one of the most popular books around. It's about a chemist/ scientist Elizabeth Zott that is not your average woman in the 50s and 60s.
Elizabeth refuses to dumb herself down to match society's expectation of women and refuses to conform to what's expected of women in that era.
The book talks about the inequality, sexism and stereotype gender roles that were unfortunately normal at that time.
It's written beautifully in a light and entertaining way even that it talks about a big issue in the society back then and still an issue in many societies.
We loved Maddy, her daughter, and how different she is from your average little girls just because she was allowed to explore everything instead of being limited to what was acceptable for girls.
we adored the dog Six Thirty who is based on Friday the author's dog in real life Friday.
This is a guaranteed winner by all Mums and Grandmas because it will speak directly to them and it will bring a smile to their face. We loved it with a ready to drink Cosmo cocktail because that's the closest drink we have to the 60s, while cuddling our dog Olive (the hardest working member of booxies) and making sure she is also enjoying her favourite healthy organic snack from tbh
My Grandmother Sends Her Regard and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
This book is another brilliant read by one of our favourite authors Fredrik Backman. It is a great gift this Mother's Day to your Mum or Grandma.
My Grandmother Sends Her Regard and Apologies is so beautiful and full of humanity, love, sacrifices, triumphs and losses as you would expect from Backman. Very entertaining and sweet read, but also very emotional. Your Mum will laugh and she you will cry and hopefully she will love it as much as we do.
The story is centred around a 7 year old Elsa who is a little different than children her age. Probably the sharpest kid you would meet. Her only friend is grandma who leaves her a series of letters to deliver after she dies which gets her to really get to know everyone in their apartment building.
" because if a sufficient number of people are different, no one has to be normal."
We know this book is going to make you so popular by your Mum or Grandma this year so get them a copy with their favourite drink and snack to make up a personalised gift box this Mother's Day - Build Your Own Booxies Now.
If your Mum likes to read Non-Fiction or Memoirs:
The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
The Light We Carry is a great weekend read if you are looking for something empowering for Mum.
"One light feeds another. One strong family lends strength to more. One engaged community can ignite those around it. This is the power of the light we carry." - Michelle Obama
In The Light We Carry, you get to know Michelle a little more when she often refers to her personal life and experiences with her mother, her kids, her husband, her work colleagues, and more which makes you connect with her a little more as a human first and not as a past First Lady of the USA.
It's a great self-help book to empower all of us in uncertain times to find our light and carry on.
The book is full of stories and advice, but it's more designed to ignite conversations rather than provide answers.
Why not get it with Becoming so your Mum gets a 'Presidential Gift' this year. add Cold Brew Sparkling Coffee with hint of Caramel and hand made chocolate and see a big smile on her face when she opens her gift.
Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole was our Non-Fiction book pick for Mystery booxies.
Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and sweet—are forever paired.
If you’ve ever wondered why you like sad music . . .
If you find comfort or inspiration in a rainy day . . .
If you react intensely to music, art, nature, and beauty . . .
Then you probably identify with the bittersweet state of mind.
We loved it with something a little bitter - Long Black - and something a little sweet - Cafe Latte - from Atypic and finished it with sparkling water from Calm and Stormy to clean your palates and stay hydrated.
If your Mum likes Thriller books
Check out our Thriller Books for Mother's Day blog to explore our top pick for the couch thriller seekers mums in our world
Head to our Mother's Day Gift selection to select a curated gift box or Build Your Own now with up to 2 books and up to 3 Australian made products and personalise your gift box with our complimentary Mother's Day greeting card and your personalised message.
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