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By Rebecca Fending
Each year, Mother’s Day rolls around and signifies the unofficial start of the summer season. However, it feels like it gets more difficult to find a meaningful, useful or significant gift fitting for someone has great as Mom. If you’ve run out of ideas or are just looking to get inspired, here’s a list of great craft and gift solutions for the mothers in your life, both young and matured.
From Uncommon Goods
This online store is perfect for anyone looking for a truly unique gift. From hobby supplies to indulgent, Uncommon Goods is definitely worthy of a glance for every gift-giving holiday, especially Mother’s Day.
The Gardening or Flower-Loving Mom
Know a mom with a green thumb, or just a love for sunflowers? This sunflower kit makes growing her favorite flowers from seed easy and fun. Not to mention, this is a gift that keeps giving all season long. Sunflower varieties included in the grow kit are a surprise, which makes it even more fun. As a bonus, the biodegradable cardboard egg carton makes planting easy and Earth-friendly. For $12, this is a great gift if you’re looking for something inexpensive and shippable.
The Tea-Loving Mom
For the avid tea drinker, this $34 Tea Drop Sampler is a blend of pampering and exploration – Mom may just find her new favorite flavor or blend. These tea drops omit the need for a bag of tea, sugar and any added spices or herbs. Drop one of these into a cup of hot water and you have a hot mug of no-fuss aromatic tea. Flavor blends included come in a five count of each and are as follows: citrus ginger, blueberry acai, rose earl grey, sweet peppermint and matcha green tea, all in a keepsake wooden box.
The Mom Who Needs a Break
Whether you’re looking to send Mom a taste of Florida’s paradise, or even a native Floridian a perfect excuse to pamper themselves, this beachy spa kit is just the thing. For $25, this kit comes with mineral bath salts, calming body mist, sugar shower scrub and hydrating lotions and lip balm. Each of these products are cruelty and paraben free, as well as naturally scented with essential oils. What better to remind Mom (or yourself, there are no rules here) that she’s worthy of a day at the spa, even if it’s at home?
It’s no secret that Etsy is the ideal to-go when it comes time for gifts. With nearly 40 million shop creators on the site, there’s bound to be something that’s perfect for the mother in your life.
The Family-Oriented Mom
Perfect for families that are spread out but always connected at heart, personalized family wall art makes a perfect gift for Mom year-round. Currently starting at a price of $21.99, this Etsy user creates a family portrait that’s specific to each member’s style and appearance. Or, if the mother you’re looking to gift this to has a smaller circle filled with furry family members, you can request that image, as well!
The Cooking Mom
If Mom loves spending time in the kitchen, this personalized cutting board is sure to win her over. Starting at $14.75 for a 9×6 board, this is perfect for a home cook, or could even be used to build a trendy charcuterie board. Durable and long-lasting, this gift is great for any mother in your life.
The Pet-Loving Mom
For a mom who’s all about her fur babies, there are two great options for her. First, gifting a personalized ceramic mug with her furever friend’s face and name is a great way to win over Mom this Mother’s Day. Starting at $22.54, this is a priceless treasure sure to make either a great daily coffee mug or an adorable desk ornament.
If she’s more into jewelry, send Mom a personalized bangle bracelet with a pet portrait and name. You can choose the metal color and font, tailoring it perfectly to her style. This shop has great reviews for this item, guaranteeing a perfect, every day accessory.
From The Grommet
This site is much like Uncommon Goods in the way that it offers unique gifts from a number of smaller online shops and creators. The Grommet focuses on innovation in gift items in order to keep the people in your life excited when it comes time for gift-giving.
The Foodie Mom
Ideal for anyone that likes spending time experimenting in the kitchen, this DIY Dairy-Free Cheese Kit is both interesting and useful. Especially great for the lactose-intolerant, vegan or paleo dieter in your life, this $35 kit allows them to tailor their cheeses to their tastes and needs. You can purchase different cheeses in each kit, including a French kit with brie, feta, chévre and fondue, or the Italian collection with cheddar, mozzarella and ricotta.
The Artsy Mom
Does she love art and crafts but rarely indulges her interest? Or, maybe she wants to try something different? This modern paint-by-numbers kit is just want Mom needs to relax on a Sunday afternoon. At $34.95, it comes in a variety of nature-themed designs and custom non-toxic paint. The kit also includes a canvas, synthetic sable-hair brushes with wooden handles, water-based acrylic paint, plastic paint pots, locally produced corrugated cardboard and paper stock packaging. You can’t go wrong with this gift!
The Coffee Mom
For the mom who can’t start her day without a cup of joe, this Pour Over Coffee Maker & Carafe Set is just what she needs. Priced at $40, this sleek and modern apparatus screams sophistication and lets her know she’s worth it. Pour over coffee is known for being a smoother, even brew of coffee grounds, making every cup fresh and ultra-enjoyable. So, if the mom you’re thinking of has been looking or would enjoy having an evolved coffee routine, this gift is sure to win her over this Mother’s Day.